|Between the lines…|
Who is that woman? The one with the lines and tired looking bags who peers at me from the bathroom mirror each morning? Yes, her.
Obviously I know it’s me, she’s got my pyjamas on. But what I am constantly surprised by is the ageing process. Inside, I’ve hardly got the hang of being old enough to be a mother without the outside turning into my own mother. (Actually, I suspect it’s more like my grandmother.)
Ageing is inevitable, along with chin hairs, tax bills and weeds. It also seems to coincide with the need to wear sunglasses whenever anyone has a camera in their hand. Thus it should be greeted with equanimity, welcomed even, as a sign of wisdom and accomplishment.
While the thought of the whole Botox and fillers stuff makes me shudder, I must do what I can. And, in the absence of a time machine to go back to remind my younger self to put on sunblock and stop smoking, that adds up to putting good quality goop on my face.
I confess I don’t really understand what various different potions say they will do and, I suppose, that’s the point. I read some very sciency stuff and think ‘oh, yes, that’s the ticket’ without having a clue what it means.
So when I got invited to review some products Nurture that promised to be affordable, effective and are marketed to busy mums you could say I was keen.
Product: Nurture Intensive Night Repair Treatment Cream
The promise: Visibly combats the signs of premature ageing: reduces age spots, fewer wrinkles after just four weeks. Contains pure retinol.
What? From what I can google, retinol is a form of Vitamin A and it is appears on one form or another in many skin products. I think it works by making the skin cells renew more quickly thereby making skin look fresher and more glowing (younger).
How was it? Lovely to use and smelled soothing. However, after a couple of days my skin felt a little tingly – it also looked much better too. Apparently tingling is a common side effect, so I started using the cream every second or third day and that felt more comfortable.
Did it work? I think so. Unless I was going to do only one half of my face it would be impossible to properly tell, but my skin feels very smooth and pink. In that picture I’d been using it for a fortnight and didn’t have any makeup on.
Product: Nurture Intensive Night Repair Eye Contour Serum Capsules
Price £9.95 for 30 capsules.
The promise: Younger looking eyes, visibly reduces fine lines and crows feet around the eyes. Once again they contain retinol.
How was it? The little capsule holds just enough goop for both eyes. After a week or so the skin around my eyes tingled slightly so I reduced the number of times I used this.
Did it work? I think so, but I’m slightly less convinced than I was of the face cream. Perhaps because the eye area is more susceptible to other factors such as tiredness, weariness and exhaustion!
Conclusion: I really liked the products from Nurture and will definitely use them again. The brand has hit the right crossover of science, cost and promise. They worked for me and I’ll be back for more.
|Sunglasses must be worn at all times|