Monday, July 29, 2013

Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum Light

Super Aqua-Serum Light was launched earlier this year as part of a range of solutions to moisturise skin. It transposes the cult Super Aqua-Serum into a lighter version to answer the needs of normal and combination skins in hot climates.

Name: Guerlain Super Aqua Serum Light
Price: RM 416 for 30 ml
Made in: France

Using Aquacomplex technology (a double hydrating and anti-wrinkle force), Tocopherol Acetate and Centella Asiatica Extract, Guerlain claims this serum is instrumentally proven to provide hydration and smooth wrinkles. I should point out though that I am not expecting this serum to plump lines. My over-animated face is most likely stuck with those for good!

This serum has a white liquidy milky consistency with a distinctive, rosy fragrance. It sinks in almost instantly (I have to be quick when I am spreading it in), leaving my skin soft and smooth.

With Super Aqua-Serum Light, the old adage, you get what you pay for has never been more true. One pump is more than enough to meet my needs. It locks moisture in like no other and I get by without a moisturiser (only when I am lazy which is more often that I would like) because the serum is perfectly adequate for my needs.



I have quite sensitive skin, and this serum does not irritate it at all despite the myriad of unpronounceable ingredients plunked in the formulation. That said, they are doing something good as the skin around my nose area has ceased to flake. This has never happened with other hydrating serums!

The precious serum sits a uniquely shaped cerulean blue coloured glass bottle, and comes with a pump dispenser.

Good as this serum may be, it vexes me to admit that paying a fortune for it is making me think twice thrice about repurchasing.

The full ingredient list for Super Aqua Serum Light:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Dicaprylyl Ether, Isostearyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-21, Phospholipids, Polyacrylamide, Tocopherol Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Tromethamine, Dimethiconol, Hydrolyzed Millet, Xylose, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Laureth-7, Viola Tricolor Extract, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, BHT, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty said...

i've got samples of this but yet to try! It'll be perfect for the coming winter season when my skin needs extra hydration boost!

tianna said...

lovely packaging! Crazy how much hydration increase you got!!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

I adore Guerlain and serums so I may need to try this at least once. <3

claire s said...

this would make a great present for my mum for Christmas. Can you buy it in the UK and how much would it be do you know? Thanks!!

♥ Natalie ♥ said...

Wow, this seems so good! o: Thank you for showing.

GIG love ♥

Kumiko Mae said...

Wow! I didn't know they have that available! It seems like it's similar to Shiseido's White Lucent! :)


Kumiko Mae

MizzJ said...

I am shocked at how much it is once I converted that to Canadian lol, but it does sound pretty amazing!

Blair said...

Hi claire! Yes, it is sold in the UK at for £ 65.50.

Blair said...

Hi Kumiko! White Lucent (brightening) and Super Aqua (hydrating) target different concerns.

Kumiko Mae said...

ohh i thought they're similar :D

Maxinne Marie said...

Beautiful! If only it weren't so expensive... Btw what's that tool for, the one with the percentage values? :)

Somdyuti said...

Wow the serum looks amazing. WHat is the percentage for? I wish it's available here too. Do they sell online?

Kajsa Josephine Andersen said...

Sad about the steep pricing otherwise the product sounds great.

emtha said...

Neat!! I have yet to try this brand because it's soooo high end, but it looks the results are worth it ;D I love the gradient on the packaging; really pretty!

Eyah said...

where did you bought the skin test? I want that! Nice review by the way.