Before anyone can say 'self deluded' I should point out that I do not think these anti-aging creams do anything to halt the effects of time! However I do like a nice face cream and if nothing else they do make you feel pampered! I did this drawing as something else I feel grateful for - not these specifically but I have very dry skin and I'm glad we have a nicer choice now than when I was growing up in the seventies. I remember Pond's cold cream was popular then and my mother used to use Oil of Ulay all the time, now called Oil of Olay. She also used Nivea cream in a tin with a little foil top
and Atrixo hand cream (also in a tin!) and that didn't change much over the years.
Lancome Hydra Zen used to be my favourite cream but I alternate different creams and by the time I had got around to buying some more, the packaging and fragrance had changed! I still had my old pot, empty in the back of the cupboard where I had been meaning to draw it, so while I had a couple of more empty pots, now was a good time to draw them. I find packaging interesting - I wonder why companies decide to change it so often? My old Hydra Zen (left, back row) was in a lovely glass container, the new one in a cheap looking plastic. I would have thought glass was more successfully recycled.
HB, B and 4B pencil