Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 3 - Face: Chella Skin Care

Over the last several months, I have been trying out several facial cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and exfoliating products. For most of these products, the jury is still out. I don't believe in posting about something that either a) isn't working for me or b) in which I have yet to see results. I don't think it's fair to my readers to try something in which I haven't used myself long enough to provide decent criticisms. So everything you see reviewed on my blog, has been used by me for several months, if not longer.

In order to provide such criticisms, I try not to change products at the same time (especially the face). After all, it's difficult to see what is working, or vice versa, if you change all at once. So, I don't change cleaner and moisturizer at the same time. Got it??? Okay, here we go!

I have ONE product I will review today.

I started using this about 10 weeks ago that I absolutely LOVE it! Yes, it is on the expensive side ($88.00) but two weeks after I started using it, I saw a difference in the lines between my brows and at the edges of my lips. They are non-existent! In addition, people actually started complimenting me on my healthy skin by saying "your skin is glowing, it just looks radiant." Some of my closer friends said "you're doing something different, your skin looks brighter, redness doesn't seem to be apparent anymore." I even had one complete stranger ask me what I use because "my skin looked so clear and healthy." Ladies, I didn't change anything in my regimen except I started using this:

Chella Morning Crema (anti-aging formula), Matte Finish Hydrator with UVB/UVA protectant of SPF 25. The first thing that sold me on it was the SPF 25. I work in a job where I am out walking around real estate sites quite often (including on roofs - the absolute WORST place for a fair skinned person). I NEED SPF desperately.

Next, came the anti-aging peptides. Since I turned 32, I've started noticing little things that I'd rather stop in their paths, immediately if not sooner! The two areas in which I was concerned, and discussed earlier....gone! Of course, if I squint or frown as I often do when I'm thinking, they appear, but they disappear upon my frown being turned upside-down. Lastly, the glow. My skin really does look and feel healthier. My skin isn't flaky, the right amount of moisture is going where needed without causing oily spots. It doesn't gunk up my pores like some moisturizers can do and my face never feels dry. Some moisturizers can absorb immediately and a few minutes later, it feels like someone has pinned your face back, causing tightness. This does not happen with Chella.

For those of you worried about the cost. I was too, at first. I have never spent more than $20.00 for a facial product before however, I am absolutely sold on this crema and am willing to set aside the budget dollars necessary per quarter, or so, to purchase it.

I now how have the Chella Enzyme Formula Exfoliating Crema Mask with Lactic Acid and Sugar Cane. They recommend use once per week and I tried it out last night for the first time. I'll tell you, I could really feel this stuff working! It tingled a little and I will warn you, it doesn't have the best smell, but if it works, hey, it's for me! I'll review after a few months of use.

(As a disclaimer: I was not paid to write these reviews.)


  1. Sounds like a great product -- now I just have to decide if I want to pay $88.

  2. Thanks for the review. I love my Aveda products but if this is erasing your fine lines then sign me up!


  3. Hi - good for you - those are some great results! Where do you purchase this product? I'm 39 and see things that I'd rather NOT see....LOL :-)
    Also, will you add my Shopaholic blog to your blog roll? Thank you mucho! XOXO

  4. Hello! You left a comment asking where I get Paytons clothes, honestly most of them come from ebay. I am addicted to ebay and etsy. I also stalk the sales at Dillards. I just got her Christmas outfit for next year for $6 at Dillards.

    I also get what you mean about putting them in target clothes right now. I used to buy my son really nice clothes but now he just destroys everything, so his stuff comes from Tarjay! Have a great day!

  5. For DC GOP Girl and all of Jennifer's readers..we are so loving Jennifer and her review that we are offering 20% off your Chella purchase at and using the code "southerngirl"!!

  6. Thank you for this review. I am always looking for new products that work. Of course I have a 'few' years on you, but I am going to give Chela shin products a try.