Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Reviews 2022

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The first thing you should know before I get into this Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Reviews is that I get more excited when hearing about a weird new skin care ingredient than I vì chưng about almost anything else. Did a food scientist suddenly discover that chocolate cake actually makes you lose weight if you just add more butter và chocolate? That’s cool, I guess. Did a chemist discover that toucan saliva may stimulate collagene synthesis? OUTTA MY WAY! I gotta get my hands on a toucan saliva serum, RIGHT NOW!

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It’s not that I’m on a desperate quest for eternal youth. My skincare philosophy is not about trying khổng lồ find some magic potion that will make me look twenty-five sầu forever; it’s about ensuring my skin is always in the best health it can be in for my age. My attraction lớn unusual ingredients actually comes from a place of wanting my skincare products khổng lồ be just as fun as they are effective, and you know what? The weirvày ingredients are fun! And every once in a while, one of them works!

So, in theory, I should have sầu been really excited about horse oil, which has soared in popularity as a skincare ingredient in Korea this year. But I wasn’t excited. I was troubled. And “troubled” is decidedly unfun. The reason I was put off is that horse oil is a byproduct of the horse meat industry, meaning it comes from slaughtered horses. I’m not a vegan, or even a vegetarian. I eat steak & I love fine leather goods, so it’s a bit hypocritical for me to feel this way. But lớn someone lượt thích myself, who lives in a part of the world that does not have a horse meat industry, the idea is shocking. Horses are wedged solely in the “companion animal” compartment of my brain, right alongside dogs & cats.

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To be clear, I pass no judgment on the fact that horse meat is a popular dish in many countries throughout Europe và Central Asia. I hear it’s pretty delicious actually, và if, in my travels, I’m presented with the opportunity khổng lồ try it, I would consider it. But rubbing horse oil on my face in the name of beauty? I feel guilty just thinking about it.

But not guilty enough khổng lồ not try it, it turns out. My curiosity eventually reached a tipping point và I picked up a couple of jars of the highly acclaimed Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, which is the horse oil product that inspired the ingredient’s immense popularity.

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The Guerisson 9 Complex Cream brvà also has a bit of a complicated history. It’s manufactured by a company called Claire’s, but just as its popularity began to lớn soar due lớn an endorsement by actress Lee Ha-nui, another manufacturer, IM; Beauty (note: that semi-colon is not a typo, it’s just a weird company name), emerged khổng lồ tệp tin its own trademark, & dispute the validity of the original Claire’s trademark application. Both Claire’s and IM; Beauty clayên lớn have sầu invested the research và development for the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream product. The legal battle continues between the two companies, và until it’s resolved, both companies will continue to manufacture the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, though there are reportedly some differences between the two formulas. As for me—I decided to lớn err on the side of Claire’s for my purchase. The Claire’s cream is the one that shot the product to fame, & they also filed the original trademark. If new information emerges that proves IM; Beauty is the rightful owner of the trademark & the formula, I’ll keep an open mind, but until that happens, I’m personally declaring Claire’s the true original.

More on the trademark dispute:Horse Oil Trademark Dispute (Chinese)“Who is the Real Mayu Cream” Debate (Korean)

As if that didn’t complicate my purchase decision enough, there was also the issue of counterfeit Guerisson 9 Complex Cream products khổng lồ consider. Despite the genuine product’s extremely reasonable price point, the market is absolutely flooded with kém chất lượng versions of this cream, which contain unknown (và potentially dangerous) ingredients. The counterfeit creams are abundant enough that there are several online resources dedicated solely lớn identifying counterfeit versions of the Guerisson 9 hàng hóa. In some instances, the sellers carrying the giả sản phẩm don’t even realize what they have isn’t real. Thankfully, Memebox carries the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, & it is the genuine article. Memebox has the budget & staff lớn enforce the vetting process necessary for weeding out shady suppliers, so I trusted them as my purchasing source for this Reviews. There are also a few long-time K-beauty sellers on eBay who I can confirm are selling the genuine Guerisson 9 Complex Cream. I am sure there are more out there, but my advice is this: kiểm tra the seller reviews, bởi vì a Google tìm kiếm for real vs. giả Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, & be vigilant if you purchase this sản phẩm.

