ARgENTUM (all caps, but with a small g) makes two products, “la potion infinie” and “la lotion infinie”. This is a review for the potion, which is marketed as a super hydrating, restorative anti-age cream. While the words potion and lotion speak for themselves, “infinie” is French for infinite.
So, what’s the difference between the potion and the lotion? I found myself guessing that perhaps the thickness would have one targeting the more dry/mature skin, the other being more suited to normal/oily skin. Turns out, that’s not it. The potion is for the face and the lotion is for the body.
My eyes grew round as saucers at the pricetag of Argentum’s potion infinie. For that price, it better be a mixture of liquid platinum, powdered unicorn dung and dust particles from the Dead Sea scrolls.
Argentum la potion infinie comes in a jar of almost 2.5 oz or 70 ml. Yes, it is an expensive face cream, but for the price you do get rather a lot of product. Most creams come in anywhere from half ounces up to maybe 50 ml, at most… (I would agree that la potion infinie is still quite expensive, though – despite the large jar!)
La potion infinie’s texture is smooth and not super thick. It spreads very well and allows for an even application.
The fragrance of this face cream was surprising to me, but not in a good way. I can’t think of anything better to compare la potion infinie’s scent to than a cheap masculine shower gel or deodorant!
I’m not saying that the scent is unpleasant per se – some of those cheaper men’s deodorants do smell nice enough, right? Guess I was just expecting something different from such a luxurious product, something a bit more whimsical, mysterious and yeah… probably also more feminine.
At least my husband (who randomly gets slapped onto his face whatever I happen to be using at the moment) didn’t complain… 😉 Though in all fairness, he doesn’t usually complain about any of the other products either.
Ingredients, INCI: Silver Hydrosol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caffeine, Sodium DNA, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Parfum, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Eugenol.
- Made in France
- 99.5% of the ingredients are from natural origins
The one special thing about Argentum is the use of silver hydrosol. Besides the silver, the use of caffeine is also intriguing.
Apart from those two, la potion infinie basically contains the main ingredients of a nice natural face cream: some vegetable oils, fatty alcohols (fatty alcohols are not the same as “regular” alcohol or rubbing alcohol!), shea butter, aloe vera, and probably a few essential oils, although only their chemical components are mentioned on the label (conform European laws).
What I like about ARgENTUM La Potion Infinie
- While I wouldn’t exactly rave about the scent, it isn’t in any way gross, and it can grow on you. Also, it definitely suits both sexes. When a cream works really good, is the scent really that crucial? As long as something doesn’t straight-up stink, I find the performance usually outweighs the fragrance.
- Great texture.
- It seems to be an innovative concept to use silver in a face cream. I haven’t seen any other products do this yet.
- Caffeine is something you may find in other products (for example this eye cream by 100% Pure) and it’s supposed to have antioxidant properties, minimize blood vessels, reduce redness and firm & tone the skin.
- The rest of the ingredients are quite natural and also beneficial.
What I like less about ARgENTUM La Potion Infinie
- The fragrance does not make me feel as though I’m using something super duper luxurious and exclusive.
- The price tag is high.
ARgENTUM La Potion Infinie – Final Thoughts
La Potion Infinie is rather expensive, despite it being a large jar. I doubt this cream will give your skin the incredible transformation that would justify its cost, but then again – I can’t claim to have used it long enough to judge potential long-term effects.
Here’s a glimpse of what other people say:
“I debated over whether to buy this cream for a while, and now I have I am so glad that I did. It is a high price but you get SO much product for the money, and the results are so worth it. […] My skin is now incredibly soft and my complexion is more even and wrinkle free than ever before – I don’t even wear makeup on my skin in the day now which I never thought would happen. If you want super soft luminous skin then this is the one for you!”
“This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I have notoriously dry skin and have pretty much tried everything under the sun […] this potion worked wonders after the first application. […] Zero shine, no tightness, no burning around the eyes and skin looks noticeably better right away. Nothing really works for me so I was willing and ready to dismiss this but I am never going to use anything else. Again, very pricey but worth it. Totally in love with this.”
“It is expensive but I think if you were to spend money on a product this is worth it.”