NSS Loves...Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm for the Eye and Lip Area

A good eye cream is often hard to come by and yet it is the single most important product in any woman’s beauty regimen. Being so delicate and thin, the skin around the eye area tends to show the first signs of aging. For this reason, it’s important to keep that area of the skin well moisturised with a good eye cream.

 I have been on a quest for the 'perfect' eye cream since my early teens, finding many to be quite greasy or too heavy for my eye area.  But, alas, I think my journey may finally be over.

 I was recently given a sample of Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Firm for the Eye and Lip Area and I am almost a sworn convert.  The cream contains a concentrated dose of essential vitamins A, C and E, grape seed oil and red seaweed extract, which work to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.  It is also infused with extracts of licorice, chamomile and green tea to calm and protect skin.

I’ve been using Dermalogica’s cream both morning and night for the past few days and though it hasn’t worked miracles (i.e. I still have dark circles and some fine lines), my eye area feels a lot smoother and more hydrated. The cream acts as a good primer for my concealer too.

Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Firm cream absorbs easily and gently into my skin without causing any irritation and is, thankfully, fragrance free. I once used an expensive eye cream that smelt like sour milk; needless to say I didn’t buy it again!

I am going to persist with this one and might I dare recommend you try it too?

- Michelle, Editor xx


Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Firm can be purchased from the Dermalogica website for $68AUD (15ml tube): http://buy.dermalogica.com.au/multivitamin-power-firm-15ml.html

NSS Loves…. Indeed Laboratories Skincare

At NSS, we’re always on the lookout for new and affordable beauty products to try; so when a few products from Indeed Laboratories landed on our desk to road-test, I gladly accepted the challenge!


To achieve a brighter complexion and even out skin-tone, I tried Indeed’s ‘Pepta-bright’ cream (RRP $34.99). Pepta-bright is marketed as a lightweight moisturiser which helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation and stimulate cell turnover.  I’ll gladly admit that, for a 30 year-old, I have pretty good skin – no dark spots and fairly even skin tone – so I didn’t expect to see a radical improvement in my skin’s appearance. After using the cream, as suspected, I didn’t notice a marked difference, but my complexion is a touch brighter and nicely hydrated – a pleasing result!

Nanoblur’ cream (RRP $29.99) promises to make you look 10 -years younger in 40 seconds or less by erasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, enlarged pores and sagginess. Since I am still asked to produce ID at restaurants, looking 10-years younger isn’t a present concern of mine! As a consequence, I tried this product on my mum who is in her mid-50s. [Also, I’ll confess to being a skeptic; it would be a miracle cream if it could actually achieve this result!] Her verdict: Nanoblur does not, as it claims, erase the appearance of wrinkles, but it does fade them out. The formula is quite sticky so it seems to separate and hold the skin tight to achieve an anti-wrinkle effect. She wouldn’t call it a ‘miracle cream’, but my mum thinks it’s worth a try for the price!

My biggest skincare concern is dark circles under the eyes. I have had these ever since I can remember; a genetic trait courtesy of my Russian bloodlines. ‘Eysilix’ (RRP $34.99) is an eye contour treatment formulated to reduce the appearance of puffiness, diminish the appearance of fine lines and minimise dark circles under the eyes. It contains ingredients derived from peptides and botanicals to achieve both instant and long-term results. I tried this product with very high hopes and, although the results were not drastic, I did notice my dark circles had faded. I consider that winning!

Finally, I gave Indeed’s ‘Hydraluron moisture jelly’ ($39.99 RRP) a go. Hydraluron is a moisture booster intended to plump-up skin and provide superior hydration. It is to be applied in addition to a moisturiser each morning and night. I found Hydraluron to be a solid performer; it delivers the moisture it promises and it didn’t cause my skin to break out! The product has a gel-like consistency, which is non-sticky and easily absorbed into the skin’s surface. In a nutshell, it’s perfect for providing extra hydration during the summer months when skin is more prone to drying-out.

Interested in trying any of the above products? All are available to purchase from Priceline online and in-store: https://www.priceline.com.au/brands/indeed

- Michelle, Editor xx