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NOW CLOSED: Garnier UltraLift Challenge: Claim your 14 free UltraLift samples and Wrinkle Reader to put UltraLift to the test. Read how our own MN testers are getting on, plus all the exclusive goss with Davina..

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 13-Jun-12 16:15:49

We recently recruited 100 MNers to join the UltraLift Challenge and put UltraLift to the test. In addition, 10 lucky MNers (who also tested UltraLift) were invited to an exclusive Q&A session with Davina McCall, Garnier UltraLift brand Ambassador. Davina answered all sorts of questions submitted by MNers - including: what she thinks of UltraLift, how she manages her beauty routine within her busy schedule and lots more. You can see some pictures and info from the event here

So what is the UltraLift Challenge? The UltraLift Challenge is an activity created by Garnier to allow women across the country to test UltraLift anti-wrinkle cream for free* and see the results for themselves against Garnier?s Wrinkle Reader. Last year 18,374 women put UltraLift to the test and 80% saw a visible improvement in the appearance of their wrinkles**.

How can you participate? Garnier is offering free* trial packs containing 14 UltraLift samples and the unique Wrinkle Reader** - find out more by visiting the UltraLift pages on Mumsnet

This thread is for testers to report back on the results they?ve seen from putting UltraLift anti-wrinkle cream to the test and to encourage all MNers to try UltraLift for FREE and see the results for themselves.

So if you were a tester, once you have used the cream for at least 14 days - please share with us all on this thread how you are finding the cream...

~ Before starting using the UltraLift - did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
~ Would you recommend it to others?
~ Any other comments?

If you attended the Q&A with Davina, please answer the questions above about the product and also let us know about the event with her - and share any additional tips/experiences she shared with you, a summary is on the hub.

Everyone who is a tester and who adds feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will get a £100 John Lewis voucher.
Thanks, MNHQ

* T&Cs apply. Open to UK & ROI residents aged 18+. No purchase necessary.
** 80% of 18,374 women. Garnier survey data up to 25.08.2011.

FifiFourPaws Wed 13-Jun-12 16:35:31

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I tried to but it was hard to tell what 'level' fo wrinkles I had as the Wrinkle Reader was on the inside of the box, so the reader itself was pretty wrinkled/crushed by the time the box & cream had arrived in the post! I think I was around 1 or 2.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Mine are quite shallow but still don't want them! I hate the fact that my foundation gets 'stuck' in the ridges! I'll try anything, non surgical, to try to minimise them.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Lovely feel, fresh smell and very easily absorbed. It is definitely a nice cream to use. I didn't feel like it 'sat' on my face, as other creams often do.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I haven't noticed any difference on my face but I did use it on my decolletage and that is definitely looking better!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes, I think it's great value and would happily pay this price.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, but for other parts of the body.

~ Any other comments?

As before, the wrinkle reader is useless as it gets damaged in the box. It's quite hard to find, difficult to get out and was so crushed I think it was more wrinkly than my grandmother!

BerryLellow Wed 13-Jun-12 16:36:23

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I wasn't on the wrinkle reader! - I did look though

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Just starting to affect me really, especially around the eyes. I think largely due to squinting in the sun and tiredness. I'm not ready for them to be part of my character just yet

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Really didn't like the smell, it was like men's deodorant IMO, too strong and not what I would choose at all. However, it did go on easily and didn't take too long to absorb

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Yes, actually I think it has made a difference to me, the crow's feet are definitely improved and I think there's been a whole face improvement. Not noticeable via wrinkle reader for reason above

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I'm not sure, certainly until it runs out, but in the interests of research I'd like to see how other creams match up having not really tried one of this type before. That said, the price is excellent for the effect I feel it's had. But please change the scent!*

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would say definitely try it out - especially at the price I wouldn't feel bad about suggesting it

~ Any other comments?
I wasn't really sure if it was meant for just the eye area or all over, the packaging mine came in (fairly battered) was unclear. But I used it all over anyway. Also don't think the red pot is very attractive, but that I suppose is a minor issue. I just think it looks more like cheap haircare than skincare product.

Thanks very much for the trial though, I may well be a regular customer yet!

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Less than one

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Annoying but inevitable. I frown a lot, I have small children!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Wasn't keen on the smell but it did feel nice and was gone after two minutes so very good

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
No difference I'm afraid, I guess my skin is a bit softer but no more so than with any other cream.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Probably not. The one I prefer is cheaper and on 3 for 2 at boots on a regular basis

~ Would you recommend it to others?
*I don't think my friends would ask me honestly (we've a vain bunch of baggages who pretend we don't do beauty). wink

~ Any other comments?
*Liked the pot quite a lot. Would prefer not to have a box as well though, seems like packaging overkill.

JS06 Wed 13-Jun-12 16:44:56

Did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I was on grade 2 of the scale when I first started the test, I measured against the crow's feet area on my eyes.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles?

Wrinkles were minimal i feel although there are definitely signs of wrinkling (age 50, fair complexion with tendency to dryness). I've been observant particularly over the time of the test and tried hard to use the cream as per the instructions.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

This was one aspect of the test which I wasn't too impressed with, I thought there was a 'urea' type smell with the cream and it had a cheap fragrance, it didn't smell luxurious or expensive. I've noticed this odour each time I've used the cream and it's not too pleasant. The cream did blend in really smoothly though and there was no irritation. Even when I got some in my eye accidentally there was no stinging or soreness. The cream did absorb easily too and I didn't have any residual greasiness.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I haven't noticed any actual difference in my face despite being really vigilant about following the test's instructions. It was an ok product to use - it was a moisturiser which I used twice a day like any other, it moisturised my skin and was effective in that way. I wasn't senstive to it at all except the fragrance which I didn't enjoy. I would still say that I matched grade 2 on the wrinkle reader

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I don't think I will carry on using the Garnier Ultralift simply because of the odour of the cream.

Would you recommend it to others?

Only if they'd tested it and smelled it first.

Any other comments?

Pot is easy to handle and cream is really easy to apply.

WorkInProgress Wed 13-Jun-12 16:49:06

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Less than one

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
conscious of ones on my forehead, sagging more of a problem than wrinkles

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
smelt ok, absorbed well
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Bit softer and smoother, no difference against wrinkle reader

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Probably not. Aldi's is as good
~ Would you recommend it to others?
no
~ Any other comments?
no

elizaco Wed 13-Jun-12 16:57:42

- I used the Wrinkle reader and was on Level One.
- Don't feel I have many wrinkles, but do have a deep frown line!
- I liked the smell, and the consistency. I thought it absorbed well.
- Don't think I noticed a difference.
- Probably not, I like using Body Shop products, and like their Vitamin E moisturiser just as much.
- I probably wouldn't specifically recommend it, but would certainly wouldn't have any complaints about it if asked.

SoTiredoftheWheelsontheBus Wed 13-Jun-12 17:06:39

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Less than a 1, was feeling quite smug, until I read the other thread and realised there were lots of other people the same.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Had noticed fine lines around my eyes a couple of months ago (probably coincided with the arrival of ds2). Slightly annoying, but I felt they were pretty
much par for the course.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

It smelt unscented. I know that doesn't really make sense, but I thought it smelt like E45 cream, something that isn't meant to have added scent. It was okay though. Felt nice to apply and was absorbed easily. However about 10 minutes after adding it, I needed to add more to the sides of my nose which get really dry.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I can't tell if it has made any difference to the fine lines around my eyes, but it has brought me out in spots. Using this cream was the only change to my routine, and over the last couple of weeks I've been getting more pimples on my cheeks.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

No, because of the spots. If it hadn't affected my skin in this way, and had an spf, then I would have used it again.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Possibly.

~ Any other comments?

I was surprised that an anti-wrinkle cream didn't have an spf in it, as surely sun damage is one of the main causes of wrinkles.

mrsbunnyw Wed 13-Jun-12 17:07:53

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

If I smile, I am on about level 2. I am not on the scale when not smilling.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

My 'crow's feet' are fairly minor but I am happy to prevent them getting worse! I don't mind them too much as at least they show I smile!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

It smelt and felt very luxurious and expensive! I was pleased with it. I do still suffer from oily skin and spots on my nose and chin so avoided using it on the T-Zone region as it felt fairly thick and I was concerned it would make spots worse.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

It is hard to say that I noticed any great difference as my wrinkles were fairly mild anyway. I would say that they still score the same on the chart.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I am not sure. It is long lasting and I am happy with the value for money, but I think my skin is too greasy for it really.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes

~ Any other comments?

Thank you for the opportunity to try it out!

supergolden88 Wed 13-Jun-12 17:19:20

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

between 1-2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Turning 40 in a few months my wrinkles have definitely become more prominent recently. I would rather prevent them from getting deeper

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smells lovely and absorbs well. However felt a tiny bit oily for my skin type.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No difference but my wrinkles are not super deep. Skin felt less tight and definitely softer. Felt good as a general day moisturiser.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
The price is right but not sure whether it suits me.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes but not as a wrinkle cream. Maybe just as a general day moisturiser to be used with other products targeting wrinkles.

~ Any other comments?
Somehow although this is a cream for older women it felt like a moisturiser for 25-30 year olds. Not sure whether it is the packaging or the product itself. Not sophisticated enough.

SimplyTes Wed 13-Jun-12 17:24:01

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Happy to say that I was not on the reader!
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Not impressed with the lines on my chin, either side of my mouth - hate them - have had juvarderm once, maybe time for more
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Lovely cream, smelt fine and did absorb well
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
No difference
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Might do, wearing oil of ulay with fake tan in it.......determined to look sun kissed despite the weather!
~ Would you recommend it to others? NO
~ Any other comments?
A nice cream, not anything special, I am 39 year old and need something which does make a visible difference and kinda believe that creams are unable to do this in reality, also my friend works for GWSB and told me that creams/potions can't - at the moment!

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed but then I have been a bit of a challenge as I've broken my ankle just as I was about to start the testing & the furrows caused by ensuing problems would probably defeat a bucket of Botox!!!

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? only a 2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? part of me

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
nice to use, absorbed well but I didn't like the smell

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? possibly reduced to a 1, plumped out my skin a bit but no discernable difference to other wrinkles

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. No

~ Would you recommend it to others? No

~ Any other comments? Exactly the same smell & feel to a similar cream by Avon !

