Shoppers have hailed PRAI and M&S’ new beauty collection for menopausal and perimenopausal women a ‘game-changer’ – with some claiming they’ve seen improvements in just one week.
PRAI Beauty and the High Street favourite have co-created a five-product line up called ‘MenoGlow,’ which starts at £20, in a bid to actively break down the taboos surrounding menopause and encourage women to talk.
And mature beauty fans across the nation are going wild for the range – which is designed to be hydrating, cooling, nourishing and repairing – with one even saying ‘my skin looks better after a week’s use’.
‘I would highly recommend to any menopausal women who have had problems with their skin,’ wrote another, while a third called it: ‘Beautifully luxurious. This one delivers on every level.’
Sigret, pictured left (before) and right (after) one week of using the Super Hydrating Sleep Creme) says: ‘It has been my skin saver, just a little goes a long way, I love it! When everything is going weird with your body due to menopause it’s comforting to have a rescue for your skin so you can show your face and not have to hide behind make-up’
Taking to the comments section online, one person panned: ‘This will be a game changer,’ while another commented: ‘Excellent. Very cooling and great for the menopause’ (pictured)
Princes start from £20 for the MenoGlo Gentle Rebalancing Crème Cleanser and range up to £30 for the Ultra Rejuvenating Sleep Mask. Pictured, the five-product range
The hero in the collection is the Hot Flush Cool Fix Serum, £28, with others including the Collagen Boosting Cremegel Moisturiser, £25; Super Hydrating Sleep Crème, £28; Ultra Rejuvenating Sleep Mask, £30 and Gentle Rebalancing Crème Cleanser, £20.
According to the online description: ‘The products are powered by a unique M Complex; a potent blend of Cloudberry Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica and Syn-Coll – along with other key active ingredients in each product that hydrate skin and help to bring back glow.’
The range, which was launched earlier this month and is available to buy in store and online, claims to directly address the changes women will see to their skin – including huge loss of collagen – up to 30% in the first five years after menopause – extreme dryness, hot flushes and night sweats – among many others.
And it seems that many who have put the product to the test agree – with some even sharing impressive before and after photos to show the differences in their skin.
Christine pictured before (left) and right (after) using the hot fix cooling serum for four weeks. She says: ‘My overall opinion of this product was that it improved my skin wonderfully! I loved the cooling sensation and how my skin transformed!’
Christine S. Pictured left, before and right, after applying the Hot Flush Cool Fix Serum (hero product). Taken four weeks apart
Sigret, who tested the Super Hydrating Sleep Creme, said before applying the product: ‘My skin was beautiful before the menopause happened and then it got all dry and full of tiny pimples and redness , it was also itchy.’
However, after applying the product and noticing a difference after just one week, she commented: ‘After the first night of using the cream I saw skin was calmer and moisturised and no redness – it also felt so soft. It has been my skin saver, just a little goes a long way, I love it!
‘When everything is going weird with your body due to menopause it’s comforting to have a rescue for your skin so you can show your face and not have to hide behind makeup.’
Elsewhere, another branded it ‘brilliant’ and continued: ‘This works. I often get a flush face and it doesn’t take it away completely but it cools it down and takes some of the redness down, please make a handbag size.’
One person branded the range ‘brilliant’ and continued: ‘This works. I often get a flush face and it doesn’t take it away completely but it cools it down and takes some of the redness down, please make a handbag size’ (pictured)
Another added: ‘Having many years and much wasted money trying to find products to suit my over sensitive menopausal skin, I decided to try these. I cannot fault the range in any way,’ while a further commented:
‘This has been a game changer for me. This range is superb. My skin is improved, hydrated, feeling back to how it used to be.
Others responded to social adverts and commented: ‘I so need this in my life,’ while a second penned: ‘I was dubious when I saw this but the serum is the best stuff ever.’
A third admitted: ‘Even my husband commented that my skin looked better.’
Angelique, pictured left, before trying the Super Hydrating Sleep Creme, and right (after) applying for four weeks, says: ‘I wish they would’ve given more so I could have put more on my skin. I had to ration it!’
Annie Toker, MD of PRAI Beauty said: ‘As a pro-ageing, targeted skincare brand for women 40+, we’re very excited to be launching into a new but very relevant category for our customers. The response so far has been exceptional!
Perimenopause and menopause is when women will experience the biggest difference in their complexions, due to hormonal imbalances and a dip in oestrogen levels.
We’ve conducted a huge amount of customer research with PRAI Beauty and M&S customers and women referred to it as ‘ageing overnight’.
We set about not only to create a full collection of products to help improve skin in menopause, but also to be leaders in opening up the discussion around menopause in a more positive light, through the lens of skincare.’
Menopausal women praised the products, with one writing: ‘So need this in my life’ (pictured)