Does anyone here love anything classic? Because I do – I am an old soul, they say. So, how about a skin care brand that has been around since 1860, made from the city of love, Paris, and formulated for differing regions and seasons? Hmm… interesting, right? Well, the no. 1 French Skincare Brand and no. 1 Brightening Skincare from Paris, CrèmeSimon, is now available in the Philippines!
I will be reviewing three of the most coveted and popular products of Crème Simon: Crème Universelle, Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub, and Lymphatic Contouring & Lifting Gel.
If there is one thing these three have in common, it's their scent - slightly flowery, but not overpowering. The scent is actually calming, if I may say so.
CrèmeSimon Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub, Price: Php1,399
This creamy, gentle scrub contains 2 kinds of natural beads – jejuba and fine wheat particles – to refine and revitalize skin, so no harming of the fishes issue here. Exfoliating is my favorite part of my skincare routine and this scrub just makes it much exciting. I prefer using it twice a week or whenever I feel like I needed it (when my nose is at its worst whitehead condition and I don’t have the time to do a self-facial). Its texture is a bit watery, but not when you start scrubbing it on your face. You’ll need to keep your face damp while you’re at it or it will not do its job at all.
True to Crème Simon’s word, this scrub is gentle yet cleanses my face thoroughly. There is no nook will be left untouched, thanks to its Jejuba beads that exfoliates the dead skin cells and removes the dirt the clogs my pores. I have a dry skin and so far, I am not experiencing any problems while and after using it. As a matter of fact, it leaves my skin baby smooth and brighter after every wash without drying it.
CrèmeSimon Lymphatic Contouring and Lifting Gel, Php2,019
I love eating instant noodles at night and I didn’t have the slightest idea that it is one of the reasons why I sometimes (okay, most of the time) wake up with a swollen or looking all puffy. And it’s because of the salt. Apparently, eating food loaded with salt causes your body to retain much water since you’re likely to feel thirsty. Thus, will make your face swell the next day. Luckily I found the right skincare product for that.
This gel-to-oil promises to make your face slimmer, hence the name Contouring & Lifting gel. Its texture is like a lighter version of an oil; less greasy and less heavy. A little amount of product is enough to cover the whole face, but be careful in dispensing the product out as it tends to spill more than what you need.
Crème Simon Crème Universelle, Php1,399
And lastly, the cream that started it all – the Crème Universelle. Crème Universelle is not your typical moisturizing cream; it’s not just because it has been the ultimate favorite of Parisian girls for over 150 years, it also won three beauty awards from Elle, CLEO, and Style Beauty! This little guy here is not just for the face as it turns out to be of use also for relieving chapped lips, moisturize dry cuticles, regenerates dry elbows and cracked heels, soothes skin after sun exposure, and relieves common skin irritation.
Crème Universelle is a lightweight cream that leaves no sticky residue when applied on the skin. My skin was at its worst condition possible these past few weeks - battling with dryness and breakouts. After using the cream for a couple of days, I realized my skin has gotten better. It soothes my skin and helps control the redness around my face and my skin feels immediately soft, radiant and hydrated. I also love using it on my lips as it conditions my lips almost instantly and be matte-lipstick ready. Apparently, this cream can be used to almost every part of your body, and I have to resist the urge to smear it all over my body and get rid of my skin dry altogether. But since it comes in a rather small volume, I have to save every last drop of this cream.
I am extremely happy with Crème Simon Brightening Range making my skin feel refreshed all the time, well-moisturized, and almost at its perfect condition. No wonder that this is an award winning skin care brand! Did I mention that all their products have climate-customized formula? That's actually one of the reasons why I love their products, it suits even the tropical weather of the Philippines! So no to being sticky or heavy on the skin even during the hottest weather. It's hard for me to pick a favorite among the three, but the Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub is definitely growing on me - so love how it makes my face smooth and soft afterwards.
Where to buy:
Crème Simon Brightening Range is available exclusively at CashCashPinoy
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