Saturday, 7 September 2013
Take 3: Anti-Wrinkle Products
Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Smoothing Cream* (€36.60)
A comforting day cream enriched with macadamia oil. Smooths on easily with good coverage for day wear or as a makeup base. I didn’t experience any anti wrinkle effects, though. I liked the nice, simple eco friendly packaging in a recyclable plastic jar. Overall, this was an enriching cream without any heaviness or greasy after effects which was comfortable and enjoyable to wear. The price is is a tad steep - it seems that the more you age, the more you pay to claw back some youth!
Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Crème Oil Free SPF 15* (€68)
With a title like that, one expects a product that is all singing, all dancing, and does the dishes too - and this cream does not disappoint. It has a light texture that smoothes in, leaving a lovely velvety feeling, like chocolate for your skin. A tiny amount goes a long way, making it better value than the price might initially suggest. I like the SPF - an ideal winter guardian, and the packaging is simple and attractive. Worth saving for, or putting on your seasonal wish list.
Olay 2 in 1 Instant Hydration and Instant Wrinkle Smoother* (€16.29)
This new offering from Olay promises an awful lot – light reflecting particles, smoothing out your wrinkles, and moisturising your skin - but it didn’t deliver for me. A modest amount of moisture, and no effect on lines (I deny any wrinkles) left me saying nay to Olay. Its affordable price means little if it doesn’t deliver anything. After a week’s trial, and increasingly parched skin, I binned it. Enough said!