Will You Join This Skincare Cult?

by Gio

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I’ve never been a fan of 3D anything.

I’m probably the only person who’s seen Avatar in 2D only and then wondered what the fuss was about. Ahem…

So, when a cream promises me 3D results, I’m like, “Fine, whatever… what does that even mean anyway?”

I don’t know. But the culprit in question, Cult51 Night Cream, has achieved cult status so quickly here in the UK, I just had to see if it lives up to the hype.

Especially now that a travel size is available. That’s only gonna set us back £40.00 rather than £125.00. Not bad.

So, what’s its secret? Snake venom.

Ok, not really snake venom because that would be dangerous. You can’t put anything toxic in cosmetics, you know? That’s illegal.

But, snake venom makes for a better story than dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, a peptide that mimics Waglerin-1, one of the substances found in temple viper snake venom.

But why would we want that in our creams too? Because this peptide, just like snake venom, can inhibit muscle movement. And if muscles can’t move, your face won’t keep making those expressions that, repeated over and over again over years, cause wrinkles.

The jury is still out there on how well peptides work, but studies on this one are promising (so far).

Even so, I wouldn’t buy a cream just because of any peptides. There must be more in the formula, don’t you agree?

This one also contains plenty of antioxidants, including vitamins C and E to fight both premature wrinkles and dark spots. But, I’m a bit worried the jar packaging won’t keep them stable for long. And if they’re not stable, they won’t work. Divas are fussy. *sighs*

The base is standard stuff: glycerin and sodium hyaluronate to drench your skin in moisture (you can’t give your skin enough of that), a bunch of oils to lock all that moisture in, and dimethicone to fill in your fine lines and wrinkles.

Because even if the other anti-aging ingredients may work, their effect is never instantaneous. Dimethicone, on the other hand, works straight away. And, it doesn’t even suffocate skin.

Ok, science lesson over. So, how did the cream work for me?

I used it every single night for a month and every morning I’d wake up to gorgeous skin. Clear. Soft. Smooth. It just makes my skin look healthy and rested. My fine lines look smaller too.

So, yeah, it does an amazing job at moisturizing skin. And when skin has all the moisture it needs, it looks healthy and younger. But I can’t help but wish it came in a tube. I have a feeling most of its anti-aging properties will evaporate into thin air overtime because of the jar.

But I can’t help but wish it came in a tube. I have a feeling most of its anti-aging properties will evaporate into thin air because of the jar.

That makes me even happier there’s a travel size now. Much easier to get through that one while the goodies inside are still at their best.

Price & Availability: 50ml, £125.00 and 20ml, £40.00 at Look Fantastic

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Faex Extract, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernal Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panthenol, Parfum, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Rosa Damascene (Rose) Flower Oil, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Trideceth-6, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cassia Angustifolia Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Glycyrrhiza Glabia Root Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinone, Pentapeptide-25

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2 comments

Hannah October 1, 2016 - 12:22 am

So in the end for somebody of your age, would splurging that much on a moisturizer be worth it?

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Gio October 1, 2016 - 3:23 pm

Hannah, if a moisturizer contains powerful anti-aging ingredients, yes. Wrinkles don’t appear overnight, so the sooner you starting using anti-aging products, the better. You’ll be able to put off wrinkles for that little bit longer.

When I say as soon as possible, I don’t mean in your teens. During adolescence, sunscreen is more than enough. But once you enter your 30s, you want to start using other powerful anti-aging ingredients.

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