I am still ill but I’m going to attempt to go to work today and just suck it up. I have a long shift tomorrow that I’m not particularly looking forward to but then I get to go out with my family on the weekend because my brother is turning 18 and I really don’t want to be ill for that.
I’m currently working on editing all the photos of my birthday presents, I have so much to try and review, I’m trying to stick to daily posting but this might change as I have a backlog of products to try.
Today’s review is of another sample which I bought from Naturisimo, Lavera’s Anti-Ageing night cream with Q10.
Lavera states on their website that they are fully against animal testing, both in terms of ingredients and their finished products. They have also stopped selling their products in China until their animal testing policies reflect those in Europe. A lot of their products are certified vegan but I’ve seen some that contain ingredients like pearl which I know a lot of vegans avoid. The sample that I received was marked as vegan on the front of the packet.
I know that I’m still quite young, and no I’m not having a crisis now that I’ve turned 26. However, I do have a few lines and wrinkles that I’d like to keep on top of. The cream contains Q10 which is an anti-oxidant used to fight the free radicals which cause ageing. There is also jojoba and shea butter which soften and smooth skin. The cream is supposed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. According to the product details the cream is light weight, absorbs easily and leaves no greasy residue, it also has a firming effect and improves elasticity.
I found the cream thicker than I expected but it travelled across my skin very well. The little packet had enough for two applications of the overall face and another small application for my problem areas. The product has a fresh scent, almost a citrus or sherbet smell, but it’s subtle and not overpowering. I felt like it didn’t sink into my skin as easily as they make out and I was left with a little oily feel but I’d say that this only lasted for around half an hour. After this time I felt the product had sunk in and my skin felt like satin, lovely and silky. I didn’t notice too much improvement in firmness and elasticity but I wouldn’t say I have issues in this area. What I did notice is that after just one application my wrinkle concerns were relieved, the fine lines around my eyes were reduced and my forehead lines were gone. Absolutely crazy, my frown line just disappeared overnight! I don’t know how well the product would work on deeper, more pronounced wrinkles but I can say that I was happy with the results on my skin.
I paid £1 for the small sample, the full sized product is £14.95 for 50ml. Despite the product being great I don’t think I’d buy it because I don’t tend to spend that much on skin care. If you are concerned about wrinkles or fine lines I suggest you buy a sample of this are try it out for yourself.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogentated Lecithin, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Glyceryl Oleate, Rhus Vernicflua Peel Wax, Ubiquinine, Tocopherol, Tocopherol Acetate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol.
Hope you’ve had a fantastic day,