If you love French beauty products, you've no doubt heard of Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream, which is often called the French version of the "little black dress" for your skin.
And yet, with all of the skincare I've had the great opportunity to try over the years, and all my beauty shopping while traveling in Europe, I had never used Embryolisse . That is, until a few weeks ago when I picked it up stateside (Urban Outfitter stores carry it).
Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream is said to be the perfect skin product because it provides hydration, keeps skin soft, and can gently and thoroughly remove makeup.
Right away, I could tell I would quickly fall in love with this Cream . The texture of the cream is thick, but with a slight oil-like feel. However, once on my skin, it felt lightweight and non-greasy. It became airy and felt like it was a whipped texture as I massaged into my skin.
For removing makeup in the evening, about a quarter-sized amount was all I needed. My skin was clean within seconds as the cream broke down all the makeup (even long wear mascara). After cleansing, my skin was extremely soft and moisturized at the same time. The finish of my skin was glowy and slightly shiny (Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream will work better for dry and normal - dry/combination skin). My skin only needed a light serum and a touch of eye cream and nothing else before going to bed.
In the morning, I used it after cleansing as a moisturizer, primarily on my drier areas like my cheeks. I used a smaller amount (closer to a dime-sized coin), and again, I loved how it sank into my skin and gave me ultra hydration without any sticky or heavy feel. But it still served well to use under foundation/BB cream, because it didn't cause any of my products to slip/rub or flake off.
If you're a budding makeup artist, this is one of the products that almost all have in their kits, and now I see it's for good reason. If you need to remove your makeup mid-way through the day, for example, by using this product, you can easily start again with smooth, hydrated and prepped skin with no water (this can be tissued or rinsed off). - RLB
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