[productsamples/affiliate] Back in the summer I went to the UK launch of Clé de Peau Beauté – it’s only just hit Harrods so I’ve taken my time to test and use the products. Starting with the Radiant Multi Repair Oil (be prepared – it’s all really expensive) that (as you can see) I’ve been using fairly regularly.
As you might hope at £120 a pop, it’s pretty magnificent in terms of hydration and making skin feel instantly supple. It’s somewhere between an oil and a serum really – it leaves that same not unpleasant dampness on the complexion that BioEffect does and that finish makes skin look dewy. It’s purpose is to create a softened look and feel while delivering good-for-skin ingredients.
As it’s the flagship brand in the Shiseido group, the ingredients have a typically Japanese slant – rice germ oil, bio-evening primrose oil, camellia oil, rosehip oil, soybean phospholipids, Cha Hu extract (a plant extract high in glucoside and polysaccharides and otherwise known as Bupleurum). I’m amazed that there’s no hyaluronic in it because from the texture, I’d swear it has. The bottom line here is that it’s a lovely, lovely oil-serum that gives me exactly the sensation I like on my skin – it’s not for you if the word ‘dewy’ makes you want to run and grab the nearest powder puff. I can’t not say that my skin doesn’t look better for it – it does (but I’m cautious to give it all the accolades as I’m also using a retinol product and that really does up the ante). The oil gives it bounce, I suppose you’d say, and a smoothness that means my foundation looks extra good.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
Speaking of foundations, I’ve also been using the Radiant Fluid Foundation. It’s £105, which suddenly makes all the new £50+ bases look like absolute bargains! Make up is much more my area of interest (their Kimono Dreams holiday collection is just SO beautiful) and Cle de Peau make up is absolutely up there in terms of quality. The foundations are all made to be extremely light in consistency so that they weather the incredible heat and humidity that Japan experiences (35°C in July isn’t unusual) while still giving decent coverage.
Those glossy little drops are feather-light on the complexion. The blend is seamless, the feel is (almost) weightless and there’s hydration aplenty. It’s not for you if you like a matte finish – this isn’t shiny but it is dewy and I’d say maybe more skewed to older skin because of its supple texture and the fact that it does give a kind of vibrancy to the skin that younger skin more naturally has.
I love it – I’d absolutely purchase once my sample is finished but save it for treats because that’s an expensive daily habit I don’t need! My shade is 020 (light ochre) HERE which is a perfect match. However, I do see that there is a £250 foundation from the same brand… that would be mega treat! The oil is HERE.
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