Guerlain is a world-renowned perfumery turned makeup and Skincare Company. If you’re looking for a luxury beauty brand, you’ve certainly found it. With stores all over France and products sold in Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman, and Clyde’s, Guerlain guarantees that you’re walking away with something extravagant and lavish if you’ve got your hands on one of the company’s products.
TIA is all about uncovering the true quality of beauty products, so feigned goodness in a pretty jar doesn’t impress us. The most obvious issue with Guerlain is their prices. Just one ounce of Guerlain’s famous Jicky fragrance costs $317.00 at Bergdorf. And the Guerlain Success Future Day Care SPF 15 costs $140 for one ounce. Which would be absolutely fine, perhaps even worth the price, considering the Success Future skincare line is formulated to be anti-aging.
In this case, the bad outweighs the good and any anti-aging properties that Guerlain’s Success Future moisturizer may have are probably not worth the toxicity you’re rubbing into your face each time you use it. This particular cream contains phenoxyethanol, BHT, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and isobutylparaben. And those are just the ones that caught my eye immediately. Interestingly enough, the first product review for Guerlain’s moisturizer on Sephora’s website claims that the cream is “great…however, I decided to return it after noticing it contains oxlybenzoate…as well as parabens…it’s absolutely a 5 star product if you don’t care about its ingredients…”
Since TIA readers do care about product ingredients, you should know that Guerlain does not post ingredients anywhere on its website. Luckily, Sephora does, but most other retailers that carry Guerlain products do not. However, a quick search Google search of “Guerlain ingredients” brings up several helpful pages, including one that notes the functions of certain Guerlain ingredients, whether they are comedogenic or not, and their safety ratings. Yet another site provides an extremely in-depth look into Guerlain’s Terracotta Teint D’ Ailleurs.
TIA has investigated one Guerlain product – the Orchidee Imperiale Serum, for which there seems to be very little proof that it does anything special for your skin. Overall, I say save your money and invest it into beauty products that aren’t deceiving or unsafe.