You can paint and plump your pout, don fake lashes, slather blush over that pale cheek but you cannot fake good, clear skin. So when I heard about Patricia Wexler’s MMP1-20 serums and anti-oxidant tinted moisturizer, I was all over them like a beauty cougar.
The Daily Defense Anti-Oxidant Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for the summer because it has SPF 30 that protects against UVA/UVB rays. It perfects as it protects through an exclusive MMPI-20 technology that inhibits the production of all known harmful MMPs (the enzymes responsible for complexion damage…this includes fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and blemishes).
The term MMP stands for Matrix metalloproteinases, for those of you who are curious. These are the enzymes which are responsible for breaking down proteins into recyclable fragments. The smoothness of your skin depends to a large degree on the condition of its matrix.
I love how sheer, lightweight yet deeply hydrating the moisturizer is. For those of you who are in need of a good tint this summer but hate that greasy feeling on your skin, opt for this multi-tasking product. And it’s only $29.50, a value you cannot beat. Nothing like covering imperfections and fighting wrinkles at the same time, is there?
For those of you who have large pores (and who doesn’t, unless you’re Natalie Portman or ScarJo?), try the highly effective MMPi 20 Skin Brightening & Pore Refining Serum ($55) . In a few days my pores shrunk noticeably and I didn’t have the typical breakout. So it’s perfect for oilier skins too.
The MMPi20 Intensive 3 in 1 Serum promises – and delivers—firmer skin in just a week. It also fights wrinkles and improves elasticity with its Pepha-Tight marine extract. This is an excellent product for more mature skin that tends to sag a little and needs that TLC quotient for firming and tightening. It retails for $60.
All products are available at www.bathandbodyworks.com
– Charu Suri