A combination of age, hot climate and lots of running and I’d inevitably noticed my skin was losing its lustre and…eek… getting a bit leathery if I’m honest. I’ve tried both expensive and budget creams over the years and they’ve all pretty much done the job. Nothing show stopping – just an ‘okay’ result. Then, for a several months every time I scrolled through Amazon I’d see this super affordable (under £15) product getting rave reviews so eventually I caved and bought some.
It. Is. The. Best.
I now know why it has over 2000 4.5 star reviews on Amazon.
My default setting is not to believe extravagant claims for face creams. I take little notice of the ‘wonder’ ingredients and know for sure that no cream is going to truly eliminate my lines, wrinkles, dark circles and the rest. But if you’re interested, here are the main ingredients:
– Matrixyl 3000
– Hyaluronic Acid
– Vitamin C
– Jojoba Oil
– Green Tea Extract
and the full list…
All I care about is how my skin feels after using a product – immediately and for several hours afterwards. My main goal is hydration.
This is a lovely, lightweight cream and a little goes a long way. It smells slightly medicinal (a bit like tea tree oil but I’m happy with that as I connect that scent with the beauty salon…). It’s not oily and absorbs quickly and is non greasy.
My ‘crying out for moisture’ skin always looks instantly moisturised whenever I apply it and feels really soft and dewy for hours. I got really interested in this cream when I’d been using it for around 4 weeks and was heading out one day – I was driving and happened to touch my face. It felt different; wonderfully smooth and much less dry than it used to. Then when I got to the mall I could really see how much better my skin was looking. Yes, I was that person peering into store mirrors! The only thing that I’d changed in my routine was the addition of this cream so – although I can’t be totally sure I’m right – I put it down to that.
Well it would be great if it contained sunscreen too but it’s no bother really to apply that as well. I also wish it came in a huge tub so I could slosh it all over me.
The very good news is that the company also produce an anti ageing vitamin c serum and an anti ageing eye serum. I’m trying them out now and will share my thoughts in a few weeks. If you do decide to try (or have already tried) the cream in this blogpost please do let me know what you think! Here’s the link: Viola Anti Wrinkle Face Cream
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