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I used crime de la mer when I was last pregnant, as my skin was so dry. I got a tiny free pot and put a smige on my cheeks in the last three months. It worked a treat. (And my hair was fabulous - I miss that!)
Anyone else using the lidl brand lacura? I find it's great. Nivea is a bit thick and gloppy.
I can't use either cream...too irritating to my poor dry, rosacea-ridden face! Also, I can't get past the smell of Nivea even if I could use it...It smells very powdery and strong to me. I have found the best cream in the world - there is a fragrance but it's made up from essential oils and doesn't cause me to have the severe reactions some fragranced or even fragrance-free creams have!) It is Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Cream. I get it at jurlique.co.uk. You should read the reviews there! I'm not trying to sell - I understand this must be reading like an infomercial but it is truly the only cream that moisturises enough for me and I only have to use a little blob for my whole face. You can ring jurlique and ask for samples...they are usually good at providing free samples. www.jurlique.co.uk/products/mrd/moisture-replenishing-day-cream It is quite dear, although they do a small size for £27. Anyhow, I think the secret to keeping the wrinkles at bay is moisturising well and this definitely moisturises well. I can't use spfs (this doesn't have it!) so I just wear a hat when it's summer
I'm not sure I can see much difference, to be honest. I think regular use is key, with any product. Having said that, I recently fell for the hype with LaRochePosay Redermic R as it was on offer, at Boots. I cannot tell any difference at all. And, depending on which "side" I've slept on, my best side varies, day to day.
One thing which has made some small difference (as recommended on here) is to use a silk pillow case. The "scars" I had from pillow crease, which in my youth would have gone by the time I'd had breakfast, were lasting all day. No more!
I have very dry skin, so it's ideal for me and tbh when I look at the skincare section of stores I'm just so overwhelmed by the array of different brands and choices that I tend to stick with what I know!
I was thinking about getting CdlM. I was given some trial pots. After 2 weeks I had to stop. It was destroying my skin with horrible thick red spots. Really painful ones. Yuk! I was in M & S and picked up some night cream called Formula. It is doing a great job! I am definitely going to try [[ www.templespa.com/skin-care/day-night-moisturisers/SKIN-TRUFFLE skin truffle]].
Have just posted a hair question and put this photo up. Got some nice comments on my "not looking my age" into the bargain! Am over 50 now, and whilst I don't look "ten years younger" I do look good (on a good day) for my age. As I said earlier up this thread, I've been drawn into hype from time to time but generally use stuff for around a tenner. Consistency is key! Ive never smoked, have to use high SPF as my skin doesn't tan (it just shrivels) and I have never, ever slept in my makeup. Ever.
I think an awful lot of how your skin ages is down to genetics, rather than creams. Unfortunately I haven't inherited my mum's beautiful skin but my dad's
I've tried lots of lotions and potions at various price points. I'm currently using the Lidl Lacura night cream and Nivea light moisturing cream (my ideal is the Nivea oil free moisturising cream, but it is so hard to find). I have spot prone skin that also needs a bit of anti- wrinkle TLC, and this combo is working well so far...
Used CdlM about 10 years ago and wasn't impressed. These days I'm using Astral as my moisturiser. I have slowly gone to less expensive creams over the last couple of years. I got the Neal's Yard Francincense one about 6 months ago and at £25 a pot it was the cheapest I'd used for several years. I liked it, but when I finished it I decided to try Astral. I like it just as much as anything I've used before and I'm planning to spend what I've saved (!) on actives, retin-a/retinoid and glycolic acid etc. I think they're the only things that will make a real difference to my skin.
Re. moisturiser, nothing's going to give instant effects and I second the silk pillow case move..... I bought one after reading about it here on MN and it's fantastic for those horrible morning face creases that don't go away for ages once you are a certain age..
I am 49 - I'm finding I have more results from investing in a good exfoliating toner, followed by serum then hydraluron and finally moisturiser, rather than simply a wonder product moisturiser.
I currently swear by aldi lacura day cream - it has done wonders for my skin. It used to be dry and flaky on the t-zone - it's now lovely and soft, and the fine lines I had on my forehead have all but disappeared.