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My skin is showing the first signs of aging and I don't particularly want it to show anymore so I thought I would invest in a new night cream. I always associate Olay with younger looking skin so when I saw the Anti-Wrinkle Nature Fusion Night Cream by Olay for those who are 25+, I thought it would be worth a try.
What does the product do?
The product is a moisturiser that is intended for use in the night time. It claims that it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to prevent the appearance of new ones. It promises to provide the skin with all night moisture and that with continuous use, your skin will look younger and more radiant. The cream is recommended for those with skin that is 25 years old and over. It promises to be non greasy stating that it won't block your pores and that it will be easily absorbed.
How does the product work?
The product contains quite a few lovely natural ingredients including Grape Seed, Ginsing and Sea Buckthorn. The Sea Buckthorn has anti aging qualities as it contains fatty acids which are essential to healthy skin. It helps to reverse skin damage and as it is an antioxidant, then it also helps to remove skin aging toxins. The product also contains fruit juices and Glycerin which is a humectant and helps to draw moisture into the skin and holds it there.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to the face and neck after cleansing at bed time. You need to apply a generous amount to the face and gently massage it into the skin. You need to avoid contact with the eyes and according to the box, you should wake up looking like you on a good day!
Packaging and Price
Although the box comes with lots of lovely shades of green, the packaging of the actual bottle is a little plain. It comes in a shiny white plastic tube with a black flip top lid on which it can stand. Most of the product information is on the box so there is limited writing on the tube itself.
The product costs around £5 and for that money, you will receive 50ml of the product. It can be bought from large department stores such as Boots, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and consistency
The cream doesn't have much of the a fragrance but the aroma that it does have is a fresh one that smells a little bit like cucumber. You can only really smell it when you apply to your face and after that, the aroma fades away. The cream has a pure white colour and quite a rich consistency which is what you would expect from a night cream.
Application and Performance
The cream feels nice and rich when you apply it to the skin. It glides onto the skin smoothly and it is easily absorbed with minimal massaging which helps to prevent future wrinkles. A little bit of this product goes quite a long way so although you don't get a huge amount for your money, the cream should be quite long lasting.
It feels fairly comfortable on the skin although it is slightly heavy and makes me feel a little bit greasy. I would hate this if it was a day cream but you expect a little more weight from a night cream. It does make me feel slightly unclean and the feeling doesn't subside much during the night. It leaves a slight sheen on the skin which would be a nightmare for me in the day but isn't really an issue in the night.
It really does leave the skin feeling heavily moisturised, there is no doubt about that. It makes the skin feel really smooth and it is very soft and silky. It banishes all signs of dry and flaky skin and in the morning, my skin does look a lot healthier. I thought it was going to cause blemishes on my spot prone skin but it didn't and it hasn't irritated my sensitive skin at all. I think this cream would do a good job at keeping the face looking youthful because it would never get the chance to become dehydrated which is when wrinkles begin to form.
All in all, this is a rich night cream which is aimed at preventing wrinkles and hydrates the skin well. It leaves the skin feeling moisturised and soft all night long and keeps the skin a certain radiance in the mornings. It does feel slightly greasy and leaves a sheen on the skin but it hasn't caused any blemishes to form. This is a good night cream for skin that is just starting to age.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Panax Ginseng Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glucose, Caramel, Bisabolol, Dimethiconol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbitan Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Trideceth-9, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 19140, CI 17200 / Anti Age / Night Cream / Anti-wrinkle formula enhanced with natural anti-oxidants / This replenishing Olay Anti-Wrinkle Nature Fusion Anti-Ageing Night Cream with Grape Seed and Ginseng hydrates skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles / Hydrates and firms skin with active ingredients / Glycerin, Niacinamide, Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E / With Grape Seed and Ginseng, used regularly this intensive cream helps reduce the visible signs of ageing / Directions for use: Apply Olay Anti-Wrinkle Nature Fusion Anti-Ageing Night Cream every night / Using your fingertips, smooth evenly onto clean skin over face and neck /