Although I typically purchase drugstore brand makeup, I do like to occasionally splurge on my skincare. Your skin is your largest organ and if you don't take care of it, it definitely shows. As I get older, this is especially important to treat fine lines, sun spots, and prevent wrinkles. I've paid a fair amount for a facial with microderm abrasion and some other skincare products. Some of them have been great and some I wasn't impressed by. I didn't really see a difference. So it all makes me wonder. Are higher priced beauty products really worth it? Do they live up to their claims? And how much is too much?
Recently I was sent D'OR 24K Facial Peel and D'OR 24K Multi-Vitamin Recovery Day Cream. The Both are made with actual 24K gold and designed to boost collagen to help it appear younger and healthier. You can actually see the gold flecks in the facial peel! It claims to help reveal softer, smoother, firmer, and more youthful skin. Just taking a look at the packaging I was impressed. Each product comes in a velvet lined box with a magnetic closure.
The recovery day cream is a lightweight cream that also works to support your skin's collagen production and help with fine lines and wrinkles. It contains green tea that helps protect from sun damage and reduce inflammation. To use, just apply daily to clean, dry skin in the morning and evening. I found that it absorbed quickly and my skin felt smooth and moisturized afterwards.
After using the facial peel twice a week and the day cream daily for two and a half weeks, I do see a noticeable difference. My skin has more glow to it which I equate to a more youthful appearance. The only fine lines I have are by my eyes and I don't use this product near my eyes so I haven't seen a difference in that. Nor have I seen a difference in a few sun spots I have, but typically products take at least 4 weeks to see an effect.
Overall, I think the results are there. The price point is high for me to purchase regularly though. If it were 50% off, I would definitely buy the facial peel again, but for now I think I'll be rationing out the facial peel an day cream to make them last as long as possible!