Being 28 years young, I knew the day would come when I’d start to notice the unfortunate visible signs of ageing in my skin. My first thought was ‘well it’s all down hill from here, there’s no hope now’ until I popped into my local Boots store where the lovely ladies at the Elizabeth Arden counter gave me a sample of their bestselling serum from the Prevage range.
The Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum is said to work it’s magic immediately to help reduce signs of visible ageing and overtime to combat environmental damage. There are 2 key ingredients; Idebenone, which works to help support the skin’s natural collagen and Arazine, which soothes the skin whilst still protecting against free radicals and reducing any signs of ageing caused by chronic inflammation. With continued use, the serum is said to significantly reduce the visible appearance of age spots, wrinkles and even deep lines.
So after hearing all of the benefits this serum had to offer and with the hope it would make me look 18 again (gee, the thought that I was 18 ten years ago is scary.. take me back to the days of plump, tight skin) I was intrigued to find out if this bottle of magic was worth the price tag; oh yes, I was pretty gobsmacked to find out this actually retails for a whopping £170…I KNOW!
I’d been trying to make the sample last for as long as possible, using it once or twice a day after cleansing and before moisturizing and it lasted 3 weeks. So after 3 weeks of putting it to the test here’s what I thought.
After several uses I noticed a total difference to the texture of my skin. It’s truly never felt so smooth. It made applying makeup so easy; my foundation glided on like a dream. It felt like the serum almost acted as a primer.
The serum itself is yellow in colour and appeared to give my skin a healthy golden glow.
As for helping to reduce signs of ageing, I definitely felt like it did something. My skin had never looked so radiant! My husband even said “wow what have you done to your face, it looks so smooth and tanned” .. I’ll take that!
I have a deep line next to my eye from being in hospital for a prolonged period of time and laying on the same side. It really gets me down so I was hoping the serum would help to reduce the appearance of it, which it did, ever so slightly, but I feel like if I continued using it it could help reduce it’s visibility even more.
Would I buy this again? Only if I won the lottery or received it as a gift! I personally just don’t think I could justify spending that amount of money on a beauty/skincare product, even if it did make my skin look the best it’s ever looked.