Porcelana: I See Spots

My paternal grandma had them. I see them on other mature women too. Now I’m getting them. Liver spots is what Grandma called them. Whatever they could be, I don’t want them!! I’m sure that not putting an SPF on the back of my hands, while growing up, has led to this.

Before I head off to a med spa to treat these spots, because that’s where I’m headed, I’m trying to use an over the counter product. So far, not so good. I grew up seeing Porcelana commercials. So, I got me a day and night cream…

toss or trash 019toss or trash 022I tried the pair for four months straight. I even would apply the day cream twice a day when I thought of it. I really, really, REALLY wanted it to work.

The package makes some impressive claims. This is from the day cream…

toss or trash 047The night cream gives the same type of claims…

toss or trash 057Kudos to the day cream for putting in SPF…

toss or trash 043But, it doesn’t say how much sunscreen. And, if it didn’t do a thing for fading my spots, can I trust it to have SPF too?

A bit of a look at the ingredients in the day cream. I see mineral oil and that doesn’t make me happy…

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On the top is the night cream. Below, is the day cream that I found to be thicker and didn’t absorb into my skin hardly at all. And underneath both creams, age spots that are still present…

toss or trash 040As disappointed as I am, the $8 I shelled out for each of these wasn’t a huge loss. My faith in a ‘tried and true’ product disappoints me more. Maybe I have particularly stubborn spots and these two products work for others. All I can say is that, for me, Porcelana wasn’t spot on.

Are you old enough to consider using Porcelana? If you ever have, did it work?