Yup, it was that serious.
But did you notice how I said USED TO? Thanks to a trip to the mall on a random Tuesday to pick up something totally non-skincare related, I stopped by my fave skincare counter at Neiman Marcus for a quick chat with my beauty guru (no names to be mentioned in order to protect the innocent, because after all, it's her job to sell these things!) and she put me up on some serious game. She asked: