Natura Bisse Inhibit-Tensolift

It's not cheap but this product gets a big thumbs up from Annalisa Barbieri - all except the pump ac

Price: £460
Launched: Autumn 2006
Tested: throughout 2007 and 2008

Stockists: Space NK, www.spacenk.com, tel: 0208 740 208

If you read through this website long enough, you’ll see it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Natura Bissé. I love that it never advertises and, to be frank, most people have never heard of it. This was one of the first ‘wrinkle reducers’ I ever tried and because of this I had no idea how good it was. I had no idea of the price either; I knew NB wasn’t cheap, but I think if I’d have known the price I would have stopped myself getting so addicted to it.

Out of all the wrinkle reducers I’ve ever tried it’s by far the best (as, you’d argue, it should be for the price but you’d be surprised at how often price doesn’t mean satisfying results). Because you need such a tiny amount - you dab it on each line – this can easily last a year, in which case it works out at just over £1 a day (can you see how I’m trying to make this better?).

I do however have one major gripe with the product. It comes in a pump action bottle and toward the end (but when a good 10per cent of the cream is left) it becomes very difficult to get the product out of the container by using the pump alone, you have to unscrew the top and dab it on that way. This, for the price, is pretty crap going. That said, it’s important to note that the few lines I have were completely kept in check by this product, when I stopped using it they became more pronounced. And thus the addiction continues…

Annalisa Barbieri was in fashion PR for five years before going to the Observer to be fashion assistant. She has worked for the Evening Standard and the Times and was one of the fashion editors on the Independent on Sunday for five years, where she wrote the Dear Annie column. She was fishing correspondent of the Independent from 1997-2004.
David Cameron addresses pupils at an assembly during a visit to Corby Technical School on September 2, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images.
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Can Cameron maintain his refugee stance as he comes under attack from all sides?

Tory MPs, the Sun, Labour and a growing section of the public are calling on the PM to end his refusal to take "more and more". 

The disparity between the traumatic images of drowned Syrian children and David Cameron's compassionless response ("I don't think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees") has triggered a political backlash. A petition calling for greater action (the UK has to date accepted around 5,000) has passed the 100,000 threshold required for the government to consider a debate after tens of thousands signed this morning. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has tweeted: "This is not an immigration issue, it's a humanitarian one, and the human response must be to help. If we don't, what does that make us?" Tory MPs such as Nicola Blackwood, David Burrowes, Jeremy Lefroy and Johnny Mercer have similarly appealed to Cameron to reverse his stance.

Today's Sun declares that the UK has "a proud record of taking in desperate people and we should not flinch from it now if it is beyond doubt that they have fled for their lives." Meanwhile, the Washington Post has published a derisive piece headlined "Britain takes in so few refugees from Syria they would fit on a subway train". Labour has called on Cameron to convene a meeting of Cobra to discuss the crisis and to request an emergency EU summit. Yvette Cooper, who led the way with a speech on Monday outlining how the UK could accept 10,000 refugees, is organising a meeting of councils, charities and faith groups to discuss Britain's response. Public opinion, which can turn remarkably quickly in response to harrowing images, is likely to have grown more sympathetic to the Syrians' plight. Indeed, a survey in March found that those who supported accepting refugees fleeing persecution outnumbered opponents by 47-24 per cent. 

The political question is whether this cumulative pressure will force Cameron to change his stance. He may not agree to match Cooper's demand of 10,000 (though Germany is poised to accept 800,000) but an increasing number at Westminster believe that he cannot remain impassive. Surely Cameron, who will not stand for election again, will not want this stain on his premiership? The UK's obstinacy is further antagonising Angela Merkel on whom his hopes of a successful EU renegotiation rest. If nothing else, Cameron should remember one of the laws of politics: the earlier a climbdown, the less painful it is. 

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.