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What is it?

Guerisson 9-Complex Cream is a moisturizing cream that promises to lớn rejuvenate, smooth, và soften skin while lightening hyperpigmentation and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Ingredients:

Purified water, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Horse Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Beeswax, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Cyclohexanone Siloxane, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Slime Filtrate, Bixa Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Apple Mint Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomile Extract Leaf, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance, Centella Asiatica Extract, Green Tea Extract, Ligularia Fischeri Extract, Carbomer, Polysorbate đôi mươi, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Soybean Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide 3, Phenoxyethanol

Here’s the thing about this ingredient list: it’s really beautiful, especially for someone with dry skin. Even without its horse oil headliner, the Guerisson 9-Complex Cream is like an all-star reunion cast of many of my favorite antioxidant-rich plant oils & extracts, brighteners, scar lighteners, và barrier strengtheners.

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First, let’s take a look at the star ingredient:

Horse Oil

There is a lot of chatter about the healing properties of horse oil around the internet, & though that may be true, I couldn’t find any specific studies on its wound healing abilities. The other positive horse oil attribute that often gets mentioned is its easy absorption rate due to a fatty acid structure said lớn be similar lớn that of human sebum. I decided khổng lồ take a closer look at this.

Interestingly, the only information I could find on the fatty acid structure of horse oil was in one of a cluster of studies done back in the 50s comparing the structures of various animal fats, including human fat. Human sebum, by the way, is comprised of fat with a little keratin và cell debris (added for flavor!), so I figured this was about as cthất bại as I was going to lớn get. According lớn those studies, horse fat does have sầu a closer structure lớn human fat than that of the pig, sheep, rat, và cow. But you know what’s even closer in structure to human fat than horse fat? Dog fat. The more you know, I guess?

Now for a look at just a few of my favorite ingredients in this formula:

Ceramide 3

If you’ve sầu ever read my article regarding the importance of pH and the skin’s moisture barrier, you’ll understvà why I love sầu seeing ceramide as an ingredient in any skincare product. Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules that occur naturally on their own in healthy skin, and in conjunction with our skin’s natural lipids and keratinocytes, they form a protective outer barrier that helps khổng lồ keep bacteria out and water in. Ceramides in skincare products can help repair a weakened barrier or strengthen a healthy barrier, especially when combined with fatty acids such as those found in the many oils contained in this formula.The addition of cholesterol lớn this cream’s ingredient lineup would have made the ceramide nội dung even more beneficial, but I’ll take what I can get when it comes lớn ceramides.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a khung of Vitamin B3 that works well for overall brightening, lightening hyperpigmentation, and acne. This is a well-documented skincare ingredient. One study even showed it lớn be effective for reducing fine lines in addition to lớn treating redness và hyperpigmentation:

Niacinamide: A B Vitamin that Improves Aging Facial Skin AppearanceDermatosúc tích Surgery, 2006

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

This ingredient is actually a newer size of antioxidant Vi-Ta-Min C. It’s far more light & air stable than L-AA (the most effective khung of vitamin C), though it doesn’t paông chồng as powerful a punch. It’s significantly less likely lớn be irritating though, so that’s good news for those with sensitive skin. It’s been shown lớn exhibit anti-acne effects in concentrations of 1% và higher due to its antibacterial activity.

Oligopeptides

I’m grouping the Human Oligopeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide together for this summary, even though there are differences between the two. But generally speaking, oligopeptides, often marketed as EGF (an acronym for Epidermal Growth Factor) in skincare products, are molecules that are used in medicine to lớn help treat wounds & burns, assisting in the regrowth of skin. They work by increasing cell growth, and in addition lớn helping with cell và blood vessel growth, they also play a role in collagen and elastin production.

There were no major red flags khổng lồ report according to COSDNA, though soybean oil did score a 3 as a potential acne trigger.

