Flawless Skin Repair Eye Creme contains fragrant rose flower water as its third ingredient, so right away this is a poor choice to use around the eyes. This contains some other fragrant plant extracts along with several antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients. With some minor tweaks, this could be an excellent eye cream, even though (and this may surprise you) an eye cream like this really isn't a necessity.
Here’s why: Although there is much you can do to improve the skin around your eyes, the ingredients capable of doing that don’t need to come from, and often aren’t even included in, an eye cream. For example, most eye creams (such as this one) don’t contain sunscreen and that would be serious problem because it leaves the skin around the eyes vulnerable to sun damage which will make dark circles and wrinkling worse!
Moreover, the rose water and a few other problematic ingredients in this eye cream can cause irritation that hurts skin’s healing process and ability to produce healthy collagen.
You can save money and take superior care of your eye area by using your face product if it is well formulated and appropriate for the skin type around your eyes!
This advanced anti-aging hydrating eye crème with time-released ingredients helps leave the eye area smoother, firmer and intensely hydrated.
Water, Sea Water, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Glycerine, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Trehalose, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Hydrogenated Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Dimethicone, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Oleic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Diisostearate/Hydrogenated Rosinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arginine, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Dicocoylethylenediamine PEG-15 Sulfate, Carbomer, Sphingolipids, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Citric Acid, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Disodium EDTA, Lactobacillus/Bean Seed Extract/Sodium Glutamate Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Polyquaternium-61, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Retinyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Caffeine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Yeast Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract, Polygonum Tinctorium Leaf/Stem Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Oligopeptide-6, Hexapeptide-3
Laura Mercier At-A-Glance
Strengths: Many fragrance-free products; top-notch water-soluble cleansers; some extraordinary foundation and powder products; great powder blush, cream blush, and powder eyeshadows; a couple impressive mascaras; mostly great shimmer products; praiseworthy makeup brushes.
Weaknesses: Expensive; some of the products with sunscreen lack sufficient UVA-protecting ingredients; jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas.
Mercier did a reasonably good job of crafting a skin-care line to complement her formidable collection of makeup (color is definitely Mercier's strong suit). From her above-average cleansers to some intriguing serums, it is clear that the skin care wasn't just an afterthought. Mercier is the only independent makeup artistry line we know of whose skin-care products actually have an impressive array of state-of-the-art ingredients. Of course, not everything is a slam-dunk, but following the reviews below will lead you to some wonderful products, assuming the higher-than-normal prices don't offset your decision to shop this line for your skin-care needs. And it's nice that the line has toned down its claims about emu oil, because it was never that miraculous to begin with - it's just one of many emollient oils that can help dry skin look and feel better.
For more information about Laura Mercier, call (888) 637-2437 or visit www.lauramercier.com.
Laura Mercier Makeup
What sets Mercier's well-organized makeup line apart from the rest is her trademark "flawless face." Mercier believes that perfecting the complexion is the most important step to makeup application, and her line presents some incredible options for doing just that. An added plus is that Mercier's counter staff really have their act together when it comes to makeup application know-how, while the sales pressure is low key. We wish the tester units were more spacious and efficiently labeled, but this isn't an overwhelming line to navigate.
Most of Mercier's foundations are in many ways a step above the rest. Although none of the main foundations offer sun protection, there are formidable options for all skin types, and the pigmentation in each is rich, so a little goes a long way. Other areas where Laura Mercier's makeup really excels are the loose powders, cream blush, mascara, brushes, and shimmer products. It is all too easy and very tempting to put together an entire makeup wardrobe from the Mercier selection, but keep in mind that there are a fair number of standard to lackluster products that simply aren't worth the expense, despite Mercier's considerable makeup artistry expertise.
Mercier's handiwork routinely graces the covers of major fashion magazines, and for the most part her work speaks for itself and epitomizes this line's Flawless Face philosophy. Mercier herself regularly makes special appearances at her counters, and my guess is that sitting in her chair would be an experience to remember!
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