Showing posts with label anti-aging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anti-aging. Show all posts

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

A Mixed Bag: Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream & Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum

This, my friends, is a review of two halves, neither of which add up to a particularly impressive whole.  Kiehl's recently added Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum to the existing purple-jar'ed Super Multi-Corrective Cream.  Both products sit firmly in the anti-aging category, and both promise results fast - the eye serum, in fact, promises firmer, more refined skin after a mere week of use.

The Super Multi-Corrective Eye Opening Serum, I think, is the lesser of the two products, simply because I don't really think it does much other than hydrate the eye area (although, to be fair, my undereye area feels significantly more hydrated than usual).  Compared to its promises of lifting, smoothing, refining, and even eye-opening (I assume they don't mean this literally), it's a little underwhelming, particularly at the high price point of £36 for 15ml.

The Super Multi-Corrective Cream, however, is a little more impressive - perhaps because it claims a little less.  Like many anti-aging creams, it promises a more refined texture and some wrinkle smoothing action.  I don't really have particularly deep wrinkles myself, so I didn't notice significant wrinkle-smoothing effects, but I do have a frown line which I noticed has smoothed out a little. Most noticeably, my skin is much better hydrated after using this moisturiser, particularly at night on top of an AHA toner - I wake with velvety soft skin.  It's too rich for use during the day at the moment, but once winter sets in in earnest I'll be turning to this cream for a really good whack of moisture.  My only criticisms are that it's a little too strongly scented for my liking - although this comes from the essential oils in the formula rather than any added scent - and that at £48 for 50ml, it's a big investment for something which is mostly hydrating.  Those with dry or very dry skin may find it worth it, though, particularly as it absorbs completely within fifteen minutes, which is unusual for something with this much emollient effect.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

No 7 Early Defence Skincare

No 7 recently stepped away from the high-power anti-aging ingredients and brought out a range for "young skin".  They deliberately avoid specifying just what age range they're targeting, but the gist of it is that Early Defence is for skin which is concerned about aging, but not currently experiencing lines or wrinkles which require stronger ingredients to tackle.

I've been using the Early Defence Day Cream, £19.50; Night Cream, also £19.50; and Eye Cream, £13.50, for a couple of months now, and whilst I've not noticed any particular change in my skin, I am impressed by the Night Cream in particular - it's got a lighter texture than many night creams I've tried in the past, and absorbs quickly, too.  In the morning my skin feels well hydrated and velvety, and has noticeably less oily residue than it does when I use a heavier cream.  For those looking for a skin-quenching, lightweight night cream, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a try.

The Day Cream and Eye Cream are less impressive - whilst the day cream has SPF 15 and a light feeling texture to its favour, it's a little on the heavy side throughout the day - I find my combination, not very oily skin gets shiny by lunch time if I've used the Day Cream in the morning.  Nothing that can't be fixed with a spot of powder, but I've found better day creams which hydrate the skin without making it oily.  The Eye Cream is okay - it feels pretty basic, with a melting hydrating formula which didn't really have any effect on the fine lines around my eyes other than keeping the area moist.

Overall, then, if you're looking for a simple moisturising regime which doesn't skimp on hydration and doesn't wage war on wrinkles with strong ingredients, Early Defence might be worth a try.  Particularly the Night Cream, which I'm continuing to use on top of facial oil for an extra hydrating treat.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

A game of two halves: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion

Murad is a brand I have somewhat mixed feelings about:  on one hand, they make some effective skincare which is pretty innovative (for example the weirdly bouncy eye cream I tried recently), but on the other, their products are pretty expensive and can be hit and miss - a combination which can make for some very expensive mistakes.

Rapid Collagen Infusion is an anti-aging serum designed to plump up and hydrate the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.  It also claims to promote healthy collagen in the skin, which I suspect is a bit of a long shot for a topical product, but whatever.

Texture wise, it's very interesting - the formula is thick but incredibly silky and velvety, sinking into the skin within moments.  Skin is left feeling incredibly smooth, and a little bit firmer too.  The plumping effect seems good, too, as my frown lines seem a little softer after application too.  Long term, I've not noticed a huge difference in my skin bar a little extra firmness; the main selling point for me is the smoothness and the plumping action.

