Night creams tend to contain high levels of active ingredients, perfect for targeting a specific skin concern, which can really get to work while you sleep. UV rays can break down some ingredients during the day, so night time is the perfect opportunity to put your skin to work. Although it’s much debated, research shows that your skin reacts differently according to your body clock – during the day your skin is busy protecting itself, whereas at night cells focus on repairing themselves from damage. This means you can put on a cream before bed, relax and let the ingredients work their magic while you slumber. Night creams should be a fundemental part of your skincare routine, regardless of age or skin issue, so I’m always on the look out for the next great product or new launch to get my pores stuck into. Elemis have recently launched their most intense and effective night cream to date, so I put Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream to the test.
The ‘lifting and firming’ night cream is formulated with a powerful
blend of gardenia stem cells, arjuna and lupin to help reduce the
appearance of sagging jowls, cheeks and chin areas. According to the research conducted by Elemis, facial contours appear
shaped and skin texture is visibly improved after using the cream for 28 days: 78% of users felt the product helped improve texture and tone of their skin; 75% of users felt the product helped leave skin feeling firmer and 62% of users felt the product helped to leave skin looking more lifted. Although I’m not quite at the age where I have to worry about a sagging jawline, I do feel the need to use preventative creams and do as much as possible to help protect the current condition of my skin for as long as possible. Elemis’ Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream is really helping to do the job.
After using this for a number of weeks my skin definitely feels smoother and ever so slightly ‘lifted’. The cream is a pleasure to use at night, the texture allowing you to massage lightly into the skin with no flaking or greasy feeling. It’s perfect to apply when you’re just about to get into bed, as the formula sinks in rapidly to leave skin feeling refreshed without transferring on to your pillow. After cleansing this is a great cream, as it replaces some of the lost moisture while soothing areas you may have over-scrubbed. I often find that rich creams bring me out in spots or can irritate my skin, but this formula works well and is actually quite light to the touch considering the power packed in with the ingredients. The only downside of this beautiful tub is that it’ll set you back an eye-watering £95.00 – not exactly a small price to pay to look beautiful. However, if you’re seriously concerned about ageing and need to target a specific problem area, the research shows that this really could be a sound investment. After all, those new boots may look hot this season, but beautifully toned skin never goes out of style.
The Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream is available online priced £95.00 for a 50ml tub.