20140824_144752-1I 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )Yep, it’s been quite a while since I received it! And, nooooooo, the reason this review is so late isย NOT because I’ve been lazy ๐Ÿ˜› 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and in case it’s not obvious- in line with my full disclosure policy- I received thisย 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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 protectionย 

paraben-freeย (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:ย https://www.nuskin.com/content/nuskin/en_SG/products/nu_skin/ageloc/36003904.html

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So what did I think?ย 

Well,ย 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… ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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.

Butย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Would I buy it?ย (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!)

 

Any cons?

Price!! At ยฃ54.29 (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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Night Cream

Curious about Nu Skin products now? Well you’re in luck because I’ll be holding a giveaway for 1 of their products soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I wouldn’t be invited to events/ given products to review if if weren’t for my dear, dear readers ๐Ÿ˜› so any time I get something, I’m going to share it with you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ (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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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Love, love, LOVE this product! ๐Ÿ™‚ And that’s not (just) because it was given to me by NuSkin at their blogger event ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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

To sum up, it makes you look younger ๐Ÿ˜› (I’m a firm believer in the fact that humans (OK, me really :P) can process a max. of 3 things at a go but if you want to read the full spiel, check out this page
On a really random note, did you know that the product description is different depending on which country you click on? I’m providing the link for the US one as the description’s more detailed/ “scientific”. Also, check out their “Before & After” pictures- they’re for the Galvanic Spa but they look seriously amazing- I’m honestly tempted to invest in the set myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

20140909_165205So after all that blah, blah, blah, what did I actuallyย think?

 

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!ย I’veย always had skin which wasย oily outside ๐Ÿ™ , dry inside ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ – afterย 30 days of the ageLOC, my skin was definitely more hydrated ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, a couple of people have been saying I still look like I’m an undergraduate ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ยฃ62.12 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Having said that, are there any cons?

Only 1 that I can think of- the size is super deceptive! ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

So, THANK YOU NUSKIN ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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 ๐Ÿ™ Damn! ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for that review! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe in 10 years I can say that people still think I am in my 30s ๐Ÿ˜›

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Curious about other Nu Skin products? Here’s the review I did of their Bronzer

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4 Comments

Ramona

I enjoyed reading your article! I use this every night and ageLOC results are second to none.

I noticed you’re interested in trying the Galvanic Spa,. If you don’t already have someone to sponsor you, I’d be happy to do so. Even though Nu Skin gave you some products you’ll still need to become a member ( which is free ). I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

My referring ID is CA6045213.

Thank you again for a great article.

Stay healthy and looking young,

Ramona

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Hapiness, Everywhere

Hi Ramona, thanks for leaving a message ๐Ÿ™‚ I love hearing from readers- still at the blogging stage where every comment is received with much gratitude that at least someone is reading my blog ๐Ÿ˜› LOL more seriously, that is such a sweet offer! I’ll definitely look into it and let you know ๐Ÿ™‚

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dorene

Ihave used NUSKIN day serum as well as the night serum and toner years ago.I enjoy using the serum but must confess have not used the day nor night cream. Your blog reminds me that I should resume using them.

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