Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Theraderm Skin Care Regime

I turned the big 4-0 this year, and the time had finally come for me to establish a firm, clinical skin care routine. I have always taken good care of my skin - even wearing sunscreen daily since my teens - but the time had come to step things up a notch. I don't wear a lot of makeup, either, so having naturally healthy skin is all the more important. 

I was introduced to Theraderm by Tracy Beckerman, author of the hilarious summer read Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir, when she treated a group of Chicago moms to an evening of pampering that included a blow-out at Blow by Blow salon, where a stylist curled my hair into a Great Gatsby-esque wavy bob. Tracy has awesome skin and when she recommended Theraderm, I decided to give it a try, too. 

I need products that are easy to use, don't require more than ten minutes to apply, are unscented, and are gentle and soothing. I have sensitive, combination (but often dry) skin, and strong fragrances and concoctions will irritate it; my skin simply won't tolerate harsh ingredients. I am lucky enough to have few wrinkles, but I can feel them settling in on my face as the years go by. With this in mind, I began the Theraderm Skin Renewal System with Enriched Moisturizer regimen.

Here's a breakdown: 


What it is formulated to do:



  • Delivers radiant skin by improving skin health
  • Defends skin against the environment and signs of aging
  • Enhances skin’s natural ability to restore itself
  • Combats oxidative damaged caused by free radicals
  • Enriched Facial Moisturizer is ideal for dry, mature or dehydrated skin

    System Includes:
  • Cleansing Wash (4oz)
  • Fruit Acid Exfoliant (2oz)
  • OPC Reparative Gel (1oz)
  • Enriched Facial Moisturizer (1.7oz)
  • Gentle Action Application Pads (100ct)

    Active Ingredients:
  • Unbuffered Lactic Acid
  • Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC's)
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Lanolin

  • After just two weeks on this system, my skin looked noticeably brighter, with a more even skin tone. It really did reduce the appearance of fine lines, especially those around my eyes. My skin feels smoother and overall, it looks more radiant. The longer I follow this routine, the better my skin appears. I also haven't had to deal with any irritation issues, a common occurrence on my sensitive skin. 

    There are just four steps I need to take, morning and night:

    Directions:
    Step 1: Cleanse. Apply one pump of Theraderm Cleansing Wash to a wet washcloth and gently cleanse face in a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry. 
    Step 2: Exfoliate. Squeeze approximately 10 drops on a Theraderm® Gentle Action Application Pad then apply to neck and face, including eyelids. Do not rinse. Avoid contact with eyes. 
    Step 3: Repair. With fingertips, apply Theraderm OPC Reparative Gel thinly over entire face including eyelids up to lashes, neck and other sun-exposed areas. Do not rinse. 
    Step 4: Hydrate. Apply a small amount of Theraderm Gentle or Enriched Facial Moisturizer with fingertips, smoothing over face with gentle upward strokes. 


    I'm very happy to have discovered a great fit for my skin. And since I can just order everything online, it takes the headache out of having to run to to the store every time I need a new product. The products all fit together well, taking away the guesswork I experienced when trying to fit several different products into my previous mis-matched skincare routine.

    Give Theraderm a try and let me know what you think. Sign up for the Theraderm newsletter and you'll save 15% on your first order!
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    Disclosure: Theraderm offered some products for me to review as I established my new skincare routine. All opinions are my own!


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