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RocmoisturespfStacy B here! What a week. Sorry ladies, I’m going to apologize ahead of time for a less-than-stellar review. It’s been rough over here on the east coast, Irene really threw a hissy fit on us. I hope everyone up and down the coast from North Caroline up to Maine is doing OK. Vermont is in my thoughts, too, no coast there but there is major flooding and damage up there.
We were one of the lucky ones, we lost power for about 8 hours on Sunday during the day and didn’t lose anything more than a few large branches. The electricity was not out long enough for us to lose any food in our fridge of freezer (we refused to open them and possibly let out cold air!) and my son, Kyle barely even knew what happened. We distracted him with a ‘storm treat’: about 150 new Duplo blocks and he didn’t care there was no ‘tricity’. It came back on around 6 pm that night just as it started getting dark so we really never missed it. My parents however…are still without power. We have been feeding them every night and letting them shower in the mornings and storing some of the food they were able to salvage. They have been told they might have power by Saturday. Wow. And there are a lot of people just like that around our area.
I really wish Irene could have had a tiny bit of consideration for the fact that there are only 1 or 2 good weeks of summer left for us more to the north. She really knocked last weekend out, I seriously missed the sun. I’ve been using a new sunblock on my face from RoC, it’s RoC’s RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer that’s also SPF 30. I didn’t get to use it last weekend! I was too busy worrying about trees coming through my windows and my basement flooding.
RoC has been around since 1995 and has based their products on scientific reserach that says retinol is the gold standard in anti-aging. Retinol can reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles while stimulating cell renewal. According to the pictures on their website, it really works. I’m not so sure. I don’t really have many wrinkles yet, but preventative measures are on my mind. My problem was that I want my sensitive eye skin to retian it’s elasticity but with the SPF in this cream, I was afraid to really slather it around my eyes. Anyone ever get any sort of sun block in their eyes? It’s not fun. I do have some forehead lines that have softened up a bit, but nothing earth shattering. The good news is the SPF works great. I spent a few days out in the sun for hours and my face was totally protected. Sometimes combo products don’t work as well but the SPF part was high quality.
It was not greasy either, like most sun blocks can be and it rubbed in easily. It did well as a moisturizer, too, my skin was not dried out after having it on the whole day. I just stayed far away from my eyes on this one. Here’s another reason I wasn’t crazy about this: Yes, it’s a drugstore product but even those can get a little expensive. This is about $16 for 1 oz. They recommend you use it for 8 weeks and one tube didn’t last that long. Almost, but not quite. For what I got, I wish it was a bit cheaper. It is the first RoC product I’ve tried and I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I’m glad I have it and will probably finish the tube, but I’m not rushing out to buy more.
I hope you all have a few more sun-filled weekends and if you were hit by Irene, hang in there. The lights will come back on and the floods will recede eventually. We’re all thinking of you!

Are any of you fans of drugstore standby RoC? Maybe I just tried the wrong product. Any that you love? Who else had Irene issues?

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