Sunday 29 July 2018

NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion reviews

Hey guys! Skin can be funny, can’t it? Some are lucky to not suffer with many issues, others can be struck down with dry skin, wrinkles, acne, oily skin, dark spots, and so on. Yes, there are lots of products on the market to combat different issues, but wouldn’t it be handier if there were more products that just dealt with most in one hit? Some hard-working skincare. Well, if that is what you’re after, today’s products may be of interest to you.

NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion and Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream
NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion and Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream

Today I’ll be reviewing two products by NAVI by Doris Wagner; the Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion. I'll go into a brief description of both products below, but then will split the review in half and review them individually. I will also go into more detail regarding the ingredients in the separate halves. I'll also discuss things about the pair of products together at the end of the post, as well as things such as the packaging and where to purchase.

The NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream comes packed with 8 plant extracts and is designed to hydrate the skin, refine skin texture, prevent acne and lighten the skin tone whilst you sleep. It is a gel-cream formula that works gradually, and best results come after around 3 weeks of use. 

The NAVI Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion is a cream that is designed to reduce the visibility of pores, hydrate the skin, mattify the skin, prevent acne, improve skin texture and lighten the skin tone. It can be used as often as you like throughout the day to keep the skin looking refined.

NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream

NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream
NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream

The NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream contains a wide array of ingredients that help the skin in a variety of ways. It contains:
  • A unique ingredient, Hydractin, made up of Iceland Moss, Peat and Fern Root to rehydrate and protect the skin, making it rejuvenated by roughly 20 years in 4 weeks (firmness, elasticity and roughness)
  • Yeast Extract, full of proteins, sugars and amino-acids to reduce dark spots and to also hydrate
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract to tone and brighten, but it also boosts collagen production and combats free radicals, making the skin firmer and more elastic with less wrinkles
  • Avocado Oil, which contains Vitamin E and fatty acids that works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, meaning it is good for acne-prone skin
  • Cucumber Extract to moisturise, improve skin renewal and to provide a fresh glow
  • Fucus Vesiculosus, a seaweed, to calm skin irritations and for anti-ageing
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, extracted from liquorice, to improve dry and damaged skin as well as to act as an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant
  • Hyaluronic Acid for moisture and to retain water
  • Mannitol to act as a skin conditioner and humectant
  • Caffeine to stimulate blood circulation, reduce hypodermic fat tissue and to help boost the properties of other active ingredients
  • A calming fragrance inspired by aromatherapy to promote better sleep
  • Citric Acid to promote cell renewal
Phew! That's a lot! 

NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream ingredients
NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream ingredients

It comes packaged in a bright orange and pink screw cap jar that holds 50ml of product (more discussion on the packaging towards the end of the post). The cream is a pale green-blue in colour which instantly makes you think "fresh" and hydrating. It even has a very fresh yet relaxing scent which adds to the effect.

Application and Results:

After cleansing and toning, apply the cream to the face before sleeping. You can also use extra for an overnight mask if you wish too.

You don’t need too much to cover your face, but it can be easy to use far more than you need if you dip your fingers in the jar. I would recommend using something like a spatula or a cotton swab to get the cream from the jar as not only does that mean that you use just the right amount, but it also prevents contaminating the cream with bacteria from your fingers. 

NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream
NAVI by Doris Wagner Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream

It sinks in fairly easily overall, but it does leave my skin feeling a little greasy upon application. This isn’t really an issue if you’re just going to sleep anyway though. Upon awakening the skin isn’t as greasy anymore and instead it looks and feels hydrated and more glowing. 

After just under 3 weeks of daily use, I've noticed my skin looking more even, hydrated and balanced. It has also helped to reduce any redness/post-blemish marks and to keep any blemishes more under control, so there are fewer and the ones that do come are less irritated and heal faster.

Using this cream at night has not affected my oily skin in the daytime, meaning that it hasn't made it worse but hasn't overly mattified the skin either (however, the next product I shall be talking about helps more in this area, so read on if this is a concern of yours). 

Overall, this cream has been helping me to wake up with brighter, firmer, hydrated skin that shows less signs of blemishes and dark spots. Dry areas have been healed, over oily areas become less oily and spots less severe. Definitely a hard-worker that covers so many issues in just one cream, making it very ideal for those who also have a range of skin problems and don't want their skincare routine to be 1000 steps long!

