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Soap & Glory Catch a Wrinkle in Time
This was one of three products I treated myself to one day when I had some Boots vouchers and S&G had an offer of three for the price of two.
This is a day moisturiser and before this I had not tried any of S&G's face products and had only used their bath stuff and body creams so I was interested to try these to see how they compared to other brands.
I do like the S&G brand in that they are original with their retro 1950s sort of images and packaging and their quirky play on word names but I do have to admit their products are expensive compared to many and not always worth the price.
I am happy to confirm that they do not test on animals but do also say At Soap & Glory, we absolutely do not test our formulations on animals, however we can't say that each and every ingredient that goes into them has not, at some point historically, been cleared for human use, by animal testing.'
Soap & Glory proudly claim 'We do not test our products on animals, just very picky people'
This moisturiser comes in a fairly plain cream coloured upside down tube. It stands on the lid which is handy as the product is always down where you squeeze it out. The plastic tube is of course recyclable through your plastic recycling system and the tube also means that you can get most of the product out so there is little waste.
The product description on Boots website claims "
"A moisturising day cream engineered with an unparalleled Swiss-developed anti-aging complex that blends high performance hydrators and clinically proven collagen stimulating tri-peptides to smooth away wrinkles and protect your skin."
The cream is very light and has a slight fruity scent. They suggest applying this after cleansing, allow it to soak in for a few minutes before applying make up.
The cream was easy to apply as it was light and soft and soaked in pretty quickly. I was disappointed to see there was no mention of what sun protection there was considering they also say on the tube that to keep your skin young "Don't smoke, sun, drink, or sleep deprive it to death." I think that one of the things I now look for in a day moisturiser is SPF because if it is not there then I feel I need to apply a make up with it or use a sun screen as well. They do say on the tube that it has sun fliters but doesn't mention what these are or how much protection they offer.
It feels nice and cool and gentle on my face and very quickly soaks in. I have no trouble applying make up after using this and I have no greasy feel on my face at all. I find it works well on my combination skin not too greasy for the T zone and moisturising enough for my drier cheeks.
Have I noticed a big difference in my skin while using this? Well no not really but it is hard to say as I do use a variety of skin creams. I used this for a month as my main moisturiser during the day during the winter and kept just a little to write this review. I applied some just before writing to remind myself what it felt like .
The cream also has light reflectors which mean that it gives your skin a bit of a brightening lightening effect. I can't say that this effect is obvious to me. I have even applied some to my hand to see if I could tell and it is subtle. I can tell I have a cream on there as it feels nice and cool and my skin looks and feels softer and more cared for but the light reflecting effect is a bit too subtle for me to observe.
You can buy this from You can buy this in Boots on from Boots on line and Harvey Nichs I believe. You get a 50ml tube for £8 which is not bad value when it comes to day moisturisers and if you get the three for two offer then it works out very reasonable.
I am not sure how I feel about this cream as it does feel nice and moisturising on my skin, it smells nice and mildly fruity. Maybe slightly too greasy for someone with greasy skin but for those with older drier skin then it feels fine. I'd like to know what the sun protection is and I would be happier to know what ingredients were in this that helped with the anti ageing . When you look at the ingredients on the website they are , once again, not exactly natural sounding and there are parabens etc in there so I guess it is a case of try it for yourself if you are not worried about natural ingredients.
'Catch a Wrinkle in Time' is one of S&G's products that contain no animal derived ingredients and is therefore safe for vegetarians and vegans to use.
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From the quantity of reviews I have written on Soap and Glory some people may have worked out that I am a bit of a fan. The Catch a Wrinkle in Time day moisturiser was purchased on a Boots 3 for 2 offer. I bought it sometime early in the year, around January/ February, so my skin was dry during the day, and I didn't want to put a heavy cream like Nivea on my face before applying my make-up, so I chose to invest in a day cream.I have liked many of Soap and Glory's products so was excited to be trying part of their skincare line, who knew it would be such a car crash of a product on my face.
