My search for Spanx in a jar is unending. I’m talking the ultimate firming cream, gel, lotion, whatever. I just want that Wonderbra for my neck and jaw that sucks it all in and keeps it that way. I’m more than mildly obsessed with keeping that area firm as a
video hoochie’s booty well trained dancer’s derriere. Fortunately for me, I get to test products here at BrandHabit. So I was giddy with joy when I received a jar of Relastin to check out. Yes, my serotonin levels rise when I get to try a new moisturizer with promises of renewed elasticity. Relastin makes promises, but do they deliver?
So this is what the makers of Relastin Ultra Emollient claim:
After using Relastin I did find my skin performed well in the “snap test”. (Pinch some skin and see how quickly it snacks back.) It is truly emollient – I used it at night and my skin felt moist in the morning. And that probably was the one drawback for me, I prefer a lighter consistency. I love double duty products and you can use this cream in the eye area. YAY! (My obsession in my 40’s was eye cream). Relastin can be used day and night which is great, but I had to layer a sunscreen over the cream which again proved a bit heavy for me for day wear.
On a side note, Allure named Relastin Eye Silk best anti-wrinkle eye cream in 2007, so I’m craving that uber eye cream right now. Not to mention that they have now made a neck cream with the same anti-aging properties as the face formula. So considering that I am in utter dread of the turkey neck, it’s on the shopping list.
Note – for all you out there spending your last dime on the latest and greatest product to reverse aging, and you are not religiously using a sunscreen, you are wasting your money. All that daytime exposure to the sun negates your investment. If there’s daylight, there sun. Don’t begin to argue with me.
Priced at $99 for 1.7 oz., it’s a wonderful bargain for a product chock full of anti-aging ingredients.
Bottom line on Relastin, it keeps it's promise. I give it 4 Christian Louboutin stilettos out of 5.