Pros: Super hydrating, leaves skin soft without causing oiliness.
Cons: Does not reverse the signs of aging as promised.
I live in a dry climate and really need a hydrating night time moisturizer that doesn't overload my skin with oils and cause me to breakout or become too oily. About 6 months ago an Estee Lauder sales associate recommended Time Zone Night Anti-Line/Wrinkle Cream.
I'm 37 with normal skin and just beginning to notice a few fine lines. Time Zone Night is labeled for all skintypes which I like since moisturizers labeled for dry skin often leave me too oily. This cream is supposed to reduce "the look of lines and wrinkles overnight." Although that does sound like a wonderful benefit, my motivation in purchasing this product was just for a rich night time moisturizer. I use serums and other treatments to target the fine lines. The company also states on www.esteelauder.com, that "every single woman tested woke up to smoother, more hydrated, comfortable skin." That is the effect I was hoping for and did receive from using this cream.
Time Zone Night comes in a lovely dark purple glass jar with a gold toned lid. A 1.7 oz jar retails for $62.50. When you open the jar there is a plastic cover keeping the product in place that you can remove and discard. The cream is a pale pink and very thick and creamy. The instructions state to use PM after applying your repair serum which is exactly how I have used this cream. I find that when applying the cream using my clean fingers and massaging into my face one section at a time, it feels thicker than any other cream I've used. I feel that I have to use more of this product due to the extra thick consistency. It feels wonderfully soothing and cool to apply and has a light clean scent which I don't find perfumed at all.
Estee Lauder states that "in just 1 week women thought their skin looked younger" and that their Sirtuin X1 technology helps reverse the appearance of aging. I have been using this cream for over 6 months and I just don't see any difference in the youthfulness of my skin's appearance that I feel can be attributed to this cream. However, I did not purchase this product to reduce the appearance of aging. This cream does deliver exactly what I was hoping for in terms of intense hydration without increasing oiliness or contributing to breakouts. I can slather it on as thickly as I want and it feels as though it absorbs in and deeply hydrates my skin without leaving it feeling oily or sticky like other creams can do. When I wake up I still feel that my skin looks hydrated and it still feels soft. It hasn't caused a single pimple and I have never looked or felt more oily after using it. It simply leaves my skin deeply hydrated and soft on even the driest winter nights.
Overall I'm quite pleased with this product as it did live up to some of the claims by the manufacturer, and it did live up to my hopes for it. However, I would not recommend this for someone who is hoping to see a reversal in the signs of aging as for me it didn't deliver in this area.
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