Iconic French Skincare Brand Review : Embryolisse (*)
The infamous French pharmacy brand Embryolisse is a cult classic in the terms that since its release in 1950 the brand has continued to be used and loved by many makeup artists, celebrities and (most recently) bloggers.
I’d first heard of the brand French skincare when it was the focus of many bloggers monthly favourites. Up until a couple years ago it was only available from French pharmacies so although I was interested in the hype I wasn’t able to easily get my hands on it. However since it’s now readily available online, in specialist stores and Boots pharmacies I had to see what the all the fuss was... and is about.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème ConcentreOut of all Embroylisse’s products this is the famous holy-grail product used by makeup artists and celebrities alike. The Lait-Crème Concentre is a heavy duty multi-tasking beauty product that can be used as a moisturiser, primer, repair mask and makeup remover.
The formula itself is a heavy, thick cream that contains fatty acids and vitamins to hydrate, plump and smooth the skin. The scent is that classic childhood floral smell that reminds me of my mums makeup bag when was I child.
For me personally I didn’t like to use the product so much as a daily moisturiser as it seemed a little too greasy, it felt as though my makeup would slide around rather than sit still. However as a deeply hydrating repair mask, makeup cleanser or even a night cream the formula works incredibly well. It retains water and can be used on either the body or the fact so it’s perfect for those who suffer from dry skin.
Embryolisse Hydra-matThis is my favourite out of all the products and is (if not close to becoming) my number one moisturiser at the moment.
The formula has a light to medium cream-gel like consistency that is light weight, non-greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin. Similar to most Embryolisse products it has that nostalgic floral scent which I love as it brings back memories and although it is perfumed the product agrees with my sensitive skin.
I also find this product works as a primer as it curbs the oils in my t-zone to give a matt base ready for my foundation. Although this is a mattifying cream it still keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day almost like it has an invisible barrier to those environmental effects.
Embroylisse Secret De MaquilleI’ve never really been one to bother with eye creams, they’re that extra product in a beauty routine that I just don’t have the energy to add. However I’m always intrigued in trying a few just to see if they add anything to my skincare regime or the longevity of my makeup.
The stick itself is incredibly easy to use and has an interesting solid gel like texture that contains aloe vera and vitamin E. A quick run of the stick under both eyes leave an extremely thin residue that soaks into the skin incredibly quickly.
Although the product didn’t visibly brighten the area it was incredibly refreshing and it’s non-sticky texture made a great primer for concealer.