Thanks for the chance to try it though. grin

labradoodlemum Wed 13-Jun-12 17:57:36

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was a grade 1at most. My lines are on my forehead and "laughter lines rather than crows feet though

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? Deep on forehead and from nose to mouth. less so around eyes - worse when smiling! Annoying but inevitable.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smelt lovely, felt light and smooth and easily absorbed

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
No real difference from other moisturisers I have used

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Its good value at that price so probably

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes
~ Any other comments?

ilovesprouts Wed 13-Jun-12 18:18:53

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? 3
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? not fussed
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?smelt really nice obsorb really nice
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? 2
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. maybe
~ Would you recommend it to others? yes
~ Any other comments no

chickorita Wed 13-Jun-12 18:21:13

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Less than one

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
i just have a few "laughter lines", which I don't mind at all really.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It smells medicinal to me, which I wasn't keen on. That said, it does absorb easily and left my skin feeling hydrated.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Yes. My skin feels softer and looks more radiant.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Probably not. Whilst the price is fine for what is it, I'll stick to the one I usually use, as it has an SPF.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Perhaps to someone with very mature skin.

~ Any other comments?
You might consider adding an SPF, as we all know that the sun is a major contributor of wrinkles. Thanks for the opportunity to test this out.

crazyartistcatlady Wed 13-Jun-12 18:45:54

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Thankfully it wasn't as bad as I suspected and I was only a 1

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Oh gawd, I felt like I was ageing by the day, I think the fact that I'm 40 in 18 months does not help!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? I love it, it's easily absorbed and doesn't feel greasy but it definitely hydrates my skin

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Yes I've noticed on one side of my face that the crows feet under my eye have vanished, same it's only on one side, maybe I need to rub it in harder, maybe I should try sandpaper (joking)
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

yes, I was using Oil of Olay stuff before and though I liked it, it definitely wasn't as good
~ Would you recommend it to others?

I would recommend it
~ Any other comments?

I notice that it says a temporary firming effect which is why I'm now scared to stop using it, what if I do and a week later my whole face sags right down to my chin?

poopoopoo Wed 13-Jun-12 18:53:10

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was grade 1-2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I would prefer not to have them, I suppose having wrinkles is just part of life but there is nothing wrong with trying to reduce them a bit! I am glad to have laughed enough and lived enough to have some!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It smelt ok, there was nothing very different about the fragrance it was a bit nondescript. It did make my skin feel nice and absorbed well. I was pleased it was not greasy and my skin did not feel greasy later in the day as it can with other moisturisers I have used. It was comfortable and hydrated, just right.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I could not really see much of a difference though I would like to hope it reduced the wrinkles!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I might treat myself for christmas; even though it is reasonably priced I am budgeting to go on holiday

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, it is reasonably priced for a very good product.

~ Any other comments?
It has a nice feel but I would like it to have a element of coverage included. I tried mixing a bit with my foundation and it worked well to obtain a good texture and coverage that lasted throughout the day. I have the odd few spots and wrinkles and its good to hit two birds with one stone (or should that be one old bird with one miracle cure for wrinkles?!!) wink
Thank you

Jas Wed 13-Jun-12 19:10:48

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Possibly a 2 - it was difficult to test, and was really using wrinkles areound my mouth rather than crows feet, as they didn't register at all...
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I have no feelings about them. They are part of me
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It felt greasy to me (do not usually use any creams at all) but absorbed fairly quickly.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
No significant difference.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Will probably use up the pot I have, but wouldn't buy more
~ Would you recommend it to others? No
~ Any other comments? Inclusion of a SPF would make it more appealing.

MinnieMooo Wed 13-Jun-12 19:21:22

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was less than a 1

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Just noticing the crows feet and certainly want to delay the onset of any further 'character'!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
The smell was really horrible and lingered for such a long time it really put me off. It absorbed easily and felt fine.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I don't think it was any better than my normal brand.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
The smell would stop me using it.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Provided they didn't have a problem with the scent then yes.

~ Any other comments?
My mum used it too and said she noticed a difference. She didn't like the smell much either but didn't find it as offensive as I did.

Alicadabra Wed 13-Jun-12 19:38:11

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, because the letter with the free sample suggested I should and I’d been sent a separate one. I don’t think I’d have bothered to dig the one out of the packaging (unless I was feeling particularly keen). I was less than 1, although it was a bit tricky to judge as the lines I wanted to test it on are under my eyes – crow’s feet aren’t an issue for me.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
They’re a pretty new thing for me. I’m not unduly worried about them but they’re part of a package of things which make me look older (or feel that I look older) than I used to.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
The smell is far too strong. I’ve got used to it a bit now but I don’t particularly like it – it’s too artificial. However the cream felt lovely and was absorbed very easily. It wasn’t at all greasy or ‘heavy’.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I didn’t really notice a difference, sorry. It felt nice though.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
No.

Would you recommend it to others?
I might suggest that they try it, but only if they mentioned that they were concerned about wrinkles.

Any other comments?
This is the first wrinkle cream I’ve used and I wasn’t really sure how to use it – how often? how much? where? just on problem areas, or instead of a moisturiser? Some guidance for newbies would be nice. (Initially I used it twice a day then changed to evenings only, which seemed appropriate – then eventually I noticed that the pot said ‘day cream’! I only used it around my eyes.)

swearytramp Wed 13-Jun-12 19:49:34

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was on grade 3 (oh the shame)
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
annoyingly part of me.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I thought it was lovely - smells great and sinks in easily
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I did - it just felt softer. No real change on the reader to be honest
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I'd like to. if i have some spare cash I will probably buy it
~ Would you recommend it to others?
yes
~ Any other comments?
Just that it was really really nice!!

choccyp1g Wed 13-Jun-12 20:02:16

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? Yes, I estimated I was grade 8, which surprised me, as I don't feel that wrinkly for my age
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I wasn't too worried about them, but on looking carefully in the mirror and coming out at a grade 8, felt pretty old every time I used the cream. The truth is, I need glasses for reading, and take them off to apply face cream, so I don't normally look that closely.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? Smelt OK, and felt soft on my hands, but was a bit sting-y and astringent going onto my face
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I got sunburnt the first time I used it, as I normally use face cream with a SPF
My face felt a bit itchy
No apparent change in my wrinkles
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. No
~ Would you recommend it to others? No
~ Any other comments? I would always prefer a face cream with SPF, and will stick to my usual (cheaper) version

Thanks all the same, it's always nice to try things out.

Dawnywoo Wed 13-Jun-12 20:02:25

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Less than 1

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I don't want wrinkles as I don't want to look old. Although I accept it's inevitable, I want to hold off for as long as possible and at the age of 41 am now looking to improve diet, alcohol intake and review beauty regime.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Smelled lovely, fely lovely. Very nice cream - comparable with a high end brand (around £40) which I recently tried.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No difference in 'wrinkles' that I could see but skin firmer and smoother and felt less dehydrated and brighter in general (maybe becasue as part of taking the challenge, I made an effort to massage cream into my skin and not skip a day becasue I was in a hurry).

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes, it's a good all round cream for the price. As I said before, definitely comparable to some higher end face creams.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, though not as a 'wrinkle cream' just as a good all round nice smelling affordable make-your-skin-feel-smooth kind of cream.

~ Any other comments?

As a bonus, my hands now feel softer than they have ever done!

also,

Would like to have tried the one they do with added SPF (surely that's a no brainer as these days everyone wants SPF - especially on a product test run during the summertime)

Thanks.

mummyofcutetwo Wed 13-Jun-12 20:04:02

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I tried to use the wrinkle reader but found it a bit tricky to gauge really. I think I was a 1.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I've not been that bothered by them in the past, except for the frown lines between my eyebrows, but this trial has made me a little more aware of them!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It smelt quite nice, felt quite light on the skin and absorbed quite well.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I think the wrinkles are a little smoother, but the wrinkle reader wasn't much help really. Wished I'd taken a "before" photo to help me remember what my wrinkles looked before.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I think I might use it if it was on offer.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would, but not exclusively.

disparatefishwife Wed 13-Jun-12 20:08:37

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, I used it around my eyes and my crow’s feet measure around 2-3.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
The wrinkles have been around for a while, they are more prevalent since having children and just add to the number of changes in my body which I have to come to terms with now that the big 4 0 is galloping ever nearer!

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I have never been a fan of Garnier and I probably haven't used their products since the early 90's. The cream smelled 'pretty', the aroma is quite delicate and it felt rich enough to keep my super dry skin moisturised for much of the day.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
My skin looks and feels brighter but to be honest there isn't much change around the eyes. The skin around my chin and jawline remains in the early stages of 'slackness'...

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Probably not at that price but I'd definitely buy it if it was on a money off promotion.

Would you recommend it to others?
I would let people decide based on what they think of the improvements to my face!

Any other comments?
I used it as a moisturiser all over my face rather than just around the eyes. I enjoyed using it and it has made me think differently about Garnier as a brand.

peldred Wed 13-Jun-12 20:39:03

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was less than 1.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
My wrinkles have just started to become noticeable.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I liked the smell and feel of the cream. It felt luxurious and absorbed easily.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I didn't notice anything major in terms of wrinkle reduction. My skin felt moisturised though and it wasn't greasy. Also, I have sensitive skin and this cream was fine for my skin.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Yes, for now.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
I would but more as a moisturiser with an additional product for anti-wrinkle.

~ Any other comments?
As it is a day cream, it would have been nice to have an SPF add-on.

BustyDeLaGhetto Wed 13-Jun-12 22:08:04

~Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I wasn't on the wrinkle reader, unless I was looking into very bright light and squinting like a mad woman.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I have a few lines here and there but I rarely think about them. Its all part of the aging process isn't it ?

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

It has a pleasent smell, if a bit manufactured, like an air freshener. It sunk it beautifully though.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any
difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No and no I'm afraid. My skin feels soft about five minutes after application but otherwise no noticeable results in texture or firmness.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

No, I wouldn't - perhaps in a few years when the full impact of my lifestyle smashes into my face ?

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Maybe to someone with more mature skin but that would be an awkward conversation so again, no.

~ Any other comments?

I like the fact it is non-greasy and not too heavy or glossy like some anti-aging creams

MissRabbitIsVeryTired Wed 13-Jun-12 22:08:23

- yes I used the wrinkle reader & I was less than 1

- I'm not too worried yet really, just a few little lines from frowning and smiling!
Nothing major yet but lots of sleepiness nights has got me worried about aging & wrinkles....

