Immortal Precious Cream
A moisturizing cream with no sunscreen. Can be used both in the mornings and/or nights.
Like other products from this series, it contains the immortal plant extract, however there is a paucity of studies prove its efficiency. On the other hand, exciting researches found this plant as one that may cause skin irritation in a concentration higher than 0.5% (1).
If the above is not enough, sadly additional irritated ingredients are integrated in the formula.
Having said that, there are some components present, such as quality oils that consist interesting skin benefits. They supply the skin’s necessity fatty acids and by that maintain skin’s cell envelope. In other words, improves skin flexibility and moist levels.
A word regarding the Immortelle flower L’occitane is mentioning. They describe this flower as one that’s neither wither or fade, even after been picked, and wishes you to believe that those characteristics can be deduced as anti-aging ones when been used topically. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Bottom line, when choosing this product one will pay for a quality, so called active anti-aging products but will receive an average minus moisturizing cream.
• Moisturizes the skin.
• Contains quite a few potentially irritating ingredients.
• Its ingredients’ efficiency lacks of scientific un-biased literature.
• The anti-oxidant’s activity in the formula is rather low due to its jar package that reveals them to oxygen and light.
Water, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sucrose Palmitate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Glyceryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Octyldodecanol, Chlorphenesin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Glycolate, Trisodium NTA, Sodium Benziate, Sodium Formate, Potassium Sorbate, Hexyl Cinnmal, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Linalool, Limonene, CitralM
Bouhlal et al (1988b)