And here's the rub:  this serum costs £65 a tube, which is a high price to pay, particularly when I feel that the effects are pretty similar to Clinique's Turnaround Serum, which also gives incredibly smooth skin, and costs £37.  Granted, the Clinique product doesn't have that extra-firming punch, but I'm not sure it's worth an extra £28 on the pricetag.

If you're interested in trying Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion, you'll find it on the Murad website, where they're selling a special limited edition in support of the Prince's Trust - £10 of the price goes to the charity.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Philosophy Time in a Bottle for Eyes

I've been testing out Philosophy's Time in a Bottle for Eyes for about a month now, and colour me impressed.  It's a lightweight, hydrating serum for the eye area, designed to be layered with a traditional eye cream, and it claims to brighten and smooth the eye area.

Texture wise, it's incredibly light and fluid, as you can see from the photo above - it's a silky liquid which sinks into the skin very quickly, leaving no residue and yet still somehow hydrating the eye area very, very well.  I've not needed another eye cream on top of it, but if you have very dry skin around your eyes you might want to layer up with a richer cream.

And as for the effects... I've noticed a marked improvement in the dark circles in the corner of my undereye area, and my fine lines are a little smoother than usual.  I'm more impressed with the day-long hydration afforded by this super-light serum than the brightening effects, though - in the past I've had slightly flaky areas appear towards the end of the day, particularly as the weather gets colder, but I've not experienced any dryness since I started using this lovely product.

At £36 for 15ml, there's no doubt that this is an expensive serum, and if your eyes are used to very rich creams, you might find that the need for both this serum and a cream makes your eye hydration regime a very expensive affair.  Used alone, though, it's actually quite economical - I've been using it twice daily for a month and there are no signs that it's going to run out anytime soon.  Find it now at the Philosophy website.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight

I've only been trialling Philosophy's new Miracle Worker Overnight moisturiser for a few weeks, and I'm already impressed.  The cream is velvety and light, almost souffle like in texture, and it absorbs quickly into the skin and leaving it feeling well moisturised and very, very smooth.  I've found that it does need to be applied to absolutely clean skin or you'll get those little strands of product appearing as you rub it in.

I absolutely love the scent - to my nose it has a gloriously orangey-cocoa scent, which makes it smell faintly of a grown up, sophisticated chocolate orange.  Other reviewers have said that it smells virtually scent free or smells of mushrooms, though, so if you're sensitive to scented products it's probably worth having a sniff in store before purchasing.

As for the effects, I've not quite been using it long enough to see the results - I can say that my skin already feels smoother and softer.  My frown lines and slight crow's feet seem a little less noticeable, too.  At £45 for a stuffed-to-the-gills 60ml pot, Miracle Worker Overnight is around the average mark for a department store brand anti-aging moisturiser.  Find it now at the Philosophy website - I'll report back in a few more weeks on my final thoughts.

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Monday, 9 June 2014

Elemis Pro Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Elemis, high end skincare purveyors extraordinaire, have released a new product which falls into a category I've never, ever tried before.  Meet Pro Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks (mouthful!), which are serum soaked, hydra gel patches you stick to your undereye area.  They promise to smooth, hydrate and firm the eye area, with the effect lasting up to six hours.  You get six sachets, each containing two eye patches (yarr), in each box.

To apply, remove from sachet, separate from backing, stick to face.  Excuse the moody expression here, I was trying very, very hard not to move my face at all.  Which isn't actually necessary, as these masks stick themselves on pretty well by themselves.

Before and after
Twenty minutes later, my undereye area felt much, much firmer, and very well hydrated.  If you make this before/after comparison photo very large, you can probably see that whilst the effects aren't significant, my fine lines are smoother, and in general my eye area looks brighter and less, well, dehydrated.

