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Everyone wants silky soft, smooth skin right?  Well maybe not everyone, but at least a good majority of women.  Today I am going to tell you about a new product that will help you get super soft skin in seconds a day!

I was able to review (free of charge) CX 35 Vitamin C Complex Plus Retinol by Michael Todd Skincare.  It is a serum, which I prefer over moisturizer. The fact that I received it free has no bearing on my opinion of the product, because that would be super lame and dishonest.

Michael Todd Skincare  seems like a pretty cool company.  They don't add water to their products, they use organic ingredients, they don't test on animals (it literally says on their about us page that they test on their chairman, so they have a sense of humor too!), don't use artificial scents or fragrances (or other nasty stuff), AND they are made right here in the USA!  

I was honestly surprised when I got this in the mail, because there is usually a back and forth regarding the product before it is sent, and with this they just sent it ASAP.  It came in a pretty purple bubble wrapper, and as a sucker for girly packaging, this was a bonus in my opinion.  

When I opened it up, I was impatient and tried it right away, despite the fact that you are supposed to use it directly after washing your face.  It feels really smooth going on, and doesn't stink or smell like anything really.  It is a clear gel, and it absorbs in pretty quickly.  I looked in the mirror after a few minutes or hours or some amount of time, and realized that my skin looked better already!  Maybe it was a placebo effect, but since I was genuinely not expecting any change, I don't think it was.

I continued to use it once a day (you are supposed to twice, but let's just be honest, I don't wash my face very often, even once a day is about 10x more often than usual) for the next week or so.  My skin feels softer than it EVER has (I have also been using apricot scrub, but I had been using that and another brand serum for a couple weeks BEFORE I got this product and didn't notice any change).  When I look in the mirror I swear my skin looks smoother and prettier than it did when I was a teenager!  It says to use it before moisturizer and SPF, but I don't use those things, and even my dry skin looks great.

So, is this product perfect?  Alas, no, it is not.  It is a wonderful product, but like most wonderful products it comes at a cost.  This is not the $7 moisturizer that you get from ShopKo.  This serum is spendy.  How much?  $37!!!!  So while I highly recommend this to people that are accustomed to spending that kind of money on skin care, I know that there are many out there like me, that are more used to their entire personal care budget being less than that for everything!  

What is your favorite skin care product?  Anything that you have seen make a visible difference?


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