A natural, centuries-old water spring in the heart of the mountains of the Provence, produces a water, rich in minerals, capable of maintaining skins’ natural moisture balance.
This ultra-fresh gel, enriched with Réotier spring water and Hyaluronic acid, acts as a moisture magnet for your skin. Thousands of micro-bubbles give your skin freshness and energy. Your skin is vital, glowing and feels more plump.
Ingredients : Aqua/Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xylitylglucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Anhydroxylitol, PPG-26- Buteth-26, Xylitol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Cl42090/Blue 1.
L’Occitane en Provence (the brands full name) is famous for its Shea Butter (Karité) based products. Karité is a natural, plant butter that does wonders for ultra-dry skins. The bodycream and lotion, as well as the handcream have made the brand famous.
So when Aqua Rhéotier came out, I was curious: a THIRST-QUENCHING GEL, with HYALURONIC ACID seemed the LAST THING one would expect from this brand…
The active ingredient HYALURONIC ACID has become a classic one. It’s an excellent moisture binder for our often DEHYDRATED skins. Some even consider this active ingredient as THE MOST IMPORTANT one in cosmetics.
Texture: fresh gel.
Fragrance: yes, clearly present, fresh.
How it works: IMMEDIATELY restores moisture levels in your skin.
How to use: on its own or under a cream, I would say. Over a serum doesn’t seem an option, as the product tends to be sticky. So make sure to use it sparingly ! For the same reason, I prefer it for daytime (under a cream or sunblock), as it tends to make your face stick to your pillowcase at night.
Positive points: gives a very comfortable feeling, very light in texture ; nice for men after shaving, too.
Negative points: like I said, tends to be sticky.
Comes in a cream version also, but the gel is really nicer.
Do I recommend ? Absolutely!