Friday, 11 July 2008
All week I have putting Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Light Day Cream (quite a mouth full!) to the test to see if does indeed live up to it's wrinkle bashing claims! The science behind the product is that it encourages the skin's metabolism through the aid of coenzyme Q10 & also protects against further ageing of the skin with improved UVA protection (SPF15). The claims are that fine lines are visibly reduced within hours, expression winkles reduced in 3 weeks & even deeper wrinkles are reduced after 4 weeks - too good to be true.....?!
After my first application I kept a close eye out for significant reductions in my fine lines (unfortunately I have a few these days...), first impressions of the cream though is that it is indeed very 'light' & as with most Nivea products it smells great, it is smooth to apply & feels fantastic on the skin leaving a really fresh clean feeling. Also it's gentle on the skin, as I find that some anti-wrinkle creams tend to sting at times on application especially near the eye area, of course you should always apply a separate eye gel/cream but your over all moisturiser does come into contact with this delicate part of the skin, but this cream feels cooling & smooth even just under the eye. Being non greasy & easily absorbed makes it a great base for applying your make-up as well, I noticed that my skin had an instant fresher appearance with my foundation looking even & natural when applied over the moisturiser which is a huge plus!
Of course most importantly, am I wrinkle free....?! Well recently I have noticed a very unwelcome fine line (becoming more wrinkle like every week!) near the top of my forehead, however after using Q10 Plus this week it has reduced significantly, most noticeably today which is the 5th day of using the cream. I have to say I'm very surprised, I was expecting a small difference with some fine lines which I have of course (although not within hours) & the few fine lines that were there are now virtually invisible, but the stubborn line on my forehead I was not expecting to disappear so quickly (I thought Botox would be the only answer!), so over all I am very very happy!!! I'll most certainly be continuing it's use as I've been surprised with the results, I would say it's an all round preventative product as well as repairing damage that is already there, however one thing to remember with all anti-ageing products is that you have to keep up the routine with them to see significant effects long term. Nivea Visage normally retails at £6.79.