Our beauty correspondent Rachel Gilbey reviews Elizabeth Grant – Hydra Cell Active Day and Night Face Cream

While this particular product is a little hard to come by in the UK, if you can get your hands on it, it’s worth the chase. Elizabeth Grant has an amazing story, when in 1948 she found a natural substance that was being used for treatment on war wounds- ideal for Elizabeth who suffered with damaged skin during the Second World War. Ten years later, in 1958, Elizabeth started her own business where she could share her cream and her special ingredient Torricelumn with others.

Torricelumn™- Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s superior moisturizing compound, clinically tested to boost hydration levels and plump the appearance of the skin making it look firmer and smoother.

Reading Elizabeth’s story made me really excited to try this product and see the results of using the cream. Firstly I like the fact that the Hydra Cell Active Day and Night Face Cream is a two in one cream. I often struggle to find two separate creams that work well together to use in the morning and evening, so knowing that it’s all in one pot is great! The cream (100ml) comes packaged in a lovely blue tinted pot with gold lid however it’s a little bit on the chunky side which means it is slightly too big to fit in my cosmetics bag – not necessarily a bad thing though as I would be primarily be using this cream at home.

The cream has a pleasant fragrance and is a rich snow white in colour. When applying the product, I noticed that a little goes a long way. You really don’t need a lot as you can work it across your face easily. I did find that the cream takes a little longer to soak into my skin which just meant I had to wait an extra minute or two to start my makeup – not a big problem though.

This product was incredibly nourishing and hydrating. The formula assisted in keeping my skin balanced, increasing the firmness of my skin and overall making it look and feel a lot healthier. I recommend this product for everyday use, it’s likely to last you a very long time and keep your skin glowing throughout the cooler months.