Name: Aroma Night Regenerating Beauty Cream
From Decleor’s website:
This custom-made cream with a luscious, silky smooth texture acts on the skin to help:
- replenish the skin’s energy levels and cell communication (Night Energy’ Solar Complex),
- maintain nutrition and moisture levels (Evening Primrose Oil, Black Orchid Extract),
- promote skin renewal (Skin-enhancing peptide).
What I liked:
- absorbs quickly
- moisturizing, leaves skin soft and smooth
What I didn’t like:
- the packaging
- the price
Decleor Aroma Night Regenerating Beauty Cream claims to be a cream that provides total well-being. What does that mean? Well, in addition to moisturizing skin, it contains a fragrance with soothing and relaxing properties. The herbal scent is very pleasant and relaxing indeed but it’s not very strong (which I think is a good thing) and so you’ll only smell it when you apply it cos very soon it completely disappears. Also, while I like the scent and the idea of a total well-being cream, I prefer my skincare products to be fragrance-free as scents can sometimes be irritating (this one wasn’t for me).
The cream is white in color and its consistency is somewhat thick, but still spreads easily on the skin and absorbs quickly. The formula is very moisturizing, thanks to basic emollients such as Isononyl Isononanoate (which occurs in cocoa and lavender oil) and Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (derived from coconut), and humectants like Glycerin, which attracts water from the environment into the skin, thus helping to keep it hydrated. As a result, skin is moisturized, soft and smooth for the entire night. However, apart from this moisturizing action, I didn’t see any other improvements in how my skin looks and feels.
This could be because I’m still young and my skin has been behaving well in the past year, but judging by the formula, it’s also partly due to the fact that most of the beneficial ingredients such as Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E, an antioxidant) and Hexanoyl Dipepetide-3 Norleucine Acetate (it activates skin cells regeneration) are present in very small concentrations so they won’t do much. The jar packaging, which isn’t very hygienic, also won’t keep the antioxidants, who need to be kept away from air and light to remain active, stable and effective for long. Overall, it’s a nice cream for dry skin but the formula is only average.
Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyglucose Distearate, Sorbitol, Squalane, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Peg-6, Peg-32, Siloxanetriol Alginate, Glyceryl Stearate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Cycnoches Cooperi (Orchid) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Hexanoyl Dipepetide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Biotin, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol
Decleor Aroma Night Regenerating Beauty Cream has a pleasant fragrance that’s relaxing but doesn’t last long. It moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and smooth but doesn’t provide any other benefits to my skin.The peptides and antioxidants are present only in small concentrations and the unhygienic jar packaging wouldn’t keep them stable for long anyway. It is also expensive.