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A multi-tasking hero
When I started working in beauty, there were a few products that I quickly realized would be quite important in my career. One of them was Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré.
This French drugstore beauty product is one of the best moisturizers that creates a perfect base for makeup, soothes irritated skin and creates a smooth, plump and radiant complexion.
I discovered it more than 10 years ago, but its popularity has remained the same. It has over 6,000 5* Amazon reviews, 10.1 million views on TikTok and currently sells one every 13 seconds.
without a doubt to the moisturizer chosen by make-up artists around the world. I’ve noticed this at almost every MUA backstage at most fashion weeks. Why? Because it doesn’t matter what condition the models’ skin is in – long working hours, heavy make-up, lack of sleep does not help to create the most flawless foundation – Embryolisse is able to dispel any irritation and redness.
It wasn’t long before I started using it in my skin care routine.
It is important to note that this is classified as reusable due to its original properties. However, I wouldn’t classify it as a skincare makeup mix. It’s definitely a moisturizer that just prepares your skin beautifully for makeup.
It’s said to be five-fold, a primer, moisturiser, cleanser, intensive overnight mask and aftershave. I don’t shave my face so I can’t comment on that, but I wouldn’t really use it as a cleanser – stick to your trusty best cleanser. But the other three uses? Tick, tick, tick.
It’s a super light moisturizer that feels very lotion-like and absorbs incredibly quickly. It’s worth saying that I have dry skin and my thirsty skin drinks it up willingly. You don’t need to use a lot, a little is enough. It’s not too rich and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on the skin.
It gives a very dewy complexion that seems to even out the surface of my skin even when I have a few blemishes. You might think that because it’s so light it won’t keep you hydrated all day, but you’d be wrong. My skin looks good even at that dreaded 4pm when things tend to get a bit done.
I really couldn’t recommend this cream enough, especially if you’re a makeup junkie who wants to create a flawless base before applying your foundation.
At just £20, it’s also one of the best skincare products under £20. The brand also produces convenient mini tools. I often take the 30ml tube on holiday as nothing hydrates my skin better when I fly.