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Wonder creams put to the test

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 10/08/2011 | 11:49

Clinique Repair Wear Laser Focus
Clinique Repair Wear Laser Focus

We, at Independent Woman, have been slathering ourselves in the latest and greatest wonder creams on the market. With our cheeks smoothed and our lines receding, all we have to do now is work out how to get the figure to go with our new skin!

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Here are our top anti-ageing creams:

Skin Science Bio Active Renewal Complex Cream

It doesn't sound too appealing, but the recently launched Skin Science's Bio Active Renewal Complex Cream is perfect for more mature skin types. Packed to the rafters with LEX, a compound derived from salmon eggs, the formula has been proven to increase collagen levels in the skin by as much as 600%. Add to that a dose of spermine which is said to be 25 times more potent than vitamin E, and this particular lotion is a powerhouse when it comes to plumping and protecting older skin. Eight weeks should be enough to see a marked improvement in texture as well as some serious polishing of those finer lines.

Available from Harvey Nichols counters priced at €115.00



Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Instant Action Lift Treatment

Mature skin in need of a lift may feel things tighten with a few sweeps of Estee Lauders Resilience Lift Instant Action Lift Treatment.

Designed to target the areas most prone to sagging, a pea size amount worked around the cheekbones will lift, firm, and sculpt for an immediate anti-ageing effect. As the gel is also great for hydration, Resilience Lift is perfect for intense application on problem areas and should leave skin soft and brightened for the day ahead !

Available from selected counters from August 29th priced at €55



Clinique Repair Wear Laser Focus

Sun damaged skin seeking soothing solace will soften on sight with Clinique's Repair Wear Laser Focus. The potent serum features a patented enzyme blend which works to mend the visible damage to skin caused by exposure to the sun and will bring things back into balance after four weeks usage. Great for application to lines around the mouth and eyes, areas prone to drying will get the moisture and repair they need without the uncomfortable residue left with similar creams!

Available at selected counters priced at €48



Kiehl's Abyssine Eye Cream

Younger skin keen to keep premature ageing at bay should smother eyes in Kiehl's Abyssine Eye Cream. Loaded with vitamin E, ginkgo extract, coral extract and red algae, Kiehl's potent potion works to provide an intense dose of moisture to delicate skin around the eyes, keeping them soft, supple and wrinkle free. Although the cream is ideal for the here and now, all that red algae also provides protection from free radical damage which is great if your keeping an eye on the future.



Available from Kiehl's priced at €35

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