I don't spend much on skincare. I'm fortunate enough to have fairly decent skin and a pot of Nivea or Astral (the very cheap stuff) usually sees me right and stops me wrinkling up like a prune. However, a while back, I applied for a "Freebie" on the Moneysavingexpert website, and was chosen to take part in a blind testing of face creams. I was sent a very large pot of some very strange smelling face cream that I had to test and give my opinion on. To my surprise, the cream did seem to make a big difference to the texture and brightness of my skin, and several people commented too. I was most disappointed when it was revealed that I had been sent one of the more expensive creams and it was way out of my price range.
However, on a recent trip to TK Maxx in Sheffield,(not wanting or needing anything, but having to have a look around any way!) I discovered a pot of the cream that I had tested - at a way reduced price!
And whilst £16.99 is much more than I would like to pay, I decided to treat myself as it should have been £60.00. This pot incidentally is about a third of the size of the one that they sent me to test, so that was a fantastic freebie!