Review: Anthyllis Anti-Aging Cream

Review Anthyllis Anti-Aging Cream with Retinyl AcetateReview Anthyllis Anti-Aging Cream with Retinyl Acetat

Ingredients (INCI): 

Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Dulcis Oil*, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Wheat Bran*, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Bisabolol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Panthenol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract*, Resveratrol, Cetyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Glucose, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Casein, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Extract*, Hypericum Perforatum Extract*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Lactic Acid.
* certified organic

Price: €9,99 / 50 ml at ECCO Verde

Claims: Antioxidant protection, Hydrates, Reduces wrinkles, Tonic & firming

Claims achievable? Contains many antioxidants (Grape Extract, Vit C and E,...) which would make it good for use at morning. Hydration is also a clear yes. Not so the last two points. Hydration can reduce wrinkles for short time, if those wrinkles are caused by dryness. Wrinkles from aging could be reduced by retinoids, which retinyl acetate belongs to. But the company doesn't tell how much of it is in there. Also retinyl acetate is one of the weakest retinoids and probably has very little or no effect. 

My opinion: 
For me it smells strange, not in a good way. I don't know why they had to add fragrance and then it doesn't even smell good. 
It's a thin cream, feels more like a thick serum, but it leaves a film on my oily skin, kind of sticky. Yes it hydrates, but because of squalane and the oils it is way too heavy for me. Probably too light for very dry skin, I guess ok for normal skin. 
Anyone with congestion prone skin should be careful, it contains many ingredients that could cause congestions (such as coconut oil). After I found out about this, I used it up on my body. 
But in general, it is always very nice to see organic cosmetics (almost) irritant-free and this one is not the most expensive too.