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For a product that promises an instant smoothing effect for under-eye wrinkles (A dab on wrinkle-filler, as it states on the box) you would expect something wondrous. And as it cost me £11 for a tiny pot, I would especially expect it to work.
I guess we all make mistakes in the continuing search for something to help cover up the signs of ageing. Let's break it down here.
The packaging. It's really rather pretty with it's retro style, done in a pink 1950s little cardboard box. The product itself is in a small glass pot with a silver coloured lid and the description printed on the top and side. Like all the products in the Soap and Glory range, the packaging is very attractive with cheeky or fun puns to hint at the product inside. It's a shame that this one falls short of the mark.
The product. This is, to me, where it lets itself down. On dabbing a small amount of product under each eye, I didn't notice any difference to my under eye. I did notice though that you probably need to use a very precise amount as not enough means you keep dipping a finger in to add a little more and when you put on too much ... it gets powdery and starts to clump into little balls that stick to your finger. The scent of the product is not really a memorable one - usually the Soap and Glory range do have lovely scents, but this one did nothing for me. Noticing after a few occasions that I had no change at all to the skin below my eyes, I eventually gave up on using it and have still got a lot of it left that won't get used.
The price. I certainly don't think it's worth the price I paid for it. £11 would buy a nice "premium" big brand eye cream like L'Oreal or similar. For a novelty or whim purchase, I think you would be very disappointed.
The Fill Monty - Soap and Glory.....
I really do like most of the Soap and Glory range, but it does seem that a short while ago I must have gone through a stage of picking out all their duff products and wasting a major amount of money.
This Fill Monty was really a bit of an impulse purchase as the box of the small pots were sitting right next to the till in Boots. I wasn't planning on purchasing anything else but how easy is it just to pop another item straight into the basket!
The Fill Monty is basically a face filler. It states that it feature "virtual retouching technology" which does sound good although I am not overly sure what it really means! The product is meant to fill up all the small wrinkles and creases in your face and work under make up to create a smooth and line free complexion. It is basically a polly filler for your face
Sounds great and for £8.99 pence I was not overly concerned about adding it to the shopping bill. The little pot of the product comes housed within ad outer cardboard box which is classic Soap and Glory style. The little glass pot holds 12 ml of the product and has an easy to remove screw cap. The look of the pot once out of the box is nothing overly special and all the product information is held on the outer box so its probably a good idea to keep that.
The directions for use are easy, simply get a small amount of the Fill Monty onto your finger and dab it on to the area which you want the lines to disappear. Simple. There is no real smell to the product but the cream is thick and rather paste like.
On the first application I think I might have used too much as the filler dried off and looked crusty against my skin. This of course had to be washed off and then I began again. I used less of the cream but still found it to be thick and unmovable once applied to the skin. My foundation didn't like it being underneath that either and made for a more patchy appearance in my view.
I can't say I like this product at all really. So much so that I'll probably see if my Mum wants to try it now I have it out of the draw. I didn't use that much before giving up on it but maybe it will work better on her old wrinkly face!!!
I think this is another Soap and Glory product that I have found to be lacking rather a lot and certainly not worth the money I paid for it. However you live and you learn. I shan't be buying it again and I wouldn't recommend it either.
1 out of 5 star rating!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
As mentioned in an earlier Soap & Glory review I was in Soap & Glory heaven spending some gratefully received boots vouchers and one of the products that really caught me eye (Yes pun intended!) was the Fill Monty which is a dab on instant wrinkle filler.
===== The Product =====
The wrinkle filler comes in a little round pot and the box is packaged in the retro 50s style of the soap & Glory products.
It claims to "Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in just seconds after application"
The cream has a screw off lid and when you look inside the cream has a slightly iridescent sheen to it and is white in colour. It has quite a thick consistency to it and no scent.
====== My Experience ======
I am in my early thirties and I am lucky that I do not have many crows feet around my eyes ( Obviously not laughing enough!) although I do have fine lines underneath my eyes that seem to be getting deeper everyday.
I applied a fine film as stated on the box and dabbed it under my eyes and at the corner. The cream felt very smooth to touch and soaked into my skin almost instantly and my eye area felt very smooth and soft and was certainly moisturisered but the purpose of the cream was to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and did it? Well I am afraid that the short answer was NO and the long answer was Did it hell!. I will admit that there was a slight improvement however I believe that this was because my eye area had just been moisturiser and not because of any magic ingredient in the cream.
I have to say that I was disappointed as I love Soap & Glory products and I really wanted this to work and perhaps you may try it and find some benefit although I think that is just wishful thinking.
====== My Conclusion ======
If you want a cream that will moisturiser your eye area then give it a go If however you are wanting a wear off botox in a box than you will be disappointed.
