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Perfect7 Renewal Advanced, part 2. The results!

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You might remember from my first post on Perfect7 Renewal Advanced, I had the appearance of my skin tested before and after a 60 day trial of taking the new beauty supplements.  If you missed that, go have a quick read so the rest of this will make sense.  This product is the first of its kind to hit the UK market, and the Ceramosides ™ in it have been scientifically proven to reduce the the appearance of wrinkles in just 60 days!  ‘Ceramosides ™’ are a natural source of ceramides which are a form of lipid that exists naturally in our skin.  In fact, they comprise 50% of our skin’s moisture barrier.  When we age, our ceramides levels drop and wrinkles can appear.  The skin tests I underwent were designed to help show how these supplements work by testing the appearance of my skin before and after the 60 day trial; the key measurements I was most interested in was roughness and (of course) wrinkles.

My roughness score before the trial was 2.58, and after the trial was 2.5, as you can see in the screenshot below… an improvement of 3.10%.  So far, so good.  I was especially happy with this score because the second skin test was taken on August 23, the day after my 49th birthday.  The previous evening I had a very late night with a lot of celebratory drinks. I sure was feeling rough, but at least my skin didn’t look it! 

In terms of my the appearance of my wrinkles (now, if this post had a soundtrack, here is where the music would begin to play softly in the background, building in volume with every few words…) my skin’s score before the trial was 276.2.  After the 60 day trial (music builds… there are drums, definitely drums, maybe even a tambourine) my skin’s wrinkle score was 169.27. If you have your calculators at the ready, that is a 38.64% DECREASE in the appearance of my wrinkles.  In 60 days!  I definitely see and feel a difference in my skin (which is why I panic-purchased extra boxes to have on hand, just in case there was a stampede on this product).  It’s easy to write a favourable review when you see these kinds of results; what in the world would I write if it wasn’t this visible?  Like I mentioned in my previous post, as great as it is to see a difference in my own skin, it is even more gratifying to see the data. I like having measurable results to back up my observations.  Here is a screenshot of my skin and the measurements from both tests. Note the UV damage from me hardly ever wearing sunscreen until I was in my late 30s.  This section of the skin is right at my temple, that thin skin between my right eyebrow and my hairline.

lisa skin results

I believe that skin is really a window into what is going on in our bodies.  When I go on holiday (often to France) and eat food that isn’t as healthy as what I eat at home (Because who goes to France and eats oatmeal and fruit for breakfast?  Not me, pain au chocolate, please) I can see a difference in my skin.  It takes a good 3 to 4 days of being back home in my routine of having no sugar and lots of vegetables, nuts, and fruit before my skin gets back to its version of normal.  If I need my skin to look extra good for photos or an event, I eat lots of raw carrots (with humous) at mealtime.  It sounds weird and I have no idea why it works, but I call it The Carrot Effect–  I eat lots of raw carrots, and I enjoy good skin the next day. A friend of mine with black skin says tomatoes are her skincare secret; she loads up on those when her skin needs a boost.  One person’s Carrot Effect is another person’s Tomato Effect, I suppose.  I have another friend who swears by eating lots of cucumbers for her skin, and still another who thinks that celery juice has magical skin-enhancing properties.  Perhaps we all have a zodiac sign, a Chinese zodiac sign, a spirit animal, and a skin-saving vegetable?!  Then I am a leo, a rooster, a magpie, and a carrot.

I’ve never ever smoked but my ‘nervous habit’ while I’m working is sipping water all day.  In fact, I feel a little anxious if I don’t have water within reach, even when I sleep!  We lose about a third of a litre every day through our skin, according to facialist Abigail James, one of London’s leading beauty and skincare experts who I met the day of my second skin test.  Me? I’m a 5 litres of water a day girl, minimum.  My husband and most of my friends are absolutely baffled at my water consumption!  All I know is that drinking water is meant to be great for the skin.  You can use heavy creams to seal in moisture from the outside, but your skin cells benefit from hydration from within as well.   Abigail said that it takes about 4-6 weeks for our cells to completely turn over and renew to reveal new skin; my results using this product were certainly worth the wait.

How to treat your skin on the outside is a whole other post, but my best advice for treating from within is to take Perfect7 Renewal, find your magic skin vegetable, and increase your water intake.  If you’d like to try Perfect7 Renewal, email me!  I’ll send a UK reader a 60 day supply to try out.

