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REVIEW: Nivea Visage Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

18 Apr

Hi guys,

I finally have another review up! This time it’s on the Nivea Visage Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream that everyone’s been raving about.

Nivea Visage Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Nivea Visage Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Being 23, I’m starting to be more aware that the good condition of my skin will not last.
I’m ageing and I will eventually start seeing wrinkles around my eyes.
But since I’m already caring for my skin with cleansers and moisturisers, I thought “Why not start tackling these impending wrinkles before they appear?”.

That’s how my little journey on finding the best eye creams began.

For someone in their early 20s, I’m not looking for an eye cream that will fight the deepest of damage around my eyes.
I only have a couple of lines from dry skin around the eye area, as well as a slight dark circles.

I was researching online and this eye cream kept popping up with amazing reviews and raves! So I thought I’d give it a try.

The consistency is like any other moisturiser and there’s no scent involved – so it’s great for anyone who has a sensitive nose.
It’s not greasy or unpleasant – so that’s another plus.

The packaging itself is quite simple and good to use.
There’s a nozzle at the end of the tube that allows just the right amount of cream to be produced, without drowning the tip of your finger with product when you try to squeeze some out. So that’s a third plus.

But I think that’s all the pros that I’ve found from this eye cream.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have wrinkles around the eye area yet – this might not be the cream for me.
But when I was reading reviews, this product seemed to have more advantages like tackling dry skin and being an all-round good “preventer” of problems.

This cream didn’t really do anything for me.
My dark circles are still evident – just as dark as they were before I started using this product.
My skin is still dry – the lines are still evident from the lack of hydration about my eyes.

Essentially the whole eye area is just about the same as it was before. And this is after using 3/4 of the tube. So I’ve given it sufficient time to shine.

It just didn’t work out for me.
Don’t get me wrong though. If you are looking for an eye cream to tackle wrinkles and crow’s feet, you might still want to give this one a go.
The price isn’t too bad at all, being a drugstore/high street purchase. And the product hasn’t reacted to my sensitive/acne-prone skin. Which is a extra tick to the pros.

If you are looking for an eye cream to target any other problems like dry skin, dark circles and prevention though, this product should be bumped downward in your list of “to try”.

I’ve come by other products that have worked well. One in particular was Clinique’s All About Eyes. That definitely blasted the dark circles out of my life, leaving me with nothing but a shadow of what I previously had to face when I looked in the mirror.
It will be something that I’d gladly revisit – I’m just shopping around to see whether there’s a cheaper alternative.

If you guys have any suggestions of eye creams that will help me with my problems of dry skin and dark circles around the eye area though, please drop a line and let me know 🙂 I’ll do a review on it and let you know how I go.

For now though…

Lovelove,

Rean.

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HAUL: Sasa + Priceline Goodies!

28 Oct
Hi guys!

I’ve recently run out of my Clinique Anti-Blemish face wash (yes I have an acne problem!), so when placing an order for a little more stock on this amazing product, I “conveniently” added a couple of extras.

Sasa + Priceline Haul

First off, lets start with Sasa. If you haven’t heard of Sasa before, it’s an online cosmetics and skincare store that stocks a whole range of brands from well known high end lines like Clinique and Mac, to Asian brands that are less known (in some countries). They ship internationally and do free shipping after a certain threshold! So check that out if you’re keen.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam

First off I purchased two of these Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foams. Can I just say that ever since I’ve been struggling with acne from around the age of 15 (I’m currently 22), I have never found a skin care system that could help me solve all my problems other than this Clinique Anti-Blemish range.

HG. That’s what it is. This range is my HG and for anyone out there that has severe acne, I suggest you try this. I did not have much hope prior to finding Clinique. I had come to the conclusion that my skin was most likely going to have to break out every week or so and I’d have to live with it. Never did I know that I could end up with blemish free skin until I found you, Clinique. Hence I’m a major fan of the brand.

I’ve recently started trying the Liquid Facial Soap in 3 (oily) as I have a sample from a previous purchase and I was waiting for my Sasa package. I’m still within the testing phase so I’m unsure of how well it is performing in comparison, but so far it’s been alright. I’ve noticed that it’s brought forth a lot of smaller blemishes – like white heads all over my face. But hopefully this is only occurring to “cleanse” the skin of all these little fatty deposits before evolving to become baby smooth.

Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate

Within the past month, I’ve been more aware of the aging process (I know you might that ” But you’re only 22!”. Well it’s never too early I say.), so as a result I also picked up this Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate to tackle prevention of wrinkles!

I’m not too sure why I chose this particular eye cream. Maybe because I haven’t had much past experience with Lancome and it seems to be Michelle Phan’s brand of choice (or potentially they’re the ones signing her, so she can’t NOT advertise it…). But hopefully when I start using it, I’ll find that it’s hydrating and works on dark circles – because that’s what I’m after at the moment.

That being the end of notable products from Sasa, lets start with Priceline!

I visited Priceline just a couple of days ago and saw a 20% off sale on all skincare and cosmetics! I’m not sure how long this sale is going for – apologies if it’s already over.

When I was there, I really wanted to find a loose mineral foundation powder to set my daily foundation and help tackle the midday oil sheen.

Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear Loose Powder

I’ve previously noticed the Physician’s Formula brand but never had much of an opportunity to try any of their products. After hearing good recommendations from other online gurus like Jen from frmheadtotoe though, I thought I’d try it out to see whether it would suit my skin.

I purchased this in Creamy Natural after testing the colour to my skin. The great thing about this product is that it comes with a small clip in powder brush. This is great for travel as you don’t need to bring full size brushes for application. But I’m currently in the middle of waiting on a set of Sigma brushes – I’ve heard of great things! So as that’s still sitting on the loading page, I can use this handy little addition in the meantime.

One thing I’m worried about with using loose foundation though is the potential for product to sit amongst the fine lines and pores on your face. I’ve had this happen before and rather than concealing anything, it enhanced those aspects.

It might require a combination of skin care and a good base before applying this loose powder, but I will definitely experiment and update you on my progress.

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer

And last but not least, the product that I’m most excited about trying is this L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer (wow that was a mouth full). I have heard SO MUCH about this – the help it provides with oily skin and how it works as an amazing primer.

I noticed it looks different to those mentions on YouTube though. In these videos the primer seems to come in a sort of pot rather than a pump as you can see above. But this could potentially be a packaging difference due to region.

I think the pump would work a lot better. I would have a more consistent amount of product every time I use it, and it’s a lot more hygienic than the “finger-in-pot” situation some gurus have. Hopefully I’ve purchased the right one though – I did match the names up to the mentions!

So that’s all the notables from my recent Sasa and Priceline haul. I did get a few more products but those were really to fill the basket a little at Sasa, so I could take advantage of the free delivery.

Obviously I suffer from a not-so-welcome shine, so if you have any suggestions to other products whether it be a foundation or primer that you’ve tried and have succeeded with, comment below and I’ll give it a go!

But for now, lovelove. Rean.

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