L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Ultra-Nourishing Moisturizer is a slightly revised version of its Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Golden Balm, but this reformulation doesn’t merit an upgrade, so it keeps its average rating.
The only change between this version and its prior incarnation is the addition of a couple of honey ingredients, which help skin retain moisture. There’s also non-fragrant plant oils including rosehip and apricot, and when paired with hydrating ingredients, it can stimulate healthy collagen production that will make skin (including its barrier) stronger. Unfortunately, this also contains problematic ingredients that work against this goal.
Marjoram, orange peel, and the numerous fragrance ingredients in this moisturizer cause irritation that hurts skin’s ability to heal and produce healthy collagen. Although marjoram is a natural source of the skin-lightening ingredient arbutin, it also contains volatile components that are known to cause inflammation. Check out More Info for further details on why irritation is so bad for your skin.
Sadly, the most intriguing ingredients in this moisturizer will not remain stable for long because of the jar packaging. Please see More Info for details on why jar packaging is an issue as well.
Note: while L’Oreal claims that the type of honey in this product, manuka honey, is extra “nourishing,” it is no more or less special for skin than any other type of honey.
Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: Yes
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