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My dressing table is full of bottles and jars containing all kinds of products which are designed to do various things for my skin. One of the products I bought a few months ago that promised me to “lift sagging skin” was Nivea Expert Lift Day Cream. This usually retails at £17 for a small 50ml jar, but I got mine for £12 from Amazon and as I already had vouchers, it felt like I was getting it for free, if you know what I mean.
The moisturiser promises to lift and tighten sagging skin and though I am only in my thirties and my skin doesn’t look too saggy just yet, I’d like to keep it that way for as long as I possibly can.
This cream comes in a jar with a twist off lid and it is nicely packaged. It smells light and fresh and even though the cream itself is very thick in consistency, it still sinks very quickly into my skin. I used this cream for about seven weeks religiously, every day, and after that time I cannot in all honesty say that my skin looks or feels any firmer than it did before I started to use it.
On the plus side, however, I can say that my skin feels softer, but really, for the price I would have expected better results than I got. I can achieve the same level of softness by using a cheaper brand such as Simple.
I don’t really recommend it as it doesn’t’ do as it says and it is really expensive.
WHAT IS IT?
This is day cream that is made by Nivea. It is to stop the skin from sagging and there are other produce in the Expert Lift range that will all work together to keep your skin looking tight and young in appearance.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
If you are using the day cream only you apply it after you have cleansed your face in the morning and do not use it again that day. If you are using other Expert Lift products then you have to read the bottles and the jars to see that you are applying them in the correct order.
WHAT I THINK
I think this is very good moisturiser but I do not think it tightens my skin so if you want to use something to stop skin from sagging then I do not know if this would be very effective.
It has got a nice smell and is easy to apply. The cream sinks into my skin straightaway and I am happy about that because I have to apply my make up in the morning and I am in a rush sometimes also so I do not have time to wait for cream to sink in, I will only use one that is fast and this one is.
It makes my skin feel very soft but I was expecting my skin to feel tighter and that does not happen, I am happy with how it moisturises my skin but I do not think it does what it says and even though it is good quality I think there should be a sign that it is working to stop my skin from sagging but there is not.
A pot of this day cream that has got 50ml in it costs about £17 and I think it is worth that money because it is very pleasing to use but I cannot confirm if it is good for sagging skin because I cannot tell from how my skin feels when I apply it.
4 Dooyoo Hearts.
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.