Meaningful Beauty: Making a Change in My Skin Care – Frugal Novice

Meaningful Beauty: Making a Change in My Skin Care

As a teenager I always loved trying new beauty products – I had the time to spend on my skin and hair, and I tried all sorts of things. Face masks, hot oil treatments for my hair, and many other items ended up being unofficially tested by me and my friends.

Now that I’m older and so much busier, my beauty routine has definitely taken a back seat to everything else. I wash my face morning and nighttime, and if my skin feels rough I use a moisturizer. That’s about the extent of my skin care – or at least it has been until now. I recently got selected to participate in a test drive for Meaningful Beauty products, and am looking forward making a conscious effort to take care of my skin.

I just turned 30 so it’s definitely on my mind that I want to prevent wrinkles and keep my skin youthful. At this point, I haven’t noticed too many wrinkles. My biggest skin complaint is large pores, which I would love to improve. I will take a before picture to save and post with an after picture, and I’ll share those with you in a few weeks when I talk about my experience with the products.

The Meaningful Beauty product line focuses on five steps: cleanse, protect, repair, revitalize, and purify. The products were developed by Cindy Crawford and French doctor Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. Here are the products I’m getting to try, and descriptions of them from the Meaningful Beauty site.

Skin-Softening Cleanser

This mild, non-irritating face cleanser is designed to provide a healthy clean without stripping skin of natural oils. Its creamy, non-foaming texture sweeps away makeup and impurities, leaving skin clean and glowing, not tight and dry.

Antioxidant Day Creme SPF 20 UVA/UVB

Give your skin a daily dose of anti-aging ingredients to clarify, brighten and even skin tone. This anti-wrinkle crème combines our breakthrough antioxidant complex with a botanical blend that helps hydrate and revitalize skin. Formulated with SPF 20, it’s also designed to shield against UVA/UVB damage.

Lifting Eye Creme

Improve the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and crow’s feet with our Lifting Eye Crème. This unique antioxidant complex helps address the signs of aging while refreshing, soothing and moisturizing tired eyes. Carefully selected botanicals pamper and brighten, so eyes feel tightened and lifted.

Glowing Serum
Dr. Sebagh calls this his “red carpet secret” because it is designed to smooth and condition while encouraging cell renewal to help restore skin’s natural vitality and brightness. Formulated with soy protein, marine botanicals and antioxidants to help nourish, protect and revitalize your complexion, leaving it with a youthful, luminous glow.

As a part of participating in this program, I got a second set of products to share with someone meaningful in my life. I decided to give my set to Stephanie, who I’ve been friends with for over four years and is definitely an important person to me. She always makes me laugh and gets my goofy sense of humor, and is an encourager and motivator when I need it most. She also loves a good beauty product as much as I do, so I knew she would really enjoy giving Meaningful Beauty a try (I was right – she’s already said she really likes the set).

I’m looking forward to following the morning and night routines (both of which are pretty quick to complete, a vital characteristic to me) and watching for changes over the next few weeks. Be sure and keep an eye out for my follow-up post next month to get my opinions!

Note: I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf Meaningful Beauty and received a 5-step treatment kit to facilitate my review, a second 5-step treatment kit to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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  • Pierrine May 29, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I saw the before and after review. I am jealous by your face because you look teens despite of your age. I really admire how you take good care of your skin.

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