I've always loathed Cindy Crawford. Yes, she's beautiful and sporty and actually seems like she'd be pretty nice in person. But since I first saw her in the '80s I have had an irrational dislike of her, perhaps because she is my polar opposite. When I see pictures of her with her preternaturally beautiful kids these days, I feel unnerved– it's like she and her remarkably attractive husband are out to repopulate the world with their superhuman progeny.
Which isn't to say I wasn't foaming at the mouth waiting to try the Meaningful Beauty Cindy Crawford Skin Care Program. Obviously, she knows a thing or two about not only being beautiful but retaining that beauty while aging gracefully. The crux of the Meaningful Beauty system is Age Maintenance. Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh created the line to help preserve skin’s existing youth and vibrancy, without surgery, delaying the visible signs of aging for as long as possible. Meaningful Beauty’s formulas are designed to help smooth the appearance of visible fine lines, brighten the complexion, and diminish skin roughness and redness in just four weeks.
Initially, I was skeptical of Meaningful Beauty because of my pathological (and inexplicable, really) dislike of Cindy Crawford and laziness about skin care regimens. I used to be a proponent of single step systems but now that I'm getting older I am definitely much more open to using different moisturizers for day and night. The core system consists of a skin-softening cleanser, eye creme, day moisturizer with SPF20 and night moisturizer. Additional products include a glowing serum (unbelievable!), easy-to-use facial masque, and décolleté and neck creme. The last sounds a little extraneous but it really does firm up the skin around your neck and bosom, which can often be the telling point of a woman's age. I have been very impressed with Meaningful Beauty, especially with the way it moisturizes my skin without leaving it feeling too oily or causing blemishes. The skin softening cleanser is very gentle and an unusual non-foaming, non-cream texture. It cleans the skin without stripping it of moisture or over-exfoliating. The night fluide moisturizer is very lightweight compared to other similar products I have tried but it leaves my skin smooth and even… radiant.
Maybe Cindy Crawford isn't so bad, after all!