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Review: Garnier Vital Restore Night Cream

A cream that reduces sagging and improves suppleness

Author: Jane Cooper April 4 2009

Garnier Vital Restore Night Cream

Women of maturing years are always looking out for creams that will help them look younger. I have been testing Vital Restore Night Cream and, from the same range, Vital Restore Beauty Serum, for about 10 days now and may have found the fountain of youth!

Vital Restore beauty serum come in a sassy maroon-coloured 30ml tube with a pump-action dispenser. It has a nice light fragrance, is not greasy and it easily absorbed into my skin, so it is ideal to apply before putting on make up. The claim is that this beauty serum can help reduce the appearance of age spots after 8 weeks of continuous use but I personally do not have any, so I just used it as a moisturiser. However Garnier report that tests that have been carried out on 52 women, of which quite a high percentage agreed that the serum not only reduced the number of age spots, but diminished the intensity and size of the age spots as well.

Garnier Vital Restore Night Cream has the same light fragrance of its daytime partner. It comes in a 50ml maroon coloured tub with a screw top lid, but my preference was the pump dispenser as it is more hygienic. The cream has a thicker texture than the day cream and still absorbed into my skin easily to leave my skin feeling soft and supple. The manufacturers say this cream is designed to "restore the visible signs of ageing such as sagging and loss of firmness after around 4 weeks. Even after being tested on many women, almost all of them agreed the cream made their skin look rested and felt firmer than before". The active ingredients in these products are "Orchid extract and Soy Bioproteins, designed to combat the effects of collagen and elastin deterioration that comes with age."

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As I’m a woman in my mid 40’s, I always thought my skin was good for my age even if I have been lazy when it comes to my skincare routine. I must confess I was very sceptical about the likely effects of these products, but I have been impressed. Before using these creams my skin was a little dehydrated, and especially under the eyes I had very fine lines, and my cheeks were a slightly sagging. In the short time that I have been using the Vital Restore serum and night cream, the products have got rid of the fine lines under my eyes, my skin is hydrated and feels plumper, and I’ll even state that it has made me look younger. The words "radiant glow" would not be out of place!

These creams compliment each other perfectly, so go on and take the plunge, you may be pleasantly surprised - I was!

About the Author

Jane is a qualified beauty therapist, and owner of the 'Tooty Beauty' salon in the West Midlands.

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Product Detail

  • Product Name: Vital Restore Night Cream
  • Price: £9.99
  • Manufacturer: Garnier
  • Specifications:

    50ml jar

  • Verdict:

    Pro: does improve skin suppleness and reduce sagging

    Con: pump dispenser would be better

    Overall: highly recommended

  • Rating:rating 4/5

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