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This is one of the Guerlain products which came as part of a hamper I recently won. I received a sample size of this which is a small round 5ml pot but the full size version is 30ml and costs anywhere between £31-44 online from various retail outlets - I would advise shopping around if you intend on purchasing this as it seems the price varies. Also if your local department store has a Guerlain counter it might be worth asking to sample it first as it is a very pricey product.
The packaging of this product is the standard mid blue and gold and the pot is a small round one with a twist off lid. The cream gel itself is an off white colour which is slightly translucent and it feels very silky to the touch. I have used this on my face and neck and although it is a small sample size that I have, a little goes a long way and I have been able to use it daily for a number of weeks and still have a little left in the pot.
Personally I would not pay the quite extortionate price for a full size pot of this but I do like it enough to look for it on special offers or duty free, it would also be a very welcome gift. This cream gel claims to be super hydrating and I have to admit that it sinks into the skin with almost alarming speed, leaving a very soft and hydrated feeling. I have tended to use this in a morning, straight after a shower and it really does feel like it replaces the moisture lost by washing the face in hot water.
There is no overwhelming fragrance to this product and that suits me well as my skin tends to react quite badly sometimes to strongly scented creams. I do believe this cream has improved the elasticity of my skin and it clearly is a high quality product, I do love the fact that it sinks completely in with rapid speed and does not leave my skin sticky - these are absolute must haves in a cream for me.
This is one of few Guerlain products where I really believe the quality shines through (although I still resent the price tag being so high) and it does seem to work very well at hydrating the skin. All in all I do like this product and believe it is worth using, especially if you suffer with dry skin.
As I have oily skin I prefer gels to lotions or creams anyway, and I think most people don't actually need something as thick as a cream, and you are more likely doing your skin more harm than good by bogging it down.
But back to this product!! It is so, so, so light, it just sank into my skin and my skin itself felt instantly 'lighter', refreshed, plumped up and, most importantly, just healthy.
For any moisturiser to work effectively, it needs to have a good cleansing regime behind it, and I was using this as part of a general Guerlain cleansing regime (see my other reviews), so my skin was certainly 'prepared' to receive this moisturiser. It is so wonderful, I really don't think I could rave about it enough.
There isn't much more to say I'm afraid...anyone who has read my other reviews will know that I am not a fan of laborious descriptions of the product packaging! I prefer to talk specifically about the product. I trust you know how to put moisturiser on.
I really, really do love this product. It is one of my 'champion' products, really one of the best moisturisers I have ever tried.
I would recommend it to anyone with normal, combination, oily or very oily skin and also for those with (not excessively) dry skin in Summer, when a lighter moisturiser is needed anyway.
At £46 it is more expensive than a typical moisturiser you would expect from houses such as Chanel, Dior and Estee Lauder for 'basic', 'normal' moisturisers. However, I think it is important to bear in mind that with Guerlain you generally really are paying a bit more for the extra quality.
Give it a go, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
Guerlain Super Aqua Day Refreshing Cream: A fresh, light gel cream that refines skin texture / Super Aqua Day Refreshing Cream features an exclusive desert rose complex that deeply hydrates and protects, so skin is re-plumped, smooth, supple, and radiant / Truly healthy skin begins and ends with moisture / The Guerlain Super Aqua Collection employs innovative extracts culled from the desert rose flower, which is capable of maintaining optimal hydration levels and regenerating its cellular function even in the most harsh, arid environment / When applied to the skin, this natural ingredient helps form an invisible barrier on the skin's surface, keeping water in and environmental aggressors out.