- I really didn't like the smell at first , it's quite strong & not what I usually like or use. I was worried I might be allergic to it. But no reaction & the smell soon wore off or I got used to I! It absorbed quickly & easily into my skin. Very nice, lovely & soft.

- my skins feels softer & brighter. No major wrinkles yet so not much change but I liked the cream and it made my skin feel healthy.

- if I was buying anti aging cream, yes I would buy it again. Although I would prefer a more lightly scented cream.

- I have already recommended it to my mum!

- it was great, I was pleasantly surprised. I used it all over my face and on my hands.

Thanks for selecting me to try this out it was great fum!

Merrylegs Wed 13-Jun-12 22:41:18

Like many others, I don't really have crows feet so i was barely a 1 on the wrinkle reader - but my 'frowning at the kids line' between my eyes and the little furrows around my mouth are more irritating to me.

In my mind I still have the same unlined youthful skin I did in my twenties, but when I look in the mirror I think 'god I look tired' Must be the wrinkles.

I really liked this cream - nice texture, fresh and light, absorbed easily, my skin felt v moisturized, but disappointingly I can't really see any difference in the reduction of wrinkles. Actually, I wasn't really expecting to. It's cream in a pot, not botox.

I might carry on using it - to me a tenner is still quite expensive for a face cream, but it's a big chunky pot and a generous amount, so yes.

I wouldn't recommend it as a wrinkle reducer, but as a pleasant moisturiser, yes I might do. It's kind of a posh supermarket buy really isn't it, so easily available to all.

(I liked all the photos of MNers with Davina - looked like a v jolly day and you all look gawjuss.)

QOD Wed 13-Jun-12 22:57:44

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? minus 3 I reckon!
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? i have an odd line on my face that's quite deep, don't like it, only really notice wrinkles when I smile
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? i like the smell, felt nice, light and absorbed well
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? no difference on the wrinkle reader. My skin is more moist if that makes sense, not greasy but moist
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. no but only cos I'm mean
~ Would you recommend it to others?yes
~ Any other comments?
be perfect if it had an SPF rate

aristocat Wed 13-Jun-12 23:21:06

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was less than a 1 too smile

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Just getting older and noticing the changes - in my mind I am 35 not 45 and definitely want to delay any wrinkles for as long as possible.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I loved the smell and texture of the cream and it absorbed very well.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I did and have not noticed any difference to my face except it is well moisturised.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
No probably not. I do moisturise every day but usually use a cream with SPF and prefer my usual brand.

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, definitely worth a try.

Any other comments?
I liked the pot but would prefer if it was glass rather than plastic. I was also very surprised that the cream had no SPF in?

Thanks again smile

HouseOfBamboo Wed 13-Jun-12 23:28:52

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, I found it a bit hard to use - it seemed to depend on the light and whether or not I was smiling, but I think beforehand I was probably about a 1 or 2 (when smiling).

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I'm not especially wrinkly for my age (mid 40s) I don't think, I'm more bothered by saggy neck. Also the bagginess under my eyes is worse than the wrinkles!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
REALLY didn't like the smell, to me it's a kind of 'menopausal woman' smell. However DH liked it hmm , my DD quite liked it, her comment was that 'it smells like grandma's perfume' (no prompting from me!). I did like the texture and it absorbed well.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
If anything, I would say I was more wrinkly after using it for a couple of weeks, sorry! I went up to a 2. Maybe it was just a stressful couple of weeks!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I'll finish the pot, but wouldn't buy again, mainly because of the smell.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
no

~ Any other comments?
It says it is a Day Cream on the pot, but I couldn't find any SPF info on the packaging. I like my day moisturiser to have an SPF, so would mark it down for that reason as well.

noscat Thu 14-Jun-12 08:47:41

Did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

grade 1-2

And how did you feel about your wrinkles?

Not that bothered - have never used anything other than the occasional moisturiser.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Really don't like the smell - it's far too strong. Otherwise it wasn't too greasy and was easily absorbed

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No, unfortunately absolutely no change!

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

No, too expensive - an own brand cold cream is just as good and smells better.

Would you recommend it to others?

No.

Any other comments?

The smell was what put me off the most - it really is quite unpleasant and overwhelming

beachhutbetty Thu 14-Jun-12 11:35:00

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? 1
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? an inevitable part of getting older, but would like to minimise for as long as possible
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? smelt clean and fresh, greasy to begin with but after 5 mins just soft not greasy anymore
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? have only been trying for a week, not long enough to notice any difference
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. maybe, will depend on results after a month
~ Would you recommend it to others? possibly
~ Any other comments? I thought about using it as an all over face moisturiser but didn't because it had no SPF in it. This would have been useful as I don't like to use multiple products at the same time

clux73 Thu 14-Jun-12 12:44:15

I was lucky enough to be one of the 10 mumsnetters who met Davina and took home a goody bag of products so I've been using a combination of the normal day cream, the day cream with spf, the night cream and the cream with added serum.

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Less than 1 which surprised me as I feel quite haggard at the moment!

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Feel like they have appeared since I had children and that I look a lot older. They're not deep or bad but I am conscious of them.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It had a very strong smell, unlike any cream I've used in the past, which I initially wasn't keen on as I have sensitive skin and I was worried it would trigger a reaction. But so far so good and I'm beginning to like the smell. (Davina says she loves the way it smells)

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
My skin feels smoother and I think it may look slightly brighter, but that may be because I am actually making a real effort to cleanse, tone and moisturise each day. I've been using the cream with SPF all over my face rather than just round my eyes. In the past I've been quite lazy about skincare.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Yes I think I probably will. £9 is a bargain and its rare I find a product that doesn't irritate my skin.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
I already have. Went out with friends and someone said my skin looked nice so I told them all about Ultralift!

~ Any other comments?
Davina was lovely and I really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you very very much for the opportunity.

Mouseface Thu 14-Jun-12 13:11:17

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

- Yes, I was between 1 & 2.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

- They've been there for the last 3+ years, actually, they've been there since May 2nd 2009! The day that Nemo (our son with Complex Special Needs) made his debut into our lives! They tend to vary in size depending on how little sleep I have but I've accepted them as part of my face.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

- It smells gorgeous, I love the smell of it and yes, it does absorb well without leaving a sticky residue.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I haven't really noticed a difference with my crow's feet or other wrinkles, perhaps because they're not that big yet? I did find that my skin felt smoother and softer all over, but there's nothing to shout about yet, sorry.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18

- No. I use Boots Perfect and Protect and find that it lasts a much longer time, and I find a noticeable difference with that.

Would you recommend it to others?

- Yes, it's perfect for a daily moisturiser or base to add before foundation.

Any other comments?

- I'm disappointed that it's without any sun protection given the importance of protecting the skin

CarpeJugulum Thu 14-Jun-12 13:25:37

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I did use the reader, and was about a 3-4 on the chart.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I guess my "laughter lines" are part of my character, but I'd like to stop them getting any worse otherwise I may have to resort to Polyfilla!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

It smelt of nothing in particular to me which is good and it felt nice on my skin, not at all greasy. After a few minutes, it did make my skin tingle slighty; not in a bad way though! It did take a bit of rubbing to get it to absorb - more so than my normal moisturiser, but only a few seconds more.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Yes. Sadly, my skin broke out into large painful spots and I gave up after about 4-5 days. However, there did seem to be a difference in my wrinkles; certainly foundation didn't seem to crease as much as before.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Due to the reaction, I won't carry on using it; had I not had the reaction and based on the apparent wrinkle reduction with makeup then I would certainly have considered buying it when my pot finished.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Possibly! It's very hard to recommend a product when you appear to be allergic to it, but if it came up in discussion then I'd say that it did seem to work, but it would be hard to be certain given the reaction I had.

~ Any other comments?

None!

WitchOfEndor Thu 14-Jun-12 14:53:22

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? yes, think I was 2 but not that easy to compare
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? i don't think of them as part of my character, if that is said positively it is usually said of men isn't it? I've had them for a few years but don't really think about them much
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? I don't think the smell is terribly strong, I don't particularly like the smell but don't strongly dislike it either. The cream was absorbed easily
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? I have noticed the difference with a couple of weeks use and will try it on my décolletage as recommended by a poster upthread
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
~ Would you recommend it to others? i would like to keep using it, hopefully there will be some offers on! I would recommIend to others
~ Any other comments? I wish manufacturers wouldn't try and fool us with lots of packaging, just to find the inside dimensions of the pot a lot smaller than the outside dimensions

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Jun-12 15:44:50

Hello - thanks for the feedback so far!
We have some responses for you from UltraLift:

~ SPF: there is an UltraLift day with SPF 15. All UltraLift products are on our Hub

~ Smell - if you weren't keen on the smell, Garnier say: "We're really sorry to hear that the smell of UltraLift day cream is not for you. We are constantly looking to develop and improve our products so your feedback is incredibly valuable. We'll pass this to our product team and will keep you posted on any new UltraLift developments"

~ Where to use UltraLift "The UltraLift wrinkle reader was specifically developed for with the crow?s feet area. However, UltraLift anti-wrinkle cream can be applied onto the whole face and has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave skin feeling firmer and smoother"

~ Spots - a couple of you reported spots and Garnier say "We are really sorry to hear that you have reacted to the product and seen spots. Please can we recommend that you call our customer support team on 0800 085 4377 or Eire 1800 818 677 or email them at consumeradvice@uk.loreal.com who can discuss this with you. Thank you"

HTH

KristinaM Thu 14-Jun-12 16:11:35

1. I used the wrinkle reader and i was about 1-2

2. Part of me. I wouod prefer not to have them but i prefer ageing to the alternative

3.I really disliked the smell and it put me off using it. I was sure it woudl bring me out in a rash as i have sensitive skin, but it didnt. It absorbed easily

4.I didnt notice any difference compared with my usual night cream.i used it on my fAce and neck, not just on my eyes

5 no i woulndt use it as i dislike the smell and saw no difference with my usual, unscented and cheaper products

Thanks for the oppertunity to test it though

nickseasterchick Thu 14-Jun-12 17:05:15

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Iwas perhaps a 1 or 2 mainly through sqinting but it was becoming more and more noticeable to me and it wasnt something I liked.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I didnt/dont like them I think if you are getting older you have to accept it but the wrinkles were out of context with my face imo
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I think it smells lush and it feels fab on my face,it absorbs easily and really refreshes my face
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I did notice a difference and so did other people including my teenage son my wrinkles literally have gone smile im now not on the 'wrinkle reader' and intend to stay that way for a while.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

definitely
~ Would you recommend it to others?

already have to loads of peple grin.

