Is this cream dated?
  • L'orĂ©al has just lanched this night cream: Age Perfect Cell Renewal Cream.

    Aqua/Water, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Sorbitan Tristearate, Mel/Honey, Stearyl Alcohol, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Calcium Pantothenate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, Isohexadecane, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Myristyl Alcohol, Vigna Aconitifolia/Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Cicer Seed Extract, Hydroxyapatite, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Oryzanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Ci 14700/Red 4, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Linalool, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum/Fragrance.

    As usual Beautypedia "said" a lot of bad things against the product:

    "Dated mineral oil and wax based formula." 


    Just because beeswax is old it's bad then? 

    I've found the best rated creams on the Internet  among consumers are wax based...

  • I can't say exactly what Paula means when she says the formula is "dated" but my guess is that she's referring to the aesthetics of the formula and not necessarily saying it's "bad." 

    That's because beeswax, while it does form a good emulsion, can make a formula hard to speed. It can feel "draggy" on skin. There are plenty of newer ingredients (esters, etc) which provide a similar function but with more slip. So maybe that's her issue. 

    As far as mineral oil is concerned, we know that MANY people consider it to be an outdated ingredient which clogs pores, etc etc even though its a highly effective ingredient. (Albeit one that can feel greasy.)

    The bigger concern (and here we agree with Paula) is that the product doesn't seem to contain any bona fide anti-aging ingredients. Rather, it appears to be little more than a moisturizer which isn't a great deal considering it costs $25 for 1.7 ounces!

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