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If there's one thing I've learnt from my Mom who looks marvellous for her age it's take care of your skin. I'm not a heavy make up user but I've always used a day cream with UV protection and now I'm in my early forties thought perhaps I should explore the confusing world of night creams. In fact, reading all the labels was like being bombarded with Science. Like most women I know I'm not gullible enough to believe half the claims these creams make. I wanted something light, that wasn't going to feel like I'd put a face mask on before I went to bed, something that felt soft going into my skin and had a nice smell. I'm a bit funny about how things smell. After half an hour in Boots I chose this one because it was a reasonable price and it didn't make any too absurdly sounding promises that sounded like it would require genetic engineering. I also tend to buy the Boots Natural Collection of make up and I've always been happy with those products. I don't know if this cream is helping firm my skin but I'm lucky it does everything I wanted; feels nice going into my skin, has a light, creamy texture and smells lovely. I've had my 50ml for around three weeks and I've been using it every night (quite sparingly but it seems to work in well) and I've got well over half the little tub left.
Boots time delay wrinkle prevention night cream According to the information on the box this should be used at the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles. It will apparently work through the night with the natural rhythms of repair to smooth lines and wrinkles and is blended with specialist anti oxidant complex- no clues as to what this is though!! HOW DOES IT DO THIS? The anti ageing properties of something called Lipopeptides and White Lupin extracts have been blended with anti oxidants to protect and regenerate the skin. After use the skin should look and feel smoother and more radiant. If all this happens then I wish I had found it years ago... PRODUCT AND PACKAGING... The night cream comes packaged in a box with all of the information and instructions on the sides. Once I get inside the box there is a clear tub with screw on/off blue lid. I open the lid and the cream itself is white with no distinguishable smell. When I scoop out some of the cream onto my fingertips and have a feel it feels light and moisturising and not greasy, so first impressions are good. USING IT... The night cream should be applied in upward and outward strokes over the face and neck. When I apply the cream it is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves no greasy residue. The night cream is not overly thick but yet thick enough to make my skin feel really moisturised. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY... Available online at www.boots.com and instore. The product costs £10.49 for 50ml but at the moment it has £5 off so it's worth buying if you like it. VERDICT... I do tend to like the Boots products and this did not disappoint. The cream is well priced especially when on offer at just over £5!! It is easy to apply to the skin and is very easily absorbed leaving no feeling of heaviness or greasiness. A little of the product does go a long way and even with nightly use this lasts a good 2 months so is tremendous value for money. Not sure that it has prevented any wrinkles but it's a nice moisturiser I would recommend this product as a good moisturiser Thanks for reading Daniela x
Adverts for expensive skin creams are always promising us reduced lines and freshe, more youthful looking skin. I've tried many with unpronounceable (made up) names and hefty price tags with disappointing results. Quite frankly I was amazed when a Boots own brand product that had been reduced to £6 managed what no other cream had come close to - it made my skin look good! This product usually retails for £11 but look out for £5 off till spits and 33% off offers as they're a regular occurance and can save you a small fortune (hi to all my MSE friends!). At these reduced prices it'd be a good buy even if it wasn't that great. The cream comes in a weighty glass pot that shouts quality if you listen close enough. The product itself, like the name suggests, is for night time use and is aimed at younger women to help prevent the first signs of ageing. The cream is rich and looks likes it's going to do a goo job even before you get it near your skin. It's easy to scoop out (but gets up your nails) and smells pleasant. On application a little goes a long way and it absorbs quickly and easily into the skin. I'm sure it does contain oil but it feels like it's mostly water-based as it's quite light on the skin and, whilst being rich, isn't too viscous. On application my skin feels soft and well moisturised. In the morning however, and for the whole day, my skin looks fabulous. I've never used a skin cream (day or night) where I can actually see a visible difference in the morning. It's like magic! I go to bed looking like I need it and wake up with skin that's practically glowing and looking quite plump and youthful! I really am amazed by this product. Now I'm 27 so have a few barely-there frown lines and a few lines around my eyes so I can't really comment on the effectiveness of this cream at reducing the appearance of lines. I imagine the plumping effect that I've experienced would make a positive difference however. I can only speculate that this cream may be partly to thank for my lack of fine lines - it's definitely to thank for my radiant complexion though! I'm very prone to oily skin and blemishes. I can happily report that this cream doesn't cause me to break out nor does it make my skin feel more oily than normal. Very highly recommended, I can't praise this product enough and am suprised at some of the previous negative reviews. Thank you Boots!