~ Any other comments?

I dont very often buy products on a whim i like to research and be sure im spending my money wisely,as a mum of 3 dc its sometimes hard to treat yourself when a son needs/wants trainers cinema tickets etc etc but Im here to say I wont be without this cream smile.
Thankyou for including me on the trial.

mils Thu 14-Jun-12 17:39:18

- I used the wrinkle reader and was on level 1/2, it's quite difficult to judge against the pictures on the reader.
- my wrinkles have been here for a while, but would be great if they went
- it does have a distinct smell, which I could smell for a little while after applying the cream but then disappears. I like the smell. It feels really creamy but light and easily absorbed. It's not sticky or heavy.
- my skin does looks smoother and I think some wrinkles have smoothed out a little bit.
- I probably would buy it again, the pot seems to be going a long way and I like the lightness and texture of the cream.
- I might recommend it
- produce a better wrinkle chart if you're going to provide one. I was also confused if it's just for the eye area or all over the face.

ArfurBrain Thu 14-Jun-12 17:46:35

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
TO BE HONEST, i think I was a five 5. But maybe I'm too critical of myself.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I m 42, I'm happy with the way a look generally - people say i look a lot younger but I have a lot of laughter lines and some cheek creases.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smells nice absorbs easily.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Skin tone looks better, and skin feels smoother. But I can't see much difference in the actual wrinkles and, believe me, I was really hoping this cream would work miracles!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
possibly, if I saw it on offer, or if I had some Boots points to use.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
I don't know - if people commented on how well i was looking, I might mention which cream i am using but....

~ Any other comments?
Why no SPF?? It's the biggest cause of wrinkles and I HATE having to apply extra cream on top of face cream.

Jodunne Thu 14-Jun-12 18:16:18

Couldn't really tell what I was on the wrinkle reader as I found it too small.

Not many wrinkles as I have good skin

I loved the smell of it - one of the best smelling facial moisturisers I have ever used and it was absorbed easily

Skin felt great but I have used moisturisers twice a day for 25 years so I expected it to fee pretty much the same

I am afraid I am a slave to Number 7 cosmetics but I might buy it for a change as the price is good.

I would certainly recomment this product and am pleased I was selected to take part in the trial.

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I wasn't on the chart yet. My wrinkles are at the very fine line stage. I don't have crows feet. I am 36 and my skin is still fairly good.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

They don't upset me but as I am at the early stage of fine lines I guess now is a good time to try and delay the onset.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I really didn't like the smell. It was way to strong and smelt overpowering. I did like the cream though. It was rich but absorbed very well leaving my skin feeling lovely and soft. It didn't feel greasy and I able to apply mineral foundation straight afterwards.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Unable to use the wrinkle reader. I think it definitely improved the texture on my skin though. It felt 'cared for' if that makes sense. I'd been away and still had the pot in my bag the over day so just used my old cream. I noticed the difference straight away. The ultralift cream is better than what I was using.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes, though I would probably still be trying to find it when on special offer!

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes.

~ Any other comments?

Thankyou for letting me take part.

40thisisit Thu 14-Jun-12 20:42:09

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? - never used before but on checking am grade 3
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? - a new horrible part of me
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Lovely lovely & well absorbed
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Yes grade 2 now love it
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. No too expensive
~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes if they can afford it

~ Any other comments?
Lovely product but too pricey for me

SuzysZoo Thu 14-Jun-12 22:35:53

~ Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? Yes I used the wrinkle reader. Being only 43 and plumpish, I didn't even score unless I was smiling. But with a big eye-wrinkling smile i'd say I was a 3/4 on the reader.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I have very dry skin, so I am concerned about wrinkles and always moisturise, previously with a differnent brand.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? It was easily absorbed. I noticed that it felt a little more "stingy" than my usual cream, but only for a minute or two. The fragrance is quite strong. The first few times I used it i kept thinking "oh - someone has strong hairspray on" then realised it was this cream on me!
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? i was sceptical about the claim to reduce wrinkles but I have really noticed a difference. The fine lines are gone. OK - the big smiley wrinkle is still there but the loss of the small wrinkles is amazing. I'd say I am only a 2/3 now on the wrinkle reader.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Yes, that is a reasonable price for a product that works. Even better if they reduce the fragrance a bit.
~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes but to be honest I am not likely to discuss this sort of thing with my friends.
~ Any other comments? Fragrance a bit strong for my liking but otherwise a great product that, amazingly, has reduced my wrinkles!!

pdb Fri 15-Jun-12 11:06:44

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Not wrinkly enough to be on the scale

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I hate my wrinkles, reminds me i'm getting old.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Oh I adored the smell, and it went on my skin so smotthly and was quickly absorped

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Honestly I don't think it made a difference to my wrinkles however it made my whole face feel lovely and soft.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes I would use this again, most probably if it was on special offer or as a treat to myself, I really loved it.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Most certainly

~ Any other comments?

I loved the lightweight pot, perfect for travelling. Thanks so much for sending me this wonderful product to test, I loved it!

lyniandux Fri 15-Jun-12 11:20:33

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Grade 3 now grade 2.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Part of my character but wish they weren't there but at nearly 60 I guess I've got away lightly.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Felt soft and silky, absorbed well. I used it all over my face and neck as well as the target area of the eyes.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Seemed to make a small difference, skin feels slightly softer.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Probably not as I am on a limited budget unless I find it on offer somewhere.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to those who can afford it.

~ Any other comments?
Enjoyed participating in this trial.

LLW Fri 15-Jun-12 11:23:05

~Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? Probably less than a 1; wrinkles mainly on forehead

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? Would rather not have them but guess they are inevitable

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Absorbed easily. Smell ok

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? Yes, a bit less deep

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Maybe

~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes

~ Any other comments? Thank you for letting me try it!

Silverlace Fri 15-Jun-12 12:06:25

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I used the wrinkle reader but was pleased to see I was less than 1. My main area of concern is not my eyes but an area to the side and below my nose so it was difficult to compare at the chart was based on eyes.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

My wrinkles seem to be new (last couple of years) and are quite shallow at the moment but are getting more noticeable. I feel they are part of me and the aging process but I am not ready for them yet!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I was happy with the smell, I found it to be neutral. I hate over perfumed products and have wasted money in the past on things with a smell that lingers, but this one does not. It felt smooth on my skin and absorbed easily and didn't leave it greasy.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I did notice that my skin seemed firmer, smoother and more moisturised. I did notice a slight difference with the wrinkles around my nose, they are slighltly less deep.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I probably will carry on using it, the price is much less than other products I have bought in the past.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I would

~ Any other comments?

The instructions were not clear whether to use it on wrinkles or the whole face. I went for my whole face.

I like the jar and prefer plastic to glass (less chance of droppiing it and cracking the sink!) but the box it came in didn't really stand out to me.

AnnieWinehouse Fri 15-Jun-12 13:10:33

I was one of the Mners that got the goodie bag and to meet Davina and the other lovely Mners. I have been using Garnier Ultralift SPF15 for years during the day and at night I've used Garnier Youthful Radiance.

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes I did. I got a bigger version in the goodie bag and I measure four. I tried to be scientific about it and remember the conditions, so it was in daylight with a smile on my face, measuring the crow's feet around my eyes. I was surprised at how many others in this thread read only 1 or less, as I thought I was quite young looking!

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I'm mid-thirties and have only just recently noticed them becoming permanent. So fairly new and shallow, but starting to increase. I have been warned by a local beatician (last time I went for a massage) and by Davina, that when you hit forty you really notice a difference... so becoming more aware of them.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Having used it for years I like the smell and how it feels. It really suits my skin. Absorbs nicely.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Athough I've been using it in the day for years, I started using the Ultralift Night instead of my usual night cream, and I have to say my skin does feel softer, and, depending on tiredness/energy levels, my skin does look better I think. Using the wrinkle reader I thought it had gone down to a 2

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes definitely. I've been happy with it for a while. You can get it on special offer sometimes! But if I ran out I would still pay £9 for it.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, if someone asks me how I manage to look young, I tell them I use it. Though they could be referring to my clothes...

~ Any other comments?

If you attended the Q&A with Davina, please answer the questions above about the product and also let us know about the event with her ? and share any additional tips/experiences she shared with you

From what I remember of the afternoon:

Don't forget your neck
Moaning is futile.
Wax, don't shave
Garnier Ultralift, she really does use it! And genuinely loves it.
Her 94 year old Granny is beautiful.

Avoid sun as much as possible

Sleep, don't smoke and don't drink alcohol (boo to that one!)

Smile.

Have separate bathrooms to your DH!

clux73 Fri 15-Jun-12 14:09:18

Annie, I met you on the "Davina Day" and you have great skin and do look really young. If you're a 4, I'm at least a 5 or 6! I'm going to have another look at the wrinkle reader in brutal daylight and with a very big smile...

swearytramp Fri 15-Jun-12 14:19:24

ah, I must have done that incorrectly too - will go and smile manically and do it again1

clux73 Fri 15-Jun-12 14:26:52

Ok, with no smile I'm a 1, with a really big cheesy smile I would say I'm a 5.

Dear Garnier Ultralift, I think you need to be a bit clearer about how to use the wrinkle reader as I didn't do it properly at the start of the challenge - which is why so many of us were a 1!

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? I was only a 2
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? shallow, more noticeable when tired
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? Not so keen on smell. Felt tight on skin when 1st applied
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? Unfortunately I suffered an adverse reaction to the cream and had to stop use after 3 days. It made my skin raw and very itchy.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. See above- NO
~ Would you recommend it to others?

AnnieWinehouse Fri 15-Jun-12 16:29:20

Hi clux, you are quite youthful too I thought! Maybe I should stop the smiling!! It was very nice to meet you, it was a lovely afternoon, wasn't it!?

tiggerbounce77 Fri 15-Jun-12 18:43:41

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was grade 2
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Have never been too worried about wrinkles in the past, part of growing older

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I liked how the product made my skin feel and it absorbed well

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
My skin felt smoother
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Yes I would, the RRP isnt too high either

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would

~ Any other comments?
None

St1ggy Fri 15-Jun-12 20:07:25

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes - struggling to reach a 1!

