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=Superdrug Vitamin E Night Cream=
As a happy customer of the Vitamin E day cream, and over the Winter I was taking a break to Finland, I knew that I would need a good face cream to counteract from the lovely cold weather I was going to be experiencing.
So I purchased the night cream from the brand of the Vitamin E range.
The own brand creams are colour cordinated according to what the range is, in terms of the Vitamin E range this is a grey/beige colour.
=Size and Purchasing=
The cream is a 100g tub and is priced at £2.99, this can be purchased in store or from the Superdrug website, although delievery charges may apply.
It is easy to identify the night cream from the day cream as the label has "high in antioxidents" and is designed for normal to dry skin.
=Applying the Cream=
Once I opened the tub I noticed that the cream was thick, and I felt that I was almost scooping the cream out of the tub, I will say I was a bit worried as to whether the cream would soak into my face or whether it would look like I had a face masque on all night, but I was very pleased to say that the cream soaked in very easily into my skin, I had to put a bit more effort into the application compared to some creams, but I put this down to the thickness of the cream.
The one evening I had been on a trip and the temperature had dropped to minus 35C, and even though I was dressed accordingly my face was exposed, and that night I literally plastered the cream on as my cheeks really had taken the brunt of the weather. Almost immediately I could feel some relief to my skin, the cream was pleasant to apply, and my skin was soaking it up.
=The Following Morning=
Based on the morning after the extreme temperature, my skin felt really soft, and gentle, not as smooth as a babies bum, but it was soft, nourished and I noticed the difference.
=Based on a normal application=
I know this may seem like two extremes, but it is not an everyday incident of wondering out in minus 35C, but I continued using the cream when I got home and I felt that the cream was keeping my skin soft and supple, there was a improvement in my skin in terms of less dryness, almost a glow there.
I found the tub to be really long lasting and applying nightly I found that the tub lasted me over 1 month, I would say normally it lasts me about 6 weeks, and for the cost of the cream I found this to be excellent value for money.
I did notice that when I used the day cream as well that this complimented the night cream perfectly, and these are both excellent value for money.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this night cream, it is great value for money, is kind and caring to my skin, as well as I noticed that the extra ingredients such as the antioxdents are those that are found in more expensive products, so save the pennies and buy this cream.
I noticed the improvement in my skin, and I would give this a full 5 stars
I have been using Superdrug's own Vitamin E night cream for about a year or so now. I buy this cream in a little plastic pot which contains 100ml and for this I pay £3.99 which is brilliant,, really, when I compare this to some of the more expensive night creams I have bought in the past.
I don't use this night cream every night, but maybe about two or three times a week. The reason I don't use it every night is because I like to chop and change the creams I use when I go to bed. I wear all sorts of stuff, from very expensive night creams to the bog standard cheaper ones such as this Vitamin E cream from Superdrug.
During the daytime I also use the Superdrug Vitamin E day cream and I really like that too, especially as a good base under my make up. This night cream has a particularly nice smell. It's not floral or flowery but more of a rich sun tan cream smell. It reminds me of sunny summer holidays and my husband has also remarked how much he likes the smell of this cream whenever I use it just before bed.
I always use this cream last thing at night before bed, if it's a night I have chosen to use it. The lid twists off the jar and inside there is a very thick white coloured cream. It feels rich and creamy and it glides onto my skin and is very easily absorbed, despite it looking and feeling like a thick, heavy duty cream. I apply this all over my face and neck but I don't apply too much around the eye area as I feel it's a little heavy going for the eyes and I have found that from past experience if I use a very heavy eye cream on and around my eyes, I can often wake up the following morning with a lot of puffiness.
This cream really does add moisture to my skin while I sleep. Whenever I have used it the night before, I always wake to a lovely clear glowing complexion the following morning. I think this cream is best used over a long period of time and I have definitely seen a difference to the drier patches of my skin since I have been using this cream. I like to use skin products which contain Vitamin E as they seem to really suit my skin and help to improve its overall look and condition.
