This overpriced moisturizer is an exceptionally rich option that would be a boon for very dry skin if not for the inclusion of several irritating fragrant oils. Several of the plant oils this contains are non-fragrant and offer dry skin a wonderful complement of essential fatty acids to help it look and feel considerably better. Unfortunately, adding rosewood, orange, tangerine, bergamot, and other oils to this mix is sort of like sneezing on a birthday cake. It may still look pretty, but who would want a piece?
New serum formula that is saturated with over 95% active ingredients and natural extracts provides a luxurious and smooth texture to visibly improve the condition of skin by working throughout the night during the sleep cycle.
Squalane, C13-15 Alkane, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linseed Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Bisabolol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Plumeria Alba Flower Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Auantium (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Lecithin, Acetylated Hydrogenated Vegetable Glyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol
Frenchman Francois Nars has been painting the faces of New York's top models since arriving in the United States in 1984. Their images and his handiwork have been seen on the covers of countless fashion magazines, most notably Vogue and Elle. As the story often goes for the talented makeup artists who have become celebrities in their own right, Nars became frustrated with the state of available makeup and, surprise, another cosmetic line was born.
Beginning (as Bobbi Brown did) by launching a small collection of lipsticks in 1994, the clamor for the colors was incredible, and demand for more NARS products from the artist grew. Shortly thereafter an entire product line followed, gaining women's attention with sleek, tactile-enhanced packaging and risqué shade names.
As an overview, NARS makeup has many strengths, but just as many weaknesses. It reaches its zenith with blushes, foundation shades, brushes, and lipsticks, but falters when it comes to pencils, and mascaras. Still, the best of NARS are really spectacular, and include expanded color palettes.
Although much can be said about the makeup side of this cosmetics line, there is very little, if anything, to be said about the skin-care products other than "Why bother?" or better yet, "What were they thinking?" Most of the cleansers are drying, the toners are dated formulations of alcohol and other irritants, and the moisturizers are mundane, poorly conceived and dated formulations. A little grape juice and fennel won't save a mix of alcohol, film-forming agent, and waxes, especially not at these inflated prices. And sunscreen? Completely absent; it's not even discussed. The assembly of products is attractively presented at NARS counters, but don't be fooled!
For more information about NARS, owned by Shiseido, call (888) 788-6277 or visit www.narscosmetics.com.