We have no words to describe how disturbing this product is! OK, we do have several words. Not only are the claims improbable given what it contains, but the formula is shockingly poor, bordering on egregiously bad.
Basically, you're getting water, alcohol, cornstarch, and preservatives, with a minute amount of vitamins and beneficial ingredients. Aside from the fact that alcohol causes dryness, free-radical damage (think pro-aging, not anti-aging), and irritation, and that cornstarch is drying and doesn't soften skin, you also are getting a strong hit of irritation from a menthol derivative called menthyl ethylamido oxalate, which, according to the manufacturer, is 82% stronger than menthol. We haven't seen a worse-formulated product in a very long time.
A stronger-than-normal version of menthol along with alcohol may make the skin feel fresh for a small period of time, but the irritation it leaves behind will last much longer, and is a serious problem for skin.
Why do companies even create products like this?! Primarily, we believe, because research has shown that women like a fresh sensation on their skin, and that these ingredients don't burn the skin. Not burning is hardly a skin benefit. A lack of beneficial ingredients is one thing, and the amount of problematic ingredients always worries us, but in this case, pandering to a woman's psychological need without offering beneficial ingredients (and, preferably, none of the bad stuff) is a triple hit you shouldn't ignore.
- Can be drying and irritating.
- The amount of alcohol can cause free-radical damage.
- Contains a super-potent form of the known skin irritant menthol.
- Contains more preservative than beneficial ingredients, which are in short supply.
- A waste of time for anyone's makeup routine given the long-term potential downside.