It’s Wednesday! Half way through the week and I’m already so tired. I worked til 9 last night and I thought I’d get 8 hours sleep but I woke up well before my alarm so I only had 6. At least I had a short day in work today although I’ve been nervous to try out my new duties in a different part of the lab for the next two days. Knowing that I have a little time off after Friday is keeping me going.
Today I’m reviewing Superdrug’s Optimum Grape day cream.
This day cream is from the Optimum range, a range which contains revolutionary phytocelletec technology, the range contains different age phases all designed to combat ageing. The grape cream is from the first phase and combats the first signs of ageing whilst helping to maintain a youthful appearance. This super antioxidant grape formula contains cells which protect and strengthen the skin’s cells. Other ingredients include vitamin E which protects against free radicals, pollutants and ageing from the sun. There’s also collaxyl which stimulates collagen synthesis, leaving you with smoother and firmer skin. Additionally the product contains shea butter for softening and pro vitamin B5 for moisturising. Finally, the cream is paraben free and contains SPF.
Like the serum I reviewed on Monday this product has been through a human trial and the effects have been divided into three time periods. The skin should instantly appear smoother and more radiant. After one week the skin should feel nourished and more invigorated and after four weeks fine lines and wrinkles should be minimised and the skin should feel firmer and have more elasticity.
I used the day cream for two weeks, however I mostly used it before bed rather than as a day cream. I didn’t notice a much of a visible difference in the appearance of my skin, it didn’t seen rejuvenated or more radiant. Maybe I am misjudging how ‘youthful’ my skin already is and the cream wasn’t going to make a massive difference anyway. I also didn’t notice it being more moisturising than any other moisturisers that I’ve tried in the past, but I did like the scent and the feeling on my skin. I also didn’t find that my skin was firmer or had more elasticity than usual but again maybe my skin is already high in those properties. Overall, I didn’t really see the proposed effects but maybe my skin is too youthful to notice them, that’s not to say that the product wouldn’t work better for someone with more noticeable ageing. I would give more of this range a go because I really did like the feel of the cream, it wasn’t uncomfortable like the serum I tried. I’m beginning to find it funny that the more expensive Superdrug ranges provide less visible effects than their cheaper ranges. I paid £6.45 for the 50ml bottle on sale, the RRP is £12.99.
Ingredients: Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Isomalt, Arachidyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysilicone-15, Aminomethyl Propanol, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Arachidyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate.
I hope you are having a great week,