New Perfect7 Renewal Advanced, £39.99 and New Perfect7 Renewal £34.99 (Duo pack contains a 30 day supply of Ceramosides capsules and an Omega 3 capsule). Exclusively available at Boots nationwide and on Boots.com
*This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Seven Seas* 
Wrinkle reduction: Skin Photography before and after 60 days. Each pack contains a 30-day supply
Food supplements do not substitute a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    December 13, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Isn’t it amazing how what you put into your body manifests through your skin! I learned this early, through severe boughts of ibs. I realized when my diet was clean my skin was radiant. Fortunately I prefer healthy food to processed so it’s not a problem. Although I do enjoy a sugary treat now and then, yes I can see the impact on my face the next day.
    Very interesting findings here Lisa and definitely food for thought heehee😉 Pardon the pun x

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 13, 2018 at 1:18 PM

      Haha! More than anywhere else on my body, the “you are what you eat” maxim shows on my face. xx

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    Nors
    December 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Shame that the product is not suitable for vegetarians.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM

      True, there is fish oil in one of the capsules. Maybe in the future, they’ll sell the ceramide capsule on its own; that one is derived from wheat. xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    December 13, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    I am sitting here drinking my celery juice!Have not done it long enough to see but I do have MORE ENERGY at NIGHT!!!!
    YOU look TERRIFIC………….so KEEP ON DOING what EVER is working for YOU!
    HIGH FIVE TO CARROTS!!!!!!
    Remember growing up they always said” EAT MORE CARROTS it’s GOOD FOR YOUR EYESIGHT?”
    SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU TOSS IT OUT THE WINDOW when in FRANCE!!!!!!!
    BRAVA!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 13, 2018 at 9:17 PM

      Ah, another celery juicer! One of my friends is fully Team Celery. I swear by my own carrot miracle… I need to go eat some NOW after the school Christmas party tonight.

      I definitely toss my regime out the window when I’m in France… I’m usually working around so many other people’s food issues it is easier to just neglect my own for a short while. xx

  • Reply
    stylishatsixty
    December 13, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    More than anything I agree with we are what we eat. Plenty of water and fruit and veg are the main ingrediants followed by a good moisturiser.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

      DEFINITELY! xx

  • Reply
    Vivian Perry
    December 13, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    sadly, I don’t seem to be able to order this product in the US.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

      No, it is only available at Boots here. I hope eventually it will be in the US! xx

  • Reply
    melissa williams
    December 14, 2018 at 10:51 PM

    You had me at “reduce the the appearance of wrinkles in just 60 days!”. I agree 100% with this post. I do the 3 day Perricone diet when I need my skin to look fab. It works every time. And my best friend went through this whole “carrot thing” for awhile where she was munching like a bag a day every day…….WOAH…..I was like, “Oh hon, I don’t want to tell you this but someone has to. You’re ORANGE!” She really was- it was crazy…..like a bad self tanner.
    I definitely am all about lowering my “wrinkle score”, so I’m looking forward to looking into these ingredients. Great post!
    Also- if I lived in France my skin would just have to be shit. Thats all there is to it.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 21, 2018 at 3:03 PM

      I’ve HEARD of people who go orange through over-carroting, but I’ve never had nearly enough myself. Just a few carrots, and I’m good! I’ve just eaten my steamed broccoli with parmesan and a healthy drizzle of olive oil for lunch and taken my supplements (insert angel emoji here!). I think ALL supplements absorb better with a bit of oil, so I do it with these as well.

      Totally with you on the France = shit skin. Why bother going if you don’t enjoy every. single. thing? xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    December 15, 2018 at 12:52 AM

    My mouth is agape at your age. I’d have put you around forty at most. I’d also have guessed your spirit animal to be in the wild feline category.

    You look healthy and lovely. I know some older women (in their eighties) who truky glow. And it’s because they were / are fanatical about skin care, diet, and hydration. Sadly that isn’t me. Can’t bring myself to make the effort. Will satisfy myself with watching you age gracefully!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      December 21, 2018 at 2:59 PM

      That’s so nice of you, Mithra. Thank you! I think YOU look amazing and youthful and healthy. If you’ve been leading a lifestyle of poor diet and sloppy skin care you sure do hide it well. 🙂

      My spirit animal changes depending on my frame of mind, but from a blogging perspective, I feel fairly magpie! xx

  • Reply
    Samantha Blair
    December 23, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    You look beautiful Lisa… as always.
    If we are what we eat then today I am a chocolate orange balanced on a meat pie with chips for arms and legs…. oops!
    No wonder I look like a hippo has slept on my face.
    By the 27’th I’ll be a turkey, with too many trimmings! :oP
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Reply
      Lisa
      January 6, 2019 at 3:21 PM

      Thank you so much, Sam.

      Hahaha, well, my usual eating regime went right off the rails this holiday, but I’m finally getting back on track now and already feel so much better for it. Happy 2019 to you, gorgeous lady. xx

  • Reply
    stylecrone
    January 2, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    I love the idea of your skin as a window into what’s going on inside your body. Health and wellness is key! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      January 6, 2019 at 3:17 PM

      My health and diet is certainly reflected on MY face, that’s for sure! Thank you so much, Judith. I wish you a super 2019. xx

  • Reply
    Little Red
    January 17, 2019 at 4:54 AM

    How on earth do you drink five liters of water a day and not spend the entire day in the bathroom? I barely get through one liter and find myself running to the bathroom every hour on the hour.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      January 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM

      Well, working from home helps! Yeah, hourly for me sounds about right. I’m just used to it after so many years, I suppose! This morning at breakfast I had a litre and a half and I thought of your comment 🙂 xx

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