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This is a super product for refreshing and revitalising the skin however it comes with a hefty price tag which will put most people off. I paid £44.99 for a very attractive deep purple bottle with a gold top, this is actually a very good price for this product, in department stores it is nearer the £60 mark.
It contains an oil that is extracted from a rare form of seaweed and it is designed to oxygenate, moisturise and purify your skin overnight. I had been enduring a very heavy work schedule and with the added pressures of motherhood and certainly I noticed a vast improvement in the state of my skin when I used this product. It is no substitution for a good nights sleep and a healthy lifestyle but it does provide a short term solution when your skin is getting a battering from a poor quality of life. Having said that without the lucrative work I would not have been able to afford the product.
It is a concentrated treatment, a couple of finger size blobs of cream from the dispenser is enough and you massage it into your face and neck and leave to work over night. It has a floral smell, lavender being the dominate fragrance. It blends into my skin very easily and is not at all heavy and clogging. Certainly after about three nights of use I noticed the difference in my complexion, my skin looked a lot healthier and there was a greater degree of vibrancy to it.
Ultimately this product will not replace the need for good quality rest and relaxation but it certainly does benefit my skin, whether or not it is worth the hefty price tag I'm not so sure.
Midnight Secret by Guerlain is another one of those classic cult products, so naturally I had to try it. It promises to make it look as if you've had a full nights sleep, irrespective of how many hours you actually get, and that you will always wake up looking refreshed and well rested.
A wonderful claim, which it does indeed fulfill, I think. This serum simply glides onto the skin and sinks in pretty much immediately, and leaves the skin with a wonderfully silky, velvety soft feeling. "Even if I don't wake up looking refreshed", I thought, "I'll still be going to bed happy!" I did however wake up looking well rested, but as I don't have problems with under eye bags or dark circles anyway, I don't know if it had much work to do in the first place!
Whilst I did really enjoy using this product, the main problem I have with it is that it pretty much does the same job as Boots' No 7 Protect and Perfect. Which also happens to be around 1/3-1/4 of the cost of Midnight Secret. At £62.50 for a 30ml bottle (Debenhams.com), it certainly is pricey.
If you have cash to spare, Midnight Secret is certainly a great buy, and like all Guerlain products, looks great in your bathroom. I first bought Midnight Secret agggges ago, before Protect and Perfect was available, but after trying Protect and Perfect and seeing that they effectively do the same job, I have not since re-bought Midnight Secret.
For this reason, some stars had to be taken off!
Do you go out a lot; get back late from the office or simply just cannot find eight hours sleep? I find this is the case with me always.
I wake up at 6.30am, then work till about 5pm, go to the gym and by the time I get into bed it is already midnight.
I realised this had started taking toll on my face, I looked tired and skin just looked dull.
I am a magazine junky too. I love reading Cosmo, Marie Claire and Glamour. From time to time I kept on hearing about this cream that made your skin look refreshed and rested like you have had a full 8 hours sleep. Eventually I started to see it was voted No.1 for a Night Cream. So I hesitantly bought it only because it was expensive.
Guerlain's Issima Midnight Secret helped my skin quickly recover, signs of tiredness in the morning looked less and my skin looked fresh and radiant. This product is a concentrated treatment, which oxygenates the skin cells and moisturises, firms and purifies the epidermis. This also has Blue Gold, which is a precious oil derived from a rare seaweed and pure gold. Minerals provided from these have beneficial effects of radiance and moisture.
Guerlain is also part of the LVMH group, which owns Dior, Givenchy and other luxurious brands. So you know that you will be getting great quality but with a pricey price tag
Simply apply two to three pumps on your fingertips, then apply on to your the face, neck and decollete before going to bed. The smell of Essential Oils of Geranium and Lavender will relax your senses and the oxygen will start to regenerate the skin. The texture is not too heavy so it will not clog your pores but still provides good moisturisation. The cream melts into the skin and starts getting to work. In the morning my skin looked rested, refreshed and translucent.
Apply this alone or under your make up before a night out as well, especially if you have had a tiring day at work, within an hour your skin will look translucent and refreshed. It works wonders for me as I work a lot, go to the gym and try to lead a social life.
The only down fall of this product is that it is only a short-term fix and does not have any long-term benefits, as this work only in the epideris and not the other layer of skins. Try to apply a serum underneath so you can benefit with a deep treatment that will help in the long term.
£58 from Debenhams. Available in most department stores and available online, however online is somtimes more expensive than instore.