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What you can buy (0,68 fl.oz of) for $900

Here we go again: words that sounds rich and magical like “platinum”, “rare”, “elixir”, following a French name. And a bad product inside a pretty bottle.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Squalane, Dimethicone, Glycoproteins, Platinum, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Nicotiana Sylvestris Leaf Cell Culture, Disodium EDTA, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, RNA, Magnesium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Soy Amino Acids, Polyacrylamide, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PoIyacryIate Crosspolymer-6, Silica, Coco-Glucoside, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Bisabolol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Laureth-7, Tin Oxide, Charcoal Powder, Glycolic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-17, Lactobacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730) i71.

It may have a French name, but this is a very American product. For example, it contains “cheapo” denatured alcohol. Denatured alcohol is ethanol that you don’t have to pay taxes for (in the USA) because it’s not suitable for drinking. This is done by the addition of a fragrance, a chemical with a nasty taste or even a chemical that may harm you if you drink it. In the 40-B version, the additives are denatonium benzoate (bitter) and t-butyl alcohol, not suitable for a cocktail.

The “magical” color of this serum is the result of the addition of D&C Violet No. 2, a.k.a. 1-Hydroxy-4-(4-methylanilino)anthracene-9,10-dione, titanium dioxide and synthetic mica. The “magical smell” is given by fragrance, benzyl alcohol and linalool.

What can an extract of tobacco leaf cells give you? And RNA from whatever? Nothing.

I struggle to find something useful in this ingredient list and I find water, glycerin, some squalane, , soy amino acids and little more. But it contains platinum!!!!! Don’t try to extract the platinum, though. Because of FDA regulations, in the ingredients list, going fro the highest to the lowest concentration, after you reach the ingredient present at less than 1%, the rest can be in any order, so platinum may be present at a concentration of 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000001%! Like if somebody “baptized” the big tank of serum by touching it with his platinum wedding ring. Or like a formulator thinking of platinum while mixing the serum.

Just how dismissive of women they are! Please don’t give them the satisfaction of wasting you hard earned money on this rubbish product.