Never one to say no to anything that purports healthier, improved skin – especially when it comes with clever-clogs backed science and a name synonymous with high quality plus the kudos of having remained a market leader for over 25 years. So when Imedeen asked me to take on the 90 day challenge with their Prime Renewal beauty supplements, I’m not lying when I say I may have lost my manners as I grabbed my three months’ worth of tablets without a backward glance – or a yes please and thank you!
Opening the first month’s batch of tablets I scrutinised my tired old visage, looked down at the two ‘morning’ tables and wondered just what magickery they might contain that could give me less wrinkled, plumped up, fresher looking skin in 90 days.
THE MAGICKERY (listen up, it’s the science bit.)
Imedeen includes the following ingredients:
- A unique Marine Complex formula which is a protein and polysaccharide complex, containing elements similar to those naturally found in the skin and which has been scientifically proven to reduce visible signs of ageing in as little as 12 weeks. As its tagline says, Beautiful Skin Begins Within – and it claims to work beneath the surface, nourishing the deeper layers of the skin where creams can’t reach.
- VITea is an EU patented blend containing extracts of white tea, tomato and grape seed and vitamin C and E which protect cells from oxidative stress (these vitamins are effective antioxidants which protect from free-radical damage of UV rays, pollution, stress, unhealthy living etc.)
- Zinc is another great antioxidant which promotes healing and promotes healthy skin function.
I took 2 tablets every morning (with my HRT) and a further 2 in the evening before bed. I rarely forgot – except when I went to Italy during the Christmas holidays and ate all of the pasta and drank all of the Prosecco – but I jumped straight back on the Imedeen wagon when I got home and funnily enough, my complexion didn’t look worse for wear considering the over indulgence!
One of the main improvements I’ve seen while taking the supplements is the moisture level of my skin; usually as soon as the cold weather starts and the central heating blasts out, I suffer big time with dry patches around my nose, chin and hairline and although my scalp has been a little dryer in the cold (I put that down to going out with wet hair and allowing it to freeze to my bonce), my face has remained soft and hydrated and I’m really pleased! I think that wrinkles around my eyes have softened too and don’t look too bad for a smiley 51 year old. An added bonus from using Imedeen is stronger nails and not having to use as much body lotion after swimming – my body skin doesn’t look half as scaly as usual after my session in the pool!
A trillion years ago, when I was a little beauty assistant at Cosmo, I remember some of my more mature (40 plus) colleagues extolling the virtues of Imedeen even then – it was the first skin supplement we’d ever heard of. The fact that it is still going strong and adding to its range with specially developed tablets for Hair & Nails, 25+, 40+ and for men, speaks volumes about its efficacy and its loyal customers. It’s even more impressive that its reputation remains steadfast considering the explosion of ingestible products proffering skin improving benefits – from supplements, snacks, drinks and even alcohol!
90 days on and I am honestly impressed. So much so that I’m going to buy the new Advanced Beauty Shots (18+) for my girls and see how hey fare. I do feel a bit silly that I didn’t take advantage of the complimentary ultrasound skin scan where an advisor is able to measure your skin’s density and track its changes during your trial – it would’ve been good to share those results. These scans are available at many Boots stores around the country, so I’ve decided I’ll do it now and continue with the supplements and see how I get on in another 3 months. From the reviews I’ve read, the improvements will just keep on coming!
Going back to being a young beauty assistant on the Cosmo beauty desk, smiling and listening to the older colleagues raving about Imedeen – it really was a major breakthrough in skincare. I remember thinking, ‘I’m glad I’m young. When I’m older, there will be so many other ways to stay looking youthful – Imedeen will be a thing of the past.’ Well. I was right in one way – there are so many ways to stay looking youthful – from amazing advances in skincare products to ever changing technology in non-cosmetic treatments. But I was wrong to think of Imedeen becoming a thing of the past – it’s very much here to stay, and me and my skin are so pleased about that!
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DISCLAIMER: AD: I am delighted to have been asked to collaborate with Imedeen to write this post. All words and thoughts are my own and I have accepted this collaboration because it is a product and brand that I am interested in because I’m a 51 year old woman who wants to keep looking and feeling great as I age and I think you, my readers, feel the same!