The 50 ml tube, comes in a box, with fun white and pink packaging with an alarm clock pictured. The tube itself doesn't have the clock on it, which I think would have livened up the packaging a bit more. It is a squeezy tube with a screw lid, very much like a hand cream tube. The tube itself is pearlized white with hot pink detail, the font is nice and big making it easy to reach for on a Monday morning when I'm still half asleep. Functionally the screw top is easy to undo an put back on, and the necessary amount of product can be easily obtained by squeezing the tube to leave you with enough product to cover your face and neck.
===The Cream Itself===
The cream is a white, relatively thin consistency cream, a pretty standard look and texture for a day cream. This day cream has a particularly aroma which I have grown to love, it has a wonderful citrus, herbal kick, but I find the orange notes really refreshing on a morning, and helped to make my skin feel extra cleansed.
===Applying The Cream===
Couldn't be simpler, squeeze out the amount of product you want from the hygienic tube, and rub into the skin in small circular motions over the face and neck. If you feel like you want an extra brightening boost, why not add an illuminating product such as Benefit's High Beam or similar. The cream itself does feel quite greasy when first applied, but sinks in within minutes to leave skin feeling smooth and smelling gorgeous. Make up can easily be applied over the top, however I found even though I felt that the product had sunk in, my blushers an bronzers did appear to apply heavier than normal.
===Effects of the Product on the Skin===
I was originally really impressed with my new smooth feeling skin, and really enjoyed my new morning skincare routine so I could apply the product. However, after a week I did notice breakouts on my T zone. I have dry and slightly sensitive skin, so for me to get spots is rare, but I was very soon bringing out a whole host of Clearasil products to try and resolve the product. Needless to say I tried removing the High Beam, before I stopped using the cream altogether and found my skin cleared up within a week of me not using the product. I did have a slight amount of tingling when applied to my skin, but was no more irritated than any other day or night creams that I apply to my face.
This product was also supposed to moisturise my skin, however during these cold February months I found using the Catch a Wrinkle in Time in the day, along with my Nivea at night my dry patches were persisting. This meant my skin now appeared combination to the outside world, even though I really only have a dryness problem.
Did I look any younger for using the product? Well to be honest, no, my skin did feel smoother but my fine lines didn't appear improved. The tri-peptides and youth boosters seemed to have no effect on my skin either. However, I'm not surprised as the skin does not have large enough pores to absorb large molecules like these long chain peptides that are often contained in these products.
Will this product prevent me ageing? With the drying effect on my skin and total lack of SPFs and UV protection, I don't think this is going to stop the clock. The strange thing is the smell is a citrus smell with a hint of sun tan lotion, so I was expecting a UV protection, very disappointing for a product that certainly wasn't cheap. The best part of the whole anti-ageing claims is that the packaging advises you to stay out of the sun, avoid cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine and fun generally. I believe that it is this advice on the outer packaging that will prevent you getting wrinkles in any form.
===Is My Skin Happy Now?===
I did try and reintroduce this to my skin routine, but ended up with the same results stated above. I have now switched to Johnson's Day Cream for Dry Skin which is half the price, and contains SPF, without the spotty results. I have found a use for my Catch a Wrinkle in Time cream, as a hand cream, it isn't as good as my normal hand creams, but I am trying to use it up as I feel like I paid a lot for a product I am now not using.
I did do some extra research on this cream though, and found reviews on the Boots site where all the five star reviews were being given by those with oily skin, and the low star reviews were given by those with dry skin, so maybe this explains my results. Therefore I would not recommend this product for people with my skin type, but it may be worth considering for those with oily skin, but don't forget your SPF.
===Price and Availability===
Soap and Glory is available in the skincare sections of large Boots, Harvey Nichols an online at ASOS. It is priced at Boots at a staggering £10.21 for 50ml, and remember to budget for a SPF if you want to prevent those wrinkles. For the price I paid I would recommend a day cream which contains SPF, particularly the Johnson's range which is widely available and is £3-4 for 50 ml, or use a £5 No7 voucher to purchase their day cream which is also good.
