Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:23

Tried & Tested – CULT51

review tried and tested cult 51CULT51 is a multi-active night cream, developed over two years, that combines the most scientifically advanced ingredients at the highest concentrated levels. It’s named CULT51 after its 51 anti-aging claims.

The active ingredients in this product work together with your skin’s own molecules to encourage growth and the generation of new skin cells, dramatically slowing the ageing process of the skin whilst also brightening and evening out skin tone.

CULT51 contains concentrated solutions of Botanical Heteropolysaccharides, Mannitol, Yeast Extract, Amino Acids and Peptides, Pomegranate Extract, Japanese Seaweed Extract, Vitamins B1, 2, 3, 6 & 12, Amino Acids, Oligopeptides, Walnut extract providing Phytic Acid and Polyphenols, UC Peptide, Synthetic Tripeptide, Liquorice Roots Extracts, Peach Kernel Extract, Vitamin E Complex, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera Juice, and a stabilised Vitamin C Complex.

TheChicGeek says, “Night creams are definitely something guys should consider as they get older. The skin does a lot of its repair work at night, so anything which aids and helps replenish this is surely welcome.

This is touted as an all singing and all dancing anti-aging cream. (Aren’t they all?!)The name and branding does look a bit 80s nightclub. That aside, the cream is rich and thick and it smells a bit like rubber. Still on the fence over whether I like this.

I’m always a bit dubious about rich creams on guys’ skin, as they are often too rich and cause spots and breakouts. This didn’t.

The main ingredient is ATP, which is also known as ‘fuel for life’, which naturally diminishes as you age. This product is said to increase that by up to 65%.

Also, as we age, we reproduce half the amount of hyaluronic acid we require, this is what holds on to the moisture in our skin, up to 1000 times its weight, but this chemical also reacts with light, so it good to be used, as here, in a night cream.

Did I wake up looking refreshed and plumped? Yes.

Did I wake up looking £125 worth of refreshed and plumped? I’ll need to carry on using it I think.”

Update - "More people than usual have been saying how well I look. It could be the CULT51!"

Above - CULT51 - 50ml - £125

www.Cult51.com

Thursday, 07 January 2010 14:48

Tried & Tested - Clarisonic Review

clarisonic reviewTheChicGeek says "Standing in the shower like Patrick Bateman holding the Clarisonic face cleaner to my face as it whirls and beeps away, leaves me thinking I should be in a scene from the film 'American Psycho'.

The Clarisonic cleaner is a solid, waterproof bit of kit which is very gentle on the skin. It shows how you can exfoliate without being too rigourous. As men, we like to sandpaper our faces in order for them to feel exfoliated. With this you gently move it around your face not applying too much pressure. You wet the brush head and your face and put a cleanser on your face or brush head, whichever you prefer. Push the button and start around the cheek/nose area. It beeps when it is time to move to a different part of the face and then stops so you can’t over clean your face. It all takes about 60 seconds. It has another detachable head that can be used on the body, and you can change the speed settings to increase or decrease the head speed. I think the Clarisonic cleaner would be great if you are prone to acne breakouts on your body particularly the back.

I would recommend using the Clarisonic twice a week for exfoliating your skin. Anymore and it will leave the skin too dry, stripping it of any oils. If you have extremely oily skin then maybe use it more. I would suggest applying quite a rich moisturiser after - the Clarisonic also allows for creams and moisturisers to be absorbed better. I found my skin looked much smoother and healthier after a couple of weeks of using it and my pores were less visible which encourages me to carry on using it."

If you like your grooming toys then this is perfect.

www.clarisonic.com

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