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You know when you try and use a skincare product, you like it but for some reason move on to something else, forgetting just how good that skincare product was for your skin?
That’s what has happened to me over the past few weeks.
I first trialled and used NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream two years ago.
I remember being impressed with the results and the simplicity of incorporating this into my skincare routine but, as is the nature of my job, I moved on to the next product that landed across my desk.
Until last month.
NIVEA asked me to re-visit this product – it’s now SPF 30+ (in July 2013 it was SPF 15) – and I’m very happy I have.
The difference is visible.
Don’t you just love a before and after photo?
Of. Someone. Else’s. Face.
You know how I like my makeup but for the greater good I’ve bared my skin for all to see. You’re welcome.
These photos were taken in the Styling You bathroom – a beautiful, natural-lit space that makes it wonderful for applying makeup and for also seeing quite clearly ALL THE THINGS on your face.
I have not digitally altered the photos in any way. There would be no point – otherwise it’s not a
warts wrinkles and all unveiling.
What I have done in the past few weeks is have my eyebrows threaded, hence less of the little blonde hairs above and between my eyebrows.
And I’ve had one calming facial. My skin has been under a lot of stress due to me being under stress over the past couple of months but that is finally settling down. The redness in the before photo is far greater than the after.
Where I feel the Q10 has come into play is in the overall plumpness of my skin – particularly around the chin and the cheeks.
The greatest visible improvement to fine lines and wrinkles has been on my neck and chest. I’m a side sleeper so “chinkles” have been a part of my life since my early 30s. I see this cream as both a daily protector (sun damage in this area is worse for me than on my face) as well as a daily restorer to help reduce their appearance.
My neck gets all the same treatment in my skincare routine as my face but responds better to gravity than it does to creams. Until the consistent use of Q10. Yes the lines are still there but I feel they are diminished a little.
As for how my skin FEELS when I apply NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF 30+, my skin feels hydrated from application in the morning through to taking off my makeup at night. I love that it’s a non-greasy formula with sustained hydrating benefits.
I’m also noticing that despite me still not getting as much sleep as I should, my skin looks less tired, which means I look less tired. Winning.
I have the anti-sluggish skin action of Q10 to thank for that. Q10 is a co-enzyme that occurs naturally in our cells. Its job is to give the cells and energy boost, fight off free radicals and protect and regenerate our skin cells.
Just quietly, I love you Q10. Long may you work your magic.
It’s not too late to give NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF 30+ a try – without any risk to your hard-earned cash (it retails for just under $20).
Simply pick up a tub of NIVEA Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF 30+ next time you’re doing the groceries or buy online via eBay (where you’ll also get a free NIVEA Daily Essentials Refreshing Face Wash Gel cleanser) or Priceline (where it’s currently available on a buy two NIVEA products, get one free promotion).
You have until September 21 to register to be a part of the money-back promotion. Register here when you’ve bought your Q10 moisturiser.
Then commit to applying it every day.
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Who has already bought this product? Have you noticed a difference in your skin?
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