13 February, 2015 Face Mask Friday #14
I’ve spoken about the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre in this, this and this blog post, but I thought a blog post devoted to this wonderful, hard-working and multi-purpose product would help to spread the word on it’s efficacy and how essential it is in both my skincare and makeup daily collections. Although I see this cream primarily as a face mask, you could honestly use it for anything. Below are just some of the ways I make the most of this little French miracle:
1) Cuticle cream
2) Protective balm for my hands under UV lights when I’m having a gel manicure
3) Face primer
5) Shaving cream (conditioner works too)
6) As a mixer to combine with concealer to create a sheer, dewy base
7) Makeup remover
I have also read that people use this on babies with nappy rash and on tattoos to speed up the healing process.
To put it simply, this is a household essential. Anyone can use it, and because it’s so gentle, it won’t break you out or cause an allergic reaction, as long as you aren’t allergic to shea butter, beeswax, aloe vera and soy proteins. It’s formulated without parabens or mineral oil, and it dries to a natural matte finish on the skin, meaning even my greasy face looks vaguely normal and shine-free.
For a cream that contains such a limited number of ingredients, it’s pretty incredible what this can do. I like to bring a bottle with me on holiday to use as a rehydrating face mask on my face and body if I’ve been in the sun for too long, and because of the inclusion of aloe-vera, it’s incredibly cooling and comforting. Makeup artists love Lait-Creme Concentre as a primer because it won’t dehydrate dry skin, or cause acne-prone skin to flare up. It creates a lovely smooth canvas to work on and foundation applies really well on top of it.
Along with La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo+, Bioderma’s Sensibio Micellar Water and NUXE’s Reve de Miel, this is one of my holy grail French Pharmacy products, and I absolutely love it because your money will go such a long way if you buy a bottle – and at £20 for 75ml, it’s not that hard to justify.
You can buy the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre from Escentual (my go-to French Pharmacy stockist).
Have you tried this miracle worker before? What did you think? I’d love to know! Pop a comment below or tweet me @MakingItUpBlog.
Have a wonderful weekend!