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Don't really feel that bothered, not very pronounced as yet. Part of getting older.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smelt fine. Was comfortable on skin, no stinging or reaction. Absorbed ok but left skin greasy so make it difficult to apply make up (mineral powder) and not be left with shiny skin

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Yes - it made my skin breakout. After less than a week my forehead was covered in spots. I am prone to breakouts but not normally on my forehead, just my chin! Not compared after use as I stopped using it.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
No - Would perfer to have wrinkles than spots at my age! However price is ok.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
No

~ Any other comments?
For those who do want to buy it, it's currently on offer at Tesco just over £6.

lorisparkle Fri 15-Jun-12 21:38:48

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Found it really hard to decide what level I was on

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Felt I was looking a little 'old' have had to use excema cream around eyes in the pass which thinned the skin

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Didn't really notice the smell but felt it absorbed easily. Did get a slight tingly sensation but no adverse reaction as I often get to face cream

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Skin definately felt softer but I had to be really careful where I used it as I began to get a few spots which I rarely get. Think that maybe I have dropped a grade on the wrinkle reader but hard to tell

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Will use it until it runs out but this is a luxury item an we can not afford luxery items

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Would not actively recomment it but would comment favourably if asked about it.

~ Any other comments?

katiesobol Sat 16-Jun-12 10:11:17

~ Before starting using the UltraLift - did you use Garnier's UltraLift Wrinkle reader? Yes What grade were you on? I was less than 1
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I hope that I am someone that will age gracefully, but there is no harm in doing what I can to delay the onset/severity. At the moment, I am noticing fine lines, where I imagine the wrinkles to properly set in one day.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? I thought the smell was wonderful - it wasn't an overpowering scent, but it was luxurious. The skin-feel was great, it absorbed quickly and easily and felt good on my skin.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? My skin felt softer from the first use and continued to feel in a better condition over the usage period. I think that some of my fine lines have disappeared. Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? As I wasn't on the scale to begin with, I didn't notice a difference.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Yes I will, I love the smell and the feel and I want to look after my skin better than I have been to date.
~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would
~ Any other comments? As others have commented, SPF in the cream seems to be the thing lacking and I would certainly pay a little more to have that included.

Doobydoo Sat 16-Jun-12 10:15:34

1...Dp reckoned I was 1 or less on wrinkle reader around eyes.

2...They are quite shallow round eyes.Don't mind that.I don't like the ones down from my nose and under eyes.

3...Quite a strong smell.Felt it stung at first but after a few applications it stopped stinging.Absorbed easily.

4...Skin felt smoother.Think it has made difference round eyes.However got spots which I am not prone to.

5...I don't think I will use it again as quite a strong smell and think spots an issue.

6...Would tell people my experience.

7...Agree with other posters about where it could be used.Will try on wrinkles on other parts of face.Thank you for the chance to try it.

ArfurBrain Sat 16-Jun-12 12:26:23

would like to add, in the past couple of days have received several compliments about looking really radiant, looking particularly bonny etc. And I do actually now think my crows eyes are less noticeable.

Before starting using the UltraLift - did you use Garnier's UltraLift Wrinkle reader? Yes What grade were you on?
I was barely a 1
And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I don't tend to be worried about them. I'm trying to embrace getting older instead of fearing it.
How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I liked the smell, didn't find it too strong. Also liked the texture. It absorbed easily.
Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice?
Not as far as a decrease in fine lines but it left my skin feeling moisturised and soft.
Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18
I think that's reasonable. I don't tend to stick to one brand but would definitely consider it along with others.
Would you recommend it to others?
If it came up in conversation, yes, but I don't normally swap anecdotes about about moisturiser with people.
Any other comments? I think I would have used it more sparingly had I paid for it myself. But I enjoyed testing it, thanks for choosing me.

BIWItheBold Sat 16-Jun-12 14:47:55

Another one here who was on the day with Davina.

I've only just started using the products. I have developed a fairly habitual skincare regime, and have been using some really expensive skincare products, following a couple of microdermabrasion sessions. Although I think I have been seduced by their marketing, and was shock at the price I found myself paying for the products, I have been strangely reluctant to give them up and start using something so cheap. Even though I work in marketing myself, I find it very difficult to break away from the 'cheap = ineffective/expensive = great results' frame of mind blush.

I, too, found the wrinkle reader difficult to use. I wasn't sure if we should be smiling when comparing ourselves to the pictures. If I'm not smiling then I'm around a 1-2, but it's different when I'm smiling. The light you use also makes a big difference! I think I'm around 3-4, but I'm going to check again later.

I wasn't looking forward to using the cream, given the comments about the smell, but I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I had to sniff it twice in the pot to work out what on earth everyone was talking about! It's a perfectly pleasant fragrance.

My plan is to use the day cream with SPF, the eye cream and the night cream - I will still use my normal cleansing/toning products before hand.

cleanandclothed Sat 16-Jun-12 20:58:08

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I think I was less than 1
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Just starting to notice I have them!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Didn't really notice the smell. Absorbed v easily but did sometimes notice 'tingling'

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No I don't think so, but it did feel nice
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I might do - probably not every day.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Not yet, but wouldn't rule it out after a few more months use

~ Any other comments?

annh Sat 16-Jun-12 21:32:40

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

initially I thought I wasn't on the reader at all but when I smiled I could probably be a four. I actually found it really difficult to establish what grade I was, which made me feel it was going to be equally difficult to determine if there was any improvement after the test.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Part of me! Crow's feet don't annoy me as I associate them with smiling, the only wrinkle which really irritates me is one one between my eyebrows which is quite deep and veers off towards one side. Any wrinkles on my forehead are covered by my hair.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

i thought the smell was very pleasant and the cream felt very light and absorbed really easily. big thumbs up from me on that part.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

My skin does seem smoother and brighter and to have a better texture. I can't say that I have noticed any improvement against the wrinkle reader though. I think that's a bit of a gimmick, tbh.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I may well do, the price is very good.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Quite possibly.

~ Any other comments?

Someone complained about the plastic pot but as I have been away twice since I started the test, I thought that a positive bonus as I took the whole pot with me and didn't have to worry about decanting it.

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

About a 4 if smiling.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

The only one I really dislike is the deep groove in the middle of my forehead. The others are just parting of getting older.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?#

I thought it had a fresh smell. If aborbed well and felt good on my skin. Also keeps quite matt on the greasier parts of my face.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

My skin certainly felt plumper and my wrinkles seemed less noticeable.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes - it's good value

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes

~ Any other comments?

Tanee58 Sun 17-Jun-12 13:25:16

I attended 'Davina Day' and had a fabulous time! Meeting the other MNs was a pleasure - as always! - and Davina was great fun, very bubbly and high on life. She's very professional but comes across as genuine, very good at making people feel at ease and we were all chatting away very quickly. Throwing herself across the laps of those on the sofa was a great ice-breaker.

She obviously feels strongly about the quality of the product and was knowledgeable and funny about her beauty routine. Her main message was, get plenty of sleep, don't smoke, don't drink alcohol (I wish!), keep out of the sun or use protection, take some time for yourself (bath time is sacrosanct) - and her photo of her granny, who slathered herself in cold cream, was lovely. We all felt we'd be happy to have a girls' night out with Davina. And her excellent tip about having separate bathrooms is one I can only aspire to...

Now, to the Garnier test:

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I tried the reader, but unless I smiled, I was less than a 1. Are we supposed to smile when doing the test? If I grin broadly, I can be a 10!

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I'm very lucky that despite being the top end of the demographic for this, wrinkles are not an issue yet; I have a few shallow lines on my forehead if I frown very hard, and laughter lines when I laugh, but they don't worry me. I would never do botox, but then my mother is 87 and doesn't have huge wrinkles, so I just hope my genes hold out.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I quite like the smell and it feels light, rich and creamy on the skin. Absorbs easily and leaves my face feeling supple.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Face looks the same as with my old product, but feels moisturised for longer, without feeling greasy. The skin feels very soft and smooth. No difference against the wrinkle reader, but I didn't have much to read. The real test will be, whether it stays that way over the next few years if I keep using the product!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Quite possibly, it's a bit more expensive than what I was using before, but if I can find a lower price offer, I will definitely keep using it.

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely!

~ Any other comments?
Yes, would just like clarification on whether the wrinkle reader is based on smiling or non-smiling face, and whether the cream is actually safe to use on that eye area.

And thanks for choosing me for Davina Day!

bosch Sun 17-Jun-12 16:32:55

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? I though the reader would be a really good idea but I actually found it very hard to use. I think I wasn't on the scale when I got the reader and cream, but didn't start using the cream for a few days, by which time I felt like I had to try place myself on the scale and plumped for grade 3. I'm a bit unsure about that though.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I now realise that it's the bags under my eyes that I really hate, I don't think my crows feet are really that bad.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? I liked the smell of the cream and how it absorberd.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? Well I do think there was a difference, say to a grade 2, but since my crows feet varied in the days leading up to starting the test I'd struggle to say any improvement was wholly down to the cream.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. I would probably use it again but I'll try other creams too.

~ Would you recommend it to others? Not really.

~ Any other comments? Bit short sighted not to have SPF in face cream, especially for a test starting in spring/early summer. I'm moving back to using a face cream with SPF now.

TwinChatNow Sun 17-Jun-12 17:55:29

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? found it hard to tell maybe a 2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? not great but dont think about it

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
sunk in well but yuk smell.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? did not seem to make any difference really. did not put on every day cos v busy with 3 kids and 2 part time jobs. forgot sometimes

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Too expensive. i prefer a tinted moistriser which has spf in. and sometimes |I use a superdrug basics frag-free one.

~ Would you recommend it to others? no.

~ Any other comments? dont use creams much as still get spots and don;t feel neeed or have much time. skin not v dry. only sometimes

Doobydoo Sun 17-Jun-12 20:33:43

Sorry,but how do you know Davina really does use it?

Doobydoo Sun 17-Jun-12 20:35:09

Think I know what would help with wrinkle reduction....no money worriesgrinI had better attend to that!