As you might have guessed I will not be repurchasing, and apart from the quick absorption coupled with refreshing smell I can't recommend this product, so I can only award it one star. I still love you Soap and Glory, but this product didn't work for me!
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After running out of my ususal moisturiser I decided to give this a go. I am a huge fan of the Soap & Glory skincare range. This product comes in a 50ml tube and costs £10. I picked it up on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots so I managed to get a good deal.
I am 25 so very rarely try anti-aging products, but I noramlly choose a moisturiser with SPF in as I think prevention is better than cure. Soap & Glory claim that this is a light weight moisturiser that has 'sun filters, high performance hydrators & clinically proven collagen stimulating tri-peptides, to smooth away wrinkles, rejuvenate, firm, and protect your skin' I normally have dry skin which can sometimes be greasy. I find that some moisturisers can be too rich. This product is very light and spread into my skin easily, it didn't clog my pores like other moisturisers I have tried. It had a pleasant smell which I would describe as orangey. I found that immediately after use my skin felt smooth to touch and not at all tight. It would be ideal under makeup as it is not heavy at all.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to prevent wrinkles. The only problem I found was that the bottle was very small for the price. It did last me just over a month I used it once a day in the morning.
==Soap & Glory Catch a Wrinkle In Time Day Moisturiser==
I am terrible when I go into Boots as I tell myself not to pick up a basket as I know I will more or less fill it up with "essential" items. However I end up with my arms so full up of items that I end up staggering too the till leaving a trail of dropped good behind me!
This Soap & Glory Catch a Wrinkle Day Moisturiser was actually something that I more or less needed. I didn't of course need this particular brand and I am sure I could have found a product which does the same but is a cheaper price or perhaps has more volume. However I saw this and as I hadn't yet tried it out I couldn't resist loading it on top of my arms.
The Catch a Wrinkle in Time day moisturiser is price at band on £10. this is a fairly reasonable price in comparison to a lot but again it is a little more than a lot of others that Boots sell. The fact is that the tube of 50 ml is not a lot especially when it is a product which is designed to be used every day. I seem to have polished of my small tube in no time and am now on a new product in around a month!
The Soap & Glory moisturiser is designed for daytime use and is promoted as being "A Day moisturiser with skin re-energising tri-peptides and wrinkle repair youth boosters!" Any ideas? No well it all sounds very good and I am sure this draws a lot of people in but to be honest I don't believe that there are such as thing as youth boosters or wrinkle repairers! The fact is that all I care about is how the cream feels, smells and the results that I get from it. I don't expect miracles to happen and all I want in the results is perhaps a clearer skin which looks nourished and well moisturised.
The moisturiser itself came housed within an outer cardboard box and this was the classic Soap & Glory design which I feel is very eye catching and very appealing. The pink and silver/grey colours really work well together and I love the quirky black and white photos that the use too as this makes the products look so different from anything else that is on the shelves.
The tube inside the box is of a pretty good design as it is a squeeze type tube which stands on its lid. I like this style as it means that all the product runs down to the end where you get it out and it makes it easier to use up every last drop. The only trouble with the lid is that it is a screw cap and this is tricky to get on right if your hands are covered in the damp product. This isn't a big deal however and didn't alter my view of the product.
So inside the tube is a cream coloured moisturiser which is more white than cream. It has a rather nice smell of light oranges and rather sweet and citrus like. The consistency of the cream was just right for what I class as a day cream and perfect for putting on before applying make up. The cream came out of the tube with ease and a little 5 pence piece size was enough for me to cover my face and neck sufficiently. The smell wasn't too strong or overpowering and I found the cream gentle and no irritation of my skin occurred when using it.
I found that even when applying the cream rather generously that it does sink into the skin without too much time passing and this is a very good thing when trying to get ready in the morning as I don't have too much time to wait around! The smell of the moisturiser didn't seem to linger too much which I find is another good aspect of this particular cream. I found the cream didn't do much for my skin appearance on the whole but this was just in the one month that I was using it. Ti did however make my skin feel nourished and a lot softer than it would have had I not used a cream.
