Skincare has become a top priority for me recently. As I get older I seem to really notice those long days, longer nights and never-ending weeks - so does my skin. I'm always up for trying something new and always moisturise religiously before I go to bed, but I have to say I don't really ever see a noticeable difference or improvement, despite my best efforts. I was sent a selection of RoC to try, and as a brand that I associate with older skin (i.e my mum) didn't think it would do much for me... how wrong I was.
RoC's latest innovation is RoC Sublime Energy: "It combines science with the pampering experience of luxurious skin care to bring new life to the look of your skin in a new 2-step process. It contains E-PULSE™ for instantly softer, smoother and more even-looking skin, with even greater results in 1 to 4 weeks. It also contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB to help protect skin from premature aging." This two-step process contains a serum and moisturiser which when used together react to form an electrical reaction (sounds scary but it's not) to help your skin regenerate.
I'm not a big believer in all of these fancy lotions and potions that cost an arm and a leg, but don't do anything more than your 99p tub of Boots own brand moisturiser. However, in this instance I've been proved wrong as I noticed an immediate difference in my skin. You apply the grey serum first which feels very silky and smooth on the skin, whilst having a thicker formula than normal serums. The moisturiser is a light formula that doesn't look any different from any other, but when it's applied you instantly get a slightly warm sensation on your skin. Now I don't know if this happens to everyone, but I definitely noticed it straight away!
I'm rubbish at using moisturisers in the morning as it takes forever to dry and I don't leave myself enough time to faff around before work. Because of this I always use day moisturiser at night and rarely use proper night cream because it's too rich for me. (Just setting the scene!) So when I got up in the middle of the night to go to the loo I already noticed how smooth my skin felt... it seemed a little too good to be true. The next day I had a proper prod and there was definitely an improvement. I've been using this for nearly two weeks now and I love how it makes my skin feel: refreshed, plumper, more radiant and definitely smooth.
I have been using this in conjunction with Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish but I can honestly say I account this responsible for 50% of the improvement. The creams even come in their own little holder so they stay together and look lovely on your shelf (you know how important that is.) At £29.99 for the day cream and £39.99 for the night cream they're not cheap, but I would expect they'd have an even better result on older skin. There's a fabulous 'before and after' shot on the back that I brushed aside with a 'yeah, right' before using this.... now I'm thinking the woman was just as pleased with the results as me.