OracleInLeCoracle Sun 17-Jun-12 21:05:32

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

less than 1, I have pretty good genes.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Im not that bothered about them, I dont wear make up, so am more concerned with something that helps my skin.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I liked the smell, and the feel of it. it felt quite light, which I liked.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

not really, but my skin felt smoother and softer.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I dont know, tbh. I dont like pots of cream, I prefer tubes.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

yes.

~ Any other comments?

I would be more likely to buy if it came in a tube, so that I could control the amount I use better.

frizzyhaired Mon 18-Jun-12 07:54:16

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was on 1 possibly. No crow's feet but fine lines under my eye as a result of squinting

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I've only noticed them recently and obviously don't like them but am resigned.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I liked the smell? It was subtle and pleasant. The feel of the cream was excellent. It made my skin softer and Absorbed really well. My skin is normal to oily and I hate creams that make it greasier. this left no residue at all.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? I couldn't see any difference in the wrinkles or lines on my face but there was a definite improvement in the feel of my skin. Since I use cream infrequently, perhaps this would be the result of using any good cream.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. I would but there is no SPF factor and since it's a day cream, that's a big oversight.

~ Would you recommend it to others? If they ask me what I'm using.

~ Any other comments?
Perhaps the cream would make more of a differnce to people with pronounced wrinkles.

BerryLellow Tue 19-Jun-12 13:18:14

In case anyone was thinking of buying some more, I noticed it's on offer in tesco at the moment - about £6 and they have the day, night and spf versions.

Tanee58 Tue 19-Jun-12 14:42:54

Doobydoo, of course we don't KNOW Davina uses it - but would Davina lie? To MUMSNET??? hmm

I agree with you about money - though I've managed to keep wrinkles to a minimum by not thinking about my overdraft! smile

cheryl59 Tue 19-Jun-12 15:23:52

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, between 1 and 2
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I'd be happier to not have them but they're just a part of getting older so don't overly bother me - I do use a skin plumper to banish them on a night out or social occasion though !
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smelt nice enough but nothing out of the ordinary - it absorbed nicely and left my skin feeling moisturised
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
My skin feels moisturised so looks plumper but I didn't notice any permanent difference really
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
For that price, it would be a treat every now and again or as a gift
~ Would you recommend it to others?
Possibly, for anyone worried about their wrinkles and used to paying for premium skincare products
~ Any other comments?

McGriffo Tue 19-Jun-12 19:16:41

~Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
About 1.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Inevitable but not welcome!
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I liked the smell. The cream felt nice on the skin and was easily absorbed.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I don't think so. It left my skin feeling soft but there were no remarkable results. There was no difference against the wrinkle reader.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
No because I prefer a cream containing an SPF.
~ Would you recommend it to others?
Probably not but I wouldn't discourage them from buying it either.
~ Any other comments?
Thanks for letting me try it!

artifarti Thu 21-Jun-12 14:01:21

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? Wasn't on it; not around the eyes anyway.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I have frown lines between my eyes; annoying but it's part of life.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I really didn't like the smell at all. It was quite chemically. It did absord really well - very quickly and not greasy and it didn't 'rub off' into little bits the way that some do.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? No difference against the reader. My skin does feel soft and people keep saying how well I look, despite having a small baby, so perhaps it does make a difference!
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. I might, yes; I like the way it was absorbed quickly.
~ Would you recommend it to others? Not especially.
~ Any other comments?Thanks for letting me try it.

poppedoutforapintofmilk Fri 22-Jun-12 13:08:16

I used the cream for 3 days but it made my eyes water and swell up a bit so I had to stop. I didn't like the smell at all though and definitely wouldn't buy it.

BIWItheBold Fri 22-Jun-12 18:55:44

Day 7 for me. I'm enjoying the products, and I like the way that my skin absorbs the moisturiser. My skin feels very soft as well.

No idea re wrinkles yet, and I think I've set Garnier a stiff test as I got a bit sunburnt (despite wearing suncream!) on Tuesday.

I'm impressed so far. I have sometimes felt the cream tingling on my face (especially after the sun exposure, which I think is the pro-retinol working?), but I like the feel of it and I think that it represents great value for money.

50ml @ £9+ c.f. Boots Protect and Perfect (and the others in the range) at around £22 per 50ml pot could be a no-brainer for me.

I also really like the fragrance - and I'm totally puzzled as to why others don't like it!

domesticslattern Fri 22-Jun-12 22:20:31

When I started using the cream I was a grade 1 wrinkly, 2 at the most, and that didn't really change. I still have the same lines if I smile. I don't especially like looking older and do buy anti aging products but I don't sit up at night panicking about my wrinkles either. They aren't too bad yet but my skin can look very dull as I age.

I like using the cream and will buy it again. While I didn't look like a new person I felt it suited my skin and perked it up a bit. I was a bit annoyed by this as I don't especially warm to Garnier as a brand because it advertises soooo much and the adverts annoy me frankly! I have already recommended it to someone and that is most unlike me. I like the texture and it sinks in well, and the smell is not offputting or overly strong. The price seems about right to me.

domesticslattern Fri 22-Jun-12 22:24:29

Just read the thread properly and noticed that it has no SPF. This is not good. In fact, it is enough to make me not buy it.
<fickle>
Is the palm oil in it responsibly sourced?

choccyp1g Fri 22-Jun-12 22:40:31

Something I forgot to mention when I posted. I despise companies that pack their creams in a double-walled jar.

<<Oh that cream didn't last very long, despite being a big jar, I'd better buy another one of those BIG jars and see if it lasts a bit longer this time>>

not

choccyp1g Fri 22-Jun-12 22:42:10

And a box around it as well. Why not go the whole hog and put some of that hard plastic that rips your hands when you try to break in with a scissors?

<<anti-packaging campaigner>>

BIWItheBold Fri 22-Jun-12 23:16:41

There is a version with SPF, domestic.

hpsaucy Sat 23-Jun-12 08:04:30

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? nearly a 1

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? they are new and I dont like them!!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Liked the smell, absorbs really easily, didnt leave with any residue.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I didn't notice a different on the reader. The main thing for my skin felt great. I suffer with psoriasis and seen using the cream, I havent had any need to use my steriod cream which is fantasic!!

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Yes defiently. Already bought myself the night cream as well.

~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes
~ Any other comments?

AllTheGoodNamesGone Mon 25-Jun-12 16:17:58

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, I came up at a 3.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
New and I haven't got used to them! Before having DS 2 years ago I was young and wrinkle-free, don't seem to get much time to look in the mirror these days so it shocked me how wrinkley I've become!

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Liked the smell, went on quite thick and seemed to take a while to absorb

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Skin feels much smoother and "thicker" - not sure its helped the crows feet but the wrinkles on my forehead have definitely improved

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Would probably add to christmas and birthday list rather than buying myself

Would you recommend it to others?
Only if they asked! Otherwise might seem a bit rude wink

biggerfeetsmallerboobs Mon 25-Jun-12 16:52:36

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was grade 1
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Shallow and annoying
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I thought the smell was ok although it reminded me of suncream which is probably because I use Garnier sun protection for myself and my family. It was very easily absorbed
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I didn't notice any difference to my wrinkles in the mirror or on the wrinkle reader
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
No because I prefer my current anti-wrinkle cream which although it is more expensive gives better results
~ Would you recommend it to others?
No
~ Any other comments?
I would like it to have an SPF. Also I found it was too light for my dry skin and my skin felt tight by the end of the day. Maybe a version for dry skin would solve that problem

pennnn Mon 25-Jun-12 17:59:47

I found it too heavy on my skin, and hard to smooth over evenly. At least it wasn't highly perfumed as so many creams are. No change in wrinkles was visible, tho hard to really compare skin to tiny pictures. No spf was extremely unusual. The cream was over packaged, perhaps to give impression of more upmarket cream, but was actually just irritating and waste of resources. I'll stick to my current cream.

hellymelly Mon 25-Jun-12 18:11:21

Q1. before using ultralist did you use the wrinkle reader, if so what grade where you on?
A1. I tried, but found it confusing- I wasn't sure if that was when smiling, (when I have crinkles) or not (when I only have very fine lines). The reader pictures were small and I couldn't judge at all where I was on the scale.
Q2.How did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
A2. Well I don't like looking older, certainly, but I have a sense of resignation about it. I try and look after my skin, but I still live a life where I potter round the garden in the sun, and walk on the beach, and eat too much sugar.
Q3.How did it smell and feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
A3. I wasn't mad on the scent although it isn't as strong as many creams. I try not to use things with added fragrance as my skin is sensitive, (as is my nose). I would have liked it better unscented , the eye cream isn't scented at all and I prefer that. I was really surprised with how nice the cream felt on my skin though, I liked the texture of it, it absorbed easily, didn't sting, and felt comfortable. Worked well under my mineral powder foundation, and under any of my other make-up. It was better than I expected for the price.
Q4.Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice?Was any difference noticable against the wrinkle reader?
A4. I think my skin looks brighter and a nicer tone. Slight improvement to the fine lines too. I hadn't been able to work out the wrinkle reader so couldn't use that as a comparison.
Q5. dod you think you will carry on using it? It is £9.18.
A5. Well I think I might keep on using it actually. Which is a big surprise for me as I never buy cheaper skincare, I normally spend rather more than that on a pot of cream (not silly money, but middle range prices )
Q6. Would you recommend it to others?
A6. Yes I would. my skin is very sensitive and flares up easily but it hasn't triggered a reaction, and I really liked the feel of the product.
Q7. Any other comments?
A7. I would like one with a non-chemical (physical) SPF, or one that was slightly tinted and also had a non-chemical SPF. Also think in cold windy weather i would need something more super-moisturising.
Thankyou Garnier for the chance to try the products, it has been a pleasant surprise and I'm buying some for my Mum.

RachelHRD Mon 25-Jun-12 19:22:05

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes and probably less than a grade 1 which I'm quite chuffed about for 42!!

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I'm fortunate not to have many for my age although this is probably down to being overweight, so I don't mind them too much. I also think they are part of your character although probably wouldn't think that if I had loads!!

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I've always liked the smell of Garnier creams so yes do like it and it absorbs well and isn't too greasy which is important for me as I tend to get spots quite easily despite my age!

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
It was definitely less dry and smoother. No real change on the reader as I'm less than a grade 1 anyway.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18
Yes I probably will now I have got into the routine of using a moisturiser.

