Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a search for the perfect moisturizer to use on my face. To be considered the “perfect moisturizer” this product should be free of ingredients that may cause bodily harm (there are stories), eliminate any, and preferably all, wrinkles, and not require that I rob a bank to pay for it.  I don’t think that’s too much for a girl to ask for, is it? 

I started my search at the health food store.  I figured this would at least help me in my goal to find one that wouldn’t cause bodily harm . . . maybe.  I didn’t really have high hopes of finding something “cheap” but surely I could find something I could at least afford. 

Amazingly enough, I did come upon a jar of facial moisturizer that seemed relatively free of “nasty” ingredients, was actually fairly low in cost, and (this is the best part) was labeled as an “age renewal moisturizing crème.”  I think the accent over the “e” is critically important, if for nothing else, to make it look fancy, or maybe foreign.  I grabbed that little jar and headed home to try it out.

That night as I went to bed I had visions of younger looking skin, hopefully by morning, and then it hit me.  What, exactly, does “age renewal” mean?  What age, in particular, is this crème going to renew?  Fifteen?  That’s no good; I had large pores and blackheads at fifteen.  Forty-five?  No, that won’t do either. Though my blackheads were gone, I was starting to get age spots by 45.  That is definitely is not the age I want renewed!  Maybe thirty, then.  That could work. I still had occasional breakouts at 30, but at least there weren’t any age spots.  Yes, I think anywhere between 30 and 40 would be a good goal for my age renewal – at least where my skin is concerned.

I’ve been using said “crème” for a few weeks now and honestly I CAN tell a difference.  Why, I think it has renewed me all the way back to last week.  Perhaps with continued, persistent use, I can get back to last month.  Perhaps, I should just be content if it doesn’t propel the aging process forward.  It is, after all, only a “crème.”