The Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre is supposed to be one of those secrets that everyone in the industry, from dermatologists to makeup artists all over the world, knows about. Well, everyone, except me.
Even though this iconic cream has been around for generations, this is my first encounter with it. For someone who has been on the beauty beat for almost two decades, been to Paris many times for work and loves poking around French pharmacies to see what goodies I can bring home, I had not heard of Embryolisse.
The iconic Lait-Creme Concentre was created in 1950 by Dr Tricot, a dermatologist who specialised in skin disorders at St Louis Hospital in Paris. And he did so because he found no available products that met his standards to soothe and relieve his patients’ discomfort and symptoms.
With its pharmaceutical background and packaging, I initially thought the cream would be just another fragrance-free, sensitive-skin-friendly lotion. To be honest, I’ve used plenty of those over the years, and nothing has ever stood out.
Besides, when it comes to creams, I would rather have mine packed with more than just hydrating benefits, like line-reducing, skin-firming, glow-enhancing or even blemish-fighting. I mean, I want my skincare to work hard.
But friends who know the brand and have used its products have told me that Embryolisse is different, and in a league of its own. So when the package appeared on my doorstep and after hearing all the rave reviews, I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.
Here’s how it went.
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