I never thought I’d say this, but I actually miss the days when blemishes were my biggest problem. I think because there was always the promise that when I managed to clear it up, gorgeous glowing skin was waiting for me on the other side. Since turning 40, when I look in the mirror, I’m starting to see lines and maybe even a little sagging. So I’m willing to complicate my regime for the right results. After cleansing at night, I applied the Prédermine Firming Wrinkle Repair Serum, which was very lightweight and absorbed instantly. I then layered a retinol ampoule, a fast-absorbing oil, over my face. I occasionally use a prescription retinoid, so I’m used to something stronger, but this would be a great option for women who want to add retinol. I finished with the 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream, which I feared would be too heavy for me. However, I think my skincare routine is still playing catch-up, because I found that I woke up with much softer-feeling skin than usual. For me, this formula is just a little too heavily fragranced to stick with it, but I love the serum and ampoules. Overall, the line smoothing takes months and I’m only a few weeks in, but my skin does look plumper and more radiant.