There were really only a couple of draw backs for me when using this Soap and Glory day cream and the main one being that it contained no SPF and this I feel is a must for day creams even though it is winter and there is not much sun it is always best to have a cream which is protecting you against the rays of sun that you don't think are there! The other draw back is really the fact that it felt like nothing overly special. I can't say that I will be rushing out to buy another but I am not opposed to getting it again some when in the future. It is a nice cream but for £10 and the amount that you get I can't say it is especially good value for money.
On the whole it has to get a score of 3 out of 5 stars. It is a nice moisturiser that, although doesn't protect your skin or make you look 10 years younger, does feel nice on the skin and has a lovely light fragrance to it.
I would recommend it but I don't feel it is one of those products that has any sort of wow factor so don't expect more than a bog standard face cream.
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I think I might have developed an addiction to the Soap and Glory range. It seems like a buy a new product from that range every few weeks - today I have bought two new shower products (reviews to follow when I've used them) and I only nipped into Boots to buy one bottle of shower gel - so the discovery of their facial skincare range on one of my frequent trips to the big Boots at Westfield a few weeks caused me great excitement. I've got a bit of an obsession with beauty products as it is, but can't afford to regularly buy the premium brands that I used to rely on these days, so I was very keen to give Soap and Glory's skincare products a try.
As I was in desperate need of a new moisturiser to hopefully clear up the mess that the Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion had made of my face (see other review), I opted for the 'Catch a Wrinkle in Time' Day Moisturiser. According to the box, this product contains sun filters, high performance hydrators, collagen stimulating tri-peptides and light reflectors - ok, so I'm not entirely sure what a tri-peptide is, but the rest of it sounded good.
The packaging is fairly typical of the Soap and Glory range - the 50ml tube comes in a box with a picture of a two hands holding a clock, symbolising the passing of time and the need to catch those wrinkles before they develop. The box also says that the best way of keeping the life in your skin is not to 'smoke, sun, drink or sleep deprive it to death' - I think we all know that a healthy diet, wearing an SPF when outdoors, drinking loads of water and getting eight hours sleep a night IS the best thing we can do for our skin, it's just that sometimes you need a bit of extra help! Inside the box, the tube is a simple cream colour, with the Soap and Glory logo and product name on the front and instructions on the best way to use in on the back.
So, what is this product like? According to the instructions on the back of the tube, the most effective way to use the product is to massage a light layer of it over a well-cleansed face and neck. You should then let it soak in for a few seconds before putting make-up on top. They suggest using it with their own cleansing milk, called 'Clean Mary', but I haven't succumbed to the temptation of buying that yet. I don't think using the whole range is important though - as long as you are using an effective cleansing product that works for you.
The product is light in texture and absorbs easily into the skin. It has a smell which hints at citrus fruits and cocoa - Pink_Glitter's review describes it as smelling like Terry's Chocolate Orange and I think I'd have to agree with her on that. I think it's maybe more orangey than chocolatey, but it's definitely a delicious smell! I find it easy to use this product and the speed at which it absorbs into the skin is impressive - within a couple of minutes it is fully absorbed and ready for me to apply my primer over the top. Although it absorbs quickly, my skin feels hydrated all day and is soft to the touch. There is no greasy residue and it creates a matte finish which is perfect for applying make-up.
So, going back to the promises on the tube - sun filters, high performance hydrators, collagen stimulating tri-peptides and light reflectors. I have no idea about the sun filters - my skin hasn't got burnt while wearing this, but that's probably as much to do with this rubbish excuse for a summer we're having at the moment. Ultimately, I think it would be better if this product actually had a SPF of 15 or so - saying it contains sun filters is fairly vague and I don't think it offers a lot of protection so you would need to wear a facial sun-cream on top on a hot day. I do believe that it contains high performance hydrators as my skin feels hydrated and moisturised all day long. It also gives my skin a bit of a glow, which I think may be down to the light reflectors. As for the collagen stimulating tri-peptides, a quick Google says that these are an ant-ageing ingredient which specifically targets skin cell renewal through the regeneration of collagen. I'm not entirely sure that it has stopped the development of more wrinkles, but it does make my skin look smoother and the lines look a bit less noticeable, so it is probably doing its job.
