Review: Claire’s Guerisson 9-Complex Cream – Horse Oil?!
Hey hey Queens,
There is always a ‘weird’ product that hits the market and everyone has a big question mark on their face. Snail mucus? Donkey milk? Horse oil? Hold up… Horse oil? Explain, please!
Okay, okay horse oil isn’t a new product and has actually been out for a while. But, this is my first horse oil product that I decided to buy. The first thing I thought… Is this ethical? Are vegans going to storm the building demanding justice? I don’t blame them but before I jumped on the protest wagon I wanted to look more into this.
Of course, any animal byproduct is going to be controversial, especially in beauty/beauty products. Horse meat is definitely not normal to find in US grocery stores (it was illegal to sell between 2006 and 2011) and because of that, you’re going to always disgusted looks. Fair enough.
So, what is horse oil? It’s a byproduct of meat production. It’s common in countries that consume horse meat (especially in Europe, South America, and Asia).
Horse oil contains an essential fatty acid called linolenic acid. It’s thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and is said to help to maintain and repair the barrier of the skin. Also, helping with brightening and scar lightening. Uhhh sold.
This cream has also been subject to counterfeits and because of that, some people don’t even realize they have purchased a fake. It can be really dangerous to buy these fakes as they can put in unknown ingredients that can be harmful to your skin. Ebay is one site that has sold them in the past. You can read more in-depth comparisons on Lesley Beauty Land and layrynnbites.
Let’s get into the review —
Forgive my ghost-like appearance… It’s winter and I don’t go outside.
Here is the full ingredients list:
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 20, 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
- Has a nice citrus smell — Lemon? Grapefruit? I’m not sure. But, looking at the ingredients list says there a bunch of leaf extracts like peppermint, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, sage, apple mint… Interesting no citrus.
- Beautiful packaging
- Not expensive, $15 dollar average price.
- Super moisturizing.
- Has been counterfeited around the internet. If you’re not careful could get a fake one.
- Does feel a bit oily when you wear it.
- Semi-controversial product.
I like to wear this cream at night as I think it might be a bit too oily for me during the day. It goes on like butter and absorbed into my skin quickly. In the morning my skin felt fabulous — moisturized and seemed brighter. It claims that it fades scars and I’m still interested in seeing if it will (I’ll keep you posted on that one). All in all, I like it and I would buy it again. Cost? yes. Moisturizing? yes, please!
Have you guys tried this? What are your thoughts?