Product Type: Garnier body care
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I tried the Garnier UltraLift Challenge
Garnier Ultra Lift Anti Wrinkle Day Cream
Member Name: alyson29
Garnier Ultra Lift Anti Wrinkle Day Cream
Advantages: Smells gorgeous, easily applied and delivered speedy visible results
Disadvantages: None for me
My first task was to match my wrinkles (or fine lines as I prefer to call them!), which are mainly situated around my eyes, with one of the ten images contained on the paper wrinkle reader with grade one being the finest and ten being the deepest. Thankfully, the closest resemblance for me was between grade one and two, so I duly recorded the results together with the date. In order to fully meet the terms of the challenge, Garnier specified that the cream be used in place of any normal wrinkle cream and that it should be applied daily to the face, neck and crow's feet. They further state that the cream has been enriched with pro-retinol, which has been derived from nature and it is claimed that using the cream will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the skin will feel firmer.
The pearly white cream, which is designed for day wear, offered a good consistency and gave me the impression of high quality and luxury with its favourable delicate aroma and I was pleasantly surprised at how little I needed where it was easily spread and applied to my skin. It fully absorbed into my face and neck within just a minute or so following application without leaving any stickiness or greasy residue and my skin felt light with a wonderfully soft and smooth texture. I suffer with T-zone skin where my forehead and nose are oily with my cheeks often being rather dry. Whilst the cream isn't designed for any specific skin type I cannot report of my skin being any dryer or oilier than normal, so the product is clearly suitable for all.
I continued to use the remaining sachets on a daily basis over the fourteen day period; during which time I was rather naughty and applied for a further supply of sachets in my husband's name, so I had enough for twenty eight days in total. I enjoyed taking part in Garnier's challenge and can report that the fine lines situated around my eyes were slightly reduced where I scored a grade one. In addition, the cream was effective at moisturising my skin and offered a healthy glowing appearance although I would argue with the claim that the skin will appear firmer within fourteen days. Once I had finished used my twenty eight sachets I noticed a visible difference to the skin on my neck, which appeared a little smoother and slightly less saggy although I cannot admit to having too much sag to start with!
I was interested to learn of the benefits of two of the main ingredients, namely pro-retinal and ginger extract and through my research I discovered that pro-retinal contains natural or synthetic vitamin A, which is known for its effective properties in treating skin conditions. Furthermore, it promotes cells to naturally reproduce and it is claimed that it is highly effective at reducing wrinkles and slowing day the signs of ageing. Sounds pretty good! I discovered that ginger extract is an ingredient found in many beauty products and it is known for its highly moisturising properties although I must admit that I had not come across it before.
As previously stated, I would not normally consider evaluating a face cream after such a short period of use, as I'm of the opinion that they generally take a couple of months to show noticeable results. However, Garnier's bold claim promised visible results in just fourteen days and I was pretty impressed although I'd be interested to learn how the cream works for those with more deep set lines and wrinkles. I'm not sure that I would make a purchase of the full size 50 ml tub, which retails at around £9.99, particularly as there are so many other creams available that offer similar results and I tend to alternate with whatever is on offer at any given time. However, if I could obtain this product at a reduced price, then I would definitely make a purchase.
In respect of rating this product, I believe it to be worthy of 5 stars together with my recommendation, as it delivered exactly what it promised. If you're interested, Garnier are still running their challenge and all you need to do is go to their website and input a few details and try it out for yourself.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: A fantastic day cream from Garnier