This lovely cream from Superdrug is definitely worth the money. It's so inexpensive and does just as good a job as a lot of the more expensive creams I have used.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I bought this night cream for two reasons. The first reason was the price - it's extremely cheap and it seemed like such a bargain! The second reason was the fact that it has vitamin E in it & I am well aware of the benefits that vitamin E has on the skin.
~ Price ~
With a retail price of just £2.99 for 100ml this is probably one of the cheapest moisturisers that I have ever purchased and it is over £10 cheaper than the night cream that I used to use, but just as good!
~ My Opinion ~
I spotted this in Superdrug earlier in the year and decided to buy a tub of it to try - it was cheap and sounded quite nice. I didn't have huge expectations if I'm honest purely because it was so cheap, but I've been pleasantly surprised and I would happily pay a few pounds more for it as it is just as good quality as the more expensive night cream that I used to use & it is really moisturising!
The night cream comes in a plastic pot which has a screw top lid. I like that rather than just having the name of the product & the branding it also explains that the cream is high in antioxidants, provides 12 hour moisturisation (or so they claim) and is for normal to dry skin. As someone who has extremely dry skin, I wasn't too sure if this would be moisturising enough for me or whether I'd have to use tons of it for my skin to feel moisturised but it is really hydrating and I don't need very much at all.
The cream smells really nice and the smell is subtle rather than over powering. It has a thick, rich consistency with a lovely smooth texture. The cream does have a slight wet feeling to it but it doesn't feel sticky or greasy. I only need to use a large blob of it each time I use it and this covers the whole of my face. It spreads over my skin really easily as it is smooth and silky in consistency and it absorbs into my skin pretty much as soon as I put it on! My skin is left feeling smooth and soft and there's no greasiness left behind. I have used a bit too much of it a few times and on those occasions my skin struggled to absorb it and it looked extremely greasy, so I'd recommend only using a really small amount as you definitely don't need a lot with it being so moisturising.
After I have applied the cream and it has absorbed, it does leave my skin with a bit of a sheen to it but seeing as this is a night cream it's not like it really matters and by the morning the sheen has gone and my face still feels just as moisturised and soft as when I first applied it so the 12 hour claim is definitely true! I was going to use this as a day cream too before I apply my makeup so that I have a smooth base, but because its quite thick I don't think it'd be right as a day cream plus obviously the shininess isn't the most attractive look so it is definitely best suited as a night cream.
The cream is very gentle on my skin and I've never suffered any redness, irritation or anything in the three months that I have been using it, and I use it every night. My tub is almost used up now so I've got quite a lot of use out of it and I've definitely got my money's worth! I will be picking up a few more tubs when I'm next in Superdrug and I highly recommend this cream.
~ All in All ~
A bargain night cream which is gentle, smells nice, is rich & creamy and provides long lasting moisture. The only downside is that it does leave my skin looking a little greasy/shiny for a while after I have used it, but seeing as this is a night cream it doesn't matter too much!
<o> BACKGROUND <o>
A couple of years ago I started to have problems with my face itching overnight. I decided I needed to try a night cream.
I was already using Superdrug's Vitamin E Day Cream and thought their Nourishing Night Cream in the same range would be worth trying. I now use the Day Cream every morning and the Nourishing Night Cream every evening just before I go to bed.
<o> PRODUCT DESCRIPTION <o>
Like the day creams within this range, the Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream comes in a 100ml beige screwtop tub. It is easy to distinguish from the other facial creams as the bottom half of the label has a darker brown background. The label states the cream is rich in vitamin E, is high in antioxidants and is designed for normal-to-dry skin.
The tub is not security sealed, so I always take care to select a tub away from the front of the display shelf, in case another customer has already opened and tried the front pot.
<o> USER EXPERIENCE <o>
The cream itself is very thick and lightly perfumed. Only a small amount is needed for an application, and I've found my skin absorbs it easily and quickly without any greasy residue. I apply it over my face and neck. It soothes my skin and stops me having itchy skin overnight.
