I picked this up about 3mths earlier. I was out of my usual night cream and happened to come across this when on offer in the Oriflame catalogue. I saw the words mentioned Matte Touch and Gel Cream in the same line and blindly ordered it..hehe..
Now since it’s almost over I tought it’s the right time to review it for you gals.
What does Product Claim:
For perfectly matte, fresh-looking skin without shiny areas. Optimals Matte Touch™ Formula with Equalising Complex neutralises imperfections on your skin, leaving it purified and balanced. Dry areas are left moisturised and smooth
AQUA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE,HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, NYLON-12, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE,SORBITOL, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE,PARFUM, SALIX NIGRA, BETULA ALBA, SODIUM C8-16 ISOALKYLSUCCINYL LACTOGLOBULIN SULFONATE,CITRIC ACID, CI 47005, CI 42090
Price: 549 INR
Packaging – This comes in a thick glass tub. Its a transparent jar with a green screw top. The entire jar comes boxed as well. I would have preferred a tube packaging for 2 reasons, 1 being that it would have been a lot more hygenic and also coz it would have been easier to carry around since this ia kinda fragile and heavy too.
Texture – The cream unexpectedly, is an off-white color. I had anticipated a transparent gel, but my mind omitted the ‘GEL-CREAM’ part of things The Cream is not too thick and is very very light like a souffle in fact. Its extremely moisturizing and one doesn’t need too much for a single use. But yes, I have yet to figure out what the ‘Matte Touch’ meant…Any ideas?
Fragrance – This cream has a lovely Melon fragrance and is soooooo pleasant to the senses. I had never thought of Melon scent as being therapeutic, but girls, this is really really lovely. The scent makes me think of fresh fruits and is super relaxing.
Usage – I just scoop out a tiny bit, probably half of the amount shown above and spread onto the skin.
The first time I used this, I guess I used too much and my face looked like a oil factory even after the required amount was absorbed. So yes, it did take me a couple of days to understand the right amount to be used. Its supremely moisturizing and gr8 for those with dry to normal skin. I have combination skin with an oily T-Zone and this still works well for me. When I eet up in the morning, I feel fresh and my skin feels moisturized and awake without any morning puffiness which otherwise accompanies it. So its a huge plus for me
What I liked about Oriflame Optimals Matte Touch Night Gel-Cream:
- I find it quite effective for my face. It would suit those with dry to normal skin
- The fragrance is heavenly and really relaxing to the senses.
- Gets rid of the morning puffiness that suffuses my face when I get up.
- Lasts a long time since a very tiny quantity is needed for a single use.
What I did not like about Oriflame Optimals Matte Touch Night Gel-Cream:
- Contains parabens.
- A bit pricey
I love this cream for sure..have any of you tried it as well?