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one pot wonder face cream please

(26 Posts)
twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:04:32

hello oh stylish ones.

i have a big birthday coming up and its time to start looking after myself. my skin is very pale and looking extra washed out at the moment and i need to start the fight against ageing.

can anyone recommend a one pot wonder. sorry i havent the time or the funds for all different serums and lotions and potions at the moment. i have a primer that i use for special days out. i suppose i just want a moisturiser that protects from the elements (i run sometimes) and that fights off wrinkles.

combination skin smile thank you all so much your advice is greatly appreciated. flowers

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:05:34

i do moisturise every day as it is, but its running out and looking to replace it with something more multi tasking

gunnsgirl Wed 14-Jan-15 17:06:04

Superdrug Vitamin E Cream with SPF - wonderful and only about £2.49. Sometimes buy one, get one half price

Pippidoeswhatshewants Wed 14-Jan-15 17:07:14

Steam cream is a one pot wonder smile

Flingingmelon Wed 14-Jan-15 17:08:29

On the advice of many MNetters I had a go with the Nivea in a blue pot. I love it! It's so thick and creamy and is the first thing I've used that really helps with my dry patches. Toddler DS loves poking his fingers in it too smile

Lottapianos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:10:46

Astral is wonderful - very hydrating and gives my skin a lovely glow. Cheap as chips too

ItIsntJustAPhase Wed 14-Jan-15 17:11:47

I use rosehip oil every morning and night. Lovely, easily absorbed.

Cat2014 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:13:03

Another vote for blue pot Nivea. However I now just use it at night. My go-to day moisturiser is 'simple and sunkissed' - moisturises but also builds a very light tan - not orangey or anything.
Both cheap as anything.

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:13:12

thanks for the tips, does the nivea have spf in it? it doesnt say anything on the website. i think spf is a must?

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:15:45

the steam cream tins look nice smile but no spf

Perspective21 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:19:54

I use Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter, it's a wonder cream for everyone's skin! Started using it when DC 3 was born (five years ago) and it's great on my face. I use it at night, as in day time I need SPF (family history of skin cancers) but it makes skin soft and radiant.

Perspective21 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:22:33

Re the SPF thing, I use baby butter at night and a factor 50 sun lotion in day. Have to put it on in time to sink in a bit but then can do light make up on top.

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 17:25:45

thanks perspective. i was wondering about the spf its def on the list of things needed in the one pot wonder cream. if i have too many things to put on i sometimes get lazy.

i was using neutrogena multi defence which has spf but i dont think any anti ageing things which is why im looking for something new. the search continues. thanks everyone.

Spybot Wed 14-Jan-15 17:28:42

Try the Olay Complete 7 in 1. My combo skin is happy on that and it has a sunscreen and effective anti aging ingredients. Absorbs nicely too. Think it is about 15 pounds? Not the cheapest option but does it all.

Perspective21 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:31:03

I know what you mean about lots of pots and lotions!! I find I can stick easily to one for day and one for night, especially motivated by the fact father and three siblings have all been zapped several times at dermatology clinics sad I have very typical Celtic skin and love Nivea sun protection. I'm desperately trying to stay away from consultant dermatologists!

Good luck with your quest smile

MilkThistle187 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:37:09

For day, La Roche Posay Redermic UV, anti ageing with SPF, I find it very good

L'Oreal extraordinary oil is gorgeous for night time, massage it in, smells divine and on offer in Boots at the moment I think

I'm 45 and use these two and my skin is looking good smile

Rinkydinkypink Wed 14-Jan-15 17:41:52

Weleda skin food for night cream. Seriously it's amazing! Daytime I use anything with SPF in it.

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 18:34:39

Thank you all for the tips I'm going to try the olay hopefully ill b like the woman on the ad grin

Night cream grinmaybe next decade. I'm so lazy. flowers

twobambinos Wed 14-Jan-15 18:36:35

Perspective lets hope that we can all steer clear of the dermatologists.

Perspective21 Wed 14-Jan-15 18:46:10

Yes, definitely...

Keep up the SPF everyone! smile

citygirl1961 Wed 14-Jan-15 19:53:40

I usually use a tinted moisturiser in the daytime (Boots No7 with SPF15) and then a normal moisturiser at night. I don't bother with night creams, serums, eye creams etc. If I wear foundation then I will put normal moisturiser underneath (same as I use for night) as foundation will have SPF in it too.

Floisme Wed 14-Jan-15 20:14:16

I would just find a cream that feels ok on your skin - the cheaper the better - plus an SPF. I know that's two pots not one but I never trust the creams that say they include SPF.

Personally, I think SPF is the only anti ageing ingredient worth bothering with. The rest, in my very humble opinion, is horse shit. If fact horse shit would probably be just as effective, if a bit stinky.

ItIsntJustAPhase Wed 14-Jan-15 20:14:58

My makeup has SPF so am not worried.

AyMamita Wed 14-Jan-15 21:37:43

I love Olay Regenerist 3 Point treatment cream - total one pot wonder, you can even use it around your eyes!

annabanana19 Wed 14-Jan-15 22:37:53

I love olay total effects. Had a bad skin episode few months ago and this stung like heck on day 1. But now after perseverance my skin is clear and smooth.

I do have eczema and its all gone from my face.

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