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At work someone commented to me that I was lucky to have no wrinkles at my age, cheeky mare I'm only 37! I replied smugly that it was genetic. Well I was kind of telling the truth, the women in my family are blessed with good skin. With me however theres an exception, I'm the only smoker and it's well documented that smoking is incredibly bad for the skin.
I'm developing those terrible lines from each side of my nose to my mouth. It's the sucking I tell you!
I do have a large amount of lotions and potions but none seemed to be making much difference to those areas and whilst the rest of my skin looks youthful and radiant (I wish!) I decided to look for something a little more targeted.
I must admit when it came to choosing I was a bit driven by cost. There were absolutely loads to choose from, but the Garnier products were half-price and I didn't mind splashing out at £6 but would have balked at £12!
I like the look of the tube, its bright red with a thin nozzle, the writing on the tube is quite small and subtle so it's nothing too embarrassing to keep on the dresser or in the bathroom, even if my partner did say it looked like a tube of haemorrhoid cream.
It's quite a thick cream so doesn't squirt all over the place when you squeeze the tube. You basically nozzle the cream directly into the wrinkle them smooth it down to make sure the whole wrinkle is filled smoothing it down after. After 20 seconds or so you pat the remainder into the skin, any left you can massage into the rest of your skin.
There may be a need to stay away from loved ones and partners whilst doing this, I'm sure there may be some sniggering about 'aren't you a bit old to be drawing on your face'
Inserting it directly into the wrinkle is somewhat difficult unless the wrinkle is quite deep, and I'm sure most of us will have started dealing with them long before that. Of course it is possible that this is what Gordon Ramsey has been using and why his massively deep wrinkles have disappeared, but sadly I fear not
Its when you rub it into your skin you first get an idea of whether this product works. You feel an instant tightening and tingling. Of course this doesn't work instantly on the wrinkle but after a week or so you'll see a plumping and filling out of the wrinkle. I prefer not to use it on my whole face as I think it's a bit too strong.
I unfortunately have to report that the effect is temporary but it does take at least 1-2 weeks without using it before you notice the wrinkle becoming pronounced again, but start using it again and it works as quickly as before.
The tube itself is lasting ages, I've had mine for several months and I'm still not reduced to rolling it up like I'm trying to get the last of the toothpaste out the tube. Of course this would depend on the severity and amount of wrinkles you have.
This is definitely one of the best, if not the best I've tried and a firm staple in my skin care routine.
Garnier is the only skincare manufacturer that is accredited by the British Skincare Foundation
They prefer to use active natural ingredients
Animal testing, well the jury is out on this one!It is said they dont test the finished product, that they do, that if they dont test the finished product they dont guarantee the ingredients arents, they are part of L'Oreal who most definately do but say they dont, but wont prove otherwise! So I'll leave you you to decide that one!
I purchased this product from Boots when it first came out about 6-12 months ago.
It was about this time that I noticed that my smile lines had deepened and that the small wrinkle across my forehead had become more noticable, so I thought that it was about time I started to do something about it.
I already used the Garnier Ultralift day and night creams and had been quite impressed by them for a relatively low price range product, so I thought I would give this a try.
It is marketed as a deep wrinkle filler and the tube has an applicator nozzle which is apparently designed so that the cream can be applied directly into the wrinkle itself, allowing the cream to plump out and fill it, the end result being a much less noticeable wrinkle. The cream itself is targeted at your "A Zone" which is the part of the forehead between your eyebrows, leading diagnally to the outsides of your mouth, including the horizontal area under your eyes.
My first thoughts when applying this cream were that the special nozzle actually wasn't that special. It is no better at filling the wrinkle than if you dabbed some on with your finger. It may well be that my wrinkles are not that deep for the nozzle to go in, but if they were I doubt that this cream would be strong enough to fill that crater!
They suggest that you leave the cream lying on the wrinkle for about thirty seconds to allow it to set before dabbing the rest into your skin. This lead to a lot of laughing by my husband at the amount of strange white lines I had drawn on my face!
After dabbing in the excess, I can report that there was no difference whatsoever! I continued using the product daily in the hope that after a few weeks there would be some sort of improvement, but after using it for about 3 months I eventually gave up on it. Nothing had changed in the whole time I had been using it, apart from my husband getting bored of laughing at me when I applied it.
The tube contains 40ml of product and the price seems to range between £7-10. Obviously the more wrinkles you have, the more of the product you will get through, but personally I got bored of using it before I got anywhere near the halfway mark.
All in all this was a bit of a disappointment.