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This or That: Anti-Aging Creams

This or That: Anti-Aging Creams


I often get mistaken for a much younger me (23-24 usually) and since turning 30 mid last year I am in NO WAY complaining about this, heck, I’ve been known to hug people that do and never will I question the quality of their eye-sight.

I put it down to a) good genes b) spending more time than most of my peers at home having quiet nights with being a mum and c) deciding at 24-25 to start looking after my skin and using ‘anti-aging’ products. I always feel that a focus on prevention is better than trying to reverse anything, combine that with a pretty-good-most-of-the-time diet and you’ll be onto something good. I am not a product snob; sure, I love a fancy cream or make-up as much as the next person, but if I can get a good result from a supermarket brand, I am not going to question it. Here are two, readily available products, so twenty-to-thirty-something ladies, listen up.

Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Pore Refining Day Cream with SPF15
Price: Approximately $16 NZD

What they say: Increases the skin’s natural Q10 and creatine levels, fights wrinkles from within light, non-greasy formulation specifically developed for combination & oily skin fast absorbing & refines pores helps prevent new wrinkles through an increased UVA + UVB protection SPF15. More here.

What I say: I really love how light this cream is, it goes on easily and makes an excellent base for make-up in the morning without leaving my skin feeling like an oil slick. It has a fresh scent that isn’t over powering or heavily perfumed. I have quite fickle combination skin and this doesn’t give me breakouts but keeps my skin nicely moisturised. The packaging is great, with a solid glass jar that lets you get every last bit out, no wasting! Having used this consistently, I have noticed an excellent result with fine lines and skin tone.

Price: 9/10 very cost effective and easy on the pocket. Product: 9/10 does what it says on the box!
Verdict: 18/20 great product and would add this to my daily routine.

Olay Total Effects 7 in one Day Cream
Price: Approximately $34 NZD

What they say: This daily facial moisturiser provides 7 anti aging benefits in 1 formula for visibly younger-looking skin. Moisturises to firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. Fights 7 signs of aging. More here.

What I say: This cream is a very smooth and very rich formula which can feel a bit heavier on my skin than I would like and is a little slower to absorb, but once it’s fully absorbed my skin felt smooth and soft. It has a pleasantly perfumed scent, that isn’t as strong after a few minutes. The packaging is a pump style bottle which is a bit harder to know how much you have left, because this felt heavier for me, I did use less than a full pump which does mean it lasts longer. I felt this product did what it said it would; it reduced fine lines, my skin felt soft, nourished and refined.

Price: 6/10 not the cheapest item. Product: 7/10 lovely product that would be better suited to dryer skin, but very happy with the results.
Verdict: 13/20 another great product for the price it sells at, makes for a great addition to your daily routine!

Nivea Q10, purchased by myself. Olay Total Effects, provided care of Olay.

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