At £46 a box, this product is very, very expensive, particularly given that it's a quick fix product which doesn't produce a long lasting effect, making them less of an everyday product and more of a special occasion prep product.  I could totally see myself using these in the run up to a big day - brides, take note - to make sure that I look my absolute best in important photos.  Find them now at Time to Spa.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Decleor Aromessence Mandarine

Decleor have celebrated their 40th birthday by releasing a new range of skincare - the Aroma Lisse range utilises Mandarin Oil to fight the signs of aging.  One of the four products is this Aromessence Mandarine, a rich night balm designed to smooth and hydrate the skin.

The packaging works against it a little - because it's a solid balm, you need to scoop out a little bit using your fingertips, and the jar neck is quite narrow - I've solved the problem by scraping some off with my fingernail, but it's still a little awkward.

As you might expect, it smells delightfully citrusy.  It's also incredibly thick and rich - the texture is more akin to a balm cleanser like Elemis' Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, and like a balm cleanser it melts and softens on the fingertips so you can massage it into the skin.

Dry, parched skin will feel dreamily soft and hydrated in the morning, and visibly plumped up for good measure.  If your skin is normal or oily, I wouldn't recommend trying this - it's so rich it's quite likely to overload delicate or oily skins.

At £33 for 15ml, this is one expensive balm - although it is made of 100% natural ingredients including shea butter, mandarin oil, and evening primrose oil.  If you like a facial oil but find a liquid texture too much hard work, you'll love this - the solid texture is much more travel friendly, whilst still packing a potent hydrating punch and actively encouraging a bit of facial massage.  Find it at the Decleor website now.

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Olay Regenerist Super 10 Minute Miracle Primer

Olay recently added a new product to their anti-aging Regenerist range - Super 10 Minute Miracle is a primer, which acts to prep the skin for makeup whilst filling in fine lines, softening wrinkles, and giving the skin a silky smooth texture.  It's not just cosmetic, either - it contains skincare ingredients to fight wrinkles over time too.

The question is - does it work?  I applied a dab to my bare skin and waited ten minutes to see the effects.

Left: before; right: after
On my early-30s skin, I can't see a huge difference, although if you look really, really closely, my emerging forehead lines and frown lines do look slightly softened.  The biggest draw for me was the texture of my skin after use - it had that super-silky feeling you get from a silicone based primer.  That's normally a warning sign that certain foundations are going to apply badly and rub off my skin in little strands, but I was pleased to find that none of my foundations reacted badly to this - all of them applied smoothly, and stayed in place longer too.

Overall, whilst I'm not entirely convinced by the wrinkle claims, I do like this as a primer - the fact that it has long term benefits puts it ahead of other primers.  At £19.99, it's on a par with high end primers from premium brands, but the 50ml pump contains a lot of product, protects it from light and the air, and dispenses tiny dabs at a time, meaning it'll last ages.  If you're looking for something with wrinkle-blurring, smoothing, skin-loving effects, it's definitely worth a try.

Find Olay's Super 10 Minute Miracle Primer now at Boots.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mum Review: Elemis Pro Intense Lift Super System

Elemis recently released a 30 day system designed to lift and firm the skin.  It contains thirty serum ampoules, half to be used in the morning and half in the evening, a firming night cream, an eye cream, and four Jowl and Chin Masks which physically lift the chin and jowl areas by looping over the ears, to be used weekly.  Designed for mature skin, I handed my sample directly over to my Mum, who's in her early sixties and is concerned about wrinkles.  I also gave her a few other Elemis sample sizes I had knocking around so she could try the system in tandem with other Elemis products.  Her thoughts follow.

Firstly I must say that I was extremely diligent about following the directions and carrying out the regime ... didn't miss out on doing what I was supposed to all.

Having got a cleanser and various moisturisers from you too I used that in conjunction with the Pro Intense ... day time only as a night cream was included.  So used only Elemis for the full 30 days.

My skin felt good .. Not too oily and not dry .. Tho the serum felt rather oily going on.  I think I liked the eye cream .. unusual for me cause I get puffy eyes very easily when trying different eye creams.  I did feel that my skin was more taut but also felt that it wasn't less lined (my Olay I feel leaves my skin less lined than the Elemis did.)  Having stopped now and really looking for differences, I don't feel that it that much good for me .. Not enough good to spent £155 every month ... When my Olay cost £40 and lasts a lot longer and does almost the same for me.

