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Shame the effect doesn't last forever!

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02.05.2012

Advantages:
Does reduce appearance o lines for a few hours

Disadvantages:
Doesn't last for days !  !

Recommendable Yes:

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How does it affect your skin?It smoothens, It moisturises 

Why did you buy it?Advertising 

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Skin Doctors Instant Face Lift 30ML
I had a few pounds in Amazon vouchers and so when the sales were on just after Christmas I treated my skin to a few presents that would hopefully make me look years younger.

I had bought this cream before and found it to be very good so I thought I would replace this and add a couple of other items in my shopping basket to try.

THE COMPANY
Prior to buying one of their products from Amazon I had never heard of the company before but it turns out it is an Australian company originally but has now spread across the world.

I am informed on their facebook page that they are ‘industry leaders in the development and marketing of breakthrough cosmeceutical products ‘Well that is a new word in my world so of course I had to go and investigate what that meant.

I discovered on several sites that:

“Cosmeceuticals represent a marriage between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are topically applied, but they contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin. Cosmeceuticals improve appearance, but they do so by delivering nutrients necessary for healthy skin.”

I tell you review writing and reading enlightens me and increases my knowledge every day. Apparently these new products are subject to safety testing but not necessarily to testing as to whether their claims are true so you have to be prepared to test them yourself or read someone‘s review to see what they thought.

So their products are creams that you apply to the skin as alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Again according to their facebook page their products are award winners;

“ ...based on painstaking, cutting-edge research and are packed with more ingredients, at the highest dosage allowable. No wonder consumers notice visible improvement in just a matter of days.”

THE PRODUCT
This jar comes in a cardboard box and inside you find a tall cylindrical container with a pump action dispenser. I am not sure what the container is made from but it isn’t glass, it could be a hard plastic or a metal. Inside the container is 30ml of a white cream or lotion which is thin enough to squirt quite quickly from the pump so you have to be a bit careful to avoid it squirting across the room and wasting it. This has a RRP of £30.59 but at the present time it is on sale for £15.84 which is what I paid.

It is very well packaged with only the cardboard box around the actual container so there is not a lot of excess packing and the cardboard can of course be recycled.

WHAT THE PRODUCT IS MEANT TO DO
“Surgery-free specialised cosmeceutical treatment that immediately tones, tightens and contours the skin. Lift, firm, smooth and energise tired and sagging skin to look years younger and fresher instantly. Combining 3 highly specialized lifting and firming technologies, Instant Facelift forms a tightening matrix to hold the skin taut and firm, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Instant Facelift works in minutes and can last for hours. “

GREAT I THOUGHT

This is the product I have been waiting for. Youth in a bottle and no knives in sight!
I have now been using this on and off for well over six months now so i think I have given this a pretty good trial. I don’t use this every day as I use the other r skin doctor products and lush stuff in turn. I tend to use this when going out and put it on just before i put my make up on. Sometimes i forget and then I do dab a bit on over the makeup and it seems to work just as well.

I find that this REALLY does seem to tighten my skin and makes my lines less deep and obvious. It isn’t so noticeable that friends rush up and tell me how young I look nor do they ask if I have had cosmetic surgery. However I look quite closely before and after and it really is quite obvious then and it makes me feel happier to think that I don’t look quite as lined and old.

The cream is white and very soft so you don’t need much as it spreads very easily on my face. I sort of gently pat it on to my lined areas. The worst being my ‘laughter’ lines from my mouth to my nose and my ‘frown’ lines on my forehead and between my eye brows. I obviously spend too much time laughing and alternating this with frowning. I do know the frown lines are not helped as I squint in the bright sun and indeed the ‘laughter lines’ come from me screwing up my face when the sun is glaring and I am driving.

They say that you should apply this after cleansing which makes sense and apply with an upward motion so that it lifts your skin rather than dragging it down. You need to be careful to avoid around your eyes but I do pat a little into the lines at the side of my eyes and I haven’t had any adverse reaction.

The lotion has no discernible scent really and despite having very sensitive skin I have had no adverse reaction to this in the last six months or so of pretty regular use.

IS THIS THE MAGIC ANSWER?
I have bought a second one so that is a pretty good recommendation I would say. There is no way that anyone would think I had undergone any cosmetic surgery. I still have the same lines on my forehead and laughter lines too but when I put this on I can actually see these getting less obvious. The effect isn’t one that lasts days, it tightens and tones the skin so that the effect lasts about four or five hours so if you were going out in the evening you would need to put more on before going out. I am happy that the effect gives me a good night out or a day out as we are rarely out and about for longer at one time than five hours.

I have also found that combining this with the two other Skin doctor products I bought has really helped improve the feel and look of my skin on my face. It feels less saggy and I also feel that the tone has improved. I have fewer patches of dry and greasy skin and also few patches of redness.

I have been very impressed with this as a quick fix that works and it isn’t a bad price on sale. I can’t say I would spend £30 a time on it but for £15 i think it is a really good quality product that does deliver what it promises.

The problem with this sort of test is that it is very subjective as even a photograph from early January and then now may not even be accurate as it depends on how the light shines on my face as to what my skin looks like. However I do feel like I have had some improvement in the firmness of my skin and the lines and wrinkles are less obvious quite quickly after I apply this. I would happily buy this again when I get my next lot of Amazon vouchers.

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Coloneljohn 16.05.2012 10:48

Excellent review. John

greenierexyboy 15.05.2012 21:45

So, it's a bit like Cinders needing to leave the ball before midnight then? ;-)

Nar2 05.05.2012 23:27

Another superb review!

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This review of Skin Doctors Instant Facelift has been rated:

"exceptional" by (17%):

  1. Nar2
  2. mumsymary
  3. angelboouk123

and 5 other members

"very helpful" by (83%):

  1. Amazingwoo
  2. Coloneljohn
  3. greenierexyboy

and 35 other members

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