Today we're talking about Exuviance HA100 Micro-Filler, a new and revolutionary product from Exuviance. They sent me a sample to review, and this is my honest opinion.
First, let me state for the record that I believe women should age in the manner they choose. Embrace your wrinkles, reject them, or make an uncomfortable peace with them. You do what works for you. They're going to show up eventually, regardless. I believe every gal should do what makes her happy. Remember that you are not your appearance or your skin, you are the fabulous woman who lives underneath.
At 54, almost 55, my face is changing. As I've mentioned before, I'm still coming to terms with that. I like my face, and I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to it. I do what I can to take care of my skin. I stay out of the sun. I use sunscreen. I wear hats. I cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. As a result, my skin looks pretty good. Even so, since I've stopped getting Botox, which I miss and I loved in case you were wondering and even if you weren't, I have developed a triangle of lines between my eyes. I do not like this triangle. It makes me look worried. I am not worried. I am annoyed at this triangle. I used to wear my hair off of my face, as you can see in my photo to the right. Now I wear bangs, solely to cover this annoying triangle.
When the folks from Exuviance, part of the dermatologist developed NeoStrata brand, offered to send me a sneak peek sample of their new Exuviance HA100 Micro-Filler, which is launching on May 20th between 7-8 EST on HSN, I was all over it. They make highly effective skin care products, with lots of solid scientific research behind them. What intrigued me about this product was the opportunity to specifically target deeper wrinkles on your face. I knew immediately what wrinkles I wanted to target, the annoying triangle. You use the patches once a week, and the serum daily. I've also been using their Age Reverse Hydra Firm for the past two weeks, review to come, and I am a regular user of their Age Reverse Neck Cream.
The patches come in a sealed foil pouch. They are sort of like a Band-Aid, adhesive along the edges, flexible material on the back, with sharp cones in the center. The cones deliver pure hyaluronic acid directly into the wrinkles overnight while you sleep. This intensely hydrates your skin, plumping it up so the lines are less prominent. Much like collagen, hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases as we age. Babies have a lot of it, which is why their skin is so soft and plump. As we get older and our skin loses volume and softness, we see wrinkles and sagging. It's kind of like the difference between a grape and a raisin. The patches help to reintroduce that volume into your skin, which decreases the wrinkles. The serum addresses dark spots, sagging, and uneven texture. Together they work to help restore a more even, glowing, plump appearance to your skin.
I used the cones once so far, and I definitely saw improvement. I am going to continue using them over the next month and am looking forward to even more dramatic results.
Here's the 411 from Exuviance about HA100 Microfiller:
Smooth the look of your hardest-to-treat deep lines - crow’s feet, forehead creases, smile lines – with Exuviance HA100 Micro-Filler. This two-step intensive treatment with daily serum and once-weekly soft Micro-Cone Patches works together to target the look of deep lines while you sleep. Micro-Cone Patches with 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid are designed to dissolve into skin overnight, plumping and filling the look of deep lines with surface hydration. Use with AGE REVERSE Total Correct + Sculpt Serum formulated with Aminofil® as part of this 2-step intensive antiaging treatment. Contains 4-week supply: 8 (4 pairs) Micro-Cone Patches AGE REVERSE Total Correct + Sculpt Serum 10 mL / 0.34 fl oz.
Main benefits of the product include:
• 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Micro-Cone Patches help plump and fill the look of deep lines with surface hydration
• Exuviance Age Reverse Total Correct + Sculpt Serum helps transform skin, addressing the look of signs of aging including dark spots, sagging skin and uneven texture
• 73% said their fine lines/wrinkles were less noticeable after 4 weeks of using HA100 Micro-Filler (Serum daily, Patches once a week)
The one month regimen of HA100 Micro-Filler is available on HSN, starting May 20th from 7-8pm EST. I am going to try to stretch mine to two months by using a single patch on the lines between my forehead once a week. However, you can use the patches anywhere on your face where you want to target deeper wrinkles. It's a heckuva lot less expensive than Botox, at $88.00 for the kit.
As I said, I'm all for women doing what makes them happy. Sending the annoying triangle of lines on their way is most definitely doing that for me.