Thursday, 30 May 2013

Derma v10: The Review

I was given some Derma v10 products to review at the #FABB event in Leeds all those moons ago and have finally gotten around to review the products. Unlike some reviews based on the initial product I've made sure I have used them up fully so I can give an honest review.

I was pleasantly surprised with this range, the products cost a couple of quid and can be picked up from places like Home Bargains, Poundland and B&M. I don't regularly trawl around these places looking for bargains but more recently have done, and persuaded my mum to buy the Derma v10 anti wrinkle cream as she was looking for a new one to try out. 

I'll start with the body butter. Normally I find myself extremely sensitive to moisturisers so generally don't bother. Luckily the Soap & Glory body wash I use has one incorporated with it so I don't worry too much. I was really happy when this product didn't break me out or make me itch! It has a gorgeous strong fragrance which I absolutely loved. Pure indulgence! The body butter is really quite thick so you only need to use a small amount to get the desired effect and moisture needed. I found after one application it lasted a few days too which I'm quite impressed about. I think this night be a repurchase!

Secondly, the moisturiser. I'm hopeless when it comes to skincare products. I never know what to buy, what to use where, or how to take care of my skin. I'm not sure what to make of this cream, maybe because my skin is combination dry/oily and I struggle anyway, but I found it quite thick and left my skin feeling quite oily. It was moisturising though so might work well for those without oily skin. I won't be repurchasing this though, I'll still with my Clinique for the time being. 

Lastly, but by no means least, the hand and nail cream. Now it's anti-aging. I'm not quite sure if I need to use this yet but did anyway. The application was wonderful, soaked in smoothly without leaving my hands greasy, which is always a plus. I don't think I'll be buying this again though as I have a million hand creams on the go, and normally fall back to using Soap & Glory as my hands get extremely dry and cracked.

Overall, I was really happy to try these products. I would normally pick something up from a cheaper shop as I'd be weary of the contents but actually was really impressed. It does go to show that it's not the price that counts! 


  1. I've only really used the Body Butter so far and think it's fantastic! :)

  2. My firnd's mum is 50-something and has been using anti-aging creams since she was in her early twenties. She has not a wrinkle on her face! Same with my 60-something year old nan. It is only since she has had cancer that she has really started to show her age. Apparently the key to those creams actually being effective, is to start using them before you need to, rather than trying to hopelessly repair damage already done. Something to think about, although with hand cream I tend to think I already have weird hands anyway and probably wouldn't bother ;)

  3. Superdrug's own skin care range is really good. They do a face moisturiser that is oil free, and good for combi skin. It's a balancing one. Moisturises where you need it and mattifies where you're oily. It's really good.....and reasonably cheap. Also bunny friendly and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. :D