I've found this cream to be an excellent compliment to the Superdrug Vitamin E Daycream, and highly recommend it to those looking for an easily absorbed, soothing product to apply to their face at night. One 100ml tub tends to last me around six months, and since Superdrug usually charge around £3 for this product, I think it is well worth the money.
I went through a phase of buying expensive so-called age-defying anti-wrinkle creams in the hope that it would help me to prolong my youthful skin for a few years. But, being a scientist, I found it really hard to get my head around the idea that they actually work. I always balk at the adverts when I see them on TV - they use long words that I understand, but the context makes the overall message completely meaningless. They've clearly just been included to make the product sound good. In my opinion, a lot of the "anti-wrinkle" effects observed with creams is down to it causing mild inflammatory reactions, which give a plumping effect to the skin and make it look smoother. After all, the blurb is that they improve the APPEARANCE of wrinkles, not the wrinkles themselves. Since long-term mild inflammation is likely to increase skin damage and make wrinkles worse, I decided that rather than waste money on something that I didn't really believe in, I would stick to good old moisturisation as as a way of minimising premature aging.
I have been using the Superdrug Vitamin E Night Cream on and off for about 2 years now. The reason I don't use it continuously is mainly because I'm badly organised and will often just buy whatever is most convenient in the supermarket when I run out. I will usually look for something Vitamin E-based though, as I've only ever had good experiences with them. Also, antioxidants are always good to have around when you're worried about aging.
The cream comes in a 100 ml pot and looks as it does in the picture above. It claims to give 12 hour moisturisation. I put it on just as I'm going to bed and it definitely gives 8 hours of moisturisation without leaving my skin greasy as a lot of night creams have in the past. I will have usually washed my face before getting to 12 hours, so I can't speak for that! The cream is white, thick and rich, absorbs fairly quickly. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and looking fresh and a little goes a long way. So basically gives me everything I would want in a night cream. It has quite a strong smell, which is very pleasant (a bit like sun cream), but I find it a bit over-powering for a night cream. I don't really like strong scents when I go to bed - but I'm weird like that. It is recommended for normal to dry skin and I would definitely agree with that. I have days when my skin is a little oily, at which times, this cream does nothing for me. The rest of them time I have normal or dry skin, depending on the weather and it's just right. It is also recommended that this is used in conjunction with the day cream that is part of this range. This is another thing that I don't buy into, unless I particularly like the design of the pots and want them to match.
The price is very good value. It is currently £2.99, or 2 for £3.99 for the 100 ml pots. So much cheaper than the designer creams and as far as I'm concerned does a very good job of keeping my skin well moisturised.
In summary, the combination of price and good results keep me going back to this product.
It is suitable for vegans and has not been tested on animals. Container is recyclable with plastics,
As I am making major cut backs in my spending in 2013 (more about that in a discussion topic) -- each time I buy something, I make sure I have a look around the adjacent shelves to see if I can buy something cheaper. Recently when buying a night creme, I saw this 99p Superdrug Vitamin E night creme and decided to give it a try.
The product is as per the photo- a 100g 2x 3 inch tub with a screw off lid. The label is clear and the main selling points are that is contains Vitamin E and it is supposed to be nourishing. I do like really thick night cremes and normally buy something like the Boots Vitamin A&E creme that is super thick- or the Body Shop Rich Vitamin E Creme - both being significantly more expensive than this Superdrug offering.
The tub confirms this is for normal to dry skin and is supposed to provide 12-hour moisturisation and is rich in natural Vitamin E that is high in antioxidants. The labels do not confirm if this product is suitable for sensitive skin, but the label hidden on the underside of the tub does confirm this is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans to use and carries the BUAV bunny logo to indicate it is not tested on animals. The label around the outside of the tub explains more about Vitamin E and how it is good for your skin in increasing the suppleness, softness and radiance. It also interestingly states the creme also contains a 'multivitamin skin complex containing vitamin A, B, F and H as well as Horse Chestnut extract.