Product Rating: 8/10

NAVI Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion 

NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion
NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion

Just like the Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream, the NAVI Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion comes packed with ingredients to benefit the skin. It contains some of the same ingredients as the Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream, but I'll repeat their benefits here to save scrolling back up. It contains:
  • A unique ingredient, Hydractin, made up of Iceland Moss, Peat and Fern Root to rehydrate and protect the skin, making it rejuvenated by roughly 20 years in 4 weeks (firmness, elasticity and roughness)
  • PoreReductyl, an ingredient made from the Fomes Officinals, a very rare mushroom found on larch trees. It can be found in the colder areas of the northern hemisphere, and to protect itself from the cold it is able to reduce the size of its pores. This ingredient creates the same effect on your skin
  • PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil as an anti-inflammatory and also a good moisturiser for dry skin. Works on acne prone-skin, helps to fade blemishes, reduce pigmentation and to soothe drier areas
  • Urea, which makes up 7% of our Natural Moisturising Factor, acts as a humectant that helps to hydrate the skin, boost the ability to retain water and add a more youthful, luminous glow
  • Colostrum, which a lot of you may know as the first milk that is produced after having a baby that is really good for babies to help them get the most nutrients. The colostrum here is bovine colostrum, hailed as the new holy grail of anti-ageing. It helps to make the skin heal quicker, look smoother and firmer and also helps to boost cell renewal
  • Glycerin, a humectant to maintain the water levels of the skin. Also helps to heal wounds and leaves the skin looking supple and soft
Again, quite a lot going on!

NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion ingredients
NAVI by Doris Wagner Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion ingredients

It comes packaged in a rectangular, bright orange plastic bottle with a pump dispenser and plastic pink cap. It comes in two sizes; 30ml and 100ml.

The cream itself is a beige/off-white colour and has a texture that I find a bit harder to describe. It's not a thick cream, it's not really a gel, it's not watery. It is very light and has kind of a slightly bubbly, fluffy texture to it. If this makes no sense, then I apologise. It's an interesting one to try to describe. It also has a lovely and relaxing scent of cherryblossom, but it is quite a strong smell. It’s a nice smell, but for a facial cream it is a heavier scent than you may be used to. It is about as heavy as a perfumed body lotion. 

Application and Results:

NAVI suggests using this as the last step after your moisturiser, and as often as you want throughout the day. 2-3 pumps should be enough (2 is fine for me), and you gently massage it over the face.

Whilst the Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream may make the skin feel a bit greasy, I find that the Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion helps to mattify it again. The mattifying aspect means that it’s a good product for use on oily skin with daytime wear, but I also use it at night time along with the Hydro-Night Cream.

This emulsion really melts into the skin, which is lovely. As it does, it mattifies the skin into a soft-matte sort of finish. It isn't a dry matte, so the skin looks smooth, soft and balanced rather than over-dried out. 

Pores are noticeably smaller after use as well, and this effect can be topped up with each use throughout the day. The longer that you use the product, the longer the effect lasts too, so if you wear makeup during the day and aren't able to keep applying a cream, then you'll still notice something for sure. 

It isn't as moisturising as some other products, but it also doesn't claim to be. That doesn't mean that it isn't suitable for dry skin, but it's definitely something to use alongside another product for extra skincare benefits. I do think that this is more worthwhile for those with oily, blemish prone skin though as people with these issues will reap more of the benefits than those with normal or drier skin. Shrinking the appearance of pores, a mattifying effect and blemishes healing faster is a great combo for oily, blemish prone skin.

Whilst the colostrum was a bit of an eyebrow raising ingredient and will maybe make some of you pull back somewhat, I highly recommend giving it a go. I've been seeing great results with this cream and the pair as a duo too (which I'll discuss more in a moment), and I think that it has some more unique stuff going on. Just like the Night Cream, this is a hard-working product, and it's great for those who need something a little extra to snap their skin into gear. Definitely worth adding that  one extra step into your skincare routine rather than adding a dozen serums to fix different issues instead.

Product Rating: 9/10

So let's have a quick chat about the products as a pair. 

I've been using these nightly for the last 2-3 weeks and I've been getting some great results. My pores have been less visible, my skin has been more comfortable and blemishes heal a lot quicker. They work really well together as well and the smells are very beautiful and relaxing before bed. 

I love the style of packaging for the range! I love super colourful stuff, so these fit right into my style. They are made of thick plastic, not glass, so they're not too heavy to hold. The only issue I have with the packaging with either product is that the lid for the Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion fits a little loosely so it can fall off easily. I’m not sure if that’s a universal issue or just a problem with mine, but I’ve had no packaging issues otherwise. 

If you are still on the hunt for your perfect skincare heroes, these are well worth checking out. They are great for such a wide range of skin types with an array of issues. 

You can purchase the NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion from Amazon or Wagner Cosmetics.

What are your thoughts on the NAVI Revitalising Hydro-Night Cream and Pore-Refining Hydro-Emulsion? What are your favourite skincare heroes?
Let me know in the comments below!

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*These products were sent to me to sample as review considerations. However, this hasn't in any way affected my review with all thoughts and feelings about the products and company being 100% my own.

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