Tested on animals:Yes
This day cream is not appropriate for daytime use because it doesn’t provide sun protection, which is the main difference separating a daytime moisturizer from a nighttime formula. Otherwise, this is a truly disappointing formula given its cost. It will take good care of dry skin, but the most intriguing anti-aging ingredients are listed after the fragrance, which is on the potent side. See the Appendix to find out why daily use of highly fragrant products like this isn’t a great idea for your skin.
The other issue this day cream brings to the table is jar packaging. This type of packaging won’t keep the plant ingredients (which have antioxidant benefit) it contains stable and effective once opened—not what you want if you’re going to spend $100+ on a facial moisturizer. Overall, this is a classic example of expensive skin care not being the better option! See More Info to learn why jar packaging is a problem for anti-aging products.
Your skin not only deserves better than this but so does your budget.
- Emollient formula moisturizes dry skin.
- Overly fragranced, and fragrance isn’t skin care.
- Overpriced for what you get.
- Jar packaging won't keep key ingredients stable once opened.
Irritation From Fragrance and Fragrant Oils
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).
The fact that it’s packaged in a jar means the beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once it is opened. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients (Sources: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, September 2007, pages 818-829; Ageing Research Reviews, December 2007, pages 271-288; Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 314-321; International Journal of Pharmaceutics, June 12, 2005, pages 197-203; Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, January 2002, pages 1-32; International Society for Horticultural Science, www.actahort.org/members/showpdf?booknrarnr=778_5; Beautypackaging.com, and www.beautypackaging.com/articles/2007/03/airless-packaging.php).