We spend a lot of cash on skin care products. And with so many options, it's hard to find the right brands and types of products that address your specific, individual skin care needs.
Well, a new interactive website from Philips wants to help us map out a customized skin care strategy. Simply go to the Crystalize website and join the community. Then you can set up a Crystalize consultation at one of the site's retail partners. Savvy New Yorkers may have noticed that some Duane Reade drugstores have been upgraded with a Sephora-worthy beauty section. That's where you get your free consultation with a specialist who will recommend products based on your online Crystalize profile.
I went for my consultation at the Duane Reade in Union Square. And as a BeautyStat participant in the Crystalize "Skin Secrets" video contest, I was given $75 worth of quality products to try out. My major concerns are dehydration on my forehead and cheeks and blemishes. After using the products -- Vichy cleanser, toner, acne-prone moisturizer, and La Roche-Posay sunscreen -- for about five weeks, I could see a noticeable difference in my skin's texture and appearance.
To my surprise, my video won the "Skin Secrets" contest and I was awarded an additional $200 gift card for more products. This time I've added Lierac Paris' Micro-Abrasion Exfoliating Smoothing Cream an Toning Radiance Serum to my daily routine, and my skin looks brighter already.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Crystalize community get your free consultation at a participating store near you.