Here's a secret that few people will tell you: sallow, devitalized skin can add years to your appearance. Dewy, smooth skin, supported by collagen is a sign of youth.
Of course you can add collagen with dermal filler. While dermal fillers can fill in wrinkles and hollow under the eyes it can not polish and brighten the skin. So here's a trick: peppermint hydrosol.
Peppermint essential oils can rev up blood circulation to the skin, giving it a brighter appearance, however, peppermint essentential oil can actually burn if placed directly on the skin. The superb smelling peppermint hydrosol however, contains just a fraction of peppermint oil. All the same, caution is urged and it is suggested you test it on your wrist.
To one teaspoon of peppermint hydrosol add 4 drops of fennel and 5 drops of frankincense. Fennel is considered beneficial to smoker's and dull skin. Frankincense is gentle and smoothing to the skin. Calms dry irritated skin. Stir oils well into peppermint hydrosol.
Blend the hydrosol and oils with one ounce of the cream. Patch test for reaction. Apply small amount to skin and watch your skin brighten up!