I Am Stepher

March 17, 2010

Then I saw my face….

Filed under: Stephermendations — iamstepher @ 10:46 pm

Now I’m a believer!

After visiting my dermatologist last week and being assured that there is no topical beauty product (besides sunscreen) that will prevent the wrinkles on my forehead from getting bigger and more defined. NO MATTER HOW EXPENSIVE. I decided to go to Nieman Marcus in search of an uber expensive cream to prove her wrong.

I have been hearing a lot about Natura Bisse’s Inhibit – Dermalift

According to the website, this is the only topical product that you can use instead of Botox. Another article I read mentioned that within one year of this product being released, the company has grown by 50%. “I’ll take it!” I thought. Until I saw the price…. $400 an ounce.

Say good-bye to needles—an antiaging alternative to all micro-injections like Botox and Restylane.• An alternative to more invasive procedures.• Relaxes muscle contractions and keeps expression lines from re-forming with a double dose of Octamioxyl™ at a 40% concentration.• With Dermafill complex at 10% concentration, fills in and smoothes out wrinkles through a layering process that works from deepest to the most superficial layers of skin.

SO…Needless to say, I did not make the investment of $400 a month for a few wrinkles. Instead I decided to go with the Clarasonic Mia. The Clarisonic is marketed as a face cleanser but it is also great at getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines, buffing out uneven skin tones and making your skin glow. I didn’t believe it all at first but decided to try it because they have a policy that allows you to return it for a full refund if you are not satisfied.


I am satisfied! It might be in combination with the new skin cream I am using but I am completely impressed with the Mia. Mia is the small, portable version of the clarasonic.

For all of you that are interested, this is my skin care regimine- morning and night.
Wash face with cetaphil Gentile skin cleanser (with the Mia)
La Mer- The regenerating Syrum (thin layer)
Natura Bise
La Mer- Moisturizing Gel Cream (perfect consistency) Not to greasy, not too light.



  1. Steph, very interesting. I've always wondered if these uber expensive creams work. I'm intrigued but since we plan on sending Nayan to college someday, I'll have to save my pennies for his college fund. But I do plan on trying the new oil of olay creams that claim to be just as good. I'll let you know how that turns out. Also, for what it's worth, I think that eating well and genetics play huge parts in how one's skin ages.

    Comment by gargfamily — March 18, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

  2. I want one of those! Hmmm, Mother's Day Present perhaps… 🙂

    Comment by lc — April 1, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

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