Day cream that doesn't cost the earth and will help

(12 Posts)
AugustRose Sun 28-Aug-16 14:34:44

I'm 42 and starting to show a bit of wear and tear on my face and neck. I have never been the best at a daily beauty routine and don't wear make up but could do with a good moisturiser that may help .

I have recently lost about 10 lbs and the skin on my face feels more loose and wrinkly, it could do with a bit of help tightening up if that's possible. I don't have a lot of money but am prepared to spend a bit if something works - I think vanity has finally hit me grin

oliviafrombolivia Sun 28-Aug-16 14:55:15

no day cream will work permanently or 'repair' these problems, you are better spending your money on Botox or a face lift. Don't waste your money on expensive creams that do nothing more than a cheaper cream. Something with hyaluronic acid in it will give a temporary effect ..

LockedOutOfMN Sun 28-Aug-16 15:38:43

I used to like the Avène range, available in Boots. There are usually testers available so you could try before you buy.

bingohandjob Sun 28-Aug-16 17:42:38

Superdrug B. range is great and affordable enough to try the full range (often on offer as well).

AugustRose Sun 28-Aug-16 17:52:50

Thanks for these, I'll have a look.

I wouldn't have any kind of surgical treatment. I know if I made the effort each day I would feel better, I just need to give something new a try I think as I have used the same basic Olay stuff for years.

Euphemia Sun 28-Aug-16 17:55:39

Drink lots of water. Cleanse well. The Lacura Caviar day cream from Aldi is cheap and lovely.

froubylou Sun 28-Aug-16 17:57:13

I am a similar age to you and love the boots serum as a daily moisturiser. I can notice when I haven't used it for a few days.

specialsubject Sun 28-Aug-16 19:28:30

No cream tightens or firms skin, all lies. Clever wording to avoid legal action.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 28-Aug-16 19:49:01

Dehydration, weight loss, age,gravity , pollution and sun all take its toll on skin.

I'm 50 so yes, I look in the mirror and think "Oh" but like yourself I'm not heading down the surgery or Botox route.

At the moment, I'm using BodyShop Vit E cream. Its light, rubs in easily and doesn't sting.
Does it lift? Probably not.
Does it make my skin plumper and hydrated? I think so, combined with what's going on the inside.

My hormones are deserting me now. My Bitchy resting Face is getting more Restier. I look in the mirroir and I SEE MY MOTHER shock

But, I can cope. I'm 50. My face is 50, not 20.

(But I'm told I look mid 30s so , pah I'm Good wink )

AugustRose Sun 28-Aug-16 22:13:21

(But I'm told I look mid 30s so , pah I'm Good)

Lucky you! ha I think that's my problem, I always looked younger than I was but I too am starting to look like my mum which makes me realise I'm getting older.

I used to use Boots vitamin E cream years ago when I was in my 20s and loved it.

I really need to drink more water but really don't like it unless I have been exercising.

Thanks everyone, I will start a good regime tomorrow - maybe smile

Lucked Sun 28-Aug-16 22:32:56

I would say get a good acid toner and serum. I think pixi glow toner has made a bigger difference than any moisturiser ever has.

I am using a super facialist day cream from boots with spf which is less than £20.

DeliaClartpepperTheThird Sun 28-Aug-16 22:50:08

I recently started using Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Facial Cream and think it's made my skin much better - more healthy looking.

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