Skin type: Dry, Normal, Oily skin
How to use: The way I use it is by cleansing my skin at night and then applying this all over my face, apart from the under eyes. The reason for this is the first time I used it with a cream it congealed and felt like it was coming off. It doesn’t work well with other products, so I tend to use it at night.
Ingredients: Water, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*,Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Caffeine, Squalane, Pullulan, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Bisabolol, Oleth-3, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Oleth-5, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Peg-75, Xanthan Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glucosamine Hcl, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hexylene Glycol, Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol. *Essential Oil. (It does say to check your own bottle for most accurate list as ingredients can change some times).
How does it smell? Zingy, similar to the Ginzing range from Origins which makes sense seen as it contains lots of citrus oils namely, orange peel.
How does it feel? Refreshing, light and exceptionally silky.
How long did I test for? 6 months on and off.
What I liked? It has Angoeissus in it, which was one of my superstar ingredients back in March. Angoeissus is a plant that originated in India and has properties that means it can produce fibrillin, the structural component in skin. Fibrillin can make skin look younger because it increases elasticity, something you lose as you age. So, it has the right ingredients to back up its anti-aging claims.
What I disliked? Just the fact that it does congeal with other products because sometimes I want to add other things to my regime like an oil, especially as this makes the skin feel quite tight/dry after application.
Would I buy again? So, I do think this would be great for older women because it does provide a very consistent tightening feel and I do believe in prevention vs treatment but I think it’s a tad pricey for repetitive buying for me. But then again it is for older women who probably have a lot more disposable money to spend. If you do, then it’s a useful product for making the skin feel rejuvenated.
Where can you purchase? Origins.com, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Sephora, Debenhams