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I have been using this product off and on for the last few years. It is a good product for my skin, but it is that bit more expensive which puts me off buying it a little. Often people may not have the odd £35-£40 lying around for a Moisturiser. Also this tub is only 60ml so not the largest sized tub.
This Cream is specially for people with Oily or Combination skin which is what I have. I am keen to use a night Cream, but have been put off as any one I have used in the past hasn't helped my skin all that much and I find that I can end up with a few spots when I use an overnight Cream. This Cream will keep your skin hydrated and soak into your skin and get to work on dryness and wrinkles. It also is meant to make your skin nice and clear.
The jar this Cream is in is alright. I think the jar looks expensive. It is a frosted glass Jar and although it looks quite simple, it is a classic looking jar.
1 of the main ingredients in here is Orange Oil and this is meant to kill Bacteria so help to get rid of any Spots that you have.
Just use this in the usual way that you would use a Night Cream. Clean your face, then apply this. This Cream is quite thick so I would recommend just using a little blob of this and rub in. If it isn't enough Cream then you can always get more as I usually make the mistake of scooping too much out and at the price then I am keen not to waste any of it. This Cream Soaks in quickly and after about 5 minutes I would say that this is completely absorbed. So just head off to bed and let this do the work of sorting your skin out.
How do I find this on my Oily skin? I find that this works really well. I find in the morning my face feels nice and soft and my Cheeks which are a bit combination skin don't seem as dry and they look smooth and don't have that reddish tinge to them that I can sometimes have. I feel that if I have the odd spot which is a bit angry looking, perhaps doesn't look quite so read and I feel that they are a little bit smaller. I don't notice this causing me to get any other spots either.
A really good product, just wished it wasn't so expensive.
A brief description
This is a night time, skin-refining moisturiser which comes in a glass tub with a screw top lid as shown in the Dooyoo picture.
It is suitable for those with a combination or oily skin and it claims to 'work synergistically to gently exfoliate dead skin cells' whilst you sleep resulting in a smooth and well conditioned skin.
It also claims that, with continuous use, to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is said to be good for those with acne.
The cream is nice and thick and a little goes a long way and, despite the name, it is not oily.
This does vary a good deal so it is worth shopping around because I have seen 60ml costing from £38 up to £65 online.
Skin ceuticals seem to be a little secretive about this cream and i am told it is a 'blend' including botanical extracts, 10% mixed hydroxy acids, orange oil with extra tangerine oil and includes !0% blended AHAS.
How to use
Just massage a very small amount into the face, neck and decolletage after cleansing and toning.
I have used so many overnight creams over the past 30 odd years with varying degrees of success but have to say this is not particularly special and I would find it hard to justify spending so much money again when cheaper ones have given me much the same results.
The cream does not leave an oily film on my face and I have not experienced any breakouts.
Although my skin does look and feel smooth when I wake up I would not say it was exactly radiant and I have not (unfortunately) noticed any reduction in any fine lines or wrinkles :(
*** please do not think this is a 'lazy' review - it is intended for the short & sweet Dooyoo weekend ***
Skinceuticals is a skin care brand which produces high quality products using natural ingredients, based on their scientific knowledge. Although they only starting trading in 1997, they have fought their way to the top of the beauty market and they are now one of the leading skin care brands. I have oily skin and so tend to avoid over night face cream wherever possible but as the Renew Overnight Oily was recommended to me, I thought it was worth a try.
What does the product do?
The product is designed specifically for those with oily or combination skin. It is a night time skin refining moisturiser which promises to banish fine lines and wrinkles as you sleep while keeping the skin hydrated and performing an exfoliating action all at the same time. Using natural ingredients, it also claims to keep the skin clean and clear.
How does the product work?
The moisturiser contains Bilberry Extract which is a powerful antioxidant. This means that it can get rid of the free radicals lurking in the skin which prevents any premature aging. The substance improves the blood circulation which ensures that plenty of oxygen gets to the skin cells and it helps to strengthen and nourish the skin. Sugar Cane Extract is included for the same purpose.
Orange Oil is included to kill spot causing bacteria and also to clear congested skin to leave it pure and able to breath. Orange Fruit Extract is included to nourish the skin with vitamins and to strengthen it and leave it in a better condition. Lemon Extract acts as an astringent, toning the skin and reducing the size of the pores which means fewer blackheads will form and oil production can be better regulated.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to skin that is dry and that has already been cleansed. I apply plenty of the moisturiser to my face and neck just before going to bed and smooth it into the skin until it has been fully absorbed and then let it get to work as I sleep.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a frosty glass circular tub which looks classy and expensive. It has a screw top black lid which allows you to easily access the product and ensure that there is no wastage because you can control the exact amount that you want to use. There is no decoration on the tub, other than some writing.
The product doesn't come cheap and will cost you around £40 for 60ml of the moisturiser. It is available from many different websites so if you shop around then you may find it for cheaper but I think I already got a pretty good deal for £40 so I wouldn't hold your breath.
Many of the night creams that I have trialled have been far too heavy for my skin and they have made me feel uncomfortable during the night. This cream however has a lovely lightness to it which makes it feel more like that of a day cream and I even forget that it is on my skin. It is a treat to apply to my skin as it feels very refreshing and doesn't leave me feeling greasy or unclean at all. The cream is absorbed very easily by the skin and it doesn't leave a sheen or any residue on the surface.
The smell of the cream is subtle and inoffensive enough to not bother anyone too much. The product moisturises my skin well and manages to hydrate the dry areas of my skin without leaves the oily areas looking shiny so it finds a good balance on my skin. Because it is moisturising my skin so well all night long, then I haven't noticed my fine lines getting any worse.
