Elisabeth Arden Prevage | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Those who’ve been following me over the past five years know that I’m not that good with beauty routines. I don’t wash my face every night, I have no clear regime in place when it comes to creams (not even now I’ve hit the big 3-0), and I might not even be able to tell you what products I put on this morning. I could blame all of this on being a busy mom and business woman who tries to make everything work as best as I can, but in reality there isn’t a good reason for not doing beauty the right way. Since I started my blog, I’ve gained access to some pretty amazing beauty and skin care products, so it’s about time to put those to good use.

So, here I am, bare-faced on my blog, so that you can see my current skin condition before starting to use the PREVAGE® line by Elizabeth Arden. To be clear, I have done no re-touching to any of my portraits in this post so that you can clearly see my early-30’s fine lines and dark circles. The coming weeks I will take you with me on my journey with PREVAGE® to show you firsthand my experiences with the products—and what you can achieve if you add them to your skin care regimen…

Charlotte Groeneveld for Elisabeth Arden Prevage | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Elisabeth Arden Prevage | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Generally speaking I’m quite happy with the way my skin looks, but I have seen its condition change over the years, especially after having James and Stella. The lack of sleep that came with being a mom, and my somewhat absent skin regimen, has taken its toll. I have dry spots from time to time and there are thin lines around my eyes and mouth. Of course, they are from smiling (duh) but they remain even when my smile doesn’t. Also, I have dark circles under my eyes, which I must admit runs in my family. It often makes me look more tired than I actually am and I hate that; I’ve always hated that. So, if the products do what they promise, fine lines will be reduced by using the PREVAGE® Anti-aging Daily Serum and Eye Cream; the PREVAGE® Anti-aging Moisture Lotion will protect my skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays and will hydrate my somewhat dry skin immediately to give me a brighter and more radiant look; and the PREVAGE® Anti-aging Treatment Boosting Cleanser will make sure my skin is clean and in the perfect condition to “receive” the other three products.

Charlotte Groeneveld for Elisabeth Arden Prevage | THEFASHIONGUITAR

We will touch base on this matter in about four weeks, when I will tell you about my journey with PREVAGE®, my experiences with the products, and, of course, what difference it has made to my skin. Plus, you’ll be able to win the PREVAGE® line!

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau


  • Pardon My Obsession

    You are so brave to put your naked face on your blog, and this is so great ! You look amazing, not a day over thirty, even with two babies !



  • You’re skin looks amazing already!


      I can’t complain, but I have to maintain it well, so let’s see what the product does for me!!

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  • Sennett

    Curious to know how you feel about the products. You are such a natural beauty! I also have the dark circles that run in the family. People always ask me if im tired or ill. But most of the time im fine ;-)


      So far – only used it for one day – I can tell the product smells incredible, and the texture of the serum is amazing. Loving it!

      • Sennett

        Smell is also important. Good to know. Texture also. Lets see what your overall conclusion is going to be.

  • Nico

    You look sooooo fab!

    Rock and casual outfit on
    lb-lc fashion blog| bloglovin’

  • Lisa G.

    Such a natural beauty!


      Thanks liefje

  • chucky1012

    Nice to know that I am not the only one who don’t wash her face every evening.
    The products sounds good to me.


      No shame in that… We all know it’s not good, but sometimes tiredness has the upper hand ;)

  • These photos go to show what a natural beauty you are Charlotte. I’ll be interested to see what you make of these products. Although I love to slap all the lotions & potions I can on my face, nothing improves my skin as much as a good nights sleep!

    Hugs Adele xoxo


      I’ve just used it for one day, so I can’t tell more yet, but the smell of the product is amazing!!! Soon more..

  • Lizlizo

    Wow Charlotte, you are such a stunner! I can’t wait to hear what you think about these skincare products.

    – Liz