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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!
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.