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Night cream recommendations for 40 year + skin

(21 Posts)
shopafrolic Tue 06-Nov-12 22:17:10

I've just run out of night cream and wondered what good creams there are around at the moment. I was using Elemis Marine but fancy a change. Can anyone recommend something for just turned 40 skin? I am happy to spend if necessary. Thanks!

shine0ncrazydiamond Tue 06-Nov-12 23:06:09


REN Rose serum first... £42 but worth every last penny

Followed by Elemis Pro Collagen marine cream... however.. you want a change from this? My second recommendation is Decleor HydraFloral.

Use these two in conjunction with each other and they do the job. I am 41 in a few weeks time and have no lines <yet>

NigellasGuest Tue 06-Nov-12 23:18:29

Origins Youthtopia firming cream


Feels really nourishing without being too heavy.

Aquelven Tue 06-Nov-12 23:26:32

Clarins Extra Firming.
Or cheaper Revitalift Laser Renew, on offer in Boots at the moment. Or Olay Three Point cream. I tend to alternate between them depending what's on offer.

valiumredhead Tue 06-Nov-12 23:52:03

Body Shop Aloe night cream - the best I have ever used and I have worked my way through most of the expensive stuff.

shopafrolic Wed 07-Nov-12 07:17:10

Who stocks REN shine? Space NK?
Also like the idea of Origins as use their Perfect World skin guardian which feels amazing..... Which of the two on the link do you use nigella?
Thanks everyone. Wanted to switch to something new as have tried quite a few already and like to keep changing......

Chandon Wed 07-Nov-12 07:32:26

Ren have their own website and often have offers/ freebies !

I use the REN frankinsence night cream at the mo, it is not too heavy just right for me

Chandon Wed 07-Nov-12 07:34:15

Origins is packed full of chemicals and silicone, which has an instant smoothing effect, which, however, is just a thin layer of silicone!

Ren is silicone free. If you want to avoid silcone, look out for dimethicone or cyclomethione on labels

shopafrolic Wed 07-Nov-12 08:36:37

Wow chandon I had always assumed Origins was fairly natural...... Note to self, must read labels!

Chandon Wed 07-Nov-12 10:33:14

I did too, shopafrolic, until I read an informative S&B thread!

It is nice stuff, I like the way origins products smell, but not as "natural" as they would have you believe.

Silicone is fairly harmless, it just lays on the skin. The thing is though, it makes you think "OHHH, this cream has made my skin so smooth!" when really, you have just put a bit of silicone over your skin (which IS smooth! that is why primers are primarily made of silicone)

Chandon Wed 07-Nov-12 10:41:35

the brighter by nature cream has three kinds silicone as ingredients, highlighted them here:

active ingredients: octinoxate 7.50% [] titanium dioxide 3.00% [] octocrylene 1.00%
inactive ingredients: mica [] lauroyl lysine [] cellulose acetate [] dimethicone [] ascorbyl palmitate [] rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract [] punica granatum (pomegranate) juice extract [] sanguisorba officinalis (burnet) root extract [] curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract [] caprylyl methicone [] methicone [] ethylhexylglycerin [] caffeine [] oryzanol [] isostearyl sebacate [] disodium stearoyl glutamate [] pentylene glycol [] zinc myristate [] silica [] glycyrrhetinic acid [] alumina [] citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil*, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil*, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil*, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil*, salvia sclarea (clary sage) oil*, ormenis multicaulis (chamomile) oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, thymus vulgaris (thyme) oil*, coriandrum sativum (coriander) fruit oil*, limonene, linalool [] phenoxyethanol [] [+/- iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499) [] titanium dioxide (ci 77891)

I got these ingredients from a different website, as Origins don't list their ingredients online. You can also see that they ALSO use lots of lovely natural oils, essential oils etc. So not all bad!

NigellasGuest Wed 07-Nov-12 13:37:58

Silicone aside, I'm hoping the Origins Youthtopia cream has other stuff in it that's actually good for the skin because i recently shelled out over £40 on a pot!

I must say, I haven't noticed it makes my skin feel especially smooth. It just feels nourishing. So perhaps the Youthtopia cream does not contain as much silicone as the Brighter by Nature?

Shopafrolic I have the first one, NOT the extra rich one. Lady in shop told me the extra rich would be too much for my skin (which is 48 years old and combination).

I have tried the Clarins Extra Firming that Aquelven mentions - got a tester. I really liked it although I don't know whether it was because the smell appealed to me. I think i might buy a full size one when I've finished my evil silicone filled Origins youthtopia.

plentyofsoap Wed 07-Nov-12 15:59:15

I have been using clinique repairwear. I'm a fan of clinique anyway as they suit my sensitive skin. I find they give samples when asked kindly!

plentyofsoap Wed 07-Nov-12 16:01:38

Or a huge bag of them when they think you are a secret shopper, even when i said i wasn't!

shine0ncrazydiamond Wed 07-Nov-12 16:24:25

I get mine from John lewis.

I think it's the best out there. My skin is 'normal' I suppose but I have noticed it has been a little drier recently, hence the adding in of a serum. This doesn't make me greasy or spotty and I really recommend it.

You need eye cream too y'know! wink

shopafrolic Thu 08-Nov-12 14:58:37

So I've ordered the REN rose serum and frankincense night cream. Thanks for all the input. Eye cream will have to wait shine grin

chocolatespiders Thu 08-Nov-12 21:47:32

ShineOn - which eye product would you suggest?

Mewsical Thu 08-Nov-12 22:17:31

I'm really liking the Clarins super restorative one in the red packaging at the moment. It did make my skin feel lovely and smooth so I'm off to look at the ingredient s as I'm suspicious now!

totallyfrazzled Thu 08-Nov-12 22:21:18

Eve Lom all the way

shine0ncrazydiamond Thu 08-Nov-12 23:32:59

The best eye cream is Dr Hauschka - I really rate that stuff

chocolatespiders Fri 09-Nov-12 18:43:47

Thanks ShineOn

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