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In recent years I have been much more commited to my skincare routine and, in particularly moisturisation, in an attempt to keep it looking and feeling healthy and to prevent premature aging. At the same time as I want to use a decent product, I can not justify spending a great deal on it so I usually opt for a brand and product somewhere in the middle of budget and luxury.
I bought a 50ml pot of this moisturiser for £6.12 from Boots, which seemed a decent price to pay. The pot comes withing a cardboard box so it is well packaged. The pot itself is actually very heavy and is made of a thick glass - quite unusual as most of the moisturisers in pots I had used previously come in plastic pots. The lid screws on and off to reveal a thick, creamy white moisturiser and a generously filled pot. To the touch, the moisturiser (well, cream) feels soft and thick although not greasy.
The idea behind the triple active nourish range is that the 'ceramide complex' of the moisturiser stimulates the production of lipids within the skin. Dry skin usually lacks these lipids which reducess suppleness, comfort and makes skin more vulnerable to external aggressors such as wind, cold and the change in temperature. Therefore, this moisturiser aims to help to protect the skin from changes in weather conditions. The 'triple' action of this moisturiser is as described below:
- 24 hour hydration - skin feels nourished and more comfortable.
- Helps to reinforce the skin's protective barrier and contains a UVB filter.
- Rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, Triple Active Nourish nourishes and soothes.
On my face, the cream was absorbed quickly and left the skin feeling soft without any greasiness. Only a small amount is required per application and I usually apply this directly to the driest areas of my face and rub it in from there. It is really quick and easy (and not messy!) to apply. It also provides a good base for make up application as it is not greasy like some moisturisers which make my make up slip off.
Long term effects on the skin on my face appear good too. It is a daily moisturiser but I find it rich and intense enough to use instead of a night cream so I use it day and night. My skin definitely feels cared for and soft and smooth and it does not clog my pores of cause any unwanted outbreaks. I think the price I paid is fair and am really pleased with it - I will definitely be purchasing again.
I've never really been in to expensive moisturisers that claim to bring back your youth in exchange for a large amount of hard earned cash. But seeing as I'm getting a bit older I admit to being curious about them. And seeing as my tub of Nivea was running low, I thought why not try one of these more self-indulgent creams, if for no other reason than to treat myself. So I settled for the L'Oréal Paris Triple Active Nourish Moisturiser from Boots.
It cost around the £6 mark, therefore as expensive creams go, I didn't think it was actually that expensive. You only get 50 ml for your money, which doesn't sound like much. But I have to say, you don't need to put too much on each time. I bought my pot about a month ago and have probably only used a third of it up, and that is from using it twice a day.
When deciding which cream I was going to treat myself to, I was attracted by the name of this one. The fact that it is has the words 'triple nourish' in its name sounded great to me. I don't have dry skin all over my face but occasionally my forehead and cheeks can get very dry, therefore anything that serves to nourish and hydrate them is what my skin needs. I tested a small amount on the back of my hand and realised this cream was also non-greasy, another plus point. And, when I do now actually wear it on my face, it does not leave any grease behind. In fact, it absorbs into my skin very quickly and without leaving any unattractive grease behind. I am also really pleased to say that the dry patches I used to have on my forehead and cheeks has really improved since I've been using this cream.
I have only two small criticisms' of this cream. The first is the smell. In the pot it smells delightful. It's got a very delicate and unoffending, slightly feminine smell. But for some reason, a few minutes after it's been on my face I don't like the smell very much, and I think it smells a tiny bit stale/rancid. It's not a very strong smell, just a hint. I'm not sure if it's just my skin - it may well be that other people out there use this cream and do not find that this is the case for them, so I wouldn't let this put anyone off buying it. The second small criticism is that, because I use this also as a night cream, I find that it can feel a bit 'wet' against the pillow. But then again, don't let this put you off as it's not really designed as a night cream anyway, and I don't find this problem during the day.
All in all, for the price you pay, it's a great product!
Every day the skin is under attack from UV rays, free radicals and pollution which can cause signs of skin ageing / Skin can be left feeling dehydrated and more fragile / L'Oreal introduces Triple Active Day Moisturiser with 3 actions: Long-lasting hydration: the skins ability to retain water throughout the day is improved / Protection: helps reinforce skins natural protection against free radicals and the harmful effects of the sun / Radiance: the formula, enriched with Ceramide and Vitamin B5, leaves skin looking more radiant / Immediately your skin is intensely hydrated and feels soft and comfortable / It looks more radiant.