Thanks for the advice
An acquaintance of mine was recently kind enough to inform me that he thought it was time for me to hit the Botox. He may be right – I’ve also been told that, at 53, I’m too old for television. But finally, while I thanked him for caring — and sharing — I had to disagree. (And you, television, well, you’ll just have to get along without me).
I’d just come from lunch with my best girlfriends, and they told me that I looked fabulous. Since we’re all of certain age, we’ve accepted that with the years have come a line or two and that the neckline may be a bit, er, softer, than it used to be. So it’s no Botox or surgery for us, although Dorothy had an intriguing story about a friend who had fat taken from her buttocks and injected into her face. Which is, when you think about it, pretty weird. Not for me.
What I will commit to, however, is decent skin care. So I was happy to try out product from Weleda, which was sent to me by their most excellent, most generous PR peeps several months ago. I scored Weleda’s Wild Rose body oil, lotion, facial cream and deodorant. First of all, I love that it’s natural, made from plant ingredients from biodynamic farms, and that fair-trade is important to the company. If you’re not yet convinced that you should be concerned about what is in your skin care and make-up products, check out the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
In the dog days of summer, you may have to reapply the deodorant, which comes in a glass spray bottle. But spritzing under your arms after work with a cool, rosey-scented liquid is no great inconvenience. And if you’ve been pounding the pavement all day, and your feet feel like ground beef, it’s likewise pretty pleasant to spray those tired puppies. If you apply the body oil after a shower, the scent seems to be especially well absorbed, and lingers. The oil is also great as an under make-up serum for, ahem, mature skin.
I think I liked the facial cream, but I’m not sure — as my 19 year old daughter, who’s got very sensitive skin, took off with it and refused to give it back. Maybe that was for the best – my friend’s comments indicate it’s probably time for me to move onto the Pomegranate line, specially made for aging skins like mine.
So I’m off in pursuit - for both me and as Christmas prezzies for my gorgeous bestie friends. The stuff is not all that easy to find — Weleda is also sold at some Rexall locations, The Big Carrot and independent health food stores. It's good stuff. Also - so much cheaper - and better smelling, I'll wager — than Botox. I'm ready for my close-up.