That said, I haven't noticed the fine lines that I already have getting any better and they are not even significantly deep. I have only been using the product for two weeks however so perhaps I will see results soon enough. I imagine that it would take a very long time to see a noticeable change on deeper wrinkles so I think this product works better as a preventative measure rather than cure.
Before using this cream, I would wake up in the morning feeling desperate to immediately wash my face as it would feel like I had dipped it in an oil slick. After using this product, I actually wake up feeling much more fresh and clean than ever before and I don't get the urge to wash my face that second. When I do wash my skin, it looks incredibly radiant and feels really smooth to the touch as technically the product has been exfoliating my skin all night long.
This cream feels completely gentle on my skin. Even though there are a lot of chemical exfoliants and citrus ingredients within the product, it doesn't irritate my skin or cause any stinging. My face shows no signs of redness in the morning which I had initially feared that it would and my complexion looks nothing other than radiant. The product hasn't made my skin any more clear than it ever normally is but it certainly hasn't caused any blemishes or blackheads to form.
Although this moisturiser is expensive, it really is a great product for those who suffer with oily skin. It is lovely to have a light night moisturiser that doesn't make me feel greasy or uncomfortable and one that performs exfoliating and hydrating actions while I sleep. It has improved my complexion and allowed me to feel clean and fresh. I will definitely be repurchasing this product.
I have combination to oily skin, which means that I am prone to the odd spot here and there, and suffer a shiny nose on hot days, and have tried a number of mattefying lotions, potions and powders in my quest to 'normalise' my skin. So the Skin Ceuticals Renew Overnight Oily cream is the last in a long line, slowly working up through the prices, looking for my miracle cure!
How I wish I hadn't bothered with the cheaper creams and started out with this one. Sure, the pots aren't huge at 60ml (2 fluid ounces) for the price (a whopping £38 in Manchester, though I have seen it at £49 in London so the price does vary somewhat - shop around as you can also buy it online). I will say though that for the money it lasts ages so apart from that initial hit of cost, it's probably more economical than slathering on a cheaper cream.
So, the pot is very basic - similar in fact to my pot of Baylis & Harding body cream which cost about £4 - though it does feel a bit heavier. It has a twist off lid, I would personally have preferred a pump dispenser because you only need the tiniest amount on your face and it would regulate the amount you apply, I also find it more hygenic than dipping your fingers into a pot time and again. Still, it's suitable for purpose.
The cream inside is quite thick but still very smooth and quite pale but not exactly white. It doesn't have much of a fragrance to it, to me, just a fairly plain, soft scent - certainly not perfumed - it just smells 'clean'. It goes on well - I apply it after my evening bath or face wash / makeup removal and I find it goes on best after exfoliating. It doesn't 'sit' on the skin, it sinks in nicely, so it is safe to go to bed, it won't end up in your hair and on your bedding. You only need to use the tiniest amount to cover your whole face anyway.
When you get up the next morning, the first thing I notice is that rather than my skin being greasy and unpleasant it is much more toned and even, and when I wash my face, it feels smoother. Also, I have had a few compliments on how 'fresh' I am looking, so maybe it's down to the cream (I must have looked a shiny faced mess before!). It feels good to have an even, smooth skin texture and tone and it makes makeup application easier too.
Overall I do highly recommend the Skin Ceuticals Renew Overnight Oily if, like me, you have oily skin or an oily T zone (usually olive skinned people experience this). It really works and because it's doing it overnight, it's as simple as just taking a moment to smooth it over your face before you go to bed. A doddle and it makes a difference for me so I will be keeping up to it and I will be buying some more once this tub has run out. My skin quest has reached it's end - for night creams, anyway! It has given me confidence to try a few new pieces from the Skin Ceuticals range too.
Despite the initial shock of the price I do think it's value for money as it lasts ages, is obviously well made and it works for me. My only niggle is that I'd prefer an Olay style pump dispenser but overall, I am happy.
Skin Ceuticals Renew Overnight Oily can be bought online www.skinceuticals.com and from other online cosmetic sites like strawberry.net, gentedefe.com, outlineskincare.co.uk and on Amazon, but it is an expensive beauty product and a tub of 60ml of the thick creamy white moisturising over night cream will set you back from £34 to £50 depending on where you buy it from, so it's beat to browse around the search engines to find the best prices available if your thinking of buying a tub.
The tubs are simply designed with a twist off lid and the thick creamy moisturiser inside is easy to apply, you only need a little and after cleansing and toning at night you can then apply a thin layer of this cream on to your face and neck. The skin absorbs it slowly and it feels cold at first but then you can feel it sinking into your skin as you lay down going to sleep. In the morning you can tell the effects of the moisturiser have worked, your skin will feel soft and smooth and not greasy. This really is worth the money as you only need a little for it to make a difference to the condition of your skin.
It is also suitable for al types of skin so this is an added bonus to the purchase.
It's ingredients are simple :-
10% mixed hydroxy acids
There's not lots of long chemical words on the tub that you can't understand and don't know what they are, just these simple ingredients for the gentleness on your skin.
It says that the 10% hydroxy acid blend works synergistically to gently exfoliate dead skin cells which works while sleeping to give a good soft and smooth condition to your skin. It helps to diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging so works much like other over night creams but has better effects in my opinion and even though it's a little more expensive it does the job in hand so is worth the money. It is formulated for combination or oily skin and helps reduce acne.
I love this thick and creamy luxurious overnight cream, it is one of my favourites and so far the tub has lasted me six weeks, I am happy to buy it again and happy to recommend it to you.
For Combination or Oily Skin