Blue Copper 5 Face Serum aka “Sleep in a Jar”

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Screen shot 2011-01-01 at 1.08.39 PM So I was really excited to debut this amazing face serum here at Ain't No Mom Jeans (hence the cheesy title)…but when I went to its website, I saw that this line won Allure magazine's Editor's Choice Award for breakthrough beauty product.  Hunh.  We've been scooped!!!  

Anywho, this stuff rocks.  However, it contains parabens, if you care about that sort of thing (and I do).  

Right before Pax was born, I went into Nordstroms for my annual pilgramage to the skin care Gods to see what was new in the world of wrinkle wars.  I had intended to complain about the fine lines under my eyes, despite my religious use of the products I had raved about in last year's War on Wrinkles article.

It turns out that my Osmotics Eye Surgery (from last year) is a serum, which combats wrinkles but won't add moisture.  And did I know that the under eye area doesn't actually have any oil glands, and therefore cannot produce it's own moisture?  No.  I did not.  Oops.  

So the Nordstroms beauty advisor steered me over to the Osmotics desk to show me the blue copper 5 eye cream that I needed to put ON TOP OF the Osmotics Eye Surgery.  (NOTE: Neither of these products have parabens.)

As we were chatting, she also raved about Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Face Lifting Serum, which she was sure I would love, everyone at Nordstroms used it, best serum ever, etc.  And Osmotics is a local, Denver-based company.  Done.  I brought it home, used it all week, and by the time that I realized that it had – HORROR – parabens, it had already become a product that I couldn't. live. without. 

Drat.  

So I've rationalized…it's the only product with parabens that I use….and it's not that many parabens, really.  Because this product is seriously amazing.  Immediately after using, my face seems to come to life just a little.  My color is better, my skin is softer, I have a slight glow, despite the extreme testing that only a new mom can do.  

So yeah, cheesy title and yeah, crappy parabens.  But oh-so-hard to live without.  And the eye cream is just as good.

xo,

S