Last week, a friend of mine invited me to a dinner that was hosted by a skincare company called Therapon, here in town for a blogging conference.
To be honest, I went to the dinner mostly to see my blogging friends who were in town for the event. But I have to admit I've become something of a skincare junkie, too, since starting this blog, so I was excited to try out a new line of skincare products I'd never heard of before.
The skincare line is called Theraderm, and several bloggers at the dinner whom I know and trust were already using it -- and raving about it. They were so excited about their own results that by the end of the dinner, I couldn't wait to get home and try it out for myself.
Well, I've been using it for a week now and here's what I think ...
I'm completely addicted.
The basic line consists of four products that you use in the morning and again at night. The whole process takes me less than five minutes.
I start with a Cleansing Wash that is, I have to say, one of very, very few washes I've ever used that actually takes all of my makeup off on its own. It also leaves my face feeling extra-soft. ADDICTED.
Next, I squeeze 10 drops of Fruit Acid Exfoliant onto an exfoliating pad and wipe it on my face. It gives me a weird kind of Sea Breeze retro-jolt from high school, but whatever. IT WORKS.
For step three, I rub a small amount of OPC Reparative Gel on my face.
And finally, I finish with a tiny bit of Facial Moisturizer.
From day one, I noticed a difference, and now, a week later, my face feels unbelievably soft and smooth. My makeup looks better on my face, and I've noticed my face looks better and smoother without makeup, too. The other day, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Weird. I look younger somehow," and then it occurred to me that I'm using a new skincare line. That was my true litmus test that it's working.
I have tried several different skincare lines over the last year and this one is my favorite so far. And for a skincare line, it's moderately priced. The four-step system I've described above costs $137.50 -- not cheap by any means, but it kills me that I'm getting far better results from it than I got from lines that cost three times as much.
I think this is a very good skincare option for those of you who are looking to invest in better skincare now that you've reached your 30s and 40s, but can't afford (or don't want) to spend $400 or $500 on a skincare system. Try it out if you've got the funds. I'm betting you'll love Theraderm as much as I do.
And now I want to know: What's your latest skincare obsession, ladies?
Images via Therapon
Disclosure: I attended a dinner sponsored by Therapon and received the products I've written about in order to write this review. My opinions, as always, are my own.