For those of you who read my review about Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream you will know I was quite impressed with it, so much so that the next week I bought the Time Delay Wrinkle Prevention Night Cream. Sadly to say I have been disappointed with this. The Packaging Plain white box with silver writing on the front, instructions and what it claims to do on the back pretty uninspiring but who cares if it does the job it says it will. Inside there is an opaque white glass tub of cream with a screw off lid. What It Claims to Do It says that it is age control for wrinkles and skin losing firmness and that it is an effective luxurious night cream. It goes on to say that it will soften,smooth and firm your skin so that you wake up to skin that looks younger, rested and more relaxed. The instructions are simple, cleanse skin, apply with upward strokes smoothing over skin and apply every evening. First Impressions After cleansing my skin on the first evening I opened the cream, it has quite a nice smell but I can't quite make out what it is but it is a pleasant smell. I applied as instructed and made a cuppa before going to bed. Before I had even drunk my tea my face felt really dry and tight. Thinking I didn't put enough on I applied some more and went to bed. In the morning my skin was flaky, it is years since I had flaky skin so I was a little disappointed and gave my skin a good slather with Nivea cream and that quickly improved things. I persevered with the cream for three more weeks but put it on at least an hour before bed to allow it to sink in and get the benefits that it claimed to have and then put a coat of Nivea cream on top otherwise I knew that I would wake up with extremely dry skin the next day. I have not noticed any firming of the skin, or it looking younger more rested and relaxed as claimed so after 3 weeks I have discontinued using it. Conclusion Not for me after being so pleased with their Time Delay eye cream it was a huge dissapointment. Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Night Cream is available for Boots and is on offer at £5.99 for 50ml
I'm usually a big fan of Boots Time Delay, not necessarily for its anti wrinkle properties, but simply as a good value, effective range of products to care for your skin. So, when I saw the night cream on offer in Boots (the night cream I have looks slightly different from the one in the picture, it must have been the remains of stock from before they did a rebrand last summer) I was really pleased as I had a £5 off Boots Time Delay so I snapped it up straightaway. Night Cream is an essential part of my skincare routine as I have very dry skin and it really needs a good overnight moisturiser to prevent it getting all dry and patchy. The packaging of the night cream is simple but attractive, the glass jar is fairly weighty, and the frosted glass is a nice touch. The cream itself is white and fairly thick as you would expect from a night cream. It has a nice light smell which lingers for a while after you have applied the cream; the whole of the Time Delay range seems to have this same scent. The moisturiser promises to moisturise & rejuvenate leaving skin looking brighter, but I'm really disappointed to say that I was left very unimpressed with the effect that this moisturiser had on my face. I've been using it for about three weeks now and I've noticed my skin seeming to get drier and drier, to the point where I've had to stop using it as was very visible just how dry my skin was becoming. I found that especially across my cheeks my skin was very tight and you could see that it was starting to flake (lovely) especially when I applied any make up. I'm very surprised and disappointed in this product, I really thought that it would be very good but unfortunately it hasn't worked for me at all and I've ended up throwing out over half a jar. It just didn't seem to moisturise very well at all, even when I applied a generous amount of the product. I can't recommend this at all, although I've seen that the other reviews of this product have been positive, it didn't work for me at all.
Ok another skincare product from me, I'm on a roll....when it comes to night cream, I seem to be constantly trying new brands. I just haven't been able to settle on one that meets all my requirements. I want something that is quite rich and will mourish my face throughout the night but I don't want a product that feels really heavy. Some brands I have tried in the past have also felt as though they have just sat in a layer on top of my skin without actually being asorb and have therefore had quite a greasy fell which I can not stand. I visited Boots when I needed a new night cream and as per usual I surveyed the stand trying to find a reasonably priced cream. These days all the skincare companies make so many far out claims about their creams in a bid to sell and it is difficult to filter through all the marketing bumf and choose a good product without paying over the odds. I usually just try products that are initially on offer at a good price, then if I like them I will usually be willing to pay full price. This happened with the Time Delay night cream. When I was searching for a night cream, this happened to be on offer for £7.76 for a 50ml, normally retailing at £10.76. My limit for face creams is normally £8 so I was eager to try a product that is usually out of my price range. The Time Delay range is packaged in a simple yet classic way, and this particular pot has a solid glass base and silver coloured lid. It does have quite a classy appearance and I certainly don't object to it's appearance on my dressing table. So did it leave up to expectations?? Well first impressions when I unscrewed the lid was that the cream had a thick creamy and luxurious appearance, it was white in colour and the smell was a very subtle sweet scent. So far so good.... after clensing and toning I then applied the cream to my face and neck. The cream went a long way, which is always good and it did feel that I was giving my skin a real boost. The product was rich yet not greasy and was absorbed into my skin really well. In the morning my skin still felt moisterised and also really smooth. This cream is an Anti-Ageing but to be honest I didn't buy it for that reason but it does promise to reduce the appearance of fine lines. I was incredibly impressed with the results that this cream produced and how it made my skin feel, hydrated and soft. I have been won over and now would buy this cream at full price and am tempted to try other products in the range.