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes.

Any other comments?
Thank you for the opportunity to test these products and for the amazing afternoon tea with Davina - my new female role model!!

cather Mon 25-Jun-12 19:44:24

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I used the wrinkle reader and was about a 1

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Whilst I would prefer not to have them they are part of my features and I am am probably too conscious of them. I suspect others don't notice them.

How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It smelt pleasant and not too strong. It absorbed really easily and wasn't greasy

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I think the wrinkles around my eyes look better but without a before and after picture it is quite difficult to tell.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Yes, it is cheaper than my normal face cream and seems to work.

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes

Any other comments?
It would be good if it had a SPF too.

rathlin Mon 25-Jun-12 19:47:41

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Between 1 and 2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

New and shallow and lack of sleep hasn't helped

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

The smell was quite pleasant and it absorbed easily but if you applied too much, I felt that the absorption decreased and it affected foundation when applied afterwards.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No didn't notice any difference.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

No, would rather use something cheaper with sun protection included.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

No.
~ Any other comments?

UV protection would be good to have in it as sun is the cause of wrinkles so a prophylactic as well as treatment approach in one would be more appealing.

Kbear Mon 25-Jun-12 19:51:40

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? probably about a 1 to 2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? they don't worry me, they aren't too bad at the moment !

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? Smells nice, absorbs well. Feels nice, not greasy, quite light.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? Haven't noticed a difference to be honest.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Won't continue to use it necessarily but might buy if it's on offer.

~ Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but would say it's a nice product.

~ Any other comments? No

strandednomore Mon 25-Jun-12 20:08:52

Ok sorry it's taken me a while to do this but we went on holiday so it all got a little delayed!

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
- I tried to but concluded I don't really have crows feet - a few lines under my eyes but my bigger probem is dark shadows

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
- as above, I don't really have too many so not too worried - although becoming more concerned about the ones that are appearing under my eyes

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
- I would say it smelled inoffensive - and absorbed very easily.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
- not really, but it could be because I didn't have a huge amount of wrinkles to start with - it didn't seem to make a difference to my shadows. Although a lot of people have been saying I look "well" I put that down to my Florida sun tan rather than the cream...

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
- I will for now but not sure I would chose it above any other cream. To be honest there are so many creams on the market I can't see why I would chose one over another - if anything I will do it on price, what' s on offer etc

~ Would you recommend it to others
- not at the moment but I will carry on using it and see what happens.
~ Any other comments?

Puffinsaresmall Mon 25-Jun-12 20:33:17

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

1 or less. DH also tried it, he's about a 3

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Mine - not really noticeable, I'm 36. Wanted to keep them that way. DH is 40 and much more wrinkly due to his work environment. I think his wrinkles are nice, distinguished grin

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Absorbed easily, didn't mind the smell but didn't particularly like it either. Felt fine on my skin - DH felt it stung on his, he didn't like it.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No difference really but probably because was less than 1 before. DH skin did seem less 'wrinkly' maybe from a 3 to a 2. Skin felt softer and more 'plump'.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Possibly, would prefer different scent though

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, reasonably priced nice cream

~ Any other comments?

Would be great with spf and/or some light foundation/coverage. Would take a step out of beauty routine which is always good time wise.

vickipickernicker Mon 25-Jun-12 21:27:24

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Based on the wrinkle reader I didn't have any wrinkles. So couldn't make a comparison.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
No real wrinkles to describe
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
The cream smelt horrible - far too strong a smell that lingered for ages. Smelt like very bad perfume. Would have preferred it to have much less or no smell. Cream seemed to sting a little to start with when first used. But did absorb easily and didn't sting after first use.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
Face felt smoother but didn't notice any difference on wrinkles.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
seems expensive for a small pot.
~ Would you recommend it to others?
No
~ Any other comments?
The packaging reminds me of hair gel not face cream. The smell of the cream was much too strong and over powering for a face cream.

foosty Mon 25-Jun-12 21:44:41

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I'm not especially wrinkly - just a few lines around my eyes and an ever-deepening number 11 between my eyebrows

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

love my laughter lines, don't really like the 11 though

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Felt nice - quite rich. Took a while to absorb and I felt it was a bit greasy for daytime use so used it as a night cream too. Found that make-up didn't sit too well on top of it and I looked shiny, which I don't like! So I didn't feel it absorbed brilliantly, no.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

No real difference to my wrinkles but my skin in general looks smoother and kind of plumper, which is nice. I did break out in a few spots on my chin though.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I'd be much more likely to buy the night version!

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I think my mum would like it.

~ Any other comments?

The scent actually grew on me but at first it smelt a bit strong and somehow reminded me of suncream. I don't think it needs to be so perfumed.

Thanks for sending me the cream, I enjoyed taking part.

ShipsCat Mon 25-Jun-12 21:49:39

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was somewhere between one and two
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Part of me, but a part I'd like to change!
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I really don't like the smell. It's a bit chemical, and it was almost as though it was trying to be an unfragranced cream, but wasn't quite, if that makes any sense? It felt very heavy on my skin, but it did seem to absorb quickly.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I haven't really noticed any difference, despite using the cream for slightly more than a fortnight now.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I won't carry on using it, as I prefer a lighter cream, and one with spf in it. The price seems reasonable, but I won't be buying any more when my trial pot runs out.
~ Would you recommend it to others?
I would suggest to them that they do the 14-day challenge before buying it.
~ Any other comments?
It seemed a bit odd that a wrinkle cream didn't have any spf, as I have always thought that the sun is a major factor in the development of wrinkles.

kaz0223 Mon 25-Jun-12 22:03:55

Before starting using the UltraLift – did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
Yes, I used it around my eyes and my crow’s feet measure around about a 1-2 that's according to my husband who I got to check for me.

And how did you feel about your wrinkles? To be honest I am not that bothered about the ones around my eyes it's my frown lines I am really bothered about. I think the ones around my eyes are shallow but much more pronounced on my forhead.
How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smelt lovely really delicate lovely on my skin not too thick and just melted into the skin.

Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
It did feel well moisturised,and my skin was nice and soft, however I didn't notice any difference on the reader but that might be due to the fact I am the start of the wrinkle reader.

Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I do like Garnier products but would always buy when offer because I am such a cheapskate!!!!

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes because I did like it for it's moisturising properties.

I do like Garnier products but like most of the popular brands I have used there hasn't been any proof as far as I am concerned that there is any improvement in wrinkles. I think as women we should just resign ourselves to the fact that they are proof we have lived our lives.

nancerama Mon 25-Jun-12 22:57:31

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I used it, but my wrinkles didn't register. Not because I'm wrinkle free, just because my eyes aren't a problem area. Between my eyes is a bigger problem - too many stern looks, I fear.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

New - until recently I didn't look my age at all, but a 1 year old and a year of sleepless nights has aged me irreparably.
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

It was really easy to apply, and smoothed on beautifully - didn't feel heavy or sticky. I really didn't like the smell though. It smelled a big cheap and was overpowering. The smell thankfully didn't seem to linger though.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I didn't notice any improvement in my wrinkles, unfortunately.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I will continue using the jar, but I don't think I will purchase the cream in future.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Probably not, although if a friend was keen to take the challenge, I would hand over the remainder of the jar for them to try.

~ Any other comments?

My usual moisturiser has an SPF also. I have become very freckly over the course of this test, even though there has been little sun. Thank you for letting me try this product. It was nice, but I'm not overwhelmed by it.

Katielou75 Mon 25-Jun-12 23:06:04

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? I was only about a 1, so not too bad, really.
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? I don't think my wrinkles are that noticeable yet, but I'm definitely starting to notice fine lines around the eyes. I've got one deepish line above my eye that annoys me!
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
It smells nice and I like the feel of it. I found that it absorbed quite easily and wasn't too greasy.
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I thought it felt a lot softer and I liked the feel of it. I don't think it made a great deal of difference to the lines, but they weren't particularly pronounced to begin with. Maybe longer use would make more of a difference.
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. I'm not currently working due to an injury, but as soon as I am I will start buying it- it's a little more than I would usually spend but I liked it.
~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes!
~ Any other comments? When I first started using it my I found I got more spots than usual.

aliciaflorrick Tue 26-Jun-12 09:22:01

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I was probably between a 1 and 2 depending on whether I was smiling when I looked at the chart or not.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I only really look in the mirror twice a day when I'm getting washed so they never really bothered me, probably just part of me really.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

The smell wasn't really that strong, but it did make me think of aftershave when I was putting it on. The cream absorbed into my skin beautifully and I didn't feel greasy afterwards. In my opinion my skin felt hydrated and plumped up all day.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

As I said my skin felt plum and hydrated all day long, not really sure if there was any difference in the wrinkles around my eyes, possibly slightly or it could just have been wishful thinking.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I think I would prefer it as a night cream, I like to use some kind of day cream that has an SPF in it as I'm not very good at applying individual products.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Well I would recommend it as a nice light day cream, don't know if I could recommend it to someone who was complaining about wrinkles.

~ Any other comments?

Thanks for the opportunity to try it, it certainly wasn't a disaster.

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

About 2-3

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

They were ok but could have been better.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I really liked the smell and my skin felt lovely and soft afterwards. It did absorb easily.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I didn't notice any difference really.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Not really as it wasn't any better that my usual face cream. The price is not bad though.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

If they wanted a fast absorbing base for make-up but not for wrinkles.

~ Any other comments?

Just a thank you for letting me give it a try. I love trying new face products.

Before starting using the UltraLift, did you use Garnier’s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was already using Garnier UltraLift before I started the Mumsnet test (it was on special offer) so had already looked at wrinkle reader. If I’m not smiling, it doesn’t really register. With a bit of a smile, I was on about a 4. (Lesson learned – don’t smile!)

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Like many people on here, the eyes aren’t massively a problem area anyway. I have quite a few deeper wrinkles on my forehead. I don’t like them as it is a sign of my age (which I feel particularly as have two children at primary school and a lot of the mums are about ten years younger than I am!) but I have to accept them as part of who I am now (not my character though! What kind of question is that?).

