Summer Afternoon in South Ken

So as promised last week, this is the post where I tell you all about my quest for Peter Pan perfect skin.

I’m not sure I can ever imagine having surgery (ask me again in 20 years!) and the very idea of willingly going under a scalpel sends shivers up my spine.

So I’m always happy to explore potential alternatives.

Especially when these alternatives mean a cold treat from the fridge every morning for the last two months! (More on that later.)

So I popped into South Ken for an update on how things were going.

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With my partner in crime, naturally.

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We ducked through mews streets, along cobbled roads and down rose lined pavements.

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Cat eye sunnies

Pink button-up dress

Sneakers // Blue Chanel (similar)

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Too hot in the sticky-pre-thunder-storm-sunshine, despite the pretty little dress.

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I’ve been sipping on these skin supplement drinks for exactly 60 days, and quite honestly my skin has never felt better or looked clearer.

It could just be a lick of sunshine, but it feels… glowy.

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So I was pretty excited to head to The Santi Clinic for a once-over and see what the real difference was.

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I’d been in when I started the supplement and they’d taken all sorts of measurements and tests.

They’d scanned me, prodded me, poked me and stretched me.

Taking note of my skin’s elasticity, collagen, density, hydration, and other bits and bobs.

Well, this time they did it all again!

And afterwards Tania and I popped out to lunch to wait for the results. Turning the corner into the paved area just beyond the tube station.

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Pulling up a free table and soaking up some of the sunshine.

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She plumped for a cheese filled crepe.

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And I went for a Cesar salad.

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So I imagine you’re curious about this mysterious supplement?

Drum roll, please…

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This is it.

Well, the travel sachet which you can throw into your handbag if you’re in a rush in the morning (and have kept me going throughout my travels over the last two months!)

It’s called Skinade, and judging from their press section I’m not the first to try them out.

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It’s essentially a tropical drink mixture stuffed to the brim with collagen, minerals, marine vitamins, all sorts! (Proper list here.)

You keep bottles in the fridge or mix a travel sachet with water.

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And drink it down!

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You buy them online and they just arrive in the post.

We whiled away the time watching the world go by, hoping the results would come in soon.

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We ducked into the book shop and came out with armfuls of goodies for the house!

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They sell the prints hanging in the window as wrapping paper, but at £2.99 you can frame them and plonk them on the walls!

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Happy with our new found bargains we finally headed back in for the verdict.

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Good news!

My skin seems to have stopped ageing! Or been delayed at the very least. My collagen has increased, skin density is up, hydration slightly better, it is darker (but it’s been sunny!)

We’re not talking huge numbers, less than 10% on all fronts in fact.

But if things aren’t deteriorating then perhaps I can stay in my 20s forever after all?

And if that’s not reason to celebrate with frozen yogurt I don’t know what is!

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We picked up a couple of cones from Jeff de Bruges, in rippled vanilla and raspberry.

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Here’s to Peter Pan skin!

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Just as long as it doesn’t take away my laughter lines.

There are some good memories in those.

My Skinade story is still a work in process, so perhaps I’ll check in this time next year and tell you how I’m getting on. In the mean time, check out some other reviews and I would certainly give it a good think over.

I’m pretty pleased with the results, and wouldn’t be sharing them otherwise. They say good skin starts from within, so I’m hoping this is the right track.

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