Tampa Bay Tribune Does Blind Test on Time Freeze Serum vs. Murad. Guess who came out on top?

Tampa Bay Tribune Does Blind Test on Time Freeze Serum vs. Murad. Guess who came out on top?
Before we get straight to the article, I want to preface this story with this: I had absolutely no clue that this article was done.
This was written by a client that really loved my line. She also happened to be a writer for the Tampa Tribune who took it upon herself to create this blind test. She never told me before she wrote it, and she never let me know about it afterwards, either. In fact, if it weren't for just this strange chance of fate, I might not had ever even known that this article was published about my own product!
It just so happens that my younger sister, Lauren works with a very big hair company, and her boss lives in Tampa. One day, rather soon after she had landed this prestigious position that she had worked so very hard for (I'm always so proud of her, btw) she was called into a meeting with her boss. 
Boss to Lauren: Do you have a sister named Jennifer Bradley? 
Lauren: Yes. (omg why is she asking me this ) 
****You, dear reader have to understand that I was, at one time the most unpredictable, yet predictably creative and weird member of my family. My nieces and nephews lovingly refer to me as Crazy Aunt Jen Jen, and yes I proudly earned that title simply by being the most fun, the most daring, but mostly because I was the original prankster in my youth. Lauren's first thought was OH NO WHAT DID SHE DO?*****
Boss to Lauren: Did you know that she made the Tampa Bay Tribune? 
Lauren:  No. I did not know this. Was not aware of this at all. (omg what did my sister do. wtf. did my sister do. Please tell me she is not in trouble or something. omg)
Boss Lady: Lauren, you did not tell me that she is Jennifer Bradley of www.jenniferbradley.com! Her Time Freeze just beat Murad in a blind test in the paper!
Lauren: Wow! Oh, yes, that is amazing. I will get you some products to try. That is incredible. This is awesome. I cannot wait to call her and let her know. (major sigh of relief and rush of excitement all at once)
So, that is how I found out about this article, and every time I think about how I found out, and how my sister was shaking in her boots thinking her big sister might have done something gawd awful embarrassing cracks me up to this day. The day isn't over, Lauren Bradley Parrish. I am sure I will find a way to do something totally embarrassing while doing a lot of things right. 
So, what does the  do, exactly? Time Freeze is a topical line "filler" that actually plumps your skin cells full of hydration, and then acts like hydraulics for the face. It basically lifts, and tightens skin with peptides. If you get that sunken eye appearance, apply Time Freeze first and then apply your Clearly Younger Skin w Retinol (Goddessy Creme) or Luminosity Ultimate Line Relaxing Creme
I use it on my forehead, around my mouth, as I get heavy mouth lines, and always always under eyes, as crow's feet are so hereditary in my family. Big eyes, wide smiles= lines, creases. The Time Freeze does wonders for filling in and getting skin smooth. The best part is that this product is not just a gimmicky tightener that leaves residue on skin to where you cannot wear it under makeup. It is a makeup artist's dream bc it makes skin so smooth. This is the reason why today, at 44 years young, I only get botox once a year. The Time Freeze really does all the work. Botox is very expensive, only lasts about three months, and it makes me look frozen. The Time Freeze, on the other hand gives very injection like results every single day. And it is painless, cost effective, and doesn't give me "frozen face."
This is the perfect prep for mature skin, because you are basically restoring hyaluronic acid, the most powerful moisture binder on the planet topically. Hyaluronic Acid is what is injected in skin when people go to the dermatologist or plastic surgeon and get Restalyne to plump up lips or lines on face. 
I am sure you are wondering why this used to be $98.00, and now it is $58.00 and in a .6 ounce size.... 
Everyone used to complain about the price of this absolutely incredible product. I actually used to sell it for $128.00 an ounce! This was not because I am greedy, it is because my company is one of the only ones that use such a high concentration of this very expensive ingredient. Also, we use Matrixyl to boost collagen production and a highly potent multi peptide that really tightens the skin. It is a lot easier for me to create this product in a .6 ounce size, and sell it for $58.00. vs. the old price of $128.00. As my company has grown, and as I can buy in larger quantities, I give these savings for you. 
Today, if you are ready to try the Time Freeze MAX, and you want to save $, just use this coupon code: timefreeezeme
To get $10 off and a bonus gift with purchase 
Okay, now read the article! It is awesome! And so are you. :)
tbo: Tampa Bay Online.

