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.
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.