Works pretty well on my extremely dehydrated skin, even in the Canadian winter. Very moisturising and calming. Texture is just a bit thicker than some creams, which means it doesn't spread as easily, but it absorbs well and does not make me feel sticky. My skin feels more plump after using it.
The scent is mild but I don't enjoy it. I will still tolerate it because the product does a good job.
i am just waiting for a christmas set to repurchase this. i really like nuxe skincare. it feels natural and luxurious and smells so nice. it seems higher end than the actual price point here in canada. this cream moisturized my extremely dehydrated skin very well last winter without making me break out. it is not as good as darphin, but it is much less expensive too.
I bought the full size creme after trying a sample of the creme for just "dry" skin. This feels good on, sinks in wonderfully, and smells nice. It's thick, so go easy and work it in. It's probably one of the only facial products that actually does what it says. My skin glows, no breakout problems, and it really does soften the lines and makes the skin look moisturized and fresh. We'll see how it goes , but it might just replace my Avene (nice but no wrinkle help) as my HG facial cream.
I got this a few days ago and even after only a few uses, it has satisfied its claims to plump out fine lines etc. The texture is quite heavy and at first I found it hard to distribute over my skin without pulling it, but that seems to have stopped after the first use.
I will be sticking with this one! It's even more moisturising than my Neal's Yard Frankincense Hydrating Cream.
(If only they could supply it in a tube package instead of a tub, then it would be perfect.)
12 Sep 2010: Had to stop using after a month, the fragrance element irritated my skin into a state of permanent redness. The lines were plumping out alright but this was due to my skin swelling up in reaction to the irritants. Have started using Trilogy Very Gentle Moisturing Cream instead to calm things down.
Creme Marveillance Enrichie is meant for very dry skin that has visible expression lines. I don't have any lines yet, but decided to try it anyway because of all the good reviews on here.
It truly is an amazing cream when it comes to moisturizing! Usually my skin feels dry in an hour or two after putting on the moisturizer but not with this one. I also love how "cooling" it feels on my skin - having rosacea I can use all the cooling I can get! It leaves my skin looking well moisturized and radiant.
It's also probably the first cream that doesn't feel super heavy with that kind of moisturizing power. It feels nice and emollient, goes on smooth and sinks in fast, plus it smells absolutely amazing! If "luxury" would have a smell, this would be it. The cream has a yellow tint to it, but fortunately it doesn't stain the skin.
It doesn't irritate my skin at all which is great. I haven't noticed any calming effect, but then again, it doesn't even promise to do that. Like I said, I don't have any lines as of now so I can't really comment on how well it works on reducing those.
It comes in a 50ml/1.7oz heavy glass jar. I do like how the jar looks like, but I wish it came in a tube, it's way more hygienic when you don't have to dip your fingers in the cream.
I don't know for how much it retails in the States but if you live in Europe you can most likely get it cheaper from french online stores, Nuxe being french brand.
All in all, a great moisturiser, and if I don't find anything better I'll definitely repurchase.
Wow!!! I used this product for the first time today and I can't believe how good it is! I vowed a couple of months ago to stop paying extortionate prices for beauty products - I've been on a mission to find reasonably priced,good quality products. I have previously alternated between Estee Lauder Daywear and Lancome Hydra Zen and while they are very good moisturisers they never produced the visible results that Merveillance has and they are almost double the price. The first thing that struck me about it was the lovely dense texture - it was thick and rich and when I applied it didn't feel greasy like most dry skin moisturisers - it was almost sticky but in a pleasant way! It sunk in quickly and the effect was immediate. My complexion looked radiant and when I put my make up on it glided on and looked perfect,my skin was so smooth and plump. The radiant effect lasted all day - nearly crashed the car cause I couldn't stop looking in the mirror! I haven't looked this good in years! The only test it has yet to pass is the long term hydration one - I have dry skin and if a moisturiser is not rich enough for me my skin gets tight and cracks and peels on my nose - not a pretty sight! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I've a feeling this could be my (and I swore I'd never use this expression!!) HG!!!!!! I'll keep you posted!
Well I've been using this for about a month now and while unfortunately the dry skin on my nose is back I can't actually say it's because of this product because I've introduced alot of new products into my skincare regime. For a couple of weeks I was finding it a bit sticky and not as easily absorbed as it was at first but I tried putting a bit less on - it worked a treat - I had been using way too much! I've noticed that it has a firming effect on the skin, which is an added bonus considering it's not promoted as a 'firming' product. I've also noticed that the reason for the 'soft focus' effect is that it leaves a nice 'film' on the skin (almost like a primer) and this seems to be why it makes a good make up base. Still think this is a great product that I'd highly recommend and I've just purchased the Merveillance serum for under it - which I'll review when I've used it for a few days. Try this moisturiser - you won't regret it!!!
I asked a sample of this from my local pharmacie here (i bought something so it was ok to ask for a sample). This is a natural product with flower roots and seeds, it claims to fills in, smoothes, re-plumps visible expression lines. The texture is medium thick and has a floral scent. It does a very good job in moisturizing my very very dry skin, it makes my skin smooth, quite plump and well hydrated with a healthy glow, and stays that way even after washing my face. The only reason I did not give this five lippies is because, I did not like that it sits on my skin for quite a long time after application, it really did not sink in right away, but a sticky greasy feel on my skin lingers for atleast an hour (well perhaps it was just my skin reaction), it does get absorbed, though, I just had to wait. It was worth the waiting as it gives me really good results anyway. As for the price, it is quite expensive 33 Euro, but I can overlook that since it is quite a nice product, so I think I would buy a full size tub soon. Lastly, I think this would make a great makeup base for dry skin gals like me.
I love love love this! FINALLY, enough moisture for my very dry skin in a natural product. It is very heavily scented, but it is not a fakey product scent and smells incredible. I cannot say enough about this and this is now my favorite skincare line. HG!
I've been using Merveillance for about 2 months and I am completely hooked. First, this cream smells amazing. Picture orange blossoms and fresh cream! But the scent is subtle. (I really dislike the Creme Fraiche cream scent, but LOVE this one). This cream is medium-light in texture and it really does help to smooth fine lines. I had some lines on my forehead and can't believe that they have completely disappeared since I have started using this cream. It's also great for my dry skin.
I use this cream at night, but it I also use it in the morning I always have to apply a sunscreen over top. I think that the value for the money on this product is superb. (My skin is in its 30s!)
I give the packaging a low score because I hate having to dip my fingers into the pot. Too hard to keep clean, I prefer pumps!
This is the sister product to the Crème Merveillance for Normal to Dry Skin, My skin is quite dry and this product is like a dream for me. I usually just used straight up olive oil or argan oil as my "night cream" but wanted something a little more substantial. I bought this on a whim (I broke my no-buy in style last week and went down in flames) and I must say this creme is the best purchase of the lot. Not sticky, not greasy, absorbs well, not itchy. I have noticed a difference in the softness of my skin and my few trouble wrinkles in about a week of usage. Will rebuy. Love it. It was advertised as no parabens, so woo hoo! that doesn't mean there might not be other shady stuff in there but if the parabens are out, I'm in!
Update: As this is a little thick for the summer, I alternate this at night with Sisley's creme reparatrice in hot weather.