Hard Night Good Morning
If ever there was a great name for a skin care line for the party set, then surely Hard Night Good Morning fits the bill. I had the opportunity of meeting creator D’andra Simmons earlier this summer and she bestowed upon me their Facial Cocktail Serum. The description for this product (taken from her website) reads:
Our cutting-edge aloe vera-based solution for aging skin is power-packed with superior ingredients including a host of actives and a proprietary blend of botanical extracts. Our facial serum has been clinically tested to show a 51% reduction in the skin’s wrinkled surface in just one application! This revolutionary formula includes Gatuline® In-tense to firm and smooth the skin, Gatuline® Expression to reduce wrinkles and smooth expression lines by immediately limiting micro-contractions that create and aggravate facial wrinkles, and Osilift® to immediately lift and enhance skin texture for flawless makeup application. Results are both immediate and long term.
At first I begin to think, what can this do for me? I’m not that old, I’m a guy and I don’t have many wrinkles. Well, was I in for a treat! The formulation is extremely light. After applying it, it literally doesn’t feel like you’ve put much on your face. Don’t you hate products that feel heavy? Guys especially don’t want to feel like they are wearing something on their face. Then I notice effects. I can verify their claim of immediate results. I expected it to be extremely subtle (or as a skeptic, not at all), but you do feel the ever so slight tightening of the skin. Since almost all of my wrinkles are on my forehead, I kept the focus there. Yes, there are initial results, but continue using it daily and it definitely lives up to its promise. My forehead wrinkles are greatly diminished and my skin feels much more youthful. If I can enjoy these benefits, then certainly so can anyone.
So the obvious things I wanted to check out are their active ingredients that provide its claim to fame.
- Gatuline In-tense is a concentrated extract taken from the upper part of the Spilanthes acmella plant. It reorganizes the architecture of the dermis, making the the density and firmness of the skin rapidly enhanced, leading to a reduction in skin roughness.
- Gatuline Expression incorporates the extract from the Acmella oleracea plant, which contains muscle relaxing properties. Facial expressions require muscle contractions, and these repetitive movements result in expression lines or wrinkles. In clinical tests, Acmella Oleracea extract has been shown to relax contractions. Sounds good so far.
- Osilift is a natural polypose purified fraction obtained from oats. It is able to perfectly fit the skin’s microrelief thanks to its tri-dimensional and high molecular weight configuration. Thus, it has an immediate smoothing and lifting effect visable at the skin’s surface and the smoothing effect actually allows makeup (if you wear it) go on more smoothly as well.
It’s nice to know that these ingredients are derived from natural plant sources and not some radioactive chemical used in industrial cleaners or some other bizarre source. Of course, all of this comes at a premium price but with continued use (my separate research shows daily use over a 28-day period) then the effects can almost rival botox, but nowhere near THAT price. I highly recommend Hard Night Good Morning Facial Cocktail Serum. This is a product that lives up to its name. It can be purchased directly from their website: DandraSimmons.com.