Being as expensive as it is ... The face masks should have not broken (the loops broke) .. The serum should have been easier to access and I should not have run out of night cream 2 days before the end of the serum (perhaps I just used too much).

Would like to see the before and after photos as it is quite hard to tell just looking into a mirror.  Certainly just looking into the mirror ... magnified and all .. It did not make enough of a difference  that I could see to make me buy it !

And here are the before and after photos.  In the first photo, my Mum isn't wearing makeup, but she is in the second - I think I see an improvement around the jawline, less puffiness around the eyes, and I think the lines under her eyes are a little less deep.  At £155 a pop, though, I'd expect something a little life changing!

If you're keen to try Pro Intense Lift Super Serum yourself, you'll find it at official Elemis stockist Time to Spa, where it costs £155 for a month's supply.

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Review: By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation

The fabulous Terry de Gunzburg has released another new product, again with a slightly silly name.  Terrybly Densiliss is a serum/foundation hybrid, which combines a fluid foundation with an anti-wrinkle serum.  According to the clinical trials, Terry's subjects found that their skin looked 10 years younger after using the foundation continuously for sixty days.  Impressive stuff, particularly given that it was tested on women aged 40 - 60, instead of on fresh faced 20 - 30 year olds.

Anyway, on to the before and after photos.

On the left, I am a bit red faced, hot and sweaty, and looking more than a little flustered.  On the right, I'm still flustered, but my skintone has been evened out, and my skin has a lovely semi-matte radiant finish.

And here's a photo when I'm wearing more than just foundation, to save you from being distracted by my non-existent lashes and non-matching eyebrows.

I really like the finish that Densiliss gives - it has a decent level of coverage, but it still looks like natural skin, and it's sort of semi-matte and radiant without being too dewy.  It also feels incredibly silky when you apply it, and it blends like a dream.  Like many By Terry products, it is scented - it's not too overpowering, but you do notice it as you apply.

As for the skincare claims, I can't really comment on them.  I've been using Densiliss for the past couple of weeks, but I've not been using it every day (I tend to switch my foundation based on the weather, or my skin texture), so I can't say I've noticed much of a difference.  I'm definitely convinced that it keeps my skin hydrated and comfortable whilst I'm wearing it, but I can't say much more than that.

Let's get it out there - this foundation costs £75.  £75 is a lot of money to pay for a foundation, but perhaps the combination of foundation and serum in one means you could afford to skimp a bit on skincare serums you already use.  However - this only really works if you wear the foundation all day every day (and not if you change your foundation regularly, like I do).  So, unless you have the cash to splash out on a very high end foundation for the sake of its foundation performance, you're best off investing in this as part of your skincare regime - which means committing to applying it regularly.

Find it at Space NK now.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

(Only slightly related to) La Prairie Anti Aging Eye & Lip Contour Cream

A while ago I went along to House of Fraser on London's Oxford Street to be introduced to La Prairie products, both new releases and old favourites.  The event was lovely - the ladies from both the PR firm and La Prairie were helpful, providing in depth explanations into the La Prairie sub-ranges, and smearing creams on any available bits of skin so we could feel the textures.  BUT.  Most of the bloggers at the event were in their 20s or early 30s.  And this product, one of the new launches, costs a staggering £126 for a 20ml pot.  Are we the right people to be testing what is a very expensive, very high science anti-aging product?  Probably not.

I've been using it for a few weeks now, and my eye area does indeed look smoother, my fine crow's feet do look diminished, and my skin is undoubtedly very well hydrated and very firm.  I'm just not sure that the effects on my limited wrinkles really provide enough of a test for this product.  So I'll be handing my other La Prairie eye cream, one from the classic range, over to my Mum for a proper test.

On the upside, your £126 also includes some pretty cool packaging - this little wand comes with the cream, and you're supposed to take a dab out of the pot and apply it to the skin using the wand rather than your fingers. The wand is metallic, and therefore has a lovely cooling effect when you apply the cream with it.  Oh, and it's MAGNETIC, so you can't lose it - it sticks to the lid of the pot.  Very, very cool.

