“ Brand: Medik8 / Texture: Cream / Type: Night Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Hydrates, „
I bought this product having decided to do a bit of research on the internet whilst seeking a "miracle" cream Always a dangerous activity as I tend to spend far more than I should on lotions and potions.
This product promises to be a rich, fast-absorbing restorative night-time moisturiser to provide ultimate hydration for tired skin.. It is apparently replete with anti-ageing ingredients such as Resveratrol for cell-longevity, Beta-Glucan for skin-texture renewal and unique botanical antioxidants, such as Passionflower and Valerian, to help reverse the signs of skin ageing and restore a healthy, radiant complexion overnight. If all this happens overnight then this is indeed the miracle product I have been searching for.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a box with brief information on the back but surprisingly no information leaflet inside. The plastic 50ml bottle has some information on the back and a pull off/ push back on lid. When I pull off the lid, I see that to dispense the product I have to press down on the pump action dispenser. This I do and with a couple of presses on the pump, I dispense sufficient moisturiser to apply to my face. The product itself is a white/cream colour and is almost a cross between a serum and a cream. It's not especially thick and doesn't really feel like a moisturiser but when I add it to my face, it does make my skin feel moisturised, but not in the way I like my face to feel; I prefer a definite moisturising cream rather than a serum. It does feel slightly oily but on my skin doesn't feel at all greasy and it leaves no residue on my skin. It does have a rather peculiar smell, not floral or medicated but something which I can't identify and am not at all sure that I like. It doesn't last once massaged into my skin, so it doesn't trouble me too much.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product cost me about £30 for 50ml. It is widely available on various internet sites; a general search gives different options and prices so it's worth shopping around.
The moisturiser is suitable for all skin types and so I was fairly confident that it wouldn't cause my skin any irritation; this proved to be the case.
A little bit of the product goes a long way so although the moisturiser is quite pricey, it does last for ages. It applies easily to the skin and is absorbed quickly leaving my skin feeling soft.
I have used it for some time now and although whilst it has proved to be a decent enough moisturiser, I can't say that all of the claims have proved to have been fulfilled in my case. My skin does feel hydrated and soft but there are no signs that the signs of ageing have been reversed.
In conclusion, I would say that it is an average product which moisturises skin at quite a high price. It may suit anyone who likes a serum type product but not something I would buy again.
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