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Nivea trumps Creme de la mer!

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SundaySimmons Thu 12-Sep-13 08:30:09

Ok, this is just one persons experience

I have used creme de la mer. Didnt repurchase as I didn't notice any difference. I was gifted two La Prairie creams which cost hundreds, they didnt do anything either.

I am pushing 50, over the years I haven't found any difference between a cheap or expensive moisturiser. I do like to try new ones and like a moisturiser that feels nice to use.

Not used Nivea for years but remember buying Ponds in my twenties and daubing it on in a thick layer for fifteen minutes before I applied make up and went out and my skin was perfect.

May have to try Nivea again.

sammi87 Sun 20-Dec-15 21:26:28

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Eliza22 Fri 20-Sep-13 19:15:02

Well, I've gone back to my Roc Rollerball (£5.99 in Savers). The laRochePosay went back to Boots. It made me itch something fearful. Boots took one look at my face and did a full refund. Good old Boots.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 20-Sep-13 16:31:01

Programme on Irish television last night did a scientific experiment on 4 moisturising creams. Under a £5- Lidl, under a £10 Nivea ( probably Q10 judging by box) a Dermalogica one under £50 and one over £50.
The Nivea one came out on top. The scientist did say the best for moistue locking though, is petroleum jelly ( Vaseline) !!!

hollyisalovelyname Fri 20-Sep-13 07:45:06

Fuckit what product has 2% retinol in ot pleases.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 20-Sep-13 07:42:23

My mil used Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference for years and has amazing skin but she also stayed out of the sun and didn't smoke ( or drink). Think she has moved on to Chanel creams now.

Fuckitthatlldo Mon 16-Sep-13 01:23:23

Holly that would depend on your skin type. But it really doesn't have to be expensive to do a good moisturising job.

If you have any sort of acne or are prone to spots, then I would recommend something non-comedogenic that won't clog your pores such as Cetaphil or perhaps an Avene moisturiser.

And actually French pharmacy brands like Avene and La Roche Posay offer consistently good quality skin care products for all skin types that are both reasonably priced and easily accessible (you can get them in Boots).

Eliza22 Sun 15-Sep-13 17:37:01

Yeah, I'm slightly envious of ladies who can slick on a bit of lippie and blush and leave the house. As I say, I have the circulation of a reptile and need colour (and lots of it) !

My mum uses EA Visible Difference and swears by it. She was a life long smoker though and has paid the price.

JustBecauseICan Sun 15-Sep-13 14:44:43

Visible Difference is Elizabeth Arden I think? Usually buy my Mum a pot as it's always reduced by loads on cheap cosmetic sites.

Eliza- even though I always but always wear quite a lot of makeup no-one ever believes me because I need such a lot to just Not Look Dead grin

Eliza22 Sun 15-Sep-13 14:42:09

JustBecause I too have that pale, bloodless, Nosferatu-look look, I think you're trying to describe. My skins pretty good but utterly featureless, without my slap. 'Tis true, sadly.

Opensnew iPad tab and chases after NYF Nourising Cream

zipzap Sun 15-Sep-13 12:34:34

My mum has amazing skin - Talking to a friend recently I was picking her brain for party ideas as she has a big birthday coming up. Friend was amazed and said 'no way, your mum's never going to be 70' - to which I had to agree - but only because she's going to be 80 rather than 70!

She has always used estee Lauder - think it's called visible difference. (there was something different when I was little but it got discontinued and was replaced by visible difference). And her skin is fab, very few wrinkles, always at least a hint of a sun tan (especially given that she is of the generation that lay baking in the sun for hours and would use olive oil if the 'sun tan lotion' had run out).

Obviously I tried the same stuff but my skin is much greasier than hers and it made it worse. But if you have dry skin it might be worth a try.

JustBecauseICan Sun 15-Sep-13 11:05:08

I think the rationale behind frankincense is that Egyptians used it for embalming and they still have their faces on (albeit somewhat leathery) after 2,000 yrs!

JustBecauseICan Sun 15-Sep-13 11:04:16

(I am almost 48 and skin tends to dry and flaky, hence nourishing def best for me!)

JustBecauseICan Sun 15-Sep-13 11:03:17

Eliza- Nourishing was the original, and it is more intense than the hydrating. I have tried the hydrating but it wasn't as good as nourishing. The article which had me running all over the UK trying to buy NY said that after a week or so the tester didn't need makeup! I wouldn't go that far (mainly because I have that Boris Becker eyelash thing happening without makeup grin) but it is bloody good.

I don't know what the intense is....but I am going to scuttle off and look!

FoxyHarlow123 Sun 15-Sep-13 10:41:01

Had Botox yesterday. The doc who did it mentioned the CdlM Vs nivea test. She said creams are a waste of time, apart from prescription strength, like Obagi. She said she just uses cheap stuff + Botox!

Eliza22 Sun 15-Sep-13 10:29:05

Hang on a minute. There's two. NYF HYDRATING cream and NYF NOURISHING cream. Which is the "life changing" one?! Then, there's something that's a whopping £55, called NYF Cream INTENSE. Confusion!!

HessianWeave Sun 15-Sep-13 07:55:19

JustBecause thanks for letting me know about the NY Frankincense on Ebay. I'd never thought to look there.

dimsum123 Sun 15-Sep-13 07:52:14

I use Cetraben emollient on prescription. It's very moisturising. But I have extra dry skin due to eczema.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 15-Sep-13 05:18:09

Fuckit what moisturiser do you recommend?

SirChenjin Sat 14-Sep-13 23:13:50

Madmomma - the next time I get some I shall send it your way! grin

Eliza22 Sat 14-Sep-13 22:21:47

Ha! Me too! Nice little massagey thing !

JustBecauseICan Sat 14-Sep-13 22:13:21

It just does something to your face.....I first read about it years ago (pre internet days) and remember trawling all over my provincial town to find it and eventually getting a friend in the Big City to get me some!

It also smells divine!

(I am still sporadically roller balling btw, although the cream is finished, I kept the ball bit and roll my normal cream on with it!)

Eliza22 Sat 14-Sep-13 21:19:54

Ahh! NotTreadingGrapes Hello! smile. You're 'incognito' I see! Now, when you say the NY Frankinsence "works", how do you mean? here I go again

I have to throw in "a brisk afternoon's hill walking" as an anti-ageing aid. Have spent the afternoon with friends in the Cotswolds. Walked miles. Am now knackered but, my skin is glowing nicely smile

madmomma Sat 14-Sep-13 19:05:54

sirchenjin send it to meeeee! grin

SirChenjin Sat 14-Sep-13 16:14:12

Madmomma - that Night Repair stuff does nothing for my skin. I get loads of the stuff from MIL who is one of their best customers and so is always being given freebies from the EL ladies who value their commission!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 14-Sep-13 14:04:09

I am mid 40's and don't look shabby for never using any products over a fiver (tops).

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