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I bought a gift set in the boxing day sale in Boots last Christmas and this was included. Normally it retails at £12 but the gift set only cost £10 and also included two other products. The packaging is similar to above a round tube with a clear lid and a pump dispenser but the writing on my bottle is a little different and is orange. The tube contains 50ml of cream. The bottle describes the cream as a miracle 6 in 1 cream. Reading the back of the bottle the product has a few ingredients I haven't heard of including an anti molecular mix described as SKINMOOD boosting by Soap & Glory. There is also something described as HIGHDRATION 365 which is supposed to boost moisture levels. There are also the usual face cream ingredients including vitamin E and A. With so many claims on the bottle I was expecting a good cream that would provide anti ageing benefits as it contains SPF and also moisturise my skin. To use the cream you are advised to dispense 1 or 2 pumps into your hand and massage it into your face and neck. The cream is pale pink and has a nice fragrance, looking at the ingredients I can see it is a fruity mix of grapefruit and orange as well as lavender and cedarwood and fennel. The cream has a nice consistency and after applying as directed by the bottle I waited to see if my skin 'glowed' I found however that despite the fact I have dry skin normally that this cream was a little rich for me. An hour or two after I applied it my skin looked shiny and greasy. Now normally as I said above my skin is dry and it very rarely gets greasy. I found I had to wash my face midway through the day which normally I wouldn't have to do. I have since started using this in the night only just because I don't like to waste things but I can honestly say I wouldn't buy this again. It smells nice but it just didn't suit my skin type and £12 is a lot of money for such a small amount of cream. I would rate this 2 out of 5 stars.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Soap and Glory skincare ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I do tend to really like Soap and Glory products, and after trying out their bodycare products I've recently been using a few items from their skincare range. This is one of the more basic moisturisers, and it costs £12 for a 50ml bottle - but this range is frequently on offer in Boots so do check before paying full price! This comes in a pretty basic looking pump action bottle - it is quite small and you can see inside that the cream is a pale pink shade. It claims to contain a range of wonderful ingredients such as sesame seed, coconut, fennel and grapefruit to help moisturise and smooth the skin and make it glow! ~~~~~~~~~~ Light and fresh ~~~~~~~~~~ The lotion itself is very light and simple, and the smell is very fresh - it reminds me of the classic Nivea crème that many of you may be familiar with. It is very easy to apply to the skin and I find that it sinks in instantly, and it feels cool and pleasant on the skin. Although at first it does have a very slight greasy feel, this soon disappears and once absorbed it leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don't believe the hype! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So this all sounds good. However, although this is a lovely, light lotion, I really do doubt all the claims that this is some kind of wonder cream! Although, yes it does make my skin feel fresh and I would say it has a slight brightening effect, I think to claim this has six amazing properties is a bit of a stretch. As much as I like using it, I don't think it's a miracle worker, and I have to dispute some of these claims - it certainly doesn't make my skin feel much different to when I use other cheaper lotions! ~~~~~~~~ In summary ~~~~~~~~ Overall I do like this lotion, but I would like it better if it didn't make so many claims that I think are a bit exaggerated! I definitely don't think this is worth £12 - I have used moisturisers that have cost half this price that have done just as good a job at moisturising my skin. So for the price, and the elevated claims, it is just three stars from me.