“ Brand: Lacura / Type: Anti Wrinkle / Subcategory: Anti-Wrinkle / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
(*sigh*) Unlike the previous dooyoo reviewer, this filler did not work for me at all...
* The promises:
Lacura makes the promise that its products are formulated with the "finest" ingredients and that each product is dermatologically tested and gentle to the skin.
The product is inside a handy shimmering-white tube with lilac cap and lettering. Personally, I am not a big fan of lilac. The tube has a nozzle that helps with the product application.
It claims to contain dermatologically compatible collagen and hyalouronic spheres that, after being applied to the skin, fill with water and thus have a wrinkle-filling and a skin-refining result. The result at this stage is temporary and visual only, as the spheres increase in volume and give a skin-plumping effect. However, the active ingredients, i.e. hyalouronic acid, vitamins E, B5 and B3, shea butter and biopeptides, offer skin elasticity, suppleness, and preserve the properties of healthy youthful skin in the long-term. So, this product is also moisturising and suitable for all skin types, day and night.
Application: You are supposed to apply this to thoroughly cleansed skin.
* My reality:
The product is a light white cream-gel with a fine, smooth, moisturising texture. It is pleasant and the skin feels velvety on application. What I found most unpleasant is the smell. Some other Lacura products have a similar smell, which is difficult to describe: it is something in-between flowers and medication, and very strong. If the product worked, I'd be happy to overlook it, but it is very annoying.
I've followed the instruction and applied the product on the facial areas with lines, on clean and dry face. The major problem is that as soon as the gel-cream dried out, it started crumbling and flaking off. This happened when I tried to apply my day moisturiser and my make up on. Even without make up, the result was the same. I tried to apply the moisturiser on my face BEFORE the filler dried out; I even tried to apply the filler AFTER the moisturiser - although the directions of use state clearly that you must apply it to clean skin. Nothing gave the desired effect. The filler still flaked off and crumbled under my fingers as I was trying to put the moisturiser on my face, so I had to throw it away. It was a terrible experience; my skin was feeling sticky and dirty, with crumbly bits and flakes all over, so I had to wash my face again every time.
"Lacura wrinkle filler with collagen" is available at Aldi stores for £3.49 (30 ml), so the price is affordable (http://www.aldi.co.uk), but for me it was a waste of money.
For those of you who've been kind enough to read any of my early reviews here on Dooyoo you'll know I have a problem with wrinkles. I'd like to say they are fine lines/ laughter lines/ life lines, but I can't deny it any more - they are WRINKLES!
I suppose some folk might say at 57 years of age why should I bother about them? Well I'm not obsessed but like to feel I can at least try not to look quite so mature!
Over the past 10 years I've tried all sorts of anti-aging lotions, potions, masks and pastes which haven't really affected my skin - only my purse. The next step was to try some a few wrinkle fillers...
I've tried some a couple of fillers advertised on TV and sold on the high street without much luck. I was also seduced into buying some from QVC but sent it back under their 30 day money-back guarantee. So I'd almost given up when I spied this Lacura wrinkle filler on a (very) rare trip to Aldi.
It comes in the box (as shown) and the 30ml tube cost around £3 if my memory serves me right. I wasn't expecting much at all for this price but, after persevering & playing with the cream for the first couple of weeks I've noticed a difference several weeks later.
The tube is quite attractive and doesn't look cheap. It's a cream colour with a lilac lid and there's masses of information on the back (unfortunately the print is too tiny for me to read though).
The tip is a good size - not too big so you don't waste the product yet not so small that you can't squeeze it out. I couldn't detect any smell so I'm sticking my (non-wrinkly) neck out & suggesting it could be used for men as well as women)
I just squeezed a tiny bit of the white cream onto my 3rd finger (apparently the best one to choose!) and gently patted it over the wrinkled areas. Having been a smoker I paid particular attention to the mouth are before venturing further upwards to target the deep wrinkles which make me look as if I'm continually frowning when I'm not!
The second time I used it I did the above procedure twice before applying my make up and I have to say, with foundation, they did look less deep. I've used it every morning and applied again if I'm going out in the evening and although the effect isn't dramatic I'm convinced it works as well as, if not better, than similar products costing £20 upwards.
I've also found it works on top of make-up too and, because of the size, is easy to pop into my handbag should I ever be invited out unexpectedly.
The cream contains collagen, vitaminE, pro vitamin B5, shea butter and peptides which are said to improve the structure of the skin and achieve a finer complexion.
Lacura wrinkle filler also contains compatible hydraluonic filling spheres which fill with water after application. These supposedly increase in volume after application which give the skin a plumping effect. I was a little sceptical about this to say the least so I decided to pop some on my lips. It worked!
- it does seem to work on my mature skin as my wrinkles seem less deep
- contains ingredients which are generally promoted as being good for the skin so can't be bad
- I wouldn't say it's a miracle product but for this price I'd definitely give it a try