You guys know, I love my skin care. I don’t often harp on about moisturisers on the blog, as I’ve found my holy grail in the Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser (it’s amazeballs but hella pricey!) but you may remember when I visited Paris last year, I picked up some French pharmacy finds, and this was one of them. My first memory of the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is when the Pixiwoo sisters kept raving about it, saying it was perfect for their dry skin types, and a great base for makeup. At the time of purchase, it was winter, and my skin was pretty dry, but even now in summer (yes, you read that right: Ireland is currently in the midst of a heatwave!) it’s still perfect for my skin.
The product comes housed in a heavy feeling metal tube (I have the larger 75ml size) so I was expecting it to be like one of those old school super rich and heavy mask-like moisturisers. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes, it is a rich cream formula, but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all. I use a pea sized amount on my whole face, it absorbs into skin so quickly and easily, and doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky or greasy at all. The product sinks in rather quickly, and you literally can’t feel any residue on the skin after applying. It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, but not overloaded in the slightest. It also makes a great primer for use with makeup which leads to such a flawless base!
I’ve mentioned before, my skin is combination, so at times it steers more towards dry, others it feels rather blotchy or greasy and sometimes oily in the t-zone. Since using Embryolisse on the daily, I’ve noticed that my skin is not only in better condition with no dryness, the texture has also improved massively, and my redness has been reduced a lot. I feel like I’m getting less breakouts than before (but that could be due to my cleanser too, expect a post on that later this week!) and overall my skin looks more healthy and radiant. So much so, that I’ve felt really happy and confident to go out bare-faced (well, I always have to fill in my eyebrows; nobody wants to see those scaldy caterpillars without some help) but I definitely feel happier makeup free than ever before!
This product claims to be a multitasker, now I haven’t used it for removing makeup or on baby’s skin or any of the other uses, but I can testify that it does an amazing job at moisturising skin, and priming before makeup. My skin often reacts to new products, but this one has been a hit, it doesn’t have any strong fragrance, so I reckon it’ll be good for sensitive skin types. As I mentioned, I picked this huge tube up in Paris for a super cheap €10, and this tube has lasted me through months of use, as you only need the teeniest amount at a time. You can pick up a smaller tube in Boots for €17 (30ml) or the larger is €26 (75ml) which isn’t a bad price for a great quality moisturiser, that should last you through months of use!
Have you tried any Embryolisse products? What is your favourite moisturiser? Let me know in the comments below!