I got this night cream as a sample with ‘Elizabeth Arden Pressed powder (reviewed here). I also got the ‘Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15’ (reviewed here) along with it. In my opinion it’s a good idea to use the same product range to see maximum benefits. So I started using this night cream along with the day lotion hoping to witness a ‘Visible difference’.
Product Claims: Works while you sleep to deliver balanced hydration for a radiant, luminous look. Clinically and dermatologist tested. Non Comedogenic.
Usage Instruction: Smooth onto cleansed face and throat at night.
What it contains (Ingredients): Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tridecyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Peg-100 Stearate, Isododecane, Cetyl Alcohol, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Linoleate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Sodium Pca, Trehalose, Urea, Lecithin, Laureth-7, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyquaternium-51, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Polyethylene, Disodium Edta, Mica, Tin Oxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Price: I got it as sample (Market price is approx Rs 2300 for 50 ml)
Quantity: 7 ml (I have two of this and have been using it for over a month now)
My Rendezvous with Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Night Cream
When I got this sample I was not settled with what night cream I should use, so I gladly opened my arms and welcomed it whole heartedly. Also, since I was happy with the pressed powder of the same brand I was feeling a little positive about it.
Packaging: Since this is a sample it comes in a very cute small tub. The full sized product also looks stunning with silver tub. As soon as I opened the tub I was happy to see the rich crème inside. It was like someone had whipped the cream so it looked light with a couple of large bubbles inside. One has to dip fingers to the tub to get the product out which may be non-appealing for many. At this time I was not bothered with ease of application but the ‘Visible difference’ after effects so I didn’t bother.
Usage Experience: I started applying it from the night I got it. It has a pleasant smell which I even my husband noticed (that’s an achievement). The look of the cream it so glazy, rich and thick that one would mistake it to be definitely heavy on skin. To my pleasant surprise it was not. It was light and extremely smooth. I felt like applying satin on my skin. It is very hydrating and nourishing which a night cream must be. It blends with the skin so naturally, ‘made for each other types’ J .In the morning when I woke up, my skin felt happy and nourished. There was some shine of course but one shouldn’t expect a night cream with a matte finish. The shine goes off after washing face.
But again I did not see any visible difference. The cream is good in its place with amazing consistency, silky smooth, delicious fragrance, wholesome nourishment and prolonged hydration. But it doesn’t prove the claim true. I know it’s a tall claim-‘Visible difference’ but the cream should at least achieve a half of what it said. Sadly, it didn’t do much. At best my skin feels good after application with no visible difference. I have read reviews where some people did see difference but the same didn’t happen to me. I have been using this one for a month now. Even though the quantity mentioned is 7 ml, it seems to be non ending. I used the first tub for like 20 days or more. I am on the second tub now which was practically my sister’s sample. However, I am not hopeful that even second tub with some cream remaining in it will make any difference.
- Extremely nourishing for the skin
- Non greasy and non sticky
- Hydrates the skin for all night long
- Blends very naturally with the skin
- Skin feels happy and has healthy glow/shine in the morning
- Pleasing fragrance
- A little covers the entire face
- Non Comedogenic
- Clinically and dermatologist tested
- Can’t see any paraben in the ingredient list
- Did not contribute to any visible difference
- Bit expensive if the benefit is just hydration
- Some may not like the tub packaging as the cream gets into the nails L
Will I re-purchase again? Yes, maybe. If I do not find a good night cream, I may settle with it for the time being. The slot for my night cream is empty as of now and this may take its place.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes, if you too have the slot of night cream empty and the expectation from a night cream is a healthy hydration. If one already has a HG night cream stick to it, this is not worth a change.
Rating: 3/5 (-2 for no visible difference and still charging a bomb)
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