Despite a luxurious texture suitable for dry to very dry skin (of any age, so ignore the “mature” positioning), the state-of-the-art ingredients that can have a “rescue” effect on skin are not present in amounts that justify this product’s price or claims. With the exception of a very good skin-identical substance called glycosaminoglycans, the majority of this moisturizer formula is just water, glycerin, and lots of thickeners. When a product contains only one standout ingredient, it cheats your skin, because your skin needs a cocktail of great ingredients (antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, more skin-identical ingredients) to function as healthy and as young as possible. The clover flower extract is potentially irritating, so it is disheartening to see it listed before several of the beneficial ingredients. This contains fragrance chemicals that can be problematic for skin.
Mature skin undergoes an intense, energy-enhancing renaissance with Nighttime Skin-Rescue Creme. At the heart of this formula is creatine, a natural amino acid that works to restart skin's vital functions overnight, when it is most receptive. This action is complemented by a powerful and nourishing concentrate that helps skin become denser, intensely moisturized and revitalized.
Water, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Sucrose Polysoyate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Dimethiconol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycosaminoglycans, Polymethylsilesquioxane, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Creatine, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycolipids, Lecithin, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Isohexadecane, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Edta, Sclerotium Gum, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
If you're not a Canadian cosmetics consumer you likely have no idea who Lise Watier is. We had no idea, either, despite having seen their products in drugstores and select department stores throughout Canada. Reader interest in this cosmetics line (only the skin care is reviewed on Beautypedia; the brand sells makeup, too) is what prompted us to finally stop and pay attention. Regrettably, this isn't a garden of roses; Lise Watier is a rather dull line with few positives and definitely nothing novel or exciting. In fact, this line's shortcomings are glaringly apparent.
The name and personality behind the line, Lise Watier, is definitely the most interesting facet of these products. Watier began her career in the 1960s by hosting Canadian television shows aimed at women. As she became more popular and recognized for her outspoken nature (and some would say feminist viewpoint), women started writing to her for advice on a wide variety of topics. Her desire to help women find their uniqueness led to her opening a namesake institute that offered women lessons on personal growth … and makeup. It was pop psychology mixed with pops of color. Now that's a unique way to begin a cosmetics line!
Without question, personal growth and personal appearance are linked together by self-esteem, and Watier enhanced this with personal style and makeup application. Given the success of her institute, it wasn't long before Watier launched her own makeup products, along with a message that coincided with the times, and that still resonates today—beauty without rules or limitations. Watier's Montreal-based business continues to thrive in Canada, and the line has expanded beyond color to offer a range of skin-care and fragrance products.
If you're looking to support Watier and her "movement," she offers some viable skin-care products, including some good cleansers, sunscreens, and moisturizers. What's troublesome is twofold: First, the claims for many of the products make false promises that relate more to fantasy than to personal growth (it's one thing to encourage self-confidence in a woman; it's another to send her down a rose garden path that's lined with bogus information and deceptive twists and turns). Second, there are also several omissions that make is impossible to assemble a complete skin-care routine. For example, you won't find gentle exfoliants, there are no products to lighten skin discolorations, and if you're dealing with acne or you need soothing products for rosacea, you're out of luck.
For more information about Lise Watier, call 1-800-665-4531 or visit www.lisewatier.com. Note: All prices for Lise Watier products are in Canadian dollars.