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If you have read my previous review on the This Works Tired Eye Serum you will know that I bought this as part of The Perfect Skin gift set which is a package of three This Works products on promotion, including the This Works Perfect Cleavage Firming Lotion. The gift set can be bought from Boots for £22, which is a bargain.
The brand This Works uses a variety of natural ingredients in its products and claims to deliver Modern Natural Beauty." It is free from sulphates, colours and parabens, and is not tested on animals. It has also won a number of awards and can be purchased from various retailers including many larger Boots stores.
I would probably never have bought a cleavage firming lotion by itself if it had not been part of the set but now I have tried it I am hooked. I have never really had any problems with wrinkles and lines on my décolleté but I am aware that as I get older and spend time in the sun prevention is probably better than cure!
The product contains the essential oils and plant extracts Larch extract, yellow Algae and Pomegranate to nourish and tighten the décolleté and reduce fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin feeling firmer and more radiant. The version in the Perfect Skin set is packaged in a 15ml white tube, which has a simple and clean design with the This Works logo on it and pink writing. You dispense the product via a pump and I find that a couple of pumps is plenty You can also buy the lotion in a 60ml version which costs £37 although you can often find it a lot cheaper on EBay.
The lotion is gorgeous to use. It is a light moisturiser and smells totally divine. It goes onto my skin smoothly and sinks in well and leaves my skin feeling smooth and mosturised all day (as well as smelling lovely) It really does feel soothing and gentle and like it is doing my skin some good and I feel far safer going out in the sun knowing my skin is not going to be dried out. I try to use it every morning after my shower and the 15ml bottle has lasted for ages.
I would definitely recommend this lotion as it is lovely to use, feels like a real treat and leaves my skin feeing amazing.
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Over the years I have read rave reviews about This Works products particularly bath and body so earlier this year I invested in a body kit which contained 3 products and Perfect Cleavage was one of them.
This Works is a British Company founded in 2003 and they claim that the title 'This Works' will only be awarded to exceptional products which deliver on their promise, without compromising wellbeing or the environment. Each product is tested and evaluated by a panel of 50 modern women until they deserve the title 'This Works'.
Perfect Cleavage is one of their award winning products and as the name suggests targets the chest area but can also be taken up the neck.
I used it primarily on my chest area which needs help, particularly the central V which is exposed most to the elements. Over the years my skin has suffered sun damage which coupled with the natural ageing process means I have to work hard at maintaining the skin in this area. Particularly as unless you live in polo necks this V on your chest is on display most days. Just for the record although this is called perfect cleavage I feel it is best suited for the upper chest area i.e the part that is most exposed and on display most days.
I would describe this as a light lotion, it does not feel rich nor is it runny but somewhere in between. I use this at least once a day usually morning as it is light easy to apply and absorbs instantly.
There is an immediate visible improvement to the look and feel of my skin as the product leaves a very light shimmer effect on the skin. My skin looks hydrated and it helps disguise the lines that start to appear in this area when you reach a certain age.
I have found that you don't need to apply very much as a little goes a long way and on my skin less is more. I don't know why but my skin feels very thin and different in this particular area and I have to be careful what I use here. Rather like the eye area I feel that I can only use light creams or serums, so this fits the bill.
My skin is really sensitive generally but more so on my chest and it is prone to redness and very easily irritated, so I sometimes find some body products too heavy or cause even more redness. However this hasn't irritated in any way and as it is so light and it sinks in easily a few light strokes and I am good to go. A real bonus for me as my skin goes even redder if I have to spend ages working creams into my skin in this area.
It is a blend of essential oils and it smells fresh and natural, a mx of plant ,flowers and fruit but I can't really say which is the most distinctive. It just smells clean without being too overpowering.
Ingredients include algae larch extract , tonka bean, frankincense , rose and pomegranate oils. Ingredients chosen to hydrate nourish , firm , tighten and target fine lines. It is free from sulphates parabens and contains no artificial colour or fragrance.
This came in a 30ml white tube which is half the normal size. This is a premium brand with prices to match so I would recommend looking at the kits they do as I paid £15 for 3 products which included a half size tube. The full size retails at £37 and you can buy this from Boots John Lewis , and online from lots of retailors including This Works. Shop around as there are lots of offers.
Would I recommend?
Yes this really does work and I award 5 stars. I use this almost every day and I can really tell if I forget to apply. After application my skin looks younger more nourished and has a lovely shimmer. It looks slightly plumper and the texture improved. I have been using this for 3 months now and would not be without this. I am becoming a real fan of This Works products and this is a must have for me now.
I have difficult finding products that stay on the skin in the V on my chest. Too rich and they roll off and feel greasy, too light and they don't hydrate enough , so finding something that stays put and improves the skin here is a real find for me.
This is expensive and I would only recommend to someone who wants to or needs to improve the skin on their chest area, so I think that it is probably most suited to a more mature clientele. Although if you are young but are fair skinned and burn easily you have probably damaged the skin in this area already , so it might be worth investing in this.
Perfect Cleavage is an award-winning, deeply nourishing blend of essential oils and plant extracts designed to combat fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin feeling firmer and visibly more radiant / Algae: Contains vitamins A, C and E / Algae Extract protects the skin from environmental stresses as well as hydrating and tightening the skin / It has anti-inflammatory properties and activates the formation of collagen and elastin / Larch extract: a highly functional polysaccharide (extracted from already harvested North American Larch trees which grow in abundance in USA) which provides skin tightening properties, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles / Rose: Queen of oil treats dry, mature and ageing skin / It is rich in antioxidants and effectively sooths inflamed skin, strengthening capillaries / It gives a boost to tired, lifeless skin that is need of rejuvenation /