I’ve made several references now (some thinly veiled, others decidedly less so) on ITG to the fact that I’m something of a hoarder, and that my bathroom is essentially a terrifying place full of bottles and tubs and tubes and other tricks of the beauty-editing trade clamoring for the same (limited) shelf space. So, when I first began my current relationship with Tammy Fender’s all-natural, ultra-holistic, made-with-care products—which has become, I'm not ashamed to tell you, a love affair—some of that clutter started to seem less and less necessary. Turns out, I am a one-woman woman (for the time being), and that woman's name is Tammy, and it's all because of her Antioxidant Creme.
The face cream has a loose, luxurious texture that, when lovingly massaged (remember Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross? "Always Be Closing?" Well, Always Massage Lovingly) into the skin post-cleansing/exfoliating, significantly improves both its suppleness and overall moisture, without leaving you greasy. It absorbs quickly and leaves the skin smooth, relaxed, and refined. If you wear makeup every day, it’s the perfect base layer. If you don’t, you won’t look like you need to. The effect is like you’ve never had dry skin (or a blemish, for that matter) in your life and you get 8-10 hours of sleep every night and drink all the water you’re supposed to, all the time, and only ever have nice things to say about other people—all of which is to say, your skin looks fantastic.
Fender, a Palm Beach-based aesthetician with a cult following, calls this neroli- and orange-infused formula a “multi-vitamin-in-a-jar.” Aside from its anti-oxidant and collagen-stimulating benefits (due to ingredients such as lavender flowers, algae extract, carrot seed, the aforementioned neroli and sweet orange), the jar claims it will also bring ‘emotional and spiritual benefits’ and ‘a sense of overall well-being.' What I’m basically saying is: it might be magic? And more to the point, I think that I believe in magic. (Which is sort of timely, considering today might be the END OF DAYS; however the bumper sticker remains, 'If the Mayans were so good at predicting the future, wouldn't there still be Mayans?') Anyways, try it out—you'll believe in it, too. And if it really is the end of days, Tammy, I'm just glad I finally found you.
Pick up Tammy Fender's Antioxidant Creme here.