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The Body Shop Wise Woman Regenerating Day Cream - 50mls costs £18.00.
I was given this cream at Christmas by my sister. My sister is nearly 50 years old and she has been using this cream for quite some time now - my sister is quite a bit older then me and this cream is targeted at Women around 40 plus. My sister has had great results with this cream and she must have thought I looked like I needed this cream!
The cream comes in a very stylish gold plastic tub with a white screw top lid. The whole packaging is completely made of plastic and there is no inner seal to this cream so anyone could have stuck their finger in it! I find this so disapointing about Body Shop products - why don't they just seal them! This insures that you are indeed the first user!
The cream is quite thick and it is creamy white in colour. It feels luxurious when you touch it and when I applied it to my face it felt really good, soft and very moisturised. The cream does not have an overpowering smell - it smells a bit like freshly washed cotton. I can handle this - I have used Body Shop face creams in the past and discarded them because I could not stand their sicky smell.
I used this cream for about one week and I had good results, I found after using it for one week that I did not need to apply quite so much cream and my skin looked good - soft, supple and moisturised. I noticed that the few lines I had under my eyes looked a loss less evident so this is really a big bonus for anyone with these concerns.
I have been using this cream every day and it has lasted this long - nearly 3 months, this is quite good for an £18 pot of day cream. I like this cream and it is very moisturising and especially good for dry skin,fine lines and wrinkles - I won't continue using it once this pot is finished. I won't buy another pot because this cream does not contain an SPF. If it did then I would have no hesitation in continuing to use it.
A good tip is to perhaps buy the night version of this cream and buy a day cream that contains an SPF.
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) (Sunscreen), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucose Distearate (Emulsifier), Octocrylene (Sunscreen), C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester (C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mica (Opacifier), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Lactobacillus/Clover Flower Ferment Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Oleyl Alcohol (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Polyacrylate (Film Former/Viscosity Increasing Agent), Rosa moschata (Skin-conditioning Agent), Borago officinalis (Borage Oil) (Fragrance/Essential Oil), Methylparaben (Preservative), Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer (Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer) (Emulsion Stabilizer), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Emulsion Stabilizer), Silica (Absorbent), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Dioscorea villosa (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Potassium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).
Regular use results in a healthier-looking complexion and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Apply each morning to the face and neck after cleansing and toning, using your fingertips.
I will say that in general I like The Body Shop and use lots of other Body Shop toiletries -I especially like the fact that they do not test on animals -well done Body Shop!!!
As a consultant with The Body Shop At Home I get to try out lots of different products, well how can I tell people if I think a product is any god or not and talk about it with any certainty if I haven't?! Well that is my excuse anyway.
As a consultant I have to keep my kit up together and try and make more sales by getting customers interested, a good way of doing this is by letting them try the product they are interested in for themselves.
To enable customers to use some of the products I am now able to buy samples of a few products and so have. I purchased several of the different samples on offer after doing a large party.
One of these samples was a pack of 20 Wise Woman Day Cream samples. I have tried the cleanser and eye creams which were in my kit when I first received it and I always show these at parties (unless the guests are all very young) and I think they are excellent products. So when I got these samples I had to give it a try and see what I thought about it.
I use day cream every day these days (well almost), not so long ago it was rare that I used cream at all as the wrong ones just bring me out in spots. And I certainly can't use night creams, as they are way to rich and heavy for my skin.
At the moment I have three day creams on the go but the one I use most is The Body Shop Seaweed Day Cream. As it is for combination skin, I am moisturising enough to mostly stave off dryness but not over doing it to cause any greasiness or spots. Don't get me wrong I love this cream (seaweed) and wont stop using it any time soon but it isn't giving quite enough moisturisation in certain areas. I have a couple of patches on my cheeks where the skin has got quite dry and flaky, never a good look!
I have stuck to my usual products and regime so they may well be caused by the changeable weather at the moment, central heating or just plain old hormones. Anyway no matter what the cause I can't stop it without cream. I have exfoliated as much as usual and that isn't making any difference to the dry patches either.
I opened up the cream sample and was pleased to find that it shares the same scent as the cleanser and eye cream. It reminds me of something but I can't think what it is. It is also a hard smell to describe, it is slightly sweet but not overly so. It isn't fruity and I wouldn't really say it was that floral either. Anyway, it is a great smell and I think it makes using this cream even nicer as once applied the scent lingers for quite a while.
My little samples only hold 5mls. Although this isn't very much I have found that they last for five applications. When I first started using it I was smoothing it on all over and being over generous because of the dry patches, that is why I was finding it made five applications. Once the dryness had subsided and I was just using as little as possible six would have been easy to stretch it out to. The reason I am saying so much on this is because I will estimate how long a tub will last and the cost of each application. This is rather an expensive product so knowing this will be quite important to some as we all want value for money.
If you have very dry skin you are likely to use more so I would think you would use about 1ml per application. A pot is 50 ml so that would then be roughly 50 applications per pot, simple isn't it. As a pot costs £18 that works out as 36p per application. It is quite a lot really isn't it.
For someone that has 'normal' (I hate that word!) skin then you would use about 0.83ml per application which then works out at about 60 applications per 50ml pot so that would be an approximate cost of 30p per application.
The cream itself is slightly off white and rather thick it can certainly hold its shape without any problem at all. To me it is more like a night creams consistency rather than a day cream which I expect to be quite thin and more like a lotion.
I found that when applying it I had to make sure to rub it in well or else where it was so think it easily showed on my skin. I was only wearing it at night apart from on one occasion at the start of my usage when I was trying to rid myself of the dryness I had been suffering from.
It does sink in rather slowly, I could certainly still feel it on my skin after 45 minutes or so. I don't think that putting make up on over it would be a good idea, it would just slide off!
After just two applications I had no further dryness to worry about. This is so hydrating it is perfect for dry skin.
When putting it on at night I noticed that it was rather heavy and greacy but when I woke up in the morning my skin just felt silky and smooth with no heavy feeling left behind. After cleansing my skin just felt soft and hydrated.
This is a product range which is aimed at women over fifty in the main but I think anyone that would opt for an anti aging product can easily give this a go as that is what the range is for at the end of the day.
I am twenty eight and would happily buy this cream now, in fact that is what I am planning to do the next time I place an order from a party. I wont use it every day but when my skin feels a little dry I will and I might use it say once a week as a sort of mask or treatment, however you want to see it.
I don't really have much in the way of wrinkles but do have a couple of fine lines around my eyes, I have tried out the eye cream from this range on several occasions and I do think that I can see some improvements after using it and as they contain the same complex this cream should also be effective on fine lines and probably wrinkles too.
I have to recommend it when I am planning on treating myself to some but I think it is quite a high price to pay and unfortunately I have to say that I think The Body Shop is trying to cash in on people wanting rid of wrinkles. They are usually relatively fairly priced products that they sell but this is twice the price of some of the other day creams they sell. However I know a lot of research has gone into the development of this product range and that some of the ingredients are more costly than the other creams tend to contain.
I have now used three of my samples, I should stop using them really!
If it does your skin some good and you do see results from it then surely it is worth the higher price tag.
The Wise Woman range contains
Luxury Cleanser £10.00
Softening Toner £10.00
Vitality Serum £22.00
Regenerating Day Cream £18.00
Regenerating Night Cream £20.00
Eye Cream £15.00
Intensive Firming Mask £13.00
The whole range comes in classy gold packaging, simple and sleek.
If you would like any further information on this product, the range or Body Shop then please take a look at their website www.thebodyshop.co.uk
12 hour moisturisation helps combat extreme dryness and helps reduce the signs of aging /