Monday, October 18, 2021

Lancôme | Absolue The Serum & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream: Review

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and the products featured were provided for review.
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum, Absolue Regenerating Rich Cream & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream: Review
Lancôme, along with its parent company L'Oreal Luxe, has been making strides in becoming a more environmentally conscious brand. So recently, Lancôme updated its bestselling Absolue skincare collection with a brand new packaging. To read more about Absolue The Serum and the Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream, click......
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum, Absolue Regenerating Rich Cream & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream: Review
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream
Packaging:
Made with 63% less plastic, 37% less cardboard, and 40% recycled glass, the new packaging for the Lancôme Absolue The Serum, Rich Cream, and Soft Cream is now refillable. Designed with a simple twist-and-lock mechanism, the refills are super easy to replace. The Serum refill costs C$245, $45 less than buying another serum while the Soft Cream and Rich Cream refills cost C$212 each, $58 less than buying another cream. I think this refillable system is such a great idea as not only is it a great environmental initiative, but also a great way for devoted fans to save some money.
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum: Review
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum (C$290 for 30 ml or $245 for Refill Only):
An anti-aging serum designed for "firmer, plumper, smoother" skin, the Absolue The Serum is formulated with rose extract for improving cell turnover and Pro-Xylane (a sugar molecule derived from beech trees) for increased firmness. With a slightly viscous gel texture, the soft champagne-colored serum is scattered with a fine, iridescent powder that disappears when blended. The floral scented serum spreads easily on the skin, absorbing nicely without leaving behind a sticky or heavy residue. In terms of ingredients, Absolue The Serum doesn't quite check all my boxes as it's high in both silicone and alcohol (fourth and fifth ingredients). Additionally, given how low the rose extracts rank on the list, it's hard to imagine just how big of a difference they actually make. With that said, The Serum provides a very luxurious user experience from the stunning packaging to the smooth texture and beautiful scent. For those looking for a luxury serum that provides a boost of hydration and some anti-aging action, it's worth checking out.
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum: Review
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Alcohol Denat, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Mica, Coco-glucoside, Lactic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol (Pro-Xylane), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Adenosine, Acetic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Tin Oxide, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Perlite, Geraniol, Rosa Centifolia Stem Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Citronellol, Coumarin, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum/Fragrance.
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum: Review
Lancôme | Absolue The Serum
Lancôme | Absolue Regenerating Rich Cream & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream: Review
Lancôme | Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream
Also highlighting rose extract as the star ingredient for boosting skin regeneration, the Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream is a nourishing face cream with a lovely rose scent. The formulation stays true to its name with a super soft and melty texture that's moisturizing but not heavy or greasy. Similar to the serum, the Soft Cream is unfortunately not silicone-free or alcohol-free. With that said, it layers nicely with Absolue The Serum and other skincare products with no patching or pilling. I actually quite enjoy this moisturizer despite its less than pristine ingredient list as the texture is truly extraordinary. For those with dry skin or living in a very cold and dry climate, a richer version of the cream (the Absolue Regenerating Rich Cream) is also available.
Lancôme | Absolue Regenerating Rich Cream & Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream: Review
Lancôme | Absolue Regenerating Soft Cream
Ingredients: Aqua, Octocrylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Octyldodecanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-20, Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol (Pro-Xylane),  Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Zea Mays Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Passiflora Edulis Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid. Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Dimethiconol, Pentylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Jasminum Officinale Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Castanea Sativa, Limonene, Adenosine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Linalool, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Citronellol, Coumarin, Ci 19140, 2-Oleamide-1,3-Octadecanediol, Citral, Ci 14700, Parfum.

Availability:
Lancôme is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers, London Drugs, and www.lancome.ca.
Share:
© 2013-2021 The Happy Sloths | Artwork by Jasmine Li