Sunday, 30 June 2013

Anti-aging products – Initial Thoughts!

QVC recently got in touch and asked whether I wanted to test out some of the products from a category in their Customer Beauty Awards and I said yes!  I chose the anti-aging category because now more than ever, I am very into skincare and treating it properly whilst I’m young, to help it age more healthily and gracefully.

I thought I’d give you my initial thoughts on the four products before the live show on QVC tomorrow night where they will be announcing the winner!


Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial – This looks and feels super expensive, with a swanky bottle and pump.  I thought this would be a cream but in actual fact it’s a very pungent oil (it almost smells like men’s musk perfume) to me.  It’s packed with vitamins, omega oils, peptides and more to leave your skin refreshed and radiant.  Despite being an oil, it sinks in nicely leaving no residue.

Alpha H Liquid Gold – This was obviously the product I was most looking forward to trying as it is a firm favourite of a lot of bloggers.  I have been using this on alternate evenings before bed and when I awake my skin looks plump and firm.  My skin is also ridiculously soft after using this, making makeup glide on smoothly!

Decleor Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Serum - This is the another oil based serum which smells highly of essential oils.  I really like that it’s 100% natural and free from mineral oils and preservatives but it is pricey!  I’ve also heard that essential oils aren’t great for acne-prone skin which mine is, so I might just stick to using this on my neck and décolletage.

Perricone MD Concentrated Restorative Treatment – This night cream is packed with high levels of Vitamin C which helps promote radiant skin and helps to minimise discolouration (which I do have a slight problem with).  It apparently also helps lessen the appearance of wrinkles.  I’m going to pass this on to Mummy Snooks to try out as I know she loves using thick night creams.

My prediction: I think Alpha H should win here – it’s the most affordable of the bunch and the one with the most obvious and immediate results, however I know the others have a large following too so it’s a tough one!

As I said earlier, the winner will be announced on QVC tomorrow evening at 7pm but I’m planning to give these all a full test (with Mummy Snooks!) and possibly review my favs in greater detail after a few months of testing.

Do you use any anti-aging products?  What’s your favourite?




  1. Really want to try Liquid Gold!


  2. Liquid Gold is such a cult product, I want to try it so badly! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  3. I use L'Oreal's tried and true Revitalift night cream. Inexpensive but sometimes doesn't absorb into my oily skin.

  4. I love the Alpha-H Liquid Gold! It the only nighttime treatment I'll use now. I use the Anew night cream from Avon when I don't use liquid gold and my skin feels great. The anew facewash is also brilliant x

  5. I am a new reader to your blog and just had to tell you that I love reading your posts and reviews! I have been thinking a lot about how to keep my skin young and fresh as I get older (I'm only 21) and this product review has really helped. I really want to try the Alpha H and Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial. They sound lovely!


  6. I haven't tried any of these! But I have always been interested in that Liquid Gold....from all of the bloggers out there.

    I'm even more excited to try it's nice to know that it does leave your skin feeling extra soft -- definitely a perk in the morning!! Thanks for the quick, but helpful review!

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

  7. I want to try the Liquid Gold so badly, but I just can't justify that price tag right now! Darn it. One to add to the wishlist!


  8. I use Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate around my eyes and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair as my serum step.

    I am desperate to try the Alpha H - everyone seems to love it...

  9. I had a sample of Sarah Chapman Skinesis intensive hydrating booster in my Birchbox and that is lovely too. Otherwise genifique is one of my swear by products x

  10. The Liquid gold sounds like it's doing wonders for your skin! I'd love to try it but need to finish a few products first :P


  11. These all look lovely, particularly the overnight Facial

  12. OOOh I love this post! I am a little obsessed with anti ageing as I feel starting at 20 will see you right throughout your life.

    Food can also make a big difference!!!

  13. so pretty<3 xx peach

  14. I think these products are having all kind of ingredient which can help to improve the is protective and also not will surely help users.

  15. great post !!
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  16. Very helpful to all your readers. Aging is inevitable and must be treated in a careful manner.

  17. When it comes to anti aging products I think it's best to pick a product with proven ingredients; AHA's, Retin A, Vitamin C. So much stuff on the market is fluff and gimmicky. From the description the Perricone product seems promising. If you're young the only thing you truly need is a good sunscreen and perhaps a vit c serum for added protection.

  18. I am a little surprised here due to absence of a Vitamin C based serums. It is highly recommended to have a Vitamin C serum for glowing, radiant, wrinkle free skin. Besides, the products seems promising, specially the Alpha H

  19. hi tell me any products for mans skin. because my skin is oily.and my age 21.tell me how i am use???


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