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Performance

Appearance

Guerisson 9 Complex Cream comes with cylindrical outer package that was clearly inspired by Hermés. Inside the outer package is the jar that contains the actual hàng hóa. The jar itself is adorned with a label bearing the signature Guerisson 9 horse head, và a rather elaborate gold-toned lid embossed with the product name.

The cream is a very light, buttery, yellow. The texture of the cream appears firm but yielding.

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Smell

Guerisson 9 Complex Cream smells fresh and citrusy. People have sầu likened it khổng lồ letháng zest, but I think it smells almost exactly like grapefruit. The scent of oil is also faintly detectable, but the citrus fragrance dominates.

Application

I applied a pea- to lớn hazelnut-sized amount of cream as the last step in my skincare routine in the evening, & second to lớn last step of my routine in the morning. In the morning I followed up with my sunscreen, and in the evening I occasionally followed up with a sleeping paông xã.

Guerisson 9 Complex Cream is very rich, but spreads easily and was readily absorbed by my skin. There was a very slight tackiness khổng lồ the finish immediately after application. The tackiness wasn’t bothersome or noticeable unless I looked for it, and disappeared anywhere from 15 lớn 30 minutes after application. In the morning, I thought it might pose a problem for makeup application, but it didn’t. Once I applied my sunscreen, only the finish of the sunscreen was evident, and I was able to lớn apply my makeup as usual.

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Results

I used Guerisson 9 Complex Cream for about 2 months, and in terms of performance, I really liked it. It was richly moisturizing, made my skin look luminous, và it didn’t break me out. It also wore surprisingly well under makeup, which I did not expect given the richness of this cream. I found it especially soothing on an occasion when I went a little overboard with AHA, & in general, I found it lớn be very effective sầu in terms of calming redness and irritation. My skin is already bright thanks khổng lồ the many other lightening products my routine lineup (AHAs, vitamin C, retinoids, azealic acid), so I can’t really speak khổng lồ this cream’s brightening abilities. Same goes for hyperpigmentation — the few tiny PIH spots I had did lighten during my usage of this sản phẩm, but because I’m using so many other power lighteners, it would be silly for me khổng lồ credit the Guerisson 9 with that gain.

In addition lớn using it on my face, I also used Guerisson 9 Complex Cream on a patch of eczema that appeared on the baông xã of my hand. I found it to be not only soothing, but also healing—that eczema patch was gone within days.

I bởi think Guerisson 9 Complex Cream would be too rich for someone with oily skin, unless they wanted khổng lồ use it as an occasional sleeping pack. Someone with combination skin might be able khổng lồ enjoy this cream, especially if their dry patches were especially bothersome.

As well as it performed, I couldn’t bring myself to lớn enjoy using it because I felt guilty about liking it. I was never able khổng lồ get beyond my horses-as-companion-animals state of mind, & consequently, each time I used the Guerisson 9 Complex Cream, I felt a little bit like Cruella de Vil.

I find it commendable that there is a viable use for this by-hàng hóa — pragmatically speaking, the fewer parts that go to lớn waste in any farming industry, the better. I could make my peace with horse oil intellectually, but emotionally speaking, even though it performed very well, Guerisson 9 Complex Cream could never be a staple in my routine.

Who I think would benefit from this product:

• Normal, dry, and some combination skin types who would lượt thích rich, occlusive sầu moisture in their routine• People suffering from dehydrated skin or a damaged moisture barrier• People who regularly khuyến mãi with redness or sensitivity• People who don’t have sầu complicated feelings about the origin of horse oil

Pros & Cons

ProsCons
Extremely moisturizingSmooth, easily absorbed textureWears well under makeupImparts a nice "glow"Barrier-strengtheningSmells amazingCould be too rich for oily skin typesMade me feel a bit lượt thích a Disney Villain

Skin & Tonics Rating

B+20/20Efficacy11/20Ingredients20/20Application18/20Wear18/20Packaging
Total: 87Rating system details »

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