Beauty columnist Kerry Harvey puts No Wrinkles Wonder Essence to the test!

So when you hear the statement ‘beautician in a bottle’ what do you think?  For me, this needed to be a real treat of a product, do what it says on the tin so to speak and if by magic, it gives me a head and neck massage, then I’m sold! So what am I talking about! Have you seen THIS WORKS range of products? I noticed them about for a while.  I tended to bypass them as I had my go-to products plus I felt the packaging was cute but not attractive enough to make me purchase a slightly higher-end priced, over the counter type facial range.

Whilst doing some research on top rated products that add to the hydration factor in your skin, (which I’m currently OBSESSED with!) I came across the No Wrinkles Wonder Essence by This Works.  Kathy Phillips, past international beauty director for VOGUE, knows a thing or two about what works, and what is, in fact, a gimmick and took inspiration from the Asian skin care treatments which the beauty world are presently obsessed with.  And so she was inspired by and created This Works range.  I was intrigued and when I had the opportunity to try the product out, of course, I introduced it into my routine as I needed to see what all the fuss was about!

Over the period of the past 2 months, I popped this apparent miracle ‘water’ on my face after cleansing and before my normal serum.  I was pretty dubious to start off.  Why? Simply because it was a strange smelling water – I mean ‘water’ – we wash our faces with the stuff.  I’m a combination/sensitive skin type, so I tend to dehydrate on the outer areas of my face.  I’ve also an oily T-zone with enlarges pores! I actually love the fact the centre of my face is oily as I’ll age slower there, but I’ve to contend with enlarged pores around my nose, that tend to fill and highlight with makeup.  But sure you have to love the skin you’re in!

No Wrinkles Wonder Essence claims to refine fine lines (check under eyes/sides of mouth) even out skin-tone (check, I’ve a few imperfections around my face such as some damaged dark spots from a few pesky blemishes that haven’t dimmed) plus it minimises pores! Hallelujah!  If this stuff really works, then we’re onto a winner!

Religiously, every morning after my cleanse I’ve popped this on – I normally feel tight after cleansing and the need to get moisture into my skin asap! The No Wrinkles Wonder Essence has hyaluronic acid which is a humectant/moisture absorbing element.  This is naturally found in our skin but diminishes with age as we age!

This not only adds moisture in 2 pumps but aids the skin’s ability to absorb your additional serums and moisturiser on a multi-cellular level ie it won’t just sit on top of the skin – it sucks all that hydration product right up!  I noticed after only a few tries that my skin felt hydrated – I still needed my moisturiser, but I didn’t feel like I would crack! I’d pop 2 pumps of this ‘water’ (which it is – it’s just runny clear water) into my palm, warm it between my hands and in a gentle patting/rolling motion, massage into my skin.  It has an almost cooling but very refreshing feel – slightly tacky for a few seconds, then it’s gone! So 1-0 to This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence!

I continued for a few weeks not thinking too much about the product but I noticed that my skin had begun to even out – I didn’t feel as dehydrated around my face, and my T-zone, although it had a shine, it simply wasn’t as oily! My makeup would sit perfectly and the shine I’d always see by lunchtime around my nose/chin and forehead didn’t need to be touching up – my skin had a lovely freshness when it settled into my makeup! 2-0 to This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence!

Asian products are known for their balancing properties, plus ability to naturally exfoliate!  They prefer to lightly yet continuously exfoliate in the form of the ingredients within their products rather than pulling and scrubbing at the skin! It’s all about gently helping the skin exfoliate and then, regenerate with the addition of the moisture plumping elements for a beautiful natural radiance!

Protease enzymes which sweep away dead skin cells are also an integral element in this product.  This naturally brightens your skin! Those pesky dark marks from past blemishes had minimised and even lightened! So I could see results in 8 weeks of using this product! It takes up to 6 weeks for a product to show any small signs of benefiting your skin and this started on week 2!

My skin is clearer and looks more balanced.  I’m not gone on the smell of the product (smells like Chinese medicine but this isn’t obvious when you pop your serum/moisturiser on) I’ve even gone days minus any makeup as I feel my dark circles aren’t as bad! And I’d NEVER be seen out without concealer especially during these tan-less cold winter/spring months!!! 3-0 to This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence!

On a whole, a fantastic product – well worth the additional 4 seconds it takes to apply and 60ml will last you quite a while! 2 pumps are enough to cover your face! The only claim that was unfounded being the claim ‘beautician in a bottle’ – it hasn’t the ability to give you a neck massage whilst your product sinks in! Oh well…we can wish!

Purchase your This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence locally in Eske Pharmacy Donegal Town for €39.00 or from This Works online or click here to hear This Works creator Kathy Phillips talk about the product!

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