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A couple of months ago, I had one of those crazy moments. I looked in the mirror and could see lines on my neck, so convinced myself that I urgently needed neck cream! Now you would think that neck cream is a pretty standard thing, but I looked online in all the obvious sort of places, yet found the choices were surprisingly limited, and from those that were available, I couldn't really find one that appealed. I knew Lush made a neck cream, but that it came in a small size and was pricey, but surprise surprise, I bought it anyway. I'm sure I have some weird implant in my brain somewhere forcing me to buy one of everything that Lush make!
Mirror Mirror is described by Lush as 'a firming face, neck and breast cream.' Now personally, given that it comes in a tiny 45g bottle, I have no intentions of trying it on my face as I have plenty of other face products, so have only used it on my neck, and occasionally the décolleté area.
It comes packaged in the standard plain black Lush packaging, in the form of a little black bottle with a pump action dispenser. It's pretty basic packaging, but functional which is the whole point, and as Lush frequently point out, they like to spend money on the ingredients that go into a product, rather than the packaging it comes in.
I find that only around two pumps of this will be enough to cover the whole neck area. The cream is a sort of light creamy pink/yellow colour and has an amazing smell. I won't go through the entire list of ingredients because there are absolutely loads of them, but it does contain rose, jojoba oil, jasmine absolute and sandalwood oil, and for me, these are the scents that come through. It's a sort of floral smell with a musky undertone, which I would imagine is due to the sandalwood and jasmine. I can imagine it wouldn't be to everyone's tastes, but I really like it.
The cream glides over the skin easily and sinks in very fast too. On the Lush website there is a story about how when they were making this cream, the founder of Lush made a neck cream which was so strong she couldn't move her neck, and supposedly this is a toned down version of that. Because of this, I was expecting to be able to feel some sort of firmness straight away with this.
Although it does seem to increase the firmness of the skin on my neck slightly, it's not quite as intense a result as I was expecting, but still good nonetheless. If I touch the skin on my neck after applying this, it does seem to be not only more moisturised and supple, but slightly more toned too, and definitely firmer than if I hadn't applied it at all.
It says on the bottle to apply this 'morning, night and whenever you feel like a top up.' I only apply this in the mornings usually, but I find the results only last about three to four hours, so I understand why they say to re-apply if you feel you need a top up.
A 45g bottle of Mirror Mirror costs £8.76 from Lush stores or online at www.lush.co.uk
Overall, I am quite pleased with the results this gives, but would have liked them to last longer, so I don't have to be re-applying throughout the day. It's a nice little cream, and I love the smell, which is quite luxurious and expensive, but I'm not sure I would buy it again. I say that because it's quite pricey and although it does firm my neck, that feeling only lasts a few hours and I'd like to find something that has a more permanent result.