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Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Apple A Day...

I so like Fairy Tale endings and when my beauty stars align...Last month I was getting a much needed pedicure (plus an extra 10 minutes of foot massage love) and perusing Vogue.. Naturally, I always zoom in on the Beauty features first.

I was immediately taken in by a story about the endangered Utlwiler Spatlauber a Swiss apple tree, that while not beautiful or sweet tasting, was none-the-less remarkable. What was discovered was that when the skin of the is punctured, it repairs itself! A light bulb moment! Was it possible to figure out what was happening on a cellular level and replicate that resistance into a topical cream for human skin?

Apparently, yes! The first maker was Clark's Botanical Cellular Lifting Serum and despite the $355 price tag, developed a devoted clientele, (allegedly including MOBama, who did ask about the possibility of developing the same properties in a cream that would be more affordable).

Wishes do come true...MO's and mine. The very next day, I received an email from my friends at Kaplow P.R., who represent Lumene a Scandinavian company that sells their product at CVS. Their Excellent Future Deep Repairing Serum and Deep Repairing Cream both retail for under $30. The key ingredients, was "Applexcell", which they derived from "modern apple extract and ancient white peat"...(whatevah)! Over 90% of women who tested it saw improvement in their skin. Would I be interested in test driving them??? Naturally!

One month later, I still have more than half left. I like the silky texture of the Deep Repairing Serum, which glides on, and instantly readies my skin for the Deep Repairing Cream, (which I am using both day and night). It smells heavenly, vaguely fruity and has a luscious, luxe texture, which absorbs immediately. I am notoriously fickle, yet still enamored, enough that I will use it till the last drop. I am a cheerleader if nothing else for my preservation.

How is the nearly extinct Utlwiler Spatlauber being preserved??? Quite nicely! The remaining 7 are protected by a European environmental group and immortalized on a Swiss
postage stamp.

The End.



  1. Have you noticed an improvement with your skin?
    If so, what changes did you notice most?

  2. That's a good question! Here's the skin (knock wood, spit spit poo poo), is in really good shape after all my years of insanity. I almost have to judge things by what I DON'T like. For example, I was trying a new skin care line that is being launched by a well known plastic surgeon. I didn't care for anything about it...smell, texture, and hydration. It left me parched. I looked awful! My makeup wasn't applying as smoothly. Finee!!! Back to the Lumene, which leaves me glowing but not greasy and deeply hydrated. I didn't realize they also do a specific night cream...I am definitely going to buy it. My only quibble is that there is no spf in it. Not my favorite cosmetic ingredient, since it often adds a white zinc-y quality, but oh so necessary!


  3. thanks for this info..i just got the trial sizes of vitamin c cream and its luchious..i need to try the stem cells serum though..



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