61% would repurchase
on 3/3/2018 6:15:00 PM
More reviews by autumn95
This is a very light sunscreen. I will not repurchase due to the Homosalate 10% and AVOBENZONE. I knew it contained ECAMSULE (MEXORYL® SX) but was hoping the formula had a high percentage. This is worth trying for those that can do well with chemical sunscreen. I am ok with chemicals - Mexoryl, oxtinate (La Roche Posay spf 30 - Cdn version - reviewed) but many leave me with a rashy/blotchy complexion.Available in Shoppers Drug Mart, Beauty Boutique (online) and biotherm.ca. $39.00 cdn for 40 ml bottle.I emailed customer service for ingredients on Nov 22, 2017 and received a response on Feb 2, 2018.*********************In response to your inquiry, here the list that you had requested:ACTIVE INGREDIENTS ACTIFS (W/W) HOMOSALATE 10%OXYBENZONE 6%OCTISALATE 5%OCTOCRYLENE 5%AVOBENZONE 3%ECAMSULE (MEXORYL® SX) 2%OTHER/AUTRES INGREDIENTS: AQUACYCLOPENTASILOXANEALCOHOL DENAT.CYCLOHEXASILOXANESTYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMERSILICADICAPRYLYL ETHERPEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATEDIMETHICONETRIETHANOLAMINEGLYCERINNYLON-12POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANEDICAPRYLYL CARBONATELAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONEPHENOXYETHANOLPEG-8 LAURATECAPRYLYL GLYCOLPOLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATEDISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITEDISODIUM EDTAISOSTEARYL ALCOHOLDODECENEPOLOXAMER 407TOCOPHEROLWe thank you for your interest.
on 2/28/2018 12:04:00 PM
More reviews by EvaVic
The product is an emulsion that is created in a way that will be able to deliver ample and lasting hydration for many hours after application, yet has a light, pleasant and elegant feel that settles into a very flattering and natural finish on the skin.The product structurally (and also marketing-wise) is very similar to other L'Oreal owned brands, La Roche-Posay HYALU B5 Soin and Skinceuticals Metacell Renewal B3 and Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. However, the product under the LRP is way superiour to that of Biotherm Everplump and also to Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate due to the high amount of exceptionally effective actives.Biotherm Everplump has 1% Life Plankton extract (Vitreoscilla Ferment) - the signature active in all Biotherm products, some Adenosine and a marine extract in a very low concentration. And a very high amount of fragrance. All this for double the price too compared to LRP HyaluB5.Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Chlorphenisin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Limonene, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Tocepherol, Glycine Soya (Soya) Oil, Adenosine, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Geraniol, Parfum. May contain: Red 4 (CI 14700)
on 2/22/2018 3:55:00 AM
Contains 5% Life Plankton, the highest concentration that is commercially available in a cosmetic product.It is a dense white cream packaged in a hygienic airless jar that protects the formula from microbiological contamination after opening.It looks compact and substantial yet feels very light on the skin at application with a noticeable wave of hydration. I believe that the product is excellent as a day cream in colder months or as a day and night cream for milder weather or for a younger less dry skin type. What I really find very nice about this moisturizer is that although it might be perceived as a heavy product, it feels light even at application and sets into an elegant semi-matte and very natural finish. (It has a far better feel at application and an incomparably nicer finish on the skin than the Life Plankton Emulsion.)It does contain Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) with proven efficacy for sensitive and eczema-prone skin as a humectant and barrier enhancer and is an excellent anti-aging active too.Although the formula does not contain very much more than the 5% Life Plankton (Vitreoscilla Ferment in mineral water) and the (possibly 1% concentration) of Niacinamide, it is an excellent moisturizer with an elegant finish for all skin types.La Roche-Posay Toleriane and Toleriane Ultra will have the same benefits with higher concentration of Niacinamide and a very similar formula.The La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baum AP+ (Balm) will not only have an even better composition for eczema-prone skin but also contains the Life Plankton (Vitreoscilla Ferment) in 1-3% concentration. (L’Oreal will not disclose the exact concentration but in the relevant patent documents they do refer to a 3% concentration of Vitreoscilla Ferment in La Roche-Posay mineral water.)Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Myristyl Myristate, Niacinamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycine Soja Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum, (F.I.L. C211601/1).
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on 2/20/2018 6:45:00 PM
More reviews by concealdontfeel
First off, I have oily skin, but (as I have recently figured out) quite dehydrated skin as well. I first used this product after receiving a sample of it from Sephora... and it smelled gross! The product itself smells like, in my opinion... like... sweating in a shirt, tossing the dirty shirt back into the back of the closet and leaving it there for a couple of weeks, only to use it again. But it did wonders for my skin.The essence is sticky but absorbs into the skin like a dream. You can't feel the tackiness on your face unless you physically touch yourself with your hands or whatnot. However, I think one can overcome the stickiness. I certainly did! I used up the sample and immediately went to Sephora to purchase the full product. But damn, that was a steep price! I have told myself that I would never, ever spend that amount of money on a freaking liquid you apply on your face (also, I'm a student at university, blah blah). So I didn't. I left the product on the shelf and went to buy, I don't know, feta cheese or something.But recently I have been feeling so sooo dry, since I live up in the north, and nothing seems to be working for my skin. I have gone from using a serum and a moisturizer at night to using two serums and two moisturizers on my skin, twice a day! And I still experienced that tightness in my skin. So I stared at myself in the mirror, twisted and turned in bed at night... thinking about this essence. Two weeks ago I just went ahead and slapped by pride away and purchased this damn product. And I would do it again! My skin is clearer, although I still have some troublesome areas that are just stubborn, like the right side of my jawline. No product has fixed that problem yet, but I never purchased this item to look better. I bought it because it genuinely feels great on my skin. And the clear skin has only been an added benefit.Even for an oily mess like me, I need this kind of moisture to be able to sleep well at night. I also got my sister to try it on, and she has very dry skin; and although she experienced a slight burning sensation after applying this, that feeling quickly disappeared and in the morning I swear her skin was GLOWING.So I if you have the coin for it, and your skin isn't very sensitive, I'd say GET IT!
on 2/5/2018 4:58:00 AM
More reviews by sweetdreamsb1atch
my skin seems to absolutely love this product ...I have acne prone oily skin and i have been using this for 2 months now ...i like it so much that i can use it under makeup or at night as well ...my face has become firmer , pores are reduced and overall my skin looks and feels more healthy ,fresh and energized ...i do get one spot of acne every now and then but that's only when im close to my period ...this is actually the first gel moisturizer i try i was reticent of trying gel moisturizers before because i thought they might not they might not be as effective , so i only used cream ones ...boy was i so wrong ...i didn't knew why i had so much acne and my face was getting oily all the time ..that's because i was using the wrong type of moisturizer for face the whole time ....now since i switched to gel i never want to go back to cream ..my skin seems to absorb gel better while leaving the skin plump and fresh ....if you're an oily gal you should give gel a try ...when i apply this to my face it has an instant cooling effect which i love, it awakens my skin in the morning ...a little goes a long way so a jar should last you a while ..the only thing i don't like is the packaging , it looks luxurious but its not practical because all the active ingredients degrade faster when they are exposed to air ...i wish they would put this in a pump ...but other than that its an excellent products i can recommend for oily skin types
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