The product is thicker than a daytime moisturiser but it is not as thick as the Body Shop Rich vitamin E creme or the Boots A&E creme. It is more akin to the consistency of a dry skin body lotion. The creme smells slightly nutty and is not heavily perfumed. It is a plain white creme and it applies easily. The contents are not runny so if knocked over or held upside down, the contents would not spill out of the tub.
I have been using this creme for about 2 months now and am almost at the end of the tub. I intend to wash out and keep the container as it will be easy to re-use to keep buttons or small things in. I would describe the product as basic as I have not noticed any change in my skin since I have started to use this. I apply the creme at night and in the morning, all traces of it have either absorbed (or been wiped off on my pillow I presume as I sleep on my side). I do use the product to cover my eye area too and have not noticed my eyes reacting to this (sometimes, if my night creme and my eyes do not get on, I have to use a sensitive skin eye creme) but this has been fine for my face, neck and eye area.
For the price and the inclusion of other vitamins, I would buy this again. It is not a luxury product so do not expect it to make you feel like a princess, but it does the job.
Last time I ran out of night cream, I was a bit strapped for cash and decided I couldn't justify spending a lot on my next one. I'd previously been using Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin night cream, which I find to be really luxurious and a lovely product. I had doubts I would find anything like this for less than £10, but decided it couldn't do any harm to find out.
I ended up with this Vitamin E night cream from Superdrug. It claims to "revitalise and protect the skin, combat the effects of free radicals and shield your skin against the environment". It currently retails at £1.99 for 100ml, but when I bought it, there was an offer on the Superdrug Vitamin E range which meant I could get two items for £3. Bargain! So, how does my £1.50 night cream compare to the previous one I was using, which retails at around £12?
In use, the moisturiser is perfectly pleasant to apply, and I also like the fragrance. It is packaged in a tub similar to body butters, which I like because it means I can easily scoop every last drop of the product out without having to hold it upside down and do acrobatics involving tapping the bottle as it gets towards the end of its life. However, I must admit that this moisturiser doesn't feel nearly as luxurious as the previous one I was using. In fact, the other item from the range I bought was the Vitamin E day cream, and when I compare them next to each other in look and texture, I'd be struggling to tell you what the difference is.
In terms of texture, the moisturiser is nearer the thick creamy end of the spectrum rather than being liquid or runny. I wouldn't say it's the thickest moisturiser I've ever used, and certainly not as thick as my previous product, but it holds its own and you can scoop the product out of the tub without fear of it dripping onto your clothing. It smells really pleasant, like the other products from this range, and is sweet smelling with a hint of cocoa butter, but not so strong that your other half will feel like he's sleeping next to a Mars Bar.
It absorbs reasonably quickly, although this isn't really a concern for me with a night cream because it's not like I put make-up on for bed. Although it's probably worth mentioning it doesn't leave my face shiny either, because lets be honest, that's just not a good look, even at bedtime. It claims to provide 12 hour moisturisation, which is reassuring as it should give your skin an overnight moisture boost.
In terms of results, like most products which claim to have long term benefits, there is no way of working out if they are doing your skin any good, or if they are any better than other products out there. This is particularly true of moisturisers because it's only years down the line that I will see the benefit (or not!) of my skincare regime. As I always say to my husband when he's waiting for me to get ready for bed applying various lotions and potions, "You'll thank me for this in 50 years time".
I wouldn't say my skin feels any more or less moisturised than when I was using my previous night cream. This is marketed as being suitable for normal to dry skin, and I would say my skin definitely falls into the "dry" category. It hasn't left me with any dry patches, but I'm not sure that's down to this product alone as I do follow a thorough skincare regime. Although it seems to be doing what I need it to at the moment, I suspect when the really windy weather arrives I might be looking for something that can provide more intense moisturisation overnight, as that's when my skin really suffers from dryness. That said, it does contain Vitamin E which is a product I trust when choosing moisturisers.
In summary, this night cream suits my budget at the moment, but as I can't really tell any difference between the day and night cream from this range, and it doesn't feel particularly thick or luxurious, I will probably be looking out for offers to buy a premium brand next time.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)