Is it a Gimmick to have a two part face cream?
Not always, there are some ingredients that will not work in a gel (carbomer) base and some ingredients that are better suited to a gel base. Looking at the INCI list on the box (which I think combines both parts) carbomer isn’t mentioned, so this may well be a gimmick for this particular product, or a way to give less products as despite the normal 100ml looking box, there is only 30ml of product!
IngredientsThere is only 1 ingredient list under 781796 2, which I initially thought referred to the white cream in part 2, but when I noticed Red and Yellow colours near the top of the list, I realised this would be for the orange gel part and I noticed Retinyl Palmitate at the bottom of the list which would be for the white cream.
Ascorbyl glucoside – a stable form of vitamin C for brightening, and anti-oxidant benefits
2. Pro-Retinol a powerful ingredient for wrinkles, yes Retinol is, but this is a weaker version used at a very low level.
3. Hydrated skin for 24 hours – possibly Acetyl trifluoromethylphenyl valyglycine is responsible for this
4. Smoother and more supple skin – any emollient, especially petrolatum (Vaseline) would do this
5. Non greasy, non sticky, quickly absorbed – a high silicone content would make it non greasy and the absence of carbomer in the gel would make it non sticky.
Rating (by my friend)
Value for money – £11.00 for a 30ml – 6/10 – I do think it’s expensive for a 30ml product that is neither high-end nor natural in my opinion
Effectiveness – 8/10
Pampering factor – apparently men don’t rate this!
Recommended – Yes (I really need to introduce him to new products!)