====== Looking After Your Delicate Eye Area ======
Because of the area around are eyes being delicate the show signs of damage from the environment such as sun, pollutants, smoking and bad diet.
I think that the best way to look after your skin as a whole as well as the eye area is to drink plenty, have a balanced diet, do not smoke and always wear a sunscreen even in this country and keep your skin clean and moisturizer.
====== Price And Availability ======
This can be purchased along with the other products in the Soap & Glory range from Boots stores and costs approx £ 9.00
Soap and glory the fill monty
With a 3 for 2 offer on at Boots and wanting to try these products, this is one of the products I decided to try.
The product promises to be a dab on instant wrinkle filler and although I always try to convince myself that I am not taken in by this kind of product, I am clearly seduced by the promises. The virtual retouching technology will apparently help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles (not the wrinkles!).
This all sounds very good to me; reduction of wrinkles without anything more scary than a bit of cream.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The packaging is similar to most of the other Soap and Glory products, and is very reminiscent of the advertising in the 1950s.
The box itself is pink with lots of writing in different fonts, all extolling the virtues of the product, even proclaiming in large letters that it's "AMAZING!"
Inside the box is a small 12ml clear glass bottle with a scre on/off aluminium colour lid. Around the sides of the small tub is the name of the product and an indication that it lasts for 24 months. There are no instructions because these are on the side of the box
I unscrew the lid and the product irself is white with no discernible aroma. The product is quite thick but not overly creamy and so is easy to apply to the skin.
HOW TO USE IT...
Simply dab a fine film of the product over any fine lines and wrinkles.
Very simple, because the product is a nice thick but not too thick cream and is easy to apply, sinking quickly into the skin with no sticky residue.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
Available from Boots, Beyond Beauty and Harvey Nichols. That's all! Costs around £8 for the small tub
www.soapandglorycosmetics.com doesn't give too much information away but apparently the products will soon be available direct from the website.
It's an attractive little tub, and I like the packaging. The cream is easy to use and because it has no smell and leaves no residue or greasiness i hardly know I'm applying it. That could be part of the problem- it doesn't seem to have done anything for any wrinkles. It does claim that it has been tested on women's crow feet but when I actually take note of what I have read, it doesn't actually say whether ot works or not.
It's not to say that it won't work on anyone but for me it did nothing apart from moisturise the eye area. This is maybe where its strength lies, moisturising, but in my experience, it didn't reduce wrinkle in seconds or even weeks.
I wouldn't buy it again and so can't recommend it on my experience but remember everyone's skin reacts differently.
Thanks for reading.
While wandering around Boots a few months ago, I came across a stand full of products I'd not seen before. The brand was 'Soap & Glory' and they hail from the US. Their unique selling point appears to be based on the 1950's era. The products are heavily advertised with large display stands for their products. Packaging features pictures of 1950's women with clever and original captions guaranteed to attract the attention of gullible females.
I stood contemplating these intriguing products for some time, while dithering whether or not I should let myself be taken in by this persuasive advertising. I was. I took a chance on purchasing 'The Fill Monty', a 'dab on instant wrinkle filler' for £8.99.
After patting a small amount where needed, the product claims it will blur the appearance of fine lines while you watch your crows feet miraculously disappear! It can be used after moisturising and on top of foundation. It contains ginseng, royal jelly extract, centella asiatica (whatever that is) and silicone spheres.
It 's packaged in a cute little glass pot with an aluminium screw top lid. The sticker on the lid instils confidence in my purchase by claiming it features 'virtual retouching technology'. Hmmm, virtual? This doesn't sound like the 1950's at all.
Anyway, upon opening the pot there is a smooth, white, paste like cream. The smell is barely detectable, but I can detect a faint paint like odour. It's certainly nothing to cause offence.
The instructions are simple enough. Just apply onto your wrinkles and hey presto, wrinkles filled. I carefully applied the cream over my lines. It doesn't disappear immediately and you need to dab away at it for a while until it's completely absorbed.
Results. Practically nothing. My lines are still there in all their glory (well they're not that bad). However, I can't see any difference and this remains my verdict even after using it over several days. I suppose I just really wanted this to work, or at least do what it claimed to do. What I don't understand is that there are some positive reviews out there for this product. Maybe it just works differently on various skin types or maybe those reviews (in newspapers) were on commission or something.
I'm sorry I wasted my money on this one. I won't even be using it until it's finished as it would be a pointless exercise. So it's into the bin it goes. I won't however, discount the rest of the range based on my experience of this one product. I think I was probably silly expecting miracles, but really, this did very little to improve my facial lines and I'm not at all happy with the claims on the product packaging that 'crows feet miraculously disappear.'
You can get the gist of their marketing style from the US website at http://www.soapandglorycosmetics.com/.