Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)

3.8

212 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua. Paraffinum Liquidum. Stearic Acid. Glyceryl Stearate. Triethanolamine. Cera Alba. Cetyl Palmitate. Butyrospermum Parkii. Steareth-10. Polyacrylamide C13-14 Isoparaffin. Laureth-7. Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis. 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol. Tropolone. Parfum.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I heard so many good things about this moisturizer I had to try it out. I have dry skin so I thought it would be a good fit. But this just didn't feel good on my skin. It felt thick and waxy. It never felt like it sunk in, just sat on the top layer. It did not do well under makeup for me. I normally use MUFE & Bobbi Brown and the makeup lasted half as long as usual. I tried using this at night, but the smell got to me. It's not strong, I love Chanel & Burberry, but this just wasn't for me.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I really like this product. Here's my thoughts:
Pros:
Good for using as a primer and with skincare under makeup. It doesn't have dimethicone, so layered with all my lotions and potions, especially in the winter when I cannot take skincare shortcuts because of my dry skin.
Absolutely never causes makeup to move or pill underneath.
Nice and hydrating, without being tacky, greasy, or leaving a film.
Doesn't react with my dry, sensitive skin- no red bumps, burning or tingling, or signs or irritation.
A little goes a long way. Works very well with RCMA foundation.

Cons:
Fragrance. I'm actually surprised that it DOESN'T irritate my sensitive skin because it has a very strong fragrance. I don't like it, but it's not enough to turn me off.
Not effective on it's own as a moisturizer, nor does it live up to the claim of "24 hour hydration". It also is hardly a "miracle" in that it doesn't repair skin or improve tone/texture, etc. It really just protects it.

I'll buy it again and use as a primer or give my moisturizer a boost.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm so tired of skincare products using such lofty words as MIRACLE. Strictly a move to try to justify the often ridiculous price points these products have, IMO. Anyway, I received a sample of this in my Birchbox and I wasn't at all impressed. It's a moisturizer. It is a little heavier than many, and it does the job I suppose. But, like with so many other facial skincare products, there is nothing about it for me that made it special, especially at its price point.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Hard to find a moisturizer for my sensitive dry and yet prone to breakout skin. First time I tried this I hated it. Left my skin shiny all day and felt like it was just "sitting" there instead of being absorbed. And then it broke me out after about a week of use. I tried it again months later after reading reviews which suggested emulsifying it in your fingers before applying. Seems to work much better this way for me. Been using for about three months and no breakouts. At times it can appear shiny and still not absorbed all the way but my skin is soft without breakouts thus far. Not sure if I will be able to use this in warmer and more humid months however. I cannot speak to its efficacy on fine lines or wrinkles or sagging (don't think it's formulated with those things in mind) but as a daily moisturizer it seems to do its job. If only I could find a moisturizer like this one with added benefits to combat lines, wrinkles and sagging without breaking me out. Sigh. But until I find that, this will be my daily go to.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Other

I have oily skin which, unfortunately, seems to be getting oilier as I get older. I initially tried using this product as a nighttime face cream. It was great for the first few nights, and then it started to clog my pores. After that, I decided to limit my usage to around the eye area, which, ultimately, didn't work -- after a few tries, it caused itchiness and irritation and some additional clogs. Many moisturizers are too heavy for me, and this one felt lighter on the first tires, but ultimately it was also too heavy for my face.

I bought this product at a pharmacy while I was traveling in Europe, so I found the price to be reasonable. I still enjoy the light fragrance, and I now use it as a hand cream.

A minor annoyance: the cap doesn't "lock" on my tube, so I could theoretically twist the top forever without it closing.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This was my go to moisturizer before my skin became sensitized to a Philosophy retinol product, which I used more than a year and half ago and still experience an angry red rash and swelling under my eyes whenever I try to use my former skin care regimen. However, when I was using it I really liked it. My skin is somewhat oily so I used it only on my cheeks, under my eyes and on my eyelids. It absorbed right away and was a fantastic canvas for makeup. It also has a very light scent, which is probably why it now irritates me. I gave my tube to my DIL who has very dry skin and she will likely love it. I love that it's French, because everyone knows they make the very best skin care. I ordered it from Amazon and it wasn't expensive (less than $30) for a rather large tube and like I said, I didn't use much so it lasted a really long time. I repurchased it several times and highly recommend it for normal to dry skin types. I don't know what the ingredients are but when I was using it my skin looked luminous. Even oily skin needs moisturizer and this one is great to use if your cheeks are more normal than your T zone. My makeup went on smoothly and stayed put and my foundation always glowed. This is a great moisturizer in general and I only wish it didn't have any fragrance. I could probably still use it if it didn't. I definitely recommend it though and am sorry I can no longer use it. Maybe after a while my sensitivity will abate and I can resume my old routine. I sincerely hope so. Having very sensitive skin really, really sucks, lol!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This stuff felt a bit greasy on me and made my foundation oxidize. It didn't absorb completely into my skin and clogged my pores, too. Nope.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is a no-frills basic moisturizer which has become a victim not only of the hype machine but also of egregious mark ups. I happen to love this moisturizer because it does what it says on the tin - gives me hydrated, supple skin that doesn't dehydrate by mid day. It allows me to use slightly stronger actives (P50 & BHA) without fear of flakes.

And yes, make up goes over this beautifully, as to my various sunscreens (mostly ZO based). I understand why makeup artists love this - because it helps them do their job better. Its bland, surprisingly thin formula absorbs super quickly and works for most skin types.

However, I will caveat that I brought the 2.5oz tube in Europe for 14euros. In the US, its almost $30. If you don't have hyper sensitive skin, $30 is a rip off for something so no-frills. However, the price in comparison to other moisturizers in Europe, is practically a bargain. I will absolutely repurchase this the next time I am in Europe as I do very much enjoy using this. But I also don't expect it to perform anti-aging miracles. That's what my actives are for. This cream seals it all in and lets those actives keep doing their job.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Can't say enough good things about this moisturiser! I stock up on this every time I go to Paris! It does everything it says it will and it lasts foreverrrrrr! I've got skin like the Sahara desert - it literally soaks up anything I put on it but very rarely has it stayed moisturised throughout the day! I used to have use a rich night cream every night but now with just using this in the morning and the drop of occasional Obagi vitamin c serum my skin is moisturised to perfection. I can finally let my skin breathe at night and for that I am grateful to Embryolisse!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I like this moisturizer, but it's not my favorite by any means. The best thing about it in my opinion is the glow that it gives the skin. This is really nice and unique. Unfortunately, it's not moisturizing enough for my dry winter skin, and it started clogging my pores after a few weeks. I also thought it had a strong smell- it reminded me of fireside scented candles, which was kind of weird to be putting on my face. This would be a good moisturizer for someone with slightly but not extremely dry skin that isn't prone to clogged pores.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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