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Saturday 10 November 2012

Anti-ageing at 22?!?

Indeed eysilix £24.99* Rituals Skin Energy Serum £27.50* Rituals Rich & Firming Eye Cream £23.50*

I was recently given some anti-ageing products to try out, which caused me a bit of a dilemma as I'm only 22 so the effects of ageing haven't had their chance on me yet thankfully. I didn't feel able to review them properly and was all set on sending them back, until I started mentioning this to older women in my family. They all said that if they had their time again they would have started looking after their skin and using creams to prevent wrinkles a lot younger than they did. My mam was very keen for me to keep them, she was also very keen to have a try! *ulterior motive*

I have the Rituals Skin Energy Serum, Rituals Rich Firming Eye Cream & Indeed eysilix, I will do a full review of all three once I've tested them for a decent length of time (although perhaps the real test will be in 30-40 years time!) for now though some first impressions.

The serum has a lovely texture it's really light and absorbs beautifully, one pump is enough for my whole face and it really leaves me feeling nourished. The smell is a gorgeous floral, it reminds me of a perfume smell rather than skincare and isn't too overpowering either. Rituals describe this as 'Ultra concentrated. Promotes radiant skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. For flawless, radiant looking skin.' My skin is naturally quite sallow so I always look for products to help it look more radiant, I will let you know how well it does.

The rituals eye cream is a lovely thick consistency which easily pats on without pulling. They say 'Contains firming botanical extracts and an anti-wrinkle complex. For a visibly smoother eye contour.' Im definitely enjoying it so far and I have to say this has already found its way onto my mams Christmas list as she had a little go and was really impressed with it. She noticed all the puffiness and darkness under her eyes was noticeably improved straight after applying. One thing to mention though is that I really don't like the smell, it doesn't matter much as I can't smell it when I apply it but it's really not my cup of tea.

Finally the eysilix, indeed is a brand that I've heard a lot about (hydraluron is at the top of my wish list). They say ' Helps lift the eye area instantly. Helps reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fatigue and crow's feet. Can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.' Hopefully I will get results from the puffiness, dark circles and fatigue aspects. Dark circles are one of my biggest nightmares so I'm willing to part with good money if it can deal with those. I think that someone with a few more wrinkles will find the results more impressive as I can definitely feel a tightening as soon as I apply it. I'm sure my mam will be willing to test for you!

Have you started worrying about wrinkles yet? When do you think it's the right time to start anti-ageing?

Cariad xxx


  1. Hello, just found you blog via Daisy Dayz..

    I'm 25 and I feel that a whole lot of under-eye wrinkles have just crept up on me. Thankfully I look quite youthful anyway but the wrinkles are a bit depressing and it seems that I need to apply the under-eye concealer lower and lower each day! I wish I'd listened to my mum and step-mum who've been telling me since I was 15 that I need to take care of my under-eyes! Currently using Balance Me eye cream and night, it's really lovely and I'm hoping it'll sort those pesky lines out!

    Glad to have found another wales blogger and look forward to catching up on your posts :) Helen x

    1. Thank you, it's great to know how you found me too!
      I'm told prevention is always better than cure, but I'm sure you've got hardly any wrinkles! ( I find things in my face always look much worse to me than anyone else)
      Yay fellow welshie! Xx

  2. I had the same dilemma. Being 23 I only have the normal stress induced fine lines but nothing that I ever thought needed creams. I use the eye cream every night now.

    I really loved this post. Everyone in my family says the same thing.


    1. I'm sure ill be really glad when I'm still being ID'd in my 30's! X

  3. I totally agree, I'm 24 and I'm struggling with keeping up a general cleanse tone and moisturize routine.. (v lazy I know) so can't even begin to think about anti-aging! eek! Great post though, will defo been looking into this.

    Love LC

    1. My routine can be a bit hit or miss too (especially when I'm at my boyfriends, I always forget half the stuff I need!) but. I'm trying to be very good and hoping it will pay off! X

  4. Premature aging can affect anyone at any age. So if you want to be wrinkle free then I suggest that you take good care of your skin as early as you can. Use the right kind of skin care products and you will definitely have the skin that you desire.


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