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Nivea Visage Expert Lift Day Cream This comes in a nifty little metallic purple glass pot, with a silver coloured lid, and it looks really smart when sitting on your dressing table. The quantity is 50ml, and this costs around £17.99 - I got mine from Boots, although it is widely available. Nivea Visage Expert Lift Day Cream is part of Nivea's range for the over-50's, so it is more heavy duty than other ranges. It claims to have an 'Anti Sagging System' which makes me a bit sceptical - after all, as far as I know, the only Anti Sagging System that could actually hoik facial skin back up to where it used to be, is a surgical face lift! The blurb also tells me that it contains 'Bioxilift and Hyaluronic Acid", both of which are names unknown to me. It promises "Noticeably tighter, firmer redefined and smoother skin" and that "Facial contours are visibly more defined". One thing that I DO believe in is that the sun protection factor will prevent sun damage and therefore delay ageing: This product contains "SPF 15 UVA and UVB protection". The first thing I noticed when applying it was the quite strong fragrance: this is not unpleasant, but it is quite perfumed, so this would not be suitable for anyone who likes simple, fragrance-free products. Secondly, it is quite thick, and so not that easy to apply: I got round this by adding a little water, or smoothing it onto my face when it was still wet, which aids the application. Once on, it soaks into the skin quite quickly and easily, and feels nice and smooth - I can definitely tell the difference when using a 'heavier' moisturiser, although I would not put it all over my face: I only applied it to the drier areas, e.g. round the eyes, cheeks etc. If I applied it to the central T-zone, I think that would have become too greasy, although this depends on the individual skin tones of course. Having used it for a couple of weeks to test it properly, I can't say I feel less saggy, but my skin does feel and look in better condition: Particularly good in our harsh winters, when central heating dries the skin out. Overall, a very good buy: Not the cheapest, but a good quality high-street face cream.