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To say that their product will make you look '10 years younger in 40 seconds' is a bold statement to say the least.
The basis of their claim is that Nanoblur creates an optical illusion with light reflecting particles which essentially airbrushes away the signs of ageing - wrinkles, dark spots, sagging etc. The nerd part of me was intrigued by this premise so when I spotted it in Boots in Newcastle, I had to give it a go.
My first impression on application was that it seemed to slightly dull the complexion. This is no bad thing - it toned down the ruddier areas & mattified the shinier ones and overall my skin tone was more even. Besides that, I couldn't see much of a difference.
When I wore it out in public however, the reaction was interesting. My boyfriend commented quite spontaneously on how amazing I looked. My brother, who is blunt in the way only a sibling can get away with, told me that I was looking good. I had a lot more lingering glances than usual from gentlemen.
I wasn't complaining...
I probably will buy this again although I'm not sure how long the product will be around. I think customers will be irritated by the outrageous claim which can never be fulfilled and won't buy a second tube.
A few notes about application. If you have dry skin, it's advised on the blurb to mix it in with your moisturiser. I have very dry, sensitive skin and personally I found it better to apply moisturiser, wait a few seconds and then apply Nanoblur. It has a tightening effect but I didn't suffer any adverse reactions.
It's also advised to apply Nanoblur on top of foundation. Don't. When I tried this, I had to wipe off my foundation and start again. It just mixes the foundation into a goopy mess. I don't think you need Nanoblur if you have the right foundation.