I switched to Somme Institute 5-step regimen. It has literally transformed my skin. I am 48 and somehow look 38 (not from the product change), despite my many years baking in the sun. I started Somme Institute MDT5 technology in March and my skin looks flawless. It decreased my sun damage and the eye cream has tightened my under eye skin. If you do decide to go on the system, I suggest you slowly build up on the transport pads (exfoliation). Your skin may be dry from clogged pores, as mine was. There are 2 ways to be dehydrated, lack of oil and lack of water. If you don't already, start drinking more water. It takes about 4 days to see a difference in your skin from proper hydration. Many products have only 1 or 2 vitamins, but MDT5 has 5 vitamins in all their products (from cleanser to sun block) plus and added dose of C in the serum and an added dose of A in the A-bomb. They have a mobile kit which is the smaller versions of the products, you can try. You will not be disappointed. Regarding your eyes, I got botox for the first time and it is like an instant eye lift. If you go to someone who knows what they are doing, they can lift your eye brows slightly so you won't look like the crazy women on RHOC. Good luck and I would love to hear about your thoughts on MDT5 if you choose to go that route. Regards, Ava
answered 10 months ago
- Bayside, NY
If you'd like to stay in the Dermaquest line the Peptide mobilizer is great..it also helps reduce inflammation and boost collagen. expensive though. at this price I would be more inclined to adding Neocutis PSP cream over the peptide mobilizer for your skin. It's basically like the skinmedica tns with a moisturizing base. Has growth factors in it so it calms red skin, plumps, and boosts collagen over several months of use.
If you'd like to try something different and get out of the dermaquest line I'm really loving the Perricone MD Cold plasma face and eye. It's got everything in it. All you need with it is a good moisturizer and an SPF. You could also add in a retinol product if your skin can tolerate that.
top recommendations for mature and/or irritated skin:
Perricone MD Cold plasma or the new Acyl-Glutathione..you can do away with your c-lipoic and kq10 with either of these perricone products.
Neocutis PSP cream--awesome for healing cuts, burns, redness, dryness, and boosting collagen..collagen boosting takes a few months, but the healing benefit is immediate. Has clinical studies to back it up and ingredients started out and were discovered in use with burn victims for speeding up healing of the skin.
Baby Quasar Red..I love my new Quasar MD. Its high cost upfront, but no monthly costs after your initial purchase. It firms and tightens, speeds up healing, boosts collagen and elastin, shrinks pores and evens out skin tone. The baby quasar red use 3x a week and if you spring for the MD 1 or 2x a week.
For a budget though go with:
AM: Perricone Cold plasma, moisturizer, and SPF
PM: Perricone Cold plasma, Retinol and moisturizer
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