Product Review: LaVigne Plump & Firm Cream

Photo: Courtesy of LaVigne

Company:  LaVigne

Item(s) tested:  Plump & Firm Tri-Active Peptide Cream ($40 for 2oz)

Where item(s) can be purchased:  Online,Across Canada and select stores in the U.S.

The claim of the product: Use if you want plumper, healthier, younger looking skin, with increased firmness.

Who is the product for: Those with mature skin.

What is great about the product:

  1. Very light when applied and not greasy. Easy to put on each day.
  2. Clean scent, that is not overpowering.
  3. Smooth and creamy in texture.
  4. Noticeable difference in skin after about a week’s use.
  5. Small amount goes a long way.

What is not so great about the product:

  1. Ingredient list: very complicated and not simple natural ingredients as you may expect: Reverse Osmosis Spring Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil,  Avocado Oil, Steric Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzones, Glycolic Acid, Allantoin, Panthenol, Organic Tepezcohuite, Organic Seaweed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase), GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 (Syn-Coll), Rosemary Extract, Linden Blossom Essential Oil, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate.
  2. Full ingredient list on the package, but only active ingredients listed online, there were also difference between ingredients listed on the label and ingredients listed online.
  3. No 3rd party certifications for ingredients or packaging.
  4. Container not made from recycled materials.

Grade from Green Living:  B- (The product delivers on its claim to bring younger looking skin with natural ingredients, but we would like to see the packaging and process be greener, and have 3rd party certification for their ingredients which are very complex).