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Guerlain
Happylogy Eye Glowing Eye Care
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0.5 fl. oz. for $77
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:11.13.2014
Jar Packaging:False
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Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Issima Happylogy Eye Glowing Eye Care. There is nothing in this water-based serum that will make dark circles and puffiness “fade away,” but the mineral pigments will cast a soft glow that reflects light from shadowed areas. You can achieve the same thing from a concealer with a soft shimmer, such as those from Estee Lauder or Yves Saint Laurent.

Claims

From the first application, signs of fatigue are reduced; the eyes sparkle with that special radiant glow. Day after day, through the effects of its global action, Happylogy Eye makes first wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness fade away and at the same time restores elasticity to the skin. The eyes sparkle of youth.

Ingredients

Water, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Squalane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hexyldecanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Steareth-2, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Methylparaben, SD Alcohol 39-C, Chlorphenesin, Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Steareth-20, Tromethamine, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric/Succinic Triglyceride, Dipeptide-2, Potassium Sorbate, Plankton Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

Brand Overview

Guerlain At-A-Glance

Strengths: Lavish packaging (if that appeals to you); a good mascara; some excellent lipsticks.

Weaknesses: Very expensive; over-reliance on jar packaging; pervasive fragrance; overall mediocre to just plain bad skincare.

Guerlain's Paris pedigree, having evolved from a centuries-old fragrance house to a "lifestyle" line that prides itself on luxurious indulgences that promise to beautify (and perfume) almost every inch of you, still manages to hook plenty of unsuspecting women. Yet behind all of the enticing names and extraordinary claims lie some of the most unremarkable, overpriced skin-care products available. It may sound luxurious to find that gold is included in some of their formulations, unless you happen to know that when it's applied topically, gold is simply a potent allergen; there is no research showing it to have any effect on wrinkles or aging.

Guerlain's skin-care products contain a preponderance of ordinary cosmetic ingredients, with only a smattering of antioxidants, skin-identical ingredients, and anti-irritants, and most of these elegant ingredients are hindered by jar packaging. It's one thing to spend more than you need to on a skin-care routine, but at least if you decide to do so you should shop the overpriced lines that will reward you with far better formulations than what Guerlain offers. Guerlain is the very definition of style usurping substance. For example, there are dozens and dozens of moisturizers in this line that are at best described as mediocre and out of date, while the sunscreens have issues of their own, including low SPF ratings and potentially insufficient UVA protection due to smaller-than-usual amounts of avobenzone. And despite the specialty claims they make for each product grouping, repetitive formulations are the hallmark of the Guerlain line—too bad not a single moisturizer or serum formula comes close to beating the competition; more often than not they fail miserably.

Guerlain has been under the ownership of Sephora parent company Louis Vuitton-Moet-Hennessy since 1994, and is available in many Sephora boutiques.

For more information about Guerlain, visit www.guerlain.com.

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