Product Type: Superdrug body care
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A better bet than anti-wrinkle creams
Superdrug Vitamin E Night Cream
Member Name: claire405
Superdrug Vitamin E Night Cream
Advantages: Cheap, good level of moisturisation.
Disadvantages: Smell can be a little over-powering
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,
Summary: Cheap and cheerful and cruelty-free.