“ Brand: Gale Hayman / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisture Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes / Gender: for Men / „
As some of you will already know I often try different skin products in a bid for eternal youth and a few less lines! I had been using the Gale Hayman Total Moisturiser but it doesn't have any anti-wrinkle claims so recently I decided to try the 24/7 Moisture Cream also by Gale Hayman.
I bought a 60ml pot online for £5.99, it's available from ebay and directcosmetics.com so it's easy to find at this kind of price.
The pot is white and has a very basic label, Gale Hayman style, in a peach colour. Exactly as the picture above. I always think the packaging of Gale Hayman products looks dated and needs a revamp but it's not really about the label is it?
The cream claims to contain vitamins E and A and Retinol. As most ladies will know Retinol is supposed to increase cell turnover in the skin and improve collagen so it should reduce lines and make the skin look generally younger.
It's designed for all skin types which I think is where I have a minor problem with it. Having dry skin I need quite alot of moisturising and this moisturiser absorbs so well, which is a good thing, I sometimes need to top up the application with a thin layer on top. The first layer uses a blob about the size of a ten pence coin and the second "top up" layer half that.
That's just my skin, those without dry skin won't need this double application. The fact it absorbs well is good and means it leaves no oily residue behind that can assist in your make-up sliding off! It leaves the skin feeling soft but with not a hint of greasiness.
The other slight gripe is the smell. It's not fragranced but it smells slightly of chemicals and although this doesn't bother me too much I imagine some people might be put off by it.
The cream is thick in texture and white. And I know you all want to know; does it work?
In a word yes! I'm amazed at how good my skin looks after using this for a few weeks, it does reduce the appearance of fine lines and seems to plump the skin up giving it a more youthful appearance. My skin looks really fresh after using this and it's an excellent base for make-up as long as your skin hasn't over-absorbed it like mine sometimes does.
I'm a firm believer in moisturisers, having dry skin I would be silly not to use them, but I'm not a fan of spending huge amounts of money on a cream when I can buy a cheaper version with the same active ingredients and this is where this cream comes into its own.
In summary, it's cheap, works well, absorbs well and leaves no oiliness. On the downside it smells a bit funny and can absorb too well on dry skin. That's the reason it gets just 4 stars instead of the full 5 but I still really recommend this cream.