The Youth As We Know It Eye Cream
The Youth As We Know It Eye Cream has an insulting price when you consider that jar packaging will allow the potency of the light- and air-sensitive ingredients to degrade in this silky-textured, slightly emollient moisturizer for normal to dry skin. Blisslabs claims they’ve taken the 10 most important ingredients they’ve found for eye-area skin and packed them into one formula. There are several issues with this claim, how did they accumulate that information, where are the comparative studies? It turns out none exist, so Blisslabs just made this up. However, several of what I suspect are the “wow”-eliciting ingredients are listed after the preservative meaning they are minimally present, and the others are commonly used throughout the industry, often in products that cost a lot less than this one.
True to 'formula', we've taken the ten most important ingredients we've found for eyes and packed them into one WOW!-eliciting wonder cream. So, unless you have some sort of sentimental attachment to stuff like dark circles, crow's feet, undereye pillows, saggy eyebrow arches and, uh, being called ma'am, we suggest you snap up this reparative periorbital powerhouse pronto.
The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.
Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Bliss's iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Bliss's biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Bliss's offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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