A little obsessed with skin care ...
I will be the first to admit that I am obsessed with skin care. I have tried it all, forking out hundreds of dollars on face creams, eye creams, oxygen facials, etc. I am currently using the Obagi C-Rx system, which I actually like, but it was quite pricey.
I went to the dermatologist yesterday for my annual "mole-check". My dermatologist commented on my skin and said, "Wow, you have great skin, what do you use?" When I told him that I used Obagi he replied, "Oh, around here we call that stuff JUNK." I was a little taken back until he handed me an article written by the New York Times entitled, "The Cosmetic Restriction Diet". Basically, it's a movement by dermatologists to promote cheap skin care products, because they claim that they contain the exact same ingredients as the pricey products. He told me that Oil of Olay regenerist has the exact same ingredients as expensive creams and that if looked at under a microscope, they look identical.
This was my favorite quote from the entire article, because I am fascinated with foolish claims, such as exotic cremes or oils:
"THE back-to-basics skin-care regimen is based on practicality rather than marketing claims. It does not rely on exotic ingredients grown on far-flung islands hand-picked by natives only under a full moon."
I still don't know if I but into all of this, but I thought you all would want to read the article. It's actually quite interesting.
Here is the link: The Cosmetic Restriction Diet
On another note, he was more than impressed with my eyelashes and immediately asked me if I was using Latisse. He made all of the nurses come in and look at my lashes. :)