Thursday, March 8, 2012

Can't Live Without: Patricia Wexler MMPi Skin Regenerating Serum

Many years ago, a beauty editor friend of mine at In Style gave me a giant container of a Patricia Wexler product called MMPi Skin Regenerating Serum. I think I had complained about dry skin and she went into her cabinet of beauty products and handed me this full size container. All I knew was that "Pat Wexler" was a very popular dermatologist in Manhattan and now had joined the bandwagon of becoming a household name by creating a line of skincare. I also knew this stuff was expensive -- over $100 -- and was grateful for the freebie from my friend.

I remember liking Patricia Wexler's MMPi Skin Regenerating Serum, especially the consistency of it. Slick with a non-greasy "silicone" finish, I loved that this "serum" wasn't a liquid and it had a "powder" finish to it that seemed like a great foundation...for well, I couldn't help but also love the bright pink, slightly fuchsia hue. It went on clear but I liked that it had a bright, cheery color as if it was "play" makeup!

Fast forward a few years and I found myself in a Bath & Body Works store at Village Pointe in Omaha and rediscovered my "old" friend. They were having a special sale: buy any Patricia Wexler product for $35+ and this normally $150 3.4 ounce Patricia Wexler MMPi Skin Regenerating Serum is only $45. Seriously, it wasn't hard to pull the trigger on that deal.

It was the same giant sized tub that my friend had given me years earlier. All I remembered was that I liked the consistency, that it didn't do anything terrible to my skin and that I would use it very sparingly as I wanted to save it.

For reasons I can only attribute to being a "magazine editor cheapskate" (it was hard to actually buy beauty products when so many items were available for free by asking a beauty editor for something or a dollar at the beauty sales), I had never bought the Patricia Wexler serum again even though I liked it.

I'm now on my third purchased jar of Patricia Wexler serum. I am still a cheapskate, though; I bought all three jars during the $45 special promos that go on at Bath & Body Works.

The Patricia Wexler MMPi Skin Regenerating Serum is worth every penny (even if you have to pay the full price of $150). For those of you who like primers, this really takes the place of a primer and a moisturizer for those days that you don't want the heaviness of a lotion. It truly has an amazing powdery finish that is smooth but not greasy. And that bright pink color is definitely a cheery way to start the day!


Mr. Jay said...

Was this recently-- Is it still on sale? I have combo skin-dry and oily, but mainly oily.

Alice in Wonderland said...

Yes, I just got it. They didn't have it in stock at VP so they called around and put one on hold for me at Oak View. It seems like they're always doing this promo so I would just call and check stock and find out for sure if you're interested. I think this product would be great for oily skin too. I love it. I think it works for all skin.