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Velvet Facial Creme

I am on a constant quest for new and improved beauty products. To me, a new lipstick or hand lotion are one of life's little pleasures. Not only do I enjoy using them, but it's a small fantasy fulfillment as well. Realistically, I know that a new hair product will not make me a supermodel, but I humor myself anyway; and the end result is that I feel glamorous, so it's a moot point.

One frequently used tool in my beauty arsenal is facial moisturizer, so I was looking forward to testing out this product. “Velvet” is an apt word to describe it because I have never used such a smooth, lightweight moisturizer before. It glides on effortlessly. One problem I've had with other face products is that my finger ends up tugging on the skin when I attempt to smooth it across delicate areas, such as around the eye. This tugging and pulling always seemed counter-productive to me, since the main reason I use moisturizer is because I like to think that if I baby my skin enough, I won't get so many wrinkles later on (remember that fantasy fulfillment I mentioned?). This crème is not only great for delicate skin, but it also absorbs instantly – no need to rub in. This makes my other “lightweight” moisturizers look like lard. I'm so impressed with this stuff that I'll probably buy more when my sample runs out, although at $26.25 for 1.7 ounces, it's quite pricey; but such is the cost of fantasy fulfillment.

Written by: Beeb Ashcroft, February 19th 2007