I can't bear cold weather any longer! It's been freezing cold and stormy the recent days due to a cold front that is passing Europe. A few Austrian cities were concerned with flooding too. :/
Argh, the bad weather annoys me a lot! Maybe that's the main reason for my bad mood lately? Hmm..., let's hope, it's going to be warm and beautiful very soon!
Today, I'm going to review the Sisley Neck Cream. I've been using it for about four weeks now I think. My skin around the neck is really dry and wrinkly by nature, so it was about time to start using something effective. I purchased it after having tried out a few sample sachets that were given to me. You might already guess that I'm loving it, not? ;)
The cream comes in a heavy glass jar, which I don't find hygienic. I don't know about you, but I'm always too lazy to use the attached spatula, haha...
Very pleasant herbal scent with a floral note.
Texture and benefits
The consistency of this cream is just amazing. Super rich and creamy, yet spreads easily and absorbs into skin qhickly without leaving any stickiness or residue behind. I can't stand creams that do not completely absorb (especially on parts of my body), so YAY for this issue!
After the first few applications, I noticed that my skin already felt much softer, supple and well moisturized. Meanwhile, I can totally see that the deep lines that are my main issues have visibly diminished quite a bit. Of course, the cream did not (and will never able to) magic away existing wrinkles and lines, but my skin around the neck has actually become much firmer and smoother with continuous use once a day in the evening after the shower.
Sisley Neck Cream is probably the most effective neck cream for dry and wrinkly skin I have ever tried. Very moisturizing and firming! I love the scent, the rich and creamy consistency and the fact, it completely absorbs into the skin. The price is shocking, but I definitely will repurchase, since I can see the positive results, and a little goes a long way.
Texture and scent: 5/5
Overall: A - (distraction, due to non-hygienic packaging and heavy price tag)
*Edit: Jojoba of My Makeup Reviews was shocked that I'm using such a rich cream, which in her opinion is designed for more mature skin. Yes, I totally agree that this cream is rather for mature skin, and a regular moisturizer is totally sufficient for young skin.
But, what she probably did not know is that the skin of my neck is totally different to that of my face for some weird reason (must be the bad genes for sure!). I have a very very dry and wrinkly neck by nature. I also noticed, the lines have gotten even deeper as they already were, in the recent few years. I think, the skin of my neck should belong to a woman of the 40s, not to me, haha...
I used to use my regular moisturizer for the neck, but this seemed not very sufficient for my needs anymore, and that's why I decided it was about time to switch my 'neck care regimen' to fight the early aging signs!
As to to ingredients, I was very skeptic about this product at first, since it contained mineral oil, which my skin doesn't tolerate that well for usual. But for some reason, my skin not only didn't get irritated, but I could definitely see an improvement of the skin. So, all in all I have to say, this product is just working for me, even if the ingredients might not be perfect.
I apologize, if I was unclear in the review!
SISLEY'S PRODUCT INFORMATION
A firming formula specifically designed for the skin on the throat. The skin on the neck is very different from that on the face. Throat Cream caters to its specific needs, with extracts of Rhatany and Lady's Mantle, helping to:
- redefine the contours of the throat, * fight visible signs of ageing and the appearance of lines,
- firm, smooth and refine the skin's texture.
Apply regularly, morning and night, from the base of the neck up to the chin. Once a week, exfoliate with Gentle Facial Buffing Cream to clear your skin of surface dead cells and other impurities. The neck often ages in a similar way to the hands: Sisleÿa Hand Cream will help keep your hands looking smooth and firm. Active Ingredients:
- Lady's mantle :astringent, fights free radicals
- Algae Extract :revitalizes
- Myrrh: disinfects
- Rhatany: astringent
- Linden: softens, soothes
Source of Product Information: sisley-cosmetics.com
I received a package from Ena of Shanghainese Dumpling today! I ordered two clover key earrings and a flower hair tie from her. This turned out to be kind of a swap, since she wanted some items of my blog sale, hehe... Korean fashion jewelry is so adorable and cute!
Again, she added some lovely freebies for me! A pair of Eiffel Tower earrings and some Vitacreme B12 and Vitacreme B12 Serum samples for me to try. Can't wait to use the serum and cream tonight, hehe... Thank you, Ena! ♥ Go here to read Ena's Vitacreme B13 review!
Sweet Clover Key Swarovski Crystal Earrings ~ silver
So dainty and cute! And the swarovski crystals are so shiny! The photo doesn't do it justice at all!
Sweet Clover Key Swarovski Crystal Earrings ~ gold
I think these earrings look even prettier in gold than in silver, but this one was ordered by my sister, hehe... anyway, gold doesn't flatter my skintone too well.
Sweet Multicolor Hair Tie
I love how sparkly the rhinestones are! Perfect for adding a little bit something to a simple ponytail!
Eiffel Tower Earrings
The freebie by Ena! So girly and cute! Wished, I have the possibility to visit Paris soon again!
Vitacreme B12 and Vitacreme B12 Anti-Ageing Serum samples
Vitacreme B12 is said to be something like a little miracle cream, so I'm excited to try it out!
Off to the shower and having a restful evening now (the weekend was exhausting as usual...)! Have a great week ahead, everyone!
Stay Ohh... pretty!