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Quick Pick: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream

According to the timestamp on this photo, I've been using Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus eye cream since February - I'm now halfway into the pot and I really, really like it.  It's a velvety cream which is surprisingly quickly absorbed for something so rich.  I was expecting to use it only in the evening, but it sinks in so quickly I use it in the morning too.  

I don't think it's had an effect on my dark circles, but it's definitely improved the firmness of my eye area.  Those little diagonal lines (which are just starting to become noticeable for me) are also softened and smoothed, to the extent that I really wish I'd taken before photos for comparisons sake.  

At £28, it is an expensive eye cream - but it combines actual results with an easy to use format.  Plus, I've been using it for three months already and I'm only halfway through the pot, so it does last well.  I'll definitely repurchase.

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream Limited Edition

Elemis' iconic Pro Collagen Marine Cream celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year, and Elemis are releasing a special edition to celebrate.  

The cream comes in a lovely box with turquoise and silver decorative patterns, nestled in a very plush turquoise drawstring bag.

The lid of the jar itself has also been given a bit of a makeover, sporting a similar pattern to the box lid.

This special edition whopping large 100ml jar costs £99 - undoubtedly a lot of money to spend on a moisturiser, but given that the normal 100ml jar costs £135, and the 50ml jar costs £79, the limited edition does represent good value for money if you regularly purchase Pro Collagen Marine Cream.

Personally, I've never tried it before - but I look forward to having a go as soon as I'm done with my current jar of moisturiser.

The limited edition Pro Collagen Marine Cream is available now through the usual Elemis suppliers, including the official online stockist, Time to Spa.

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mum Review: CACI Anti-Aging Facial

My Mum did enjoy her facial (and my rather invasive photography), she just refuses to smile in photos.  
I recently attended an introduction to CACI, a facial system which describes itself as a "non surgical facelift".  The system began life as a medical treatment to deal with facial palsy - electric microcurrents were applied to the affected muscles to restore muscle tone.  Now in use as a beauty treatment, a typical CACI facial involves a therapist using a machine to manipulate and re-educate all 32 facial muscles using microcurrent.  Some of its celebrity endorsers include Barbara Windsor, Dale Winton (eek) and Jennifer Lopez.

I was offered a complimentary CACI facial to experience the effects myself - but being a mere thirty, and having few lines and wrinkles (thankfully), I decided to pass the opportunity on to my Mum.  We trundled down to the very swanky Four Seasons Hotel to visit the spa, and my Mum was treated to a combined facial using ESPA products and the Ultimate CACI machine, which does microdermabrasion and hydration as well as microcurrent.  

She reported that the facial was lovely, with her therapist taking the time to explain products and techniques throughout in response to her questions.  I took photos before the treatment and after the treatment to see if the results were as impressive as CACI say (although, naturally, a course is recommended for the most dramatic effects).

I think I can see improvement even after the one session - even if I do have to look very, very closely (click on the photo to view it full size and high res).  Frown lines look more shallow, vertical lines around the lips look less pronounced, the skin looks overall brighter and more even, and I'm fairly sure that the cheeks look significantly smoother (which is backed up by my brother independently saying that my Mum's cheeks looked less wrinkly a few hours later).  Overall, it does look like CACI provides some skin-tightening, wrinkle-reducing effects as promised, even after a single session.  Even if the deeper wrinkles between nose and mouth and on the forehead seem the same as before.  My Mum's curiousity has been piqued to the extent that she's going to have a few more sessions at a local (less expensive) salon.  

Have you tried CACI?  Let us know in the comments!

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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Review: Nuxe Fondant Firming Cream

Luxurious, natural thinking French brand Nuxe have recently revamped their bodycare range, adding new products designed to address specific skin concerns such as cellulite and loss of firmness.  Fondant Firming Cream is, unsurprisingly, the one designed to help firm and lift the skin.  Nuxe describe it as having a "delightful texture" that's "easily absorbed".

