I don’t usually review skincare, not that I don’t try many products but my skin is terribly dry and often, even though they are good, most products just won’t work on my skin. I don’t have much flexibility when it comes to skincare, today I can say that I own 2 skincare products that really work for me, one is the Laura Mercier Repair creme and the other one is this Jelly from Fujifilm.
We all are familiar with Fujifilm and with their place in the electronic industry, 15 years ago they had the brilliant idea to expand their research to the beauty field. I highly recommend you to read the research and development paper related to the technology used in this Astalift Jelly, it will give you a deeper knowledge of how it works.
I found this website where you can find slightly more details of the ingredients, but I don’t know what this “Cosmetic DNA” site is worth.
Well … it’s jelly, feels weird at first, but it’s absorbed very quickly and leaves no residue at all.
After 90 secondes, the jelly in the pot reverts back to a smooth and “untouched” aspect.
It’s sold in pots of 15ml, 40ml and 60ml, at 26£, 69£ and 84£. You can get it at Feelunique.com or other websites (Debenhams, Selfridges, etc…) When I was in London I tried to buy it there but they told me it was only sold online.
The pot has a silver container that you can take out, I use my jelly sanitized empty pots with other products when I am travelling. It does close firmly even without the silver container inside so it can be useful for an emergency storage.
Fujifilm has developed the “Astalift” series focusing on anti-ageing skincare for women since their late-thirties.
It is supposed to work on the visible signs of premature ageing : dark spots, lines and dull skin.
Results to expect
Younger, more luminous and re-plumped skin.
I am 41 years old, I have extremely dry skin, lots of pigmentation irregularities. I have big wrinkles on the forehead, the bridge of the nose, fine but long wrinkles on the corners of the eyes and small and thin lines in the nasolabial folds. I have big pores and if I don’t use the right moisturizer, dry patches will pop all around my chin and my nose.
My skincare routine and the results
I started to use this Jelly precisely on August 1st 2012, since then I have been using it for three months, morning and evening. One 15ml pot lasted me exactly 2 months, but I used the smallest quantity and during 10 days I have been using a different serum. I am on my second 15ml pot and this one will last me 1,5 months.
In the evening, first I remove all makeup with Bobby Brown Long-wear makeup remover and I clean my face with Bioderma water, then I apply the jelly, wait one minute, and then I apply my Laura Mercier moisturizer.
In the morning, I clean my face with the Bioderma, then apply the jelly, then the moisturizer.
I do exfoliate with a gentle product at least once a week, I occasionally use masks and other products but if I use them with excess, I will have break outs, I need to temper my desire for pampering my skin with the quantity of products it can take 🙂
Before and after
I realized that something had changed when I tried to remove my foundation for the second time in the same day, actually there was no foundation at all on my skin. I was really surprised !
Today, after 3 months, my skin looks more radiant, the pigmentation irregularities have been toned down, I cannot see much difference on the wrinkles, maybe slightly on the wrinkles between the eyes and the cheekbones, my skin is slightly more plumped and the pores are also minimized.
I wanted to show you a picture before and after. The only picture I found in my archives is one taken in June 2012, without any makeup at all (just a huge amount of moisturizer…), this picture is on the left.
The picture on the right has been taken last night, I have some remaining eyeshadow but I have cleaned my face completely and applied only some jelly all over the face.
I am really sorry that the light is so different in these two pictures and it doesn’t really allow a clear comparison of the before and after but even though the quality of the pictures is not good, I think you may still be able to see that there is a visible improvement on the skin appearance, it’s like some time has passed between these two pictures, the oldest picture looks the youngest 🙂
I had red spots near the nose on last night’s picture because I have been using a different foundation that irritated my skin a little bit (gone now) but no reactions to this jelly so far.
I am really grateful to Dena for introducing me to this product. I’ll definitelly stick to it 😀