Friday, December 18, 2009

2009: One of Our Favorite Things - Jan Marini Age Intervention Regeneration Facial Mask

With seductive phrases like dual action occlusion and delivery and saturated with a high concentration of potent active topicals, trying this mask was an absolute must. It is loaded with an impressive list of antioxidants, including the 'new-kid-on-the-block' resveratrol (see next post) and a cocktail of skin rebuilding peptides. A power group of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as red, white and green tea extracts work together to help protect and soothe the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The pomegranate extract and co-enzyme Q-10 both work to intensify regeneration and repair, and the algae extract promotes invaluable moisture retention and elasticity. The glycolic acid kicks in to boost the absorption of the other ingredients. Talk about teamwork.

Words like repair and rebuild suggest this mask needs time to do its work, so an overnight magic act it is not. But then, we all know there is no such thing . . . right? There was, however, a noticeable glow following the first treatment, but the real bonus is the overall cumulative effects while the skin works hard to rebalance, rebuild and rejuvenate. Two thumbs way up on this product, which is why it is 'one of our favorite things of 2009'.