1. The Venus Effect

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15Click on the topmost title to open and scroll

    VENeffect is a skin care line that contains plant-based phytoestrogens to combat the effects of hormonal aging on skin.


    “The Venus Effect” is a term coined for the week when a woman’s peaking estrogen causes heightened vitality and beauty. It is also what inspired sisters Cecil & Dr. Rebecca Booth to create VENeffect. Dr. Booth is also the author of The Venus Week, about the powerful effect of estrogen, so she is familiar with the subject.


    The VENeffect skin care collection contains “proprietary phytoestrogen complex: plant-based molecules that safely and effectively restore collagen, dramatically increasing elasticity and reversing the signs of aging.”


    I recently tried a sample of VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15. It is designed to enhance collagen production, helps reverse sun damage, and dramatically improves skin elasticity while offering broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.


    I really liked the way this moisturizer feels and the luminous look it gave my skin. As a journalist who has covered anti-aging and women’s health extensively, I am convinced of the effectiveness of these ingredients in helping to fight the signs of aging. This line is one to try if you are combating hormonally-aging skin. My main quibble is with the low SPF. I hate to layer SPF with moisturizer so I prefer minimum SPF 30 intended for day wear.


    The light weight moisturizer contains VENeffect’s exclusive Phytoestrogen Blend of grape seed, red clover, and soy extracts which are proven to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid, reverse the signs of aging, and restore skin’s vitality and glow. Genistein, an effective phytoestrogen, has been clinically shown to repair sun damage and reduce inflammation.

    There are also Peptides to stimulate collagen production and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. Vitamins B and C have been shown to improve skin tone as well as help to lighten age spots, improve radiance, and enhance a healthy glow.


    The moisturizer has a UVA/UVB SPF 15 which the company states is “designed to protect skin from incidental daily sun exposure”.





    Find it at NeimanMarcus.com, Dermstore.com, SpaceNK.com, CosBar.com and Bloomingdales.com.