If you’ve read any article about French cult beauty products, Embryolisse Last-Creme is ALWAYS a must have. Apparently, it nourishes and hydrates the skin like none other. So, I am sure I’m in the minority of people who are not a fan.
Let me preface my review on the fact that while I am 50, my skin is still quite oily and sensitive. For me, it’s a very rich creme that felt heavy on my face. I also ended up with a couple of red blotches after a few uses. I ended up passing this creme along to Sr. Elizondo who has dry skin and loves it.
The other product I’ve been trying out is Leonor Greyl hair oil. In the picture it looks opaque. That’s only because it was so cold in our house, this oil actually froze! How you use this oil is you put a small amount in your hands and massage into your hair before you wash it for anywhere from 15 min to overnight. I keep the oil in for at least an hour and it feels like a luxury treatment smelling it’s scent the whole time. Afterwards, my hair feels really soft and nourished. This is a pricey oil, around the $50-60. I’m a hair oil convert now because of this product.
Time for another post of product recommendations I can give.
Scentsy. These room fresheners smell divine and the scent fills large rooms. (The knock off wax blocks I’ve found at the grocery store are not as good.)
Marc Anthony Argan Oil for hair. This stuff is ok for hair, but I love to use it as a body spray. This product smells sooo good and has a very slight shimmer to it that’s really pretty on skin.
H&M candle that smells great and fills the room. I also bought Original Citrus, but it’s not as strong a scent.
I’ve been slowly purchasing French skin care products to find out if they deserve all the kudos they get. Filorga Time-Filler definitely does. Yes, it’s one of a thousand wrinkle creams out there, but I can vouch for this one. It works.
I originally read about this brand in a blog and then again in a book. Both the blog and book stated Filorga is awesome and deserves a try.
The cream feels a little heavy, but absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling smooth. It does have a light scent, but it’s not overpowering. I have extremely sensitive skin to product and I have had no reactions to this cream at all. My face loves it. My skin looks fresher, and feels softer and plumper (in a good way). I just wish I had taken before and after pictures.
I purchased Filorga Time-Filler through Amazon for approximately $90.00. I’ve been using it for 2-3 weeks now and suspect it will last 6-8 weeks for me.
I’m working my way through French Beauty products that seem to have major followings. I’ve already tried the Bioderma Micellar H20 and I’m never looking back. Micellar water is great for cleansing the face.
Now I’ve been using Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. It’s a dry oil that works for face, body, and hair. This oil has now replaced my body lotion. I just wish I had bought the bigger bottle.
The second product is Caudalíe Beauty Elixir. I see this elixir everywhere on beauty blogs. I was a little nervous to try this because my skin is so sensitive, but no pain no gain. You can use it as toner, to set your makeup, or simply as a refresher midday. It contains different oils/essences that are supposed to be healthy for your skin.
I began using it as a toner right after my micellar water. It feels cool, smells great, and I could definitely feel my skin tingling. I began using it midday too, giving myself a spritz when my skin started feeling a little greasy/dirty. I might be becoming addicted. Hence, why my bottle is almost empty in this picture. I will definitely be purchasing this again.
BTW: My sensitive skin had no reaction to this product. However, I did use it one time immediately after exfoliation and the tingling felt a bit more like stinging. I won’t be doing that again.
Now that micellar water is one of my favorite beauty products, I needed to do some comparisons to discover which was my favorite. I tried 3 brands. Garnier, L’Oreal, and the creme de la creme Bioderma.
Garnier was the most like regular water, but still cleaned. I liked it.
L’Oreal I really liked. It has a silky texture that feels great on my skin and cleanses just as well.
Bioderma is ‘the’ micellar water and theres a reason why. It isn’t too watery and not too oily. It completely cleans and leaves your skin soft. The downside to this product is the price point is much higher than the other 2.
My favorite is Bioderma, but L’Oreal will probably be my brand. The difference between the 2 was minimal and not enough to justify the price difference.
Summer vacations are about to start happening and a new summer look needs to happen too. Bring on the bangs!
Because of all the micellar water hype, I bought L’Oreal Micellar Biphase to try. In case you don’t know, micellar water is a gentle cleanser/makeup remover made up of soft water and micelle oil.
I used it for the first time and I love it. You can feel the oil when you first put it on, but then it disappears and your skin simply feels clean and soft. As far as removing makeup, it’s a thumbs up for that too.
There is also a surprising perk. It reduces the redness in my face. I cannot say enough good things about that!
My favorite hairstyle has been legitimized. Thank you Chanel!
NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee is the perfect soft gloss pale pink.
I’m probably late to the party on this one, but a foundation brush makes all the difference….especially for those of us that are make up challenged. BTW: It Cosmetics are awesome and PETA approved.
I’m just going to say it works.