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Tried and tested

From: Spa Secrets,

Tried and tested

The Spa Secrets team tries out the latest anti-ageing moisturisers to hit the shops...

  • Matis — Wrinkle Correcting Care

Application: A pump-action, hard, cylindrical bottle makes applying the cream quick and easy and means you waste less. How did your skin feel? The non-greasy cream absorbed into my skin immediately leaving it smooth. However, I avoided adding it to my nose and cheeks in favour of my forehead and around the eyes. Results: My wrinkles did not appear reduced within an hour of application as suggested they would be, but for combating further wrinkles, I'd be keen to continue using it. T:01322 290101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01322 290101      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. From £58. 8/10

  • Pevonia Botanica Myoxy-Caviar — Timeless Repair Cream

Application: You don't need to apply much of this cream, as it's so light — good job considering the price! It also smells fresh and isn't greasy. How did your skin feel? Fresh, nourished and smooth. I have sensitive skin and this gentle cream didn't irritate it and helped to calm down redness. Results: Although I can't claim to have seen a huge reduction in wrinkles or lines on my face, I do like the way my skin feels using this cream and I will continue to use it until it's all gone! T: 01449 727000. From £114.50. 8/10

  • Comfort Zone — Action Sublime Cream

Application: I liked the texture and smell of the cream. It absorbed into my skin quickly and wasn't at all sticky. It wasn't necessary to apply a lot of it at once, as it spread quite far. The packaging is simple, yet attractive. How did your skin feel? My skin felt refreshed, but not tight. Results: I can't honestly say that my skin looks any different, despite it promising immediate results with a reduction in fine lines. Perhaps if I had used the Action Sublime Serum (part of the set) in conjunction with the cream it may have made a difference. T: 01827 280080. From £90. 8/10

  • Rodial Glamotox

Application: Beautifully packaged in a pump-action silver tube. The lightly perfumed cream absorbs very easily in to the skin, leaving no greasy residue. How did your skin feel? Immediately my skin felt tighter – although on the downside, this was accompanied by a slight reddening, which did actually disappear soon afterwards. Results: It doesn’t quite live up to its promise of offering a non-invasive alternative to surgery, but it’s a refreshing treat for the skin and definitely makes my skin look brighter. T: 020 7351 1720. From £98. 7/10

  • Elemis — Pro-Collagen Wrinkle Smooth

Application: Simply paint your expression lines, using this little innovative, portable paintbrush/pen several times a day, then wait for the magic ingredients to work. How did your skin feel? Overall, my skin felt firmer, smooth and radiant. Results: For best results, I was advised to use it in conjunction with Elemis Pro-Collagen Wrinkle Smooth cream, which is so light, my skin drank it up. The first time I applied it, I used too much, so I began applying less and saw a difference to the lines around my mouth after about three weeks. Sadly, the wrinkles in my forehead are still prominent. T: 01278 727830. From £85. 8/10

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