My Heart Belongs to MyChelle
“Hello, Beautiful” is the new tagline for MyChelle Dermaceuticals and it’s exactly what people will say to you, after you do a regimen of MyChelle. Lucky me, I had the good fortune to try a wealth of these wonderful products for eight weeks, and I’m here to tell you about my experience.
It started at Whole Foods in Dedham, Massachusetts, where you can purchase MyChelle. I had first become familiar with MyChelle thanks to the actress Wendie Malick. I interviewed Ms. Malick for my Amazon bestselling book, The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide, and she professed her love for them.
As a Boston beauty writer, I thank the stars every day for the experiences I get to have due to my career – and trying superlative skincare is one of them.
So I started at Whole Foods with a FREE visual analysis of the surface and subsurface of my facial skin, thanks to a Visia imaging machine that took photos of my face, indicating where I had damage. In mere seconds, this is what it told me. Remember, the higher the score, the better. My spots were 94% compared to other women of the same age. Texture was 85%. Pores were 97%. The one area where I really needed help was with wrinkles – my rating was 54%. Yikes, I didn’t like hearing that. The Visia machine session took mere seconds, and I even did it with a full face of makeup (although it is recommended that you go in bare-faced).
My regimen for the next eight weeks – and it was a fun one – included an attractive array of products. But before I get into that, let me tell you the advantages of MyChelle. What makes MyChelle special, unique and different that it has taken proven, scientific formulas, and it has perfected them by trading harsh chemicals for equally powerful natural ingredients. MyChelle Dermaceuticals – concentrated vitamins for your face – offer nutrient-dense ingredients that create improvements to the skin on a surface and cellular level. There are no harsh chemicals – and no nonsense. Said Missy Santos, the Dedham ambassador for MyChelle – “MyChelle is a natural brand that doesn’t contain the ‘dirty 30,’” meaning 30 bad ingredients that are typically found in skincare – things like parabens, phthalates, ureas, and petroleum-based chemicals. It also is a vegan and vegetarian product line that is gluten- , paraben-, and cruelty-free, and endorsed by PETA. Who wouldn’t love THAT?
The first product I tried was the Fruit Enzyme Scrub, which is an exfoliating, sulfate-free cleanser with fruit AHAs. I loved its lemony fragrance – the product contains lemongrass oil as well as fruit enzymes that assist in skin repair functions. Put it on, leave it on for one minute, then rinse, and you will be blessed with baby-soft skin that is rid of excess sebum. In the morning, I followed this with NoTox Anti-Wrinkle serum, which contains the new and improved version of the popular Matrixyl family of ingredients. (If you’re afraid of Botox and needles, this is the product for you.) This enhancement is a non-toxic mix of notable ingredients, which have demonstrated, through evidence based-research, a reduction in the volume and depth of a wrinkle. What’s at work here is Matrixyl synthe’6, which is a peptide – a chain of amino acids whose sequence creates the structural foundation for healthy, functioning skin.
I also used several other serums that seeped right into my skin and gave it a healthy glow. (I’m also about to start using a Clarisonic, which will make all serums seep better into my skin – so stay tuned.) There’s a Perfect C serum containing 17% ascorbic acid that is a potent antioxidant, for it strengthens collagen and improves skin texture. I also really enjoyed using the G2 Instant Firming Serum containing honeysuckle extract and Argireline, and the Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum that binds water to the skin, to improve suppleness. It resonated with rose hips!
Other standouts include the Ultimate Lash and Brow Serum whose apple fruit stem cells stimulate and protect hair stem cells. Its peptide complex stimulates production of keratin to increase eyelash length and thickness by as much as 72% in six weeks.
Then there’s the MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream, unscented, that lifts and retexturizes skin for a more youthful appearance. It also contains Matrixyl synthe’6, to reduce wrinkle volume by 21%, and a pea peptide that improves skin’s elasticity.
Once a week I also used the Hydrating Cactus Mask. This little marvel contains prickly pear cactus along with soothing blue agave, and is deeply hydrating while erasing any signs of redness. Then, on occasion, I used the Clear Skin Spot Treatment, when I could sense a pimple coming on. With its mix of 6% sulphur and zinc sulfate that destroys harmful micro-organisms on the skin, the Clear Skin Spot Treatment said “bye-bye” to all my blemishes.
I have to say – I also took it upon myself to use many of these products on my hands. I broke my right wrist a few years ago, and as a result my right hand has skin that looks older and more loose than my left hand. In just eight weeks, the skin on my right hand had a vastly improved texture, thanks to MyChelle, and a more youthful glow. And my left hand had the appearance of fine porcelain. Let’s face it, your hands can age you more than anything. (Remember, the late Jackie O hated the look of her hands and that’s why she so frequently wore gloves.) All of the Mychelle products will remain in my anti-aging arsenal to prevent untimely aging of my hands, to produce more delectable digits.
Last but not least, I have got to feature the incredible Del Sol Sunless Tanner.You know how most sunless tanners have a horrifyingly unpleasant odor? MyChelle’s product is a real lemon – and I mean that in a good way. It contains lemon oil, as well as oils of grapefruit and sweet orange. It’s downright delightful, and produces good results in just hours. So good, that along with using the other MyChelle products, you can safely go without foundation and confidently show your face to the world.
And my numbers? The most astounding is that my facial wrinkles went from a low of 54% to an astonishing 91% — and remember – the higher the numbers, the better. My “After” on the Visia Imaging System showed just a few lines around my eyes, compared to the overwhelming number that had been there previously. I’m proud to say that I’m a new walking advertisement for complexion perfection, thanks to MyChelle.
Call MyChelle at (800) 447-2076 to arrange your own personalized, FREE My Chelle consultation. For more information visit www.mychelle.com. To arrange a consultation in Dedham, Mass., call (781) 329-7100.