Hello everyone, today I’m super excited to share this blog post about the new Kiehl’sCalendula serum-infused water cream! If you follow me on Instagram (@lecorbeaublancblog) maybe you saw a few stories about the event and a quick view of the Calendula range.
The afterwork took place at the Kiehl’s boutique in Globus (Lausanne), the whole store was decorated in beautiful orange and yellow flowers. To animate the evening and cheers us up (weather was a bit gray and gloomy) we had gorgeous flower crowns, fresh orange/ginger juice (white wine too) and Kiehl’s sales advisors and marketing team to explain all the details about the new Calendula member.
Before getting into more details, I’m just brefly going to describe what the Calendula range is all about.
Kiehl’s has been using Calendula since the 1960’s and this range of products is targeted for normal-to-oily skin. This flower, is often attributed to having calming and soothing properties, and is known to provide hydration while helping improve the skin barrier and overall skin quality.
Have I tried something from this range before? Yes, I have tried their alcohol-free toner and mask! The toner was super gentle and fresh on my skin, I was very surprise when I saw the actual calendula flower petals swimming round in the bottle. Right now I’m using their Cucumber Herbal alcohol free toner and I like it too.
For the mask, I bought it a few years ago while I was traveling. I thought it was a good idea to gave a travel size of the mask to help my skin recover some hydration after many hours in a plane. The consistency is like a thick gel and feels cooling and fresh. Actually this mask should be a great addition for any summer skin care routine! One of the girls at Kiehl’s suggested in having this mask in the fridge and use it after a hot day #brilliantidea.
So, Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream, What does that name even means?
Let’s start by water cream: “Water creams are lightweight, gel moisturizers with a unique formulation.” Indeed, the texture of this cream is very watery when you massage it into the skin and it absorbs pretty fast. This formulation was created to “house” the concentrated calendula serum.
The Calendula Serum: “Contains the highest concentrate of Calendula Flower Extract and hundreds of micronized Calendula petals. Thanks to these serum, this product claims that it will help skin resist early signs of aging including uneven texture, dullness, and dry fine lines.”
I went to the Kiehl’s USA website (since the product has been released there for a bit longer) and most people claimed a positive note, mainly because of the lightweight texture. I’m excited to try this moisturizer and also be able to give my own feedback! I still have a couple of products to finish before I can actually start testing all the range together, but as soon as I start doing it, I’ll keep updating my results.
During the event, we where able to do a skin consultation, which I think is super important to do, people really need to know what type of skin they have before they buy ANY type of product. I have combination skin (oily t-zone but dryer cheeks) and my main concerns are to keep my skin hydrated and even-looking. This means the Calendula range suits me, YAY!
After the event, Kiehl’s Switzerland very kindly gifted us, a couple of the Calendula range products. The cleanser, toner and