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I like it. It smells quite nice but not overpowering, the smell doesn’t linger. Feels good on the skin and absorbs pretty quickly. I’ve had problems with creams in the past as I have sensitive skin but my face likes this one.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I think that my skin is probably a bit smoother since I started using it as I have been using it for a couple of months now. Maybe the wrinkles are slightly reduced, possibly I’ve changed by a grade or so but of course laughing and smiling do not help! And as I’ve commented below, the wrinkle reader really isn’t that helpful or easy to use.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I will if I find it on offer again (£6 in Morrisons!).

~ Would you recommend it to others?
I would because I do quite like it.

~ Any other comments?
The wrinkle reader is really not very effective. I think that it would be more helpful if you were to use actual images of people’s crow’s feet at differing stages rather than just digitally fiddling with the one image that you have used. I can see that you must have done this to attempt consistency but it just makes it unrealistic to use effectively.

Fillybuster Wed 27-Jun-12 12:12:32

Sorry for the delay in submitting my feedback - I wrote a epic review last week, then my computer crashed and lost the lot.

First off, a big thank you to Garnier. I was one of the lucky 9 who had tea and scones with Davina, and it was fab smile She was very inspirational and passionate about the importance of a good skincare regime and very enthusiastic about the Garnier products....

Top tips from the day included: always extend your skincare to your neck; it's worth investing in a good facial occasionally; always apply SPF, even in winter; don't smoke; try to get a good nights' sleep, and always smile, even when you're feeling lousy.

We were given a very nice goody bag, which included Ultralift cream with SPF as well as the one without....Confession time: it's summer, and I have stupidly fair skin, so I have been testing the version with SPF. I'm not sure what the point is of having a 'sans SPF' version, although it has been working wonders on my cleavage smile smile smile

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Somewhere around Grade 1-2, but more concerned about my forehard than eyes. I think the wrinkle reader is a bit limiting.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I'm not a huge fan (!) but more interested in damage limitation generally, than worrying about a few lines.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I'm not a huge fan of the smell (its a bit chemically) but it's not too strong. The cream feels lovely and light, and absorbs very nicely.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Not really. I have always followed a thorough skincare regime (and having been using a leading high street chemist's brand of products for several years) and didn't feel the UltraLift cream made any discernable difference.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Probably not - it is a little bit too much like a lotion, and I prefer a cream that leaves my skin feeling properly moisturised. I'm looking forward to trying the night cream and serum, though, and might continue to use it in combination with those - I didn't want to mess up the trial.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, if they were looking for a fairly light, inexpensive moisturiser.

~ Any other comments?

Just that I think all day creams should have an SPF included smile

Thanks again!

morri106 Wed 27-Jun-12 16:13:23

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? - 6
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? - OLD LOOKING; TIRED LOOKING; DEEP
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? - SMELT FINE; ABSORBED WELL
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? - NOW GRADE 5 - THERE IS A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. - YES< HALF THE PRICE OF WHAT I NORMALLY USE
~ Would you recommend it to others? - YES, DEFINITELY
~ Any other comments?

Mominatrix Thu 28-Jun-12 12:58:36

~ Prior to starting the UltraLift Challenge, I didn't use any Garnier products. In terms of wrinkle grade, I did not really have any, except for furrow lines on my forehead.
~ My lines did bother me a bit. Although they aren't very noticeable, they seem to deepen anytime I was suffering from a lack of sleep or fatigue.
~ I didn't mind the smell. It was OK smelling in the sense that it was very lightly perfumed, and didn't smell very chemically. It is what I would expect from a cream, and I actually prefer my creams to not have a noticeable smell. I used the night cream, the SPF cream, and the serum. All products absorbed easily, and the combination of the serum and cream left a not unpleasant tingly feeling (I recognised it as the retinoid tingle).
~ Although I didn't change grades on the reader (I wasn't on it to begin with), my skin did feel firmer, the furrow lines were much less noticeable, and I was pleased with the results.
~ I wil continue using the product after it runs out, and will happily recommend it to others.

Lucewheel Thu 28-Jun-12 19:53:01

Before starting to use the UltraLift the wrinkle reader and was a six (ouch).
I knew that I had developed my laughter lines but had not realised just how deep they were, this was a bit of a shock. They are a part of me that I would prefer to be less pronounced right now.
I really liked the scent in it and it was very easily absorbed. It was easy to apply and did not leave me with greasy hands or skin.
I did notice a difference on my face especially around my eyes. I applied to my face and then used it as eye cream. Having just checked on the UltraLift reader my laughter lines around my eyes are now between a one and two (yippee!). I noticed this improvement within days of using the ultralift cream.
Yes I will carry on buying and using this product and will recommend it to others.
I really like this product because it is both a face cream and an eye cream in one product that actually works. You also get the benefit around the eyes without any irritation.

CagneyNLacey Fri 29-Jun-12 11:18:00

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

I was a 1-2 on the wrinkle reader, which I think is a really good idea to have with the cream. Not used other wrinkle creams though so not sure if they all have them.

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I confess that despite being 37 I have never given wrinkles any though and never rewally looked closely at mine. Until now!

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

Wasnt that keen on the smell but it wasnt obnoxiousor anything. It absorbed well and felt fine.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I think there is a difference actually, lines seem not as deep, but not much difference going by reader.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Yes, I would use it again.
~ Would you recommend it to others? ~ Any other comments?

Yes I would recommend it to others.

daimbardiva Sun 01-Jul-12 23:20:57

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Yes, I was on no. 7

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I hadn't really considered them much - quite like them in a way really. I'm more bothered about the overall condition of my skin, which is good.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

The cream has hardy any fragrance, which I like. It felt light, non- greasy and was easily absorbed. All good!

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I didn't notice a difference but after 14 days was on no. 6

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I may buy it again if I see it on offer. There's not much between it and my usual cream but the usual one is normally cheaper.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

Probably not as there was nothing that stood out about it

~ Any other comments?

Wasn't keen on the packaging - looked a bit artificial to me, ie. suggested that the cream would be full of chemicals rather than natural ingredients

LackaDAISYcal Mon 02-Jul-12 15:51:38

~ Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Yes I did....No3 around the eyes and No5 on my forehead/at corners of mouth (I obviously frown and scowl more than I laugh!)

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

I'm not really bothered about them, they have grown with me so I see them as just a part of my aging face now.

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I liked the smell, it was fresh and not too overpowering. The cream felt very silky on my skin and it absorbed easily and didn't leave me feeling greasy.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

I noticed that my skin looked visibly smoother, even after only a few applications, and it felt much smoother and softer as well. Several people commented me on how well I looked after about a week of using it. When I used the reader at the end of the trial, I had gone down to No1 at the eyes and No3 at mouth and forehead, so a visible difference.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

I think that I may continue to use it once my pot has run out, it seems good value.

~ Would you recommend it to others?

I already have when complimented on how well I was looking.

~ Any other comments?

I'm not sure how much the difference was down to just using this cream, as I didn't really have a daily routine as such prior to the trial, so perhaps I would have seen similar results regardless of what cream I was using. Still, my skin looks fresher and feels much nicer to me and others so I am happy with the results. I may try with a cheaper cream for a fortnight and see how it compares before going out and buying more of the Ultra-lift though.

bucksmum Tue 03-Jul-12 10:17:30

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on? I didn't really have any wrinkles but skin was very dry and tired looking
~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character? No real wrinkles but was beginning to feel a bit old and grey and not very polished!
~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily? It was great I really like it. Smelt fab and very easy to absorb
~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader? Yes Definitely look at lot brighter!
~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18. Yes

~ Would you recommend it to others? Yes

~ Any other comments? Love the fact it has an SPF 15

kimmy2849 Tue 03-Jul-12 16:33:06

I recently tested Garnier UltraLift. It is an amazing cream. It does visibly lift your skin and softens lines. It gave my skin a really healthy glow and made it look healthier. It leaves your skin soft and smooth and absorbs quickly and easily. I would highly recommend this cream and actually have done.

Groveregg Tue 03-Jul-12 16:49:24

Before starting using the UltraLift ? did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?

Yes I thought I was a 1 but DH said I was a 2 (harumph)

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?

Quite annoying but mostly under control

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?

I didn't like the smell very much, bit overpowering. It did absorb easily.

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?

Yes big difference: within 2 days I had aged 10 years and was at least a 4 on the wrinkle reader and had simultaneously developed spots on my cheek. I found it so depressing and embarrassing to look so bad that I stopped using it.

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.

Never in a million years

~ Would you recommend it to others?

No. But I understand that everyone's skin is different and it might be great for other people.

~ Any other comments?

MarmiteButties Tue 03-Jul-12 17:15:30

Was between grade 1 & 2
Wrinkles are irritating more than anything else, they show my age!
I liked the smell and it absorbed really easily on to face.
Yes I noticed a difference was just a 1 after two weeks of use.
I will continue using it certainly at that price, very competitive price, think I paid over £20 last time I bought a similar product.
Will happily recommend this to others.
Thank you for the opportunity to test this and apologies for the lateness of my feedback.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jul-12 14:34:48

Thanks for all the feedback guys - much appreciated. poopoopoo has been selected as the winner of the £100 John Lewis voucher. Well done.

mama1109 Fri 27-Jul-12 16:30:29

-Before starting using the UltraLift - did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
It was very hard to tell what level of wrinkle I had... I will say level 1.

-And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
I just start to notice about my wrinkles, but I really hope that with the appropriate cream I will be able to remove them and prevent new wrinkles to appear.

-How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
I love the smell. It’s fresh and absorb very easily. It was also smooth on the skin.

-Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I have notice a whole improvement on my skin face. It is more soft and tight. I did not see any difference with the wrinkle reader.

-Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
I am very likely to use it again for £9.18.

-Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I will.

-Any other comments?
The cream felt like a good face moisturizer.
And also thank you for letting me try this product.

PiedWagtail Thu 13-Sep-12 10:44:15

~ Before starting using the UltraLift - did you use Garnier?s UltraLift Wrinkle reader? What grade were you on?
I was on a grade 2

~ And how did you feel about your wrinkles? New, old, deep, shallow, annoying or part of your character?
Some I am used to, but I don't like or welcome the new ones that are appearing sad

~ How did it smell and how did it feel on your skin? Did it absorb easily?
Smelled nice, absorbed easily, felt rich

~ Did you notice a difference on your face? What did you notice? Was any difference noticeable against the UltraLift wrinkle reader?
I could see an immediate improvement

~ Do you think you will carry on using it? The RRP is £9.18.
Yes I think I will

~ Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely

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