I've been using the Boots Time Delay range of moisturisers and creams for many years, not least because of their very reasonable prices. I tend to stick with budget priced face moisturisers because I've found them to be every bit as good as those with the designer priced labels. I've come to this conclusion because, although I won't splash out my own money on 'up-market' face creams, I've asked for them for birthday presents over the years, just to make sure I'm not missing out on some miracle worker. Anyway, despite testing many expensive moisturisers over the years, I've never found one that I can honestly say is worth the money. So, a few weeks ago I needed some more night time facial moisturiser and as usual, found myself gravitating towards the Time Delay range in Boots. Luckily for me they had one of those 3 for 2 deals as they were promoting a new night time face moisturiser. I have what they call 'combination skin', dry in some areas, more oily around the nose and forehead area. So it can be difficult finding a moisturiser that can cope with both areas at once. I picked this one up, called Anti-Ageing Wrinkle Prevention Night Cream. Yes, that sounded good to me. But right next to it was the Time Delay Mature Skin Night Repair Cream. I must have stood there for about 10 minutes, dithering, while trying to decide which was more important; wrinkle prevention for those wrinkles waiting to erupt, or did I want my 'slightly' mature skin to undergo night time repair? Decisions, decisions. Why couldn't they just combine the two. In the end I chose the cream I am reviewing. I liked the sound of this cream. It says it's luxurious and works overnight to repair and visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is non pore blocking. What more could I want from a cream? ~~~The Packaging~~~ The Time Delay Night creams come packaged in a small, square shaped white box. It's quite plain, but stands out clearly as one of the Time Delay range. The key words on the front of the box, designed to play on our weaknesses (mine at least) and lure you into a purchase are 'anti-ageing', 'wrinkle prevention' and the sentence: 'hydrates, rejuvenates and helps protect'. I liked these promises. It also declared my skin would look younger day by day. Well, that last bit I didn't really believe, but I'd be happy with a bit of rejuvenating and hydrating. There is more blurb on the back where they list their own unique weird and wonderful ingredients like all the face creams do. In this case you'll find wonders such as Lipopeptides (which I've heard of, still no idea what they are) and White Lupin extract. Yay, White Lupin extract, that's gotta do the trick! Seriously, who has a clue what these are? But as long as they sound scientific, we're sucked into buying them. Inside the box is a little round opaque glass pot with a metallic blue screw top lid. The jar is actually quite heavy, but not because of the large amount of cream inside. Unscrewing the lid you'll find a lovely thick white swirl of cream with a slightly sweet aroma which I adore. The scent is also one of the reasons I like the Time Delay products. I feel like it's a real treat using this stuff. It also has an expensive feel about it and my husband always comments on the nice smell when I'm using this. ~~~Using the Cream~~~ Despite its thickness, the cream is quite light to apply. It glides over your skin easily and you only need a small amount. It sinks in well and leaves your skin slightly moist. In the morning my skin feels soft, although I can't say I've noticed any huge difference in my lines. Still for all I know, it has prevented lots of nasty new ones from putting in an appearance! ~~~My Verdict~~~ Although this seems to moisturise my skin well, for some reason, despite the claim against this happening, it has caused a few blocked pores on my face. I spoke to a dermatologist about this once before, while I was using another Time Delay product and she informed me that the cream I was using was too rich for my skin type. So it is with great regret, that I feel I must refrain from using this cream on my face any longer. However, all is not lost. I will continue to use it on my neck and décolleté area as I don't seem to have any blocked pore problems there. I believe this is a very good moisturising face cream, but may be more suitable for a skin that's a bit drier than mine. Or maybe my skin is just too young! Ha, I wish. ~~~Availability and Price~~~ As it's one of Boot's Time Delay range, you'll only find this in branches of Boots the Chemist. When I purchased my jar it was part of a 3 for 2 deal, however purchased in its own it currently costs £9.49 at the time of writing.
Night Cream / It hydrates, rejuvenates and helps protect against visible signs of aging /