Denoting Italian backgrounds, Borghese claims to use a formula that “blends technology with classic Italian beauty.” We have to ask, are they promising that you will have the beautiful olive complexions that Southern Italians are known for or the pastier look northern Italians are known for? Most people associate Italians in general with the look of the Southern regions. But that aside, what are they doing, taking Italian individuals and extracting something magical from their skin? Either way, they provide a basic skincare line and a wrinkle line for your choosing.
Ingredients and Mechanism of Action:
Borghese ingredients include Fango Mud, matrixyl, coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, super hydroxy humectant, and natural botanicals. There is no full ingredients list, and Borghese is the only product line to use fango mud, not because it is so effective, but because no one else cares to. They have no proven use in wrinkle fighting or skin care in general. Most of the ingredients really have no application, and these are their best ingredients. The rest are far worse. The likelihood is they use a lot of cheap moisturizers and irritants you might not even recognize at first.
Overall Impression of Borghese:
Borghese lacks the substance of a really great formula. They rely on the idea that a certain group of people are more beautiful than the rest of us because of some magical element in their environment such as “fango mud.” It’s like saying African people are skinny because they have some magical fat burner or appetite suppressant. In scientific terms, one could say Southern Italians have more melanin in the skin, resulting in the olive complexion and a longer period of youth. But if this is so, why aren’t we focusing on the many other groups of people with darker complexions.