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Bliss

The Youth As We Know It Night Cream

1.70 fl. oz. for $ 79.00
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Although this night cream for dry skin is formulated with some truly wonderful beneficial emollients, antioxidants, and skin-repairing ingredients, it also contains a lot of fragrance and other irritating ingredients (though to a lesser degree) that negate the positive effects of the formula.

The real problem is the jar packaging, which will cause the beneficial ingredients that are sensitive to light and air to degrade every time you take the lid off (see More Info for details).

Had this product been better formulated and in stable packaging, we would have recommended it due to its moisturizing, creamy texture and silky feel.

Two more thoughts: The only difference between a day cream and a night cream is that the one you use in the morning should contain sunscreen. Aside from sunscreen, skin needs the same skin-repairing, collagen-building ingredients all day and night. Skin cannot tell time. It doesn’t go into a special repair mode at night that products like this can step in and assist.

Pros:

  • Moisturizing, silky cream texture.
  • Contains some very good antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.

Cons:

  • Packaged in a jar (see More Info).
  • Contains potential irritants, including too much fragrance.

More Info:

The fact that a product is 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.)

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Theres a reason they call it beauty sleep: during the night, your skin puts all its energy into repair and rejuvenation. Make the most of that skin-fixing session with this potent PM potion. Not only does it deliver all the age-battling benefits of The Youth As We Know It Moisture Cream, its made with twice the active wrinkle fighting power and half the weight. Its feather-light texture sinks deep into skin to pack a serious age-defying punchso get ready to wake up with the skin of your dreams.

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate/Carrot Polypeptide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-8, Sorbitan Tristearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maris Aqua/ Sea Water, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Ceramide 2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Urea, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract/Saccharum Officinarum, Biotin, Polyquaternium-51, Trehalose, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Triacetin, Limonene, Linalool

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 Blisss iconic white with splashes of color packaging.

Blisss 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 Blisss offerings you just have to know where to look.

For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.

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