A 50ml tube of this moisturiser costs £9.78 from Boots - it is not a cheap option, but it is cheaper than the products I used to use and, for me, the performance is easily good enough to justify the price.
Overall, I am impressed with this product and would definitely consider using it again once my current tube has run out. You don't need to use that much of the product to provide effective moisturisation so I think the 50ml tube will last about three months. In the three weeks I have been using it, I have noticed an improvement in my skin condition - it feels cleaner, clearer, smoother and less spotty which is great! The only reservation I would have about the product is the lack of an SPF - this would have made it even more appealing to me, but I am still happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a good, mid-priced moisturiser.
When my last moisturiser started to run out, I began looking online for an alternative. I knew Soap and Glory now have a range of skincare products as well as the bath and body products they are well known for, so looked to see if they had a moisturiser. Catch a wrinkle in time appealed to me, as although I'm only 24 my skin seems to be ageing horrifically, and I am getting fine lines around my eyes, and one ridiculous little line on my forehead, which is going to need botox if it gets any worse! This moisturiser is called 'age-avoiding' moisturiser, and I thought it would be a good idea to prevent any more lines or wrinkles forming!
The product comes packaged in a white and pink box, featuring a picture of two hands holding a clock. Inside the box is a tube, which is predominantly white with a few hints of pink on both the logo and the product name. It's a pretty basic looking tube, considering the price, but inoffensive looking and functional, which I suppose is the main thing.
The packaging informs me that this moisturiser has sun filters, 'high performance hydrators', collagen stimulating tri-peptides and light reflectors. This all sounds very good, but I suppose the proof of the pudding is in the eating, as they say - although, trust me, no matter how yummy this smells, I have no intentions of eating it!
The moisturiser is white in colour, and to me smells like Terry's chocolate orange. Having asked the opinion of other people, it seems I am alone in this thinking, but I've just put a dab on the back of my hand, and on sniffing it, I can't come to any other conclusion. It's a very sweet, creamy orange/cocoa type scent, but is also fairly subtle, and not noticeable once on the skin.
The cream is quite thick, but only a small amount is needed to cover a large area of skin, which is fairly good considering this comes in a small sized 50ml tube. The box states that you should wait a few seconds before applying your make-up and I do find that a few seconds is all that is needed for this cream to sink into the skin.
After application, the cream feels surprisingly light on the skin considering how thick it is on application. You really can't feel that you are wearing it, and to the touch, it makes the skin feel smooth and silky.
Appearance wise, I have found that this gives my skin a slightly dewy finish, yet doesn't make my skin look greasy. I think that it's possibly due to these 'light-reflectors' that the product contains, that it gives my skin that slightly radiant look, but it's not over-the top or too obvious I have the product on my skin.
In general my skin is very dry, so I do need a fairly intensive moisturiser, and I find that this does the job well. It hydrates my skin, and keeps it feeling supple, and I have never needed to re-apply it throughout the day just yet.
As for preventing wrinkles, that is very difficult to say. I have been using the product for around a month, and I can't say I have noticed any new lines or wrinkles appearing, but the ones I do have don't seem to have worsened any!
A 50ml tube of this product costs £9.78 and can be purchased from Boots. As I said, the tube is quite small, but I've been using this on a daily basis for one month and I think (although it's hard to tell because I can't see through the tube) that I have about half left.
Overall, I am quite pleased with this moisturiser. It smells beautiful, it moisturises well and leaves my skin looking and feeling nice. As mentioned, it is hard to say if it is preventing wrinkles, I think I would have to use it over a much longer period of time to judge that, but at least it makes me feel like I'm doing something to help! I do think it's quite pricey given the size of the tube it comes in, but I would be more than happy to use it again.