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I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be reaching for a flacon containing an age-old lotion my mother has been slathering onto her skin for the past ten years. But such has been the case for about four weeks now, and I have to say, I’m sold. Like 100%, fallen-in-love, where-the-bloody-hell-have-you-been-all-my-life-you’ve-got-some-explaining-to-do-mate sold. Dr. LeWinn’s, my friends, I’m talking about Dr. LeWinn’s.
Now before I begin walking your through my (rather epic) experience with their latest skincare newborn, I need to point out a few important things:
1. I’m 25, going on 26 (over the hill?) so I’ve just entered that arena where anti-ageing prevention is paramount. Therefore, this beauty trial could not have come at a better time.
2. I don’t like to budge from my current skincare products. Yeah, I’m pretty stubborn like that. Spoiler alert: that changed rather quickly after two weeks of consistent use.
3. My star sign is Pisces, and yes I do like long walks on the beach.
Now that you know those crucial facts, we can get started with today’s review on the prod that’s gaining widespread recognition in Beauty Land - cue *blockbuster movie voiceover*: Dr. LeWinn’s Eternal Youth Day & Cream.
For most of us in OZ, it has been brutally cold. Freezing rain, record low temps and the like, so my skin has not been very happy with me. The arctic blasts have been turning my visage dry, flaky, red and dull and I’ve even noticed some slight peeling which never happens to me. Just damn wonderful, isn’t it?
Now if you’re a good little skincare buff, you’d know that it’s important to tweak your winter beauty regime each to cater for the change in weather conditions. Enter: thicker, emollient moisturiser containing renewing ingredients that can work wonders on your skin.
The Eternal Youth Cream contains complexion-nourishing ingredients like Diamond and Black Pearl (said to help make the skin look younger, also sounds like what I’d call my Pirate Ship if I owned one), Vitamin A and Patch H20 (for an intense moisture boost that lasts 48 hours) while JuvefexoTM, despite bringing up visions of a fierce character in a Marital Arts animation show, helps rejuvenate and refine the skin tone. These components all sound incredibly fancy, like my cream will suddenly spur to life and take me on a yacht ride through the Rivereira if I asked it nicely, and they surprisingly mesh really well with my skin. It’s been one month, and no noticeable qualms, and particular no evil pore-blocking going on. I think I’m falling in love. Gulp.
The product disclaimer says that consistent use will boost the skin cell’s performance by 10 years, slowing down the process of ageing entirely and while I don’t look like my 15-year-old self yet (drats!), I can most definitely attest to the natural glow that’s been bestowed upon my complexion (how very medieval of me). It’s a bit difficult to describe what said glow actually looks like; but I can say that my skin doesn’t look dull or angry anymore. That bland tinge that has come from late nights, weekend cocktails, eating crap and traveling interstate, has lifted and there’s an overall brighter look to my features. I guess those fancy ingredients really do have the effect of turning back time and did I mention how smoother my makeup glides on? I didn’t? Okay, well it goes on like a breeze, and everything feels and looks all nice and luminous. This shiz seriously has the ability to remedy anything from annoying combination skin to pesky hyperpigmentation, and I’m a wee bit addicted.
As for the packaging, it’s stolen my heart too. Aesthetic on a product is extremely important to me. It’s a bit like selecting the right home décor; do those chevron cushions go with that couch? Will those peonies look good in that Reject Shop vase? I think much the same way when selecting which prods to add to my beauty arsenal. ‘Which vessels and tubes and little pots of creams will look pretty on my basin? Which will make me want to actually reach for them each day? Is it possible to lick my elbow?’. I think it’s all very psychological. Doesn’t it just make more sense to want to reach for something that looks pretty and dare I say, sexy, than something bland and boring? Exactly.
Well, kittens, Dr. LeWinn’s has most defs nailed it in the exterior department. Their newest packaging upgrade, celebrating their 25th anniversary, is one which will send shivers of delight down a beauty afficiando’s spine. The luxurious, diamond-like lid is complemented with an ombre grey and black dome-like vessel where the cream sits decadently inside and FYI to all my clumsy ladies (read: me), there is no way the product can tip out or spill.
Now we move onto consistency. I hate heavy creams that don’t blend well. There is nothing worse than a lotion that sits on the surface layer of my skin and refuses to disappear, like a zit that won’t go away. Peeves me off! But this stuff is fast absorbing, thick – yes – but beautifully blendable and thoroughly moisturising, plus it feels light on the face and neck. It sinks right into the skin, and I always marvel at how well my dermal layers just lap it all up. My mug is quite literally left feeling rejuvenated, soft and supple. No greasy shine or nose-resenting after-smell here. And the scent? Divine. A bit fruity and refreshing, like melon or cucumber.
I’m going to admit it; once upon a time, I used to think the Dr. LeWinn’s skincare range was rather daggy and not suited for someone my age at all. I’d see it on my mum’s basin and ignore it as you would Robin Thicke’s latest album. That’s not to say my ma is old and daggy, in fact she’s a really cool chick, but it just didn’t seem to appeal to me at the time (although, I do love their anti-aging concealer, it’s the bomb!). But alas, when it comes to beauty products, sometimes the most unlikely candidates can be the best.
As a mid-20s lass looking for new ways to preserve my youth, this is a cream I’m pretty sold on. It ticks all the boxes in what I look for in a good 24 hour face hydrator, and the packaging is just so rad. Would I call it a complete anti-aging powerhouse? Yes, I would, and if my mum’s skin is anything to go by, then we have a winner ladies and that one gent in the back.
This cream is happiness in a pot – quite literally. It makes my visage so cheerful, so replenished, so Ryan-holiding-a-baby-excited. Of course, I will continue to dutifully try out new skincare products (because, you know, #werk), but this stuff is currently taking the lead. Looks like the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree, hey mum?
WIN, WIN, WIN
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