“ Brand: St. Ives / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Texture: Gel / What it does: Hydrates, Firms, „
This is a great product. It is a moisturising gel for your face and neck, which can be used morning and night, and claims to tone and rehydrate your skin. Surprisingly, it lives up to these claims - surprising considering it is one of the cheapest of these sorts of moisturisers. After a heavy weekend, applying this gel on a Monday morning almost feels like it is undoing the harm you've caused to your nictone/alcohol ravaged skin. It immediately makes your skin softer, whilst giving it a lovely velvety appearance. It also feels nice and cool and refreshing if you are feeling tired and bleary eyed. The instructions recommend applying in circular motions from the neck up, which is the best way to pep up your skin's circulation and reap the full benefits. It also recommends paying particular attention to the eyes and mouth, as these are areas which particularly benefit from the toning/firming action. My skin is not at the sagging stage yet, but I think it did feel a bit more toned around the eyes. Also, this product is an excellent make-up base and I am sure that my make-up looks more even when I apply this gel first. As my skin is occassionally dry, I use another moisturiser before I apply this gel, though it can be applied alone. I have never applied this product at night as there are other products I prefer to use, but I imagine that if I did my skin would be very soft and well-hydrated in the morning. Another good point is that you only have to use a tiny amount of gel - use too much and some excess may not be absorbed into your skin. Be careful when squeezing it from the tube - the slightly runny consistency means alot more may gel come out than you wanted. PS It smells very nice too!
A dual-action gel has been specially developed to tone and moisturise tired or dried skin