I’ve had this by my bedside for a while, using it on evenings when I’ve wanted a calming moisture boost on top of an acid toner, but I don’t think I’d given it too much consideration as to whether it was much good in a product in its own right. Over the past week however, that’s totally changed. Following a facial which included microdermabrasion I’ve been trying to use products which feel like they’re a little less active and more skin-pampering than ‘effective’. So my evening routine has been pared down to just consistently using Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum and this, and I’ve started to really notice a difference.
I have a dreaded ‘dehydration wrinkle’ between my eyebrows, which used to disappear when I drank enough water, but more recently it’s appeared like it is there to stay no matter how much I drink. However, over the past few days I’ve started to notice it diminishing (not totally, but noticeably more so than before), and the only thing I’ve changed is using this more consistently – so I think the sodium hyaluronate is doing rather a good job! It’s a lovely cream to use – it feels luxurious and has a delicious rose scent (so many of the products I like at the moment seem to smell of roses!) which does (as the name suggests) give you a peaceful feeling to drift off to sleep with. It absorbs well and skin still feels plumped in the morning.
The Super Facialist range is available at Boots and is definitely worth checking out – it’s pretty affordable (this is £14.99, though I picked it up in TK Maxx for cheaper), and is often on offer. The Rose range is designed to hydrate and is definitely the one my skin gets on best with (I found the anti-blemish products really drying and had to stop using them) – I also often use the Rose Calming Creamy Cleanser. A Probiotic line has recently been added to the range, which I’m definitely going to be trying out so will report back on that…
Ingredients – Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isostearyl isostearate, Rosa
damascena flower water, Rosa eglentaria (Rosehip) seed oil, Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) seed oil, Polyacrylate-13, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Cetyl alcohol, Pentaerythrityl distearate, Plukenetia volubilis seed oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Allantoin, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Althaea officinalis root extract, Benzoic acid, Sodium polyacrylate, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Dehydroacetic acid, Sodium hyaluronate, Glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, Salix alba (White willow) bark extract, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Dipropylene glycol