Beauty Board Tests Wrinkle-Reducing Serums

If the ads for popular beauty products leave you skeptical, relax. Our 4you Beauty Board’s veteran testers are ready to try the latest and greatest when it comes to all things beauty. We’ll share what worked and what bombed with the hope of making your life a little easier.


Jennifer Bradley Time Freeze with Matrixyl 3000

Available at www.jenniferbradley.com 

“Time Freeze with Matrixyl 3000 is an extraordinary medical grade blend of peptides to reduce wrinkle depth, combined with a powerful collagen booster in a hyaluronic acid rich serum.”

Rating: A

Cloe says: I don’t have a lot of wrinkles, and I want to keep it that way for as long as possible. Beauty guru Jennifer Bradley packed this product with powerful peptides, including hyaluronic acid, and the light, silky serum immediately tightens your skin, lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And it lasts all day. It isn’t an itchy, uncomfortable tightening as with other time-freeze serums I’ve tried. It also works well as a makeup primer on my oily skin, allowing my foundation to glide on and look smoother. It’s recommended you use the product morning and evening to improve the look of your skin. I used it only during the day, and I still saw visible results.

Cloe Cabrera, 46, writes about entertainment and style for the Tribune, TBO.com and Centro Tampa


Lea Black Advanced Anti-Aging Serum

Available at leablackbeauty.com; $49.95 (regular price $65) for 1 ounce

“Increases skin’s overall elasticity to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

Rating: B

Michelle says: Normally, I would not want to give a single penny to someone who does reality TV — in this case, that would be Lea Black of “The Real Housewives of Miami,” who is married to celebrity lawyer Roy Black. But it’s my duty as a Beauty Board reviewer to be open-minded, so I gave this anti-aging serum a fair trial. And yes, Lea, you sold me. I combined it with the intensive moisture renewal cream, and the two-step process did wonders for my skin — softening and plumping it up and giving it a nice sheen. Turns out Black has more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic formulation and development, so she’s not just lending her famous name to a product line. A serum is something all 50-plus women should add to their daily regime, especially those of us who can’t afford a surgical do-over. Your skin will drink this up and be better for it.

Michelle Bearden, 58, covers faith and values for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA-TV.


Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum

Available at Sephora and murad.com; $89 for 1 ounce

“A fast-acting treatment serum featuring Resilient-C Complex to rapidly boost radiance and reverse visible signs of environmental damage.”

Grade: C

Clarisa says: I usually don’t check the price of a product until after I test it, and — holy sticker shock — I was surprised when I did. The Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum is a pricey $89 for 1 ounce. But I experienced few of the promised results. A dark spot on my cheek didn’t fade, and I often had some redness/sensitivity after applying the serum. It wasn’t all negative though. I did see pores shrink on my nose (a trouble spot). I also liked the recommendation to apply it on your neck and chest. Maybe it’s just that I don’t give those areas enough attention, but the serum was a welcome relief there. The serum was lightweight and initially a little sticky, so I applied it before bed versus pre-makeup in the morning. Murad is well known for its skincare line so I’m still not ready to give up on its products. I’m (so far) a fan of an eye cream I’m testing.

Clarisa Gerlach, 42, is a TBO.com news editor.


PRAI 24K Gold Caviar Wrinkle Repair Serum

Available at praibeauty.com, hsn.com and amazon.com; $55 for 1 ounce (currently $44.95 on hsn.com)

“Go for the gold and win back 10 years for your skin! Our proprietary formula jump-starts your skin’s luminosity with powerful wrinkle-fighting peptides and luxurious 24K gold to leave it radiant and glowing. It appears lit from within.”

Rating: B

Kim says: I’ve been using a moisturizer daily since I was in my teens, but I haven’t yet added a serum to my regular routine. I wish I could say this one made a huge difference. This PRAI product has a nice scent, it goes on smoothly and it feels great on my skin. BUT it didn’t seem to tone, tighten or erase deep wrinkles any more than the (very good and very expensive) moisturizer I use twice a day. Since its primary purpose is to repair, I’m not all that impressed. Also, the “radiant glow” I’m supposed to get from this product comes from a glittery shimmer the serum leaves on the skin. Though I think many women like this look, I don’t care for it. I’m still searching for my miracle cream.

Kim Franke-Folstad, 55, is the editor of 4you.



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