Scented gently with a breeze of coconut, I'll agree that it has a delightful texture - the consistency is soft, silky, almost air whipped, and manages to be both light and rich at once.  A little dab goes a long way, thanks to the silkiness - but I definitely wouldn't agree with the easily absorbed.  Every time I've tried to use this cream, it starts to roll off in those annoying little strands of product almost immediately after I've massaged it evenly across my skin.  I've tried it several times on squeaky clean skin, not squeaky clean skin, and I've even gone so far as to try it on my husband's arm, as his skin is much drier than mine.  Same effect.

Not one for me, I'm afraid - perhaps it's best used by those with dry, dehydrated skin, although the Nuxe website does say it's suitable for all skin types, and that it can be used year round.  I won't be getting anywhere near the bottom of the tub on this one!
If you want to try Nuxe's Fondant Firming Cream for yourself, you'll find it at FeelUnique, where it will set you back £33 for 200ml.  Have you tried this product?  Did it work better for you?  What do you think about firming bodycare products in general?  Let us know in the comments!

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Review: Dr Nick Lowe Age Correct Eye Serum

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Every time I think or type Dr Nick Lowe, I remind myself of Dr Nick Riviera from the Simpsons - "Hi everybody!".  Dr Nick Lowe, distinguished dermatologist and creator of moisturisers I really quite like, is a good deal more trustworthy than Dr Nick from the Simpsons - particularly where skincare is concerned.  This Age Correct product is a "lightweight, ultra-moisturising eye serum" which instantly "firms, tones, and moisturises the delicate undereye area".

Now, I find this last part a little misleading: whilst the blurb claims it works on the under eye area, the directions say to apply it around the eye area.  So I've been using it as stated on the directions - smoothed gently with my ring fingers around my undereyes and across my eyelids.  And let me tell you - when the description says "ultra moisturising", they mean ultra moisturising.  Since I started testing this product out, my eyelids (already pretty oily) have become unstoppable eyeshadow guzzlers, capable of turning any eye look into shiny oily goo within a few hours.  Even Urban Decay Primer Potion has been incapable of preventing the oily effect.

This might be partially down to the packaging: one pump dispenses enough to more than adequately cover both eyes.  Between the thin, silky texture and the amount of product dispensed in one pump, it's easy to overapply the product (or else resign yourself to losing half of what you get out of the pump).  The texture of the product is actually rather lovely - silky and smooth, it's easy to apply to the eyelid and doesn't cause any dragging; the serum takes a few minutes to sink in, so it's difficult to be overly hard on the delicate skin in the eye area.

Unfortunately, due to the oil slicks caused by the serum, and the packaging which dispenses too much, I've had to suspend my testing after 2 weeks, instead of my usual month or so - so I have no comparison photos.  I suspect that it might work out better for someone who suffers from dry skin around the eye area - but for me and my normal skin and oily lids, it's far too moisturising.  

If your eyes are dry and crying out for some moisture, you'll find Dr Nick Lowe's Age Concern Eye Serum at Boots, where it'll cost you around £17 for 15ml.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Review - Melvita Naturalift

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First things first - this product is great. It's not great because it's ECO-Cert accredited, or because it's cruelty free, or because it's infused with active naturals (although all those things are good).

It's good because it is an absolute pleasure to use. I added this moisturiser to my daily routine after receiving it from Melvita PR a few weeks back. It has plenty of competition on my dressing table, but it is one of the few things I reach for daily.

There are a few aspects to its awesomeness; one is the smooth, clean-looking packaging and the satisfying ergonomic pump, which dispenses just the right amount of product per push. Another is the gentle, uplifting scent (oaty-herbaceous, with a slight floral hint). Maybe the best thing of all is the texture - this is the only anti-aging-type moisturiser I've used that is light enough to sink straight in without greasy residue. It hydrates more or less instantly, leaving behind nothing but softness and that lovely gentle scent.

I'm getting to an age (28) where I'm starting to think about anti-aging skincare, and it's good to know that Naturalift is working on keeping the wrinkles at bay. Honestly though, I'd buy it even if it had no such properties. Simply put, I just like it.

If I have a complaint, it's the lack of SPF, although I suppose that would interfere with Melvita's commitment to organic. Other than that, pretty much my perfect moisturiser. £30 for 50ml from Melvita.
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