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Decided to splash out on a moisturiser as just turned 40, is Clarins the best?

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CDMforever Sun 23-Aug-09 20:33:39

I've always bought No7 skincare products and considered this to be at the high end of the market for my financial circumstances. But having accrued a bit of Birthday money recently and finding out that most of my 40-something pals use Clarins, Lancome or the like and all look fab, have decided to bite the bullet and go to the "posh" beauty counters for some retail therapy. Help! They always seem a tad intimidating! The general consensus seems to be that Clarins' day cream is the best. My skin is combination (I think!)

ZZMum Sun 23-Aug-09 20:59:07

reading the papers last week there was an interesting article where Which reviewed a lot of face care ranges and Simple came out on top .. even beating clarins.. I have used the whole spectrum of moisturisers as have very dry skin .. from la mer to aldi including clarins and have to say that I have the same results with Simple as I did with all of the others..

CDMforever Sun 23-Aug-09 21:20:33

Blimey! That's news to me! Maybe I'll spend the bulk of my birthday money on something else!

AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 22:54:47

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bibbitybobbityhat Sun 23-Aug-09 22:55:45

Roc is the best skincare.

watsthestory Sun 23-Aug-09 22:56:58

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AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 22:57:37

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newspaperdelivery Sun 23-Aug-09 22:59:00

I had great results with Creme de la Mer the one pot of it I had, in the year run up to my wedding. It did last a year too!

It was probably more to do with the constant attention I paid my skin rather than the product though....

AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 22:59:29

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pickyvic Sun 23-Aug-09 22:59:51

watching with interest! ive just bought 'simple' products for my 12 year old DD....id just bought boots no 7 'protect and perfect' day cream for myself and was thinking about getting that serum thingy...i might just start nicking DD's instead! (she regularly pinches my touche elclat so i think im allowed!)

good old simple eh....which one was it?

cornsillk Sun 23-Aug-09 23:01:43

I second elemis pro collagen marine cream. It's excellent (am over 40!)

AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 23:01:45

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watsthestory Sun 23-Aug-09 23:02:00

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pickyvic Sun 23-Aug-09 23:02:17

oh now then...so the boots one got a mention too! might stick to that then...its not too pricey and is quite nice!

AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 23:02:31

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watsthestory Sun 23-Aug-09 23:03:07

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sfxmum Sun 23-Aug-09 23:04:02

no7 serum good, their creams I don't like prefer Time delay but favourite is Clarins partly because I like the smell and partly because it agrees with my mixed skin

watsthestory Sun 23-Aug-09 23:04:10

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bibbitybobbityhat Sun 23-Aug-09 23:05:56

I've had a pot of the elemis marine cream stuff.

Roc still the best imvho.

Vichy a close second.

Neutrogena a respectable third (and not too £££).

AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 23:08:08

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AbricotsSecs Sun 23-Aug-09 23:08:50

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cornsillk Sun 23-Aug-09 23:09:20

I'm going to try that seavite thanks wats - I remember you've linked to them before. There's an elemis TSV coming up on QVC in Sept so fingers crossed for the pro collagen marine cream being in it!

skybright Sun 23-Aug-09 23:09:55

Liz earl range is pretty good,super balm and the intensive moisture mask are fantastic.

I used REN for a long time as well,also pretty good.

watsthestory Sun 23-Aug-09 23:11:34

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ZZMum Sun 23-Aug-09 23:11:56

here is the article I mentioned - apologies fr tainting site with a DM link!

Interesting that ROC does not fare well..

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/beauty/article-1207797/The-3-wrinkle-buster-How-budget-moisturiser-outper forms-pricier-rivals.html

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