I'll admit it; perfecting creams have always frightened me a little. I'm not quite sure how to use them (Under makeup? Over makeup? Before moisturiser? In place of a primer?) and the before and after shots of peoples faces, half 'renewed', the other half 'normal' (read: wrinkly) have always made me a little hesitant. What if the results are so good, I can't live without it? It might make me realise how many fine lines I do have... and some formulas even contain crazy ingredients like snake venom! Better to just stick my head in the sand and ignore them all together. That was, until nanoblur landed on my desk.
After doing a quick read of the packaging, I did a quick google search. Yes the two-face, half-half photos were in abundance, but this time they were of people of all ages (and I say people because men were sampling it too!) But the photos that sold it to me were the hand photos - the backs of peoples hands were quite literally de-aging ('anti-aging'?) right before my eyes! So much so, these hands really did look 10 years younger! I had to try it for myself...
nanoblur is a gel liquid that refracts light to make skin look perfect – sounds simple enough, right? The way it does so is a little more scientific. Nanoblur uses optical diffusing elements; it's full of minute particles that scatter light, making skin look clearer, fresher and younger thanks to it's ability to 'photoshop' any fine lines and wrinkles. The small particles are so minute, they can find their way into the smallest imperfections and use tricks of light to blur them out. Sound a little freaky? Don't let your skin stress - these particles are super small on the nano-scale — at 700 nanometres — but still too big to slip inside the skin (only particles less than 400nm in diameter can do that).
The results claim to shrink pores, firm up the look of sagging skin, and reduce the look of wrinkles and sun spots and its effects apparently wash off with your facial cleanser. So, how do you wear it?
- When using nanoblur without make-up, apply after your moisturiser. Pat a small amountinto the skin, gently covering the desired area - do not rub in.
- When using nanoblur with liquid foundation pat gently and quickly (do not rub) over the top of your foundation.
- When applying nanoblur on dry or very dry skin, mix it inwith your moisturiser and apply by patting in gently.
This is how I trialled it...
I applied around my eyes (the place where fine lines are most evident on me) after my foundation, and even after a light mineral finishing powder. It sqeezed a tiny amount onto my hand (half the size of a pea) and tapped on.
Without nanoblur (left eye - close up, with no retouching at all! Eeeek! Be kind...)
With nanoblur (right eye - again, no retouching, just nanoblur)
Suffice to say, the difference is amazing! Whilst I was loathe to show the first pic, the results of the second snap was so incredible, I had to use it for comparison.
After the results, the whole office went a little nuts for the small tube we had on hand and jumped to experiment with it themselves. Everyone did the hand test, and a couple of people ran to the bathrooms to tap onto their foreheads and eyes too. Not just another scam, nanoblur really seems to be the goods, which is why we stock in our shop.