I have had the great good fortune of testing out Prevage by Elizabeth Arden. When I first received it, I wondered if I was the best person to review it, considering that, at 29, I haven't yet reached the stage where I'm all that worried about wrinkles or the signs of aging. I'm still fairly young, both my grandmothers are in the seventies and wrinkle-free, Black women just don't wrinkle as much, and I wear sunscreen of at least SPF15 every day of my life. Still, the product is fascinating, so I was glad to have the opportunity.
And wow, what an opportunity it was! Like I said, I don't have any wrinkles or lines to speak of, so I can't really tell you the efficacy of this product in that regard. But I can attest that this product does work in another way - my skin has never looked brighter, healthier or more even! When looking at the Prevage website, I found these tidbits about Prevage's effects on the skin of women of color: "Exposure to the sun can stimulate melanin proudction leading to these dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. Free radicals created by environmental damage are color blind. They attack darker toned skin creating uneven skin pigmentation and loss of skin's radiant youthful glow ...".
I am telling you - that may sound like a whole bunch of mumbo-jumbo, but this stuff works. My skin looks fabulous. It's such a noticeable difference that my husband commented on it - and you know men never notice anything!
Aside from the changes the cream has made to my skin (I've been using the Anti-Aging Night Cream), I love that it comes in airtight packaging. It looks like a jar, but you press a button that releases a bit of the cream - meaning no air gets in and you don't have to dip your fingers in, either, reducing bacterial growth in the product. It's ingenious.
The only downside, y'all - it's quite expensive. A 1.7 oz. jar of the Anti-Aging Night Cream costs $125. That's steep, at least it is for me. But I really, really love this product and will be sad when the jar is empty. (Wondering where I can find an extra $125 in my budget so I can get another jar ...)
You can buy Prevage at www.prevageskin.com or on the Elizabeth Arden website.