I have mentioned before my recent skin disaster. You may be surprised to know that the culprit was the much loved and respected Olay total effects moisturiser with SPF. I bought it mainly for the SPF but the formula was just too heavy on my combination/ oily skin. I broke out in spots for the first time in... well... ever. While rooting around in my stash for something to tide me over until I could get to the shops I came across a little pot of loveliness that came with a Christmas present. Aren’t Mums just the best? This is only the 20ml sample pot from the gift set. Ordinarily it comes in a 50ml pot for £10.
This little pot has actually lasted me a fair while. The consistency is so thick and spreadable that it lasts and lasts. The slight scent is inoffensive and I’ve even used it round my eyes (yes I know you should use specific things blah blah blah I was desperate) with no ill effects. It does take a while to sink in on me though so I’ve been using it at night and just not bothering with moisturiser in the day. I initially thought, because the texture is so rich, that it would break me out like the Olay did but amazingly it hasn’t! Another plus (which might be in my head) but I have a scar on my neck which I usually apply vit E cream to because the skin around it gets dry and makes it look more prominent. This moisturiser did the trick very well and with continued use it has defiantly become less noticeable.
The moisturiser dilemma got me thinking though. I’m in my early 20’s with fairly oily skin. I live in Scotland so sun exposure is slim to none. I don’t smoke, I drink lots of water, I eat healthy food. Am I worrying about my skin too much? My older female relatives have always drummed into me that prevention is the best cure and I’m sure they are right but everywhere you look there are different opinions on when we should start worrying about wrinkles. Some say teens, some say when the first few lines rear their wrinkly heads. Personally apart from light moisturisers and SPF I leave my skin well alone (if it ain’t broke etc...). What age did you start worrying about anti ageing products? And are they working for you?
Back to the Vitamin E Cream. Would I repurchase? It is slightly too heavy for me but I would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone with drier skin than mine. I’m definetly going to get the Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream. At £10 you could certainly do a lot worse!