You may have seen the addition of the Nerium skin product around the office lately, and of course if something new comes in, I need to write about it! Interesting thing this Nerium, my first exposure to it was a patient telling me that their Dermatologist recommended this product, and they wanted to compare it to the Beyond Organic product.
They needed to be treating their skin with something healthy, not chemical rich, and the Dermatologist was offering Nerium as a solution. So I checked it out, and offered my opinion “Beyond Organic is one ingredient better than Nerium, but Nerium is about six ingredients better than Mary Kay/Arbonne, which are both about six more ingredients better than a typical department store brand.”
Why does all of this matter? Well, if you remember my series on the Beyond Organic skin care, the skin is the largest organ in the body. It absorbs almost everything that is rubbed on it (requires some fat soluble ingredient to get through the skin), and it is very responsive to chemicals over time (see google search on skin cancer caused by sunscreen). The Skin is important in ways you never even think about…
… It is the FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE against every viral agent you touch!
This is a big deal, and you should treat it as such, your skin is important, and you have likely been destroying it for a long time. My daughters have used mostly truly organic products on their bodies in the bath and shower since birth. An expensive, but valuable investment. I have been very appreciative of the beyond organic products that have come out for the hair and body, and the skin care. But there is a pricing issue, and a complexity issue that posts a significant barrier to entry. It is an expensive up front investment. Though my wife has used it and loved it, and though the “kit” is close to $300, her time to use it is about 3 months, so the $100 a month is in line with the other popular options. Enter Nerium.
So, I never got in the habit of using the beyond organic. I tried to stay consistent with the night cream, but that was about it. Then via Dr. Samara, I decided to take the step to try out the Nerium product. Again, very clean stuff, and with a powerful growth curve, I figured it must have something to it. I gave it a try, and i have liked it. Two weeks in, and the one step (this part is really important for the men, one step, only one thing to do) night cream has been used by me close to 70% of the time (I have never even washed my face at night, so this is a pretty big accomplishment for me).
What I am looking for
After my dissertation on the importance of the skin, what do I care about the face for, what would I be hoping to see from a nighttime facial cream? Well, the first is that I want to age with minimal wrinkles and cracks. Why? These areas are more weakened, they are more susceptible to changes that can allow infection, fungus (yeast), and other microbes to find residence. I wouldn’t mind maintaining my appearance either. As much as we all want to be completely free of that, I do have a wife whom I wish to WOW for her entire life.
I am also looking for cells that maintain high levels of hydration. Increased fluid (also means less wrinkles), is a sign of cellular health, which is more resistant to mutation and change. Thus, the face, the place that has the most sun exposure, is an important place to be hydrated and functional. I want to be resilient. I rarely use sunscreen, the beach is pretty much it. Otherwise, I rely on steady sun exposure to build up my Melanin naturally.
I think it might just work to do all those things that I hope for, and more… should I nee more. Based on the images above, and the testimonials that I have read and personally seen now, there is definitely something to this. So what about you? Whats next?
Well, Dr. Samara will hook you up with a trial of the product should you so desire. After which, you are looking at a price under $100 a month. But I think the thing that is really cool, if you introduce three people, then you get yours free. Kind of a nice way to take care a piece of your skin health expense.
The Beyond Organic shampoo, conditioner, body wash kit is around the same price. I recommend you try them both. Expensive. Yeah, but you probably wasted a bunch of money on something unhealthy last month, so cut that out.
Be well Be blessed, we’ll continue to bring the best that we can to you! - Dr. E