Sunday, October 16, 2011

Elizabeth Arden nails it again - Prevage Day and night cremes

As some of you may know, from time to time I get sent products from a beauty related website (Beautyheaven.com.au) to trial and review, the latest one I did was for some Elizabeth Arden products.  I'm always really happy to open up a surprise delivery to find EA in it, seeing as their skincare items are just too damn Exxy to buy on a regular basis. 

I thought I might just pop my reviews for them up here as well, for anyone who has been curious about Elizabeth Arden.

Prevage DAY anti aging moisture cream with sunscreens
Image from Elizabetharden.com.au

The Elizabeth Arden anti aging day moisture creme comes packaged in a sleek looking brushed silver and yellow box, with a slide out insert containing a 50 ml jar that retails at $195.  On opening the jar it contains a flip top seal with a special spot for a small silver spatula to use instead of having to dip your fingers into the cream each and every time you use it.  This is a concentrated moisture renewal cream which is designed to nourish and reverse skin dryness, diminish the signs of aging and sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and reduce discolouration.  What sets this product range apart from many other age care moisturisers is the the inclusion of Idebenone technology, this is similar to the old Q10 ingredient but 1000x more effective.  it is the most powerful anti-oxidant technology available.  this ingredient will suppress the free radicals which are nasty little things that may cause cancer.  It also contains both UVA and UVB sunscreen filters with a SPF of 30.  Also included are restorative Hibiscus seed extract to maintain the skins collagen and give a firmer more resilient look, and an intense moisture complex containing Shea butter, cocoa butter and glycerin.  After using the product your skin should look and feel ultra smooth and soft, be healthier and more radiant.

The cream is a thick looking yellow/orange colour and is lightly scented with the same fragrance that all of the other prevage range has. On using though it doesn't feel as thick as it looks in the pot, it spreads out easily and absorbs in quickly leaving a light seen on my skin but with no oily feeling or residue.  I have found when using this I have no need for a makeup primer as well prior to applying my foundation.  For best results when using the day cream, apply it to a cleansed face preferably over the Prevage Anti aging serum ( I used any serum I had lying around and had no issues with this either) and massage it gently onto the face and neck area straight after using your serum. It is recommended to do a patch test and is not recommended for anyone who has recently undergone lazer resurfacing, dermabrasion or chemical peels as this can cause reactions.

It does live up to it's claims of making my skin feel much softer and smoother although I haven't noticed any visible reduction of fine lines & wrinkles.  I do think it may be fading some of my dark shadowing from old hormonal spots and marks.  Prevage it always a great product for my skin and I cant wait to see what other  positive results I get from regular prolonged usage of the day cream.

Prevage Night Anti aging restorative cream.
image taken from elizabetharden.com.au

The AE night anti aging creme comes packaged in a sleek looking brushed silver and blue box, with a slide out insert containg a 50 ml jar that retails at $215.  On opening the jar it contains a rubberised seal with a peel off foil seal similar to what you see on many tube style products, there is a raised kind of button that you press down on and the product comes up through the small hole left in the rubber seal.  I'm kind of on the fence about this system though as it is nice hygienic to use it also leaves me wondering how effective the dispensing will be as the pot becomes emptier.

The night cream contains the same Idebonoe technology as the day cream, which is similar to the old Q10 ingredient but 1000x more effective.  It is the most powerful anti-oxident technology available.  this ingredient will suppress the free radicals which are nasty little things that may cause cancer.  It also contains Lemon peel extract for reducing age spots and discolouration, Retinol to restore and condition the skin, and the same intense moisture complex of Shea butter, cocoa butter and glycerin.  The night cream is designed to work with the skins sleep cycles fighting the visible effects of damage from the day and optimising moisture and repair abilities while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration and sun damage, reversing the skins dryness with it's intensive moisture to restore the skins resilience for firmer more radiant and rested looking skin.

The cream itself is a thick looking yellow/orange colour and is lightly scented with the same fragrance that all of the other prevage range has. On using though it doesn't feel as thick as it looks in the pot, it spreads out easily and absorbs in quickly leaving a light seen on my skin but with no oily feeling or residue. To use the night cream you apply it to freshly cleansed skin directly over the top of your serum again ( for best results Prevage Anti aging serum is recommended)  I did have some issues with the night cream the first few nights.  It applied well and felt lovely but if I ran my finger over my face I got almost a pilling type effect, similar to eraser shaving you get when rubbing out a pencil, I managed to solve this by applying a serum first and using a LOT less product, so I can see how it would be easy to over apply the night cream.

As always I feel that a trial period of only a couple of weeks is not enough to get full benefits from a new skincare regime, but it has made my skin feel softer and smoother and has started to fade some of my shadowy discolouration from old hormonal spots.  I'm looking forward to seeing the results of the regime after prolonged usage.

Has anyone else tried these cremes out and how do you feel about them?

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I looooooooove these creams, I will be disappointed when they run out..!

EsteeDarla said...

I am really impressed with Ardens lines this past few years can't wait to do a review on some of the plumpers LOL

Steve Cooper said...

Hi this is very important information for me .thaks for this information for wrinkles and skin texture . .................
Anti-Aging Creme

RitualEyes said...

I've been lucky enough to ry a few of the prevage products, they are really, really lovely, shame about their price points though :(