In 6 months I will be 30. I feel like I'm in the body of a 23 year old but when I look at pictures I think, "Man, I'm getting old." I know that 30 isn't old at all, but it's a big change and time to start taking care of my body. I never cared about facial care products until now. I notice myself photoshoping out wrinkles more and more, which isn't a good sign. After doing some research on organic skin care, I realized there is something I can do for my skin to preserve my youth, while using safe products. I've gotten to try 2 different skin care companies with different products over the the past month (there is a 3rd, but I just received it this week) and I'm excited to share what I've found! Since I was trying products from 2 different companies, I decided to be fair and use one product on my right side and one on my left to see the results.
organoderm was created by Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis, a practicing plastic surgeon in New Port Beach, CA. He has worked on the product development for organoderm for over 10 years! organoderm also contributes a percentage of all products to the Breast Cancer Research- in memory of Dr. Domanskis' grandmother who died from breast cancer. Here is how they got their name:
O organic, natural bio-actives products with outstanding results
R recyclable, environmentally conscious packaging
G goal to give you the best skin possible
A awareness and responsibility for our planet is part of the company’s philosophy
N nutrition for healthy, glowing skin
O offerings for consumers that are exclusive to Organoderm users
D dr. developed, approved, and recommended
E education on all aspects of using green products and living green
R research ongoing for expanded organic products
M money saving product sizes and free recycling program for users
I thought that was pretty cool!! The first thing I notice in pictures is my wrinkles in my forehead and eyes. Luckily organoderm has 2 great products just for that! organioderm's Age Signs Corrector Green Energy Serum is fantastic! I've been using it on my forehead and in my T spot and I've noticed my wrinkles dulling over the past month. I didn't even have to Photoshop my last pictures!! Now if I only can find something to help my broken blood vessels- I'd be really set. The Serum's key ingredient is Certified Organic Olive Fruit Extract. It is rich in polyphenols which are chemical substances found in plants with antioxidant characteristics and health benefits. It also has Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract which is harvested from the beech tree. This helps reduce wrinkles and in test studies it showed wrinkled were reduced by 10% in a 4 week trial. Another key ingredient is Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract- known to soothe and heal and it has anti-irritating qualities. Another wrinkle reducing ingredient is the Pea Extract/Bamboo Extract and Glucosamine Complex. It is a fast acting wrinkle reducer which increases procollagen synthesis, elastin synthesis, and hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin. Firms skin and makes deeper wrinkles appear less visible.
The other wrinkle reducer product is their Eye Rejuvenator Younger Eye Gel. The gel helps reduce puffy eyes, dark circles and dulls lines. I think it will take a while of use to help get rid of my crows feet. They are pretty bad, but I have noticed my eyes less puffy and the lines are beginning to dull. The gel is a little bit sticky at first, so I suggest using it an hour or two before going to bed. Especially if you have pets. I made that mistake and got cat hair stuck in my eye! I have started using my products when I put Ella to sleep. Plus you don't want your product to rub off on your pillow when you sleep. The Eye Rejuvenator has Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Extract, Certified Organic Chamomile Leaf, Certified Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract and Certified Organic Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract. The Chamomile Leaf is anti-irritant, it soothes and has anti-oxidant properties. The Green Tea is a regenerating anti-oxidant which helps fight free radicals from pollution, sunlight, and carbon monoxide which damage and prematurely age skin.
I also got to try the Olive Cucumber and Watercress Fresh Foaming Cleanser. It can be used on your face and body. Since I tried another facial cleanser and this can be used for your body, I chose to use it as a body wash. I have noticed in the past I usually get a lot of dead skin around my neck and chest. Since I've been using the cleanser I've noticed no dead skin when I scrub. It smells amazing, especially when you are taking a hot shower and the steam carries the scent. The cleanser's key ingredients are Certified Organic Apple Juice, Certified Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Certified Organic Olive Oil, Certified Organic Shea Butter, Certified Organic Cucumber Extract, Certified Organic Watercress Extract and Certified Organic Sweet Orange Oil. The ingredients are meant to heal, energize, purify, sooth and give you a healthy balance. This product proudly displays the USDA organic certification seal!
organoderm lists all of the ingredients in each product on their website if you'd like to see more. The USDA is tricky when it comes to skin care. If the product contains 95-100% organic ingredients, it can display the USDA label. If only 70% of the product is made with organic ingredients, they can't display the label but are allowed to claim the organic ingredients as long as they are certified. organoderm is also certified through A Circle of Green.
The Giveaway: organoderm would like to give 1 lucky reader all 3 products I tried! The winner will get the Eye Rejuvenator, Olive Cucumber and Watercress Fresh Foaming Cleanser, and Age Signs Corrector Green Energy Serum!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 27, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada
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*New disclaimer- I was sent 3 organoderm products for free to test. These are only my results, opinions and thoughts. You may or may not get the same results. But, hopefully you will!