What is it?
‘A tranformative cream-to-water moisturizer.’
Who is it for?
Anyone wanting/needing moisture without that heavy, greasy feeling.
What’s in it?
water (aqua/eau), cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, butylene glycol, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene, passiflora incarnata seed oil, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, silybum marianum seed oil, tocopherol, porphyra umbilicalis extract, algae extract, commiphora mukul resin extract, rosa multiflora fruit extract, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, sodium chloride, nylon-12, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, potassium sorbate, fragrance (parfum), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, sodium citrate, chlorphenesin, linalool, butylphenyl methylpropional, alpha-isomethyl ionone, limonene, citronellol, blue 1 (CI 42090)
Possibly acne/troubling for some ingredients?
fragrance, silicones (although they are crucial to this type of formula)
Natural? Organic? Man-made? Vegan?
Sold in territories that advocate/require animal testing like China?
What’s not in it?
mineral oil, parabens
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
After serums/before SPF or foundation
What’s good about it?
This is a really lovely moisturiser. Clearly drawing its inspiration from the Far East ‘water droplet’ technology, this applies as a light cream/almost lotion and then upon patting/gently rubbing the droplets start to appear on the skin, which are then absorbed. The formula does contain marine extracts, which is probably why my skin in particular, enjoys it.
Unlike some of its counterparts, the silicones in this formula work with the ingredients, as opposed to what feels almost ‘independently’ in some formulas. And by that I mean that there is no ‘rolling’ a couple of minutes after applying. The formula feels more sophisticated, and Bliss seem to be taking their technology a little more seriously these days. Lovely. Works well when making product ‘sandwiches’ with more expensive products.
Check it out. If you can find it. More of which below.
What’s not so good about it?
With the product? Nothing much. Good, solid cream that does exactly what it says on the box and is not extortionately expensive.
Here’s a repeating winge of mine, so much so that I’ve added a new category to the reviews that you’ll see from now on:
How’s the website?
At first glance the website was great – namely because they have a full ingredients list. Here’s the problem that is costing them money:
Bliss Spa launched 20 years ago this year, although it has changed hands a few times since then.
Why in the name of INSANITY is the UK website not transactional?
Blissworld.co.uk is essentially a marketing landing page.
If you want to actually ‘buy’ a product, you have to:
- click ‘Where to buy’ which takes you to their separate stockists page. You presumably would click on a stockist, then be taken to the product yes?
- No. Click a stockist of your choice and you are taken to a generic page where every Bliss product is listed in no particular order which means you start searching again.
- Dutifully search again in the left hand column. It’s out of stock on the first three I tried, including M&S.
- If you end up on ‘Time to Spa’, the parent company’s website, it’s not there either. And even better, in the middle of your search, an Elemis offer pops up. Elemis is owned by the same company. But that’s not why I landed on your page. Talk to me in Bliss terms please.
Still with me? No? Me neither. Because I would’ve already thought ‘sod it’ and gone off to make a cup of tea.
Bio-Essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask
Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
Pixi H2O Skin Drink
It’s easier to find in the US.
Fabulous Drench N’Quench is $38.00 and available from Skinstore.com in the USA.
The only place I found it in the UK is M&S and they’re sold out: M&S/Bliss – it’s £29.50.
Sorry. I tried to give you a useful link. Bliss aren’t co-operating. GREAT CREAM THOUGH.