This fragranced, artificially colored gel-like moisturizer lists alcohol as its second ingredient, which makes it a problem for all skin types. Alcohol isn’t the least bit hydrating and because it generates free-radical damage it works against the anti-aging ingredients this lightweight moisturizer contains. See More Info for further details on the problems that alcohol causes.
Given the amount of alcohol and the overall lack of beneficial ingredients, Aquasource Nuit High Density Hydrating Jelly is not recommended. In addition to the alcohol, it contains numerous fragrance ingredients, which may please your nose, but won’t make your skin happy because whether the fragrance is natural or synthetic it causes irritation. Plus, this moisturizer is an all-around poor choice even for slightly dry or oily skin.
Note: You can ignore the claims of this being enriched with thermal plankton water, etc., etc. That sounds natural and spa-like, but water is water (skin can’t really tell the difference) and considering the missteps this product makes, the called-out extras are not worth getting excited about.
One more point, Biotherm’s claims and advertised ingredients would lead you to believe their products are all about natural formulations, and that is absolutely not the case. These products are steeped in synthetics, some that are great for skin, but also some that are definitely problematic.
- Formula lists alcohol as the second ingredient, and alcohol in skin care is pro-aging.
- Contains fragrance ingredients known to cause irritation.
Alcohol in Skin-Care Products:
Alcohol in skin-care products causes dryness and free-radical damage, and impairs the skin’s ability to heal. The irritation it causes damages healthy collagen production and can stimulate oil production at the base of the pore, making oily skin worse (Sources: “Skin Care—From the Inside Out and Outside In,”Tufts Daily, April 1, 2002; eMedicine Journal, May 8, 2002, volume 3, number 5, www.emedicine.com; Cutis, February 2001, pages 25–27; Contact Dermatitis, January 1996, pages 12–16; and http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-4/277-284.htm).
Fragrance in Skin-Care Products:
Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes chronic irritation that can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin’s ability to heal. Fragrance-free is the best way to go for all skin types. If fragrance in your skin-care products is important to you, it should be a very low amount to minimize the risk to your skin (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).