I received this ageLOC day cream as part of the Nu Skin blogger gift pack during their London event last month. (Yay, thanks again Nu Skin 🙂 )Yep, it’s been quite a while since I received it! And, nooooooo, the reason this review is so late is NOT because I’ve been lazy 😛 I honestly think that it takes a while for skincare products to affect/ improve/ harm (!!!) the skin and, so, it’s only fair to review products after you’ve used them for a bit! 🙂
Oh and in case it’s not obvious- in line with my full disclosure policy- I received this product complimentary of Nu Skin (i.e. free for lucky ole me) but, no, I’m not just parroting what they want me to say (the review is 100% honest yada yada yada)
I was initially going to paste the entire product description (from the Nu Skin website) but it was WAY too long so I decided my value-add would be to pick out the key points 😛 Basically, it’s an anti-aging product proven to:
– reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 45%
– stimulate youthful cell turnover by 85% for a smoother, softer texture you will feel
– reduce unwanted melanin production in the skin for brighter, more radiant skin and reduced discoloration
– contains broad-spectrum UVA/ UVB sun protection
– paraben-free (Parabens have received a lot of negative press but as yet no direct link to cancer has been conclusively established. Still better safe then sorry, I say :))
If you do want to read everything for yourself, you can find the information here: https://www.nuskin.com/content/nuskin/en_SG/products/nu_skin/ageloc/36003904.html
So what did I think?
Well, my favourite thing about this ageLOC cream is that it had SPF yet did not give me a breakout. (I have super sensitive skin which often makes me regret trying new skincare- especially those with SPF!) According to skincancer.org, SPF 15 is sufficient (unless you are going to be in the sun for extended periods of time/ are very fair/ have a family history of skin cancer. Basically, SPF 22 means that the sun’s UVB rays will take 22 times longer to redden than your skin than they would without the sunscreen. SPF 15 screens outs 93% of UVB rays and SPF 30 97% so I imagine SPF 22 would be something like 95%?) so this cream reduced my skincare regimen by 1 step- which might not seem like much but I’m always in a hurry so… 😛
On top of that, the cream felt really light, was not greasy at all and did not leave a whitish cast on my skin. (I hate it when the suncream produces a ghost-cast after application 😛 Looks horrid in pictures! :P) You can see in the picture (above, right) that the cream is totally absorbed into your skin- I basically rubbed it in on the top half of my hand but left it half-rubbed in on the bottom for you to compare & contrast.
But on to the crucial question: did the cream do what it promised?? Well, I’m pretty lucky in that I don’t really have lines yet so wrinkle-reduction doesn’t really apply to me. And my skin’s always been fairly soft so I can’t comment on the 2nd point either (before you start hating me, I have HUGE HUGE HUUUUUUGE pores, I almost always break out when trying new products and any zits I get leave scars for MONTHS) But, yes, my skin was definitely radiant after using the cream AND I didn’t notice any new melanin patches/ sunspots after starting with this cream 🙂
Would I buy it? (Since this was basically a free product this time :P)
Yes, definitely! (Really, the fact that it didn’t give me zits makes it deserve a medal!)
Price!! At £54.29 (SGD136) for 15ml and since wrinkles aren’t my key concern now, I find it a little pricey for every day use. I’d probably keep it for those days when I’m rushing out and want to skip the sunscreen. But when those lines start appearing (sigh), I’d be willing to invest more 🙂
Curious about Nu Skin products now? Well you’re in luck because I’ll be holding a giveaway for 1 of their products soon 🙂 I wouldn’t be invited to events/ given products to review if if weren’t for my dear, dear readers 😛 so any time I get something, I’m going to share it with you guys 🙂 (I figure bribery always works! :P) Anyway you’ll need to follow me on wordpress/ pinterest/ twitter to qualify so think about getting a headstart 😉
Love, love, LOVE this product! 🙂 And that’s not (just) because it was given to me by NuSkin at their blogger event 😛 This is definitely my favourite ageLOC product of the 3 I’ve tried (face wash, day cream & night cream). I actually received this product in July, so this review’s been a while in coming, but the product’s optimised for 30-day use so I wanted to give it a full shot before commenting 🙂
So what does the ageLOC transforming night actually do?
According to the NuSkin website, it is proven to:
1. “promote youthful skin cell turnover by 85% for smoother, softer texture”
2. “reduce(s) the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 45%”
3. “reduces the appearance of pores…(&) skin sensitivity”
…yada yada yada
Scroll back up: love, love, LOVED it!
Why? 1 word: texture! Unlike the Shiseido Vital Perfection cream which left my skin sticky, this cream felt seriously smooth and blended into my skin beautifully. I’m usually a skeptic when it comes to immediate improvements but right after rubbing it in, my skin looked really plumped up and healthy! I’ve always had skin which was oily outside 🙁 , dry inside 🙁 🙁 – after 30 days of the ageLOC, my skin was definitely more hydrated 🙂 🙂 🙂 Unlike products like the Aurelia night oil- which I love but still leave my skin feeling dry even when used with a serum, this NuSkin night cream is perfect for the winter and leaves my skin soft and moist!
I haven’t featured a before/ after shot as I’m still struggling to get a good 1, but having invested in a new camera and tripod, you can definitely expect to see better pics on this blog coming soon 🙂
Reduced pore size? Honestly, I didn’t notice any change there, but I’ve not broken out despite trying a few new products this month so reduced sensitivity- tick! 🙂 Also, a couple of people have been saying I still look like I’m an undergraduate 😛 so look younger- tick! (Or maybe it’s because I just turned 31 and they didn’t want to deal with my breakdown :P)
Would I PAY for it? At £62.12 for 30 ml, it’s not cheap but the price is in-line with other premium creams , with better results, so YES I would buy it again when I run out 🙂
Having said that, are there any cons?
Only 1 that I can think of- the size is super deceptive! When I first opened the bottle, I actually thought I’d received a defective 1 because it only looked half-full! Then I checked the small print- ahhhh it’s a 30ml masquerading in a 50 ml bottle. I’ve shown it next to the Creme de La Mer jar- that’s 60 ml and the 2 jars look almost the same size!
Does a larger jar than required do any actual harm? In my opinion, not really- although it may mislead people into thinking that you get more for what you pay than you actually do, making them feel almost… hate to use the word but cheated? Nonetheless, I think the key when it comes to skincare is “does it make your skin better?” And the answer is unequivocally yes 🙂
So, THANK YOU NUSKIN 🙂
P.S. See that Creme de la Mer? I used half of it and, in spite of the rave reviews, didn’t see ANY improvement to my skin 🙁 Damn! 🙁 It was the soft cream though which I personally think is less effective- & I have a 40+ friend who used it (the original cream) for 15 years and still looks like she is in her 20s! (seriously, she has 20+ guys hitting on her all the time! I’ve seen it!!) – so I’m planning on saving up for the concentrate 🙂 Stay tuned for that review! 🙂 Maybe in 10 years I can say that people still think I am in my 30s 😛
Curious about other Nu Skin products? Here’s the review I did of their Bronzer