Old Faithful

Being loyal to a product is like being loyal to a man – as long as they faithfully deliver the promise, things are great.

If they change their program, well….

But is it possible that new and improved is better?

I think when you’re middle age like me, you’re skeptical about just checking stuff out just to check it out. Takes too much time away from the good stuff that’s already delivered.

It took me a really long time to just be happy and content, and not fickle, looking for something else, a two in the bush type in my younger years.

So I think I know better.

But can other shiny happy product advertising with promises lead me to plunk down the credit card and buy what their selling?

Doubtful. At 50,  I think I can like something, ask a bunch of questions and then figure out that I don’t need to buy it.

But what happens when products just up and quit production altogether?

Like my favorite drugstore brand Johnson & Johnson 24-Hour body lotion.  I LOVE the smell of baby products, and though this wasn’t a baby product, it did smell faintly of baby powder and delivered soft skin.

Then, one day I happened into Longs and noticed the product was marked down heralding a close out -so I bought the last 4 bottles.

This happened to me with L’Occitane.  Their honey body lotion smelled wonderful, delivered excellent moisturizing results and the store clerk told me you could ingest it? (That got a quizzical look from me and apparently some people use it for other purposes).


Sometimes, although you’re not planning on looking for a new option, you are forced to, but only it they quit on you first.

Otherwise, those advertising guys wouldn’t have a job!


Chemistry-All Flavors Are Not Alike

As I think about what I am going to wear,I’m thinking about how many conversations I’ve had this week about product and how well they work, and how many times I said, it really depends on the chemistry in your body as to how well it works.

That’s why there are a million different products for everyone to try and stick with, or try and move on.  He he.

That goes for my personal life at this moment as well. That’s another blog.

I love to try new products, some work and some don’t.  Basically when a cosmetic salesperson tells me the product will take 2-3 bottles to show a result, I “hear” that it is not that effective.

What products? That would be Clinique Even Better(sorry auntie) and Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective lately, and products I’ve forgotten the name of from Clarins, Shiseido, Roc, L’Occitane, et al.

What works for me is the Kiehl’s Power Line Concentrate-it has lessened my brown spots, helping to erase those years I laid out in the Hawaiian and San Diegan sun.

Other factors are your overall nutrition (potato chips are my favorite but I drink a lot of water, eat oranges or apples, and not a lot of meat).  Probably in the chemical soup of your own eco system this has an affect overall on how things work for you.

Or don’t.

But the net-net, ask the salesperson–“How long before I see a result?” And listen and WATCH their reaction.