Thursday, March 26


Dry skin is a pain! Can I get a Whoop Whoop! (Crowd goes wild)

As you may recall from my {Dermatitis Sufferers post} I have very dry skin, which proves to be a severe nuisance at the best of times. Dermatitis is one thing, but having skin that is prone to dryness in general is another thing.

For a while now I've had the sense that 'something' was missing from my skincare routine. In order to keep allergic reactions at bay, for a long while it has been pretty sparse: Body Shop Cleansing Balm and Aveeno Moisturiser. Initially, I had been using the Aveeno cream as it had been prescribed by the doctor as a totally non-allergic moisturiser that I could use around my problem areas. In that sense, it has been serving it's purpose-- the dermatitis around my eyes has settled and it's generally all been smooth sailing.  Aside from one thing-- the rest of my skin.

I know from experience that I categorically cannot put any old thing on my face, and so I can never just buy a new skincare product without researching it for aeons before pressing 'pay'.

I originally heard about Embryolisse years ago from beauty powerhouse Pixiwoo. Nic had been using it as a primer in many of her tutorials as she claimed that it helped thick full-coverage foundations go on more smoothy whilst simultaneously adding a glow to sheer foundations. You'll remember from my {Estée Lauder Foundation} post that I go crrrrazy for that kind of thing. However, I wasn't looking to spend £20 on a foundation primer and so I let it slide.

A month or so ago, Embryolisse became available in Boots for the first time and my old interest had been piqued. Practically speaking, it's not marketed as a primer. It's full name is 'Lait-Crème Concentré' and it's technically a 'nourishing moisturiser'.

My god though, it is so much more than that. If I had to describe it, I would say that this is not so much a moisturiser as much as it is a skin treatment. As you apply it to your skin it leaves behind a kind of glowy film (oily-skin gals, stay with me). Have you ever watched a Charlotte Tilbury video and wondered how she got her models skin to glow like they'd just been reborn out of the ashes of a phoenix? Nowadays she has buckets of Wonder Cream to keep them gleaming, but I'm certain it was something like Embryolisse she must have been using up until them.

I'll be honest, I'm no Caroline Hirons. I don't know anything about skincare and most of it I'm afraid of. However, I will say this: If you have dry skin, if you always feel like your foundation isn't working to it's best potential or your moisturiser just isn't cutting the mustard-- give Embryolisse a go. I guarantee you will love it.

My only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner!

Until next time,


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