“ Brand: Dr. Nick Lowe / Type: Face Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Over the years I've always suffered with a bit of redness to the face. My skin has always been sensitive and in the past I've suffered with the odd bit of eczema too. Its always cleared up over time through use of creams such as eumovate on my body, but finding a reliable facial skin product has always proved a problem for me, until now.
I recently read a magazine review about Dr Nick Lowe Redness Relief Correcting Cream and it sounded too good to be true. I'd previously been using an anti-redness cream by Avene, which was good but never seemed to "cure" the problem and funnily enough was covered in the same review. Dr Nick's cream (and I can't help but think of the charlatan Simpson's doctor everytime I write his name!) seemed worth a try and so I headed down to Boots to pick some up.
The cream is currently on offer and costs £10.95 (usually £14.95). It comes in a white 50ml pump action tube with a flimsy plastic lid which always seems to fall off! It claims to help"calm and comfort red skin" and "minimise red skin tones."
The cream itself is a lightly tinted yellow/brown colour as opposed to the usual green colouring that most anti redness creams tend to be. It is of a consistent creamy texture - neither being too thick nor runny. It has a distinctive menthol scent in order to give the produce a soothing and cooling sensation when applied to the skin.
The cream contains Arnica, Chamomille and Allantoin which are all known for their calming and soothing action, Ferulic Acid to offer ultimate protection against UV damage and Vitamins A, C and E. The cream comes fully Dermatologically tested with an allergen free fragrance.
Dr Nick himself, far from being a Simpson's character, is a respected Dermatologist and having used this cream, I can see how he has built his reputation. This product is fantastic and works really well. The menthol scent, although initially a little offputting, really did soothe my skin and almost had an anti itch effect leaving irritated areas instantly calmed. I also clearly noticed over a few days that my face was distinctly less red and irritated than it had previously been.
I can't recommend this product enough as it has really done the trick for me. At around £10 its not the cheapest cream out there, but its certainly not the most expensive either. The smell isn't the greatest but I don't think its really noticeable and if only they could re-design that troublesome lid, I'd say this product was perfect!
For me, this product earns a well deserved 5 stars. If I could give it more, I would!