My friend Rachel and I were described as ‘young mums’ by a mother only a few years older at an event late last year.
I can’t speak for Rachel’s secret although we’re both of African descent and as the saying goes ‘black don’t crack’.
I think one thing that helps is that coming from an African heritage we’re taught to keep our skin moisturised from an early age.
As I’m officially knocking on 40 now, I’ve noticed changes in my complexion (along with liberal sprinkles of grey hair!) and I’m always keen to try out new potions that promise to keep creases and age spots at bay.
I was invited to review the Anti-Age Instant Lifting Cream from the new, premium TEN Skincare collection.
One thing that appeals about this line of products is its simplicity and purity — TEN is completely free of parabens, allergens or any of the no-nos that can cause reactions.
The company has a policy of offering clear explanations of the contents of each product and what particular ingredients can do to enhance your skin.
The Anti-Age Instant Lifting cream contains Hyaluronic acid, a big booster for moisture and elasticity, that helps to account for the ‘lifting’ effect.
I loved putting this on in the morning when feeling groggy after a night of disrupted sleep. It doesn’t have a surgical face lift effect (that might actually be scary) and I can’t say it erased the shadows under my eyes, but it really does plump up and tighten the skin.
Apparently Hyaluronic acid is also a ‘smart’ nutrient that can adjust its moisture absorption to any climate — so a great cream to take on the road with you.
I have combination skin that doesn’t always respond well to popular moisturisers but I really enjoyed the rich but light and refreshing feel of the Instant Lifting cream. Smells nice too!
I wouldn’t replace my regular moisturiser with this cream for although Instant Lifting cream has antioxidants (help reduce UV penetration), I always look for moisturisers with SPF for added protection.
However I’m impressed by the TEN concept and would love to try out other products such as the Luminescence Skin Exfoliation Cream or the TEN Breast Care Cream that offers extra support for post-baby boobs!
There’s also the lovely sounding TEN Baby range that’s worth checking out if you value clear labels, simple ingredients and non-toxic creams, shampoos and oils for your precious one.
Anti-Age Instant Lifting Cream costs £34.50 (with tax) and £27.99 (no tax). Buy the TEN skincare range at CleverSkinCare.com or at www.scrubsuk.com