The Elizabeth Arden Prevage range is the brands premium anti ageing products with a wide range of eye creams, moisturizers and treatments.
Being a 29 year old I have been introducing anti-ageing skincare into my regime for the past 2/3 years, not because I am aging, but rather because prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure.
Some anti-ageing products are far too rich for my skin type, so my mom and I split up this review to share the products that are best suited for my 29-year-old skin and my mom’s 59-year-old skin.
Let’s start with mom…
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing+ Intensive Repair (R2,265)
This intensive serum improves the appearance of fine lines and “lifts” the look of skin and keeps working to protect against damage and visible aging signs with our best anti-aging technology ever.
With continued use, it significantly reduces the visible appearance of age spots, wrinkles and even deep lines. Best of all, it’s proven to enhance the performance of other PREVAGE® Anti-Aging treatment products. For optimal results, use as the first step of your PREVAGE® regimen day and night.
I would like to start off by saying the packaging of this product is so appealing the silver pipette bottle is housed within a matching silver dome packaging, which just adds to the luxurious feel of this product as well as looking beautiful on display or even better as a gift.
I also love the fact that you dispense this product with a dropper / pipette to me means there is no contamination of the product, no oxidisation of the product occurs and the correct amount is dispensed to ensure there is no wasting of this golden goodness.
I have been using Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing+ Intensive Repair for just over a week, morning and night under my day/night creams.
A few drops of the product is enough for facial and neck use, I have noticed a definite improvement of my skins texture and feel, my skin feels much smoother and I have noticed some fine lines have disappeared, big bonus is my foundation has a much better surface to be applied to resulting in a flawless makeup for the day.
I have especially noticed that where I have a few stray hairs on my chin which I am constantly plucking, looking through a mirror with 10 X magnification, has resulted in blotchy, kind of rough skin … not any more as Prevage Anti-Ageing+ Intensive Repair has definitely changed and repaired so much of the damage.
I also use a little of Prevage Anti-Ageing+ Intensive Repair Revue just below my eyebrows and this has resulted in smoother, less wrinkly skin. So happy to be able to use this luxury product.
Next up the PREVAGE® City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask (R915)
Acting like a liquid magnet to instantly lift and remove impurities, the detox mask resurfaces skin and enhances its natural detoxification system.
Pollution’s dirty secret is that it can enter every pore, every day. Defend your skin with PREVAGE® City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask. It acts like a liquid magnet to lift and remove impurities instantly while resurfacing skin and enhancing its natural detoxification system. Peel to reveal a brighter, smoother, virtually poreless-looking complexion.
Both mom and I tried this product, mom wasn’t a fan at all as her skin is very dry and she doesn’t suffer with large pores I however really enjoyed the City Smart detox mask. I am usually not a fan of peel off masks as I think they’re usually quite gimmicky and I have never used on where I’ve noticed a change in my skin plus let’s be honest they can be quite tricky to apply.
The City Smart Double Action Detox Peel off mask really does act like a magnet to not only impurities i.e blackheads but also my oily areas leaving my skin feeling fresh and clean without being taught and dry.
PREVAGE® Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum (R1,399)
This corrective anti-wrinkle eye serum reverses signs of aging and is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of crows feet in 15 minutes.
This luxurious, corrective and potent anti-aging eye serum uses targeted eye care technology to help counteract the appearance of visible aging signs all around the delicate eye area in just one use. You’ll quickly see an impact with smoother-looking lids, fewer visible deep lines and a brighter look.
I have been using eye cream since I can remember starting off with a thin consistency and I have now worked my way up to a richer version and let me tell you it’s one thing that’s the biggest game changer in a skincare regime. It pauses crows feet in their tracks and also keeps the area moisturized so there is no creepiness especially when using concealer on the area.
I have really been enjoying the Prevage anti aging eye cream, it’s such a huge luxurious size (usually eye creams come in a dinky little pot) and although the fluid is fairly thin it packs the biggest punch when it comes to moisturizing. A little really does go a long way and by keeping it next to my bed I remember to apply it every evening. My eye area is a lot more moisturized and my dark circles are slowly dissipating. Definitely a product I will repurchase again.
Another favourite of mine from the Prevage range is the City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield (not pictured) it is one of my most favourite SPF’s out there, I even cut the tube open to ensure I got the last bit out. Not only is it a broad spectrum it is light and perfect for under foundation without disturbing or changing the finish or consistency of anything that’s added on top of it. It also leaves no white cast on the face and acts as a great illuminating primer.
Elizabeth Arden is proud to present their newest 2020 Sparrow Society gift with purchase. By partnering once again with Make a Visible Difference Community Hero – Kate Senekal of Sparrow Society – in creating four brand new, stylish cosmetic bags that allows customers an opportunity to support this wonderful South African initiative, while gifting themselves with something beautiful.
“We are very excited about this year’s design as it incorporates South Africa’s national flower, the Protea, set among bright colours that reflect the vibrancy of the creators that make these bags,” says Kate. “It shares the Proudly South African message and serves as a visual support of a product that is both locally and ethically made. The continued manufacture of the Elizabeth Arden bags by the Sparrow Society team in South Africa has been a vital part in ensuring growth and sustainability in the programs and jobs created through Sparrow Society. It has served to sustain local manufacturing and revive lost factory jobs due to increased imports flooding the local market. Through partnerships like these, we hope to revive the manufacturing industry in South Africa and help to create a better and more sustainable future for all.”
Receive a beautiful South African-inspired, handmade Sparrow Society bag filled with five samples with the purchase of two Elizabeth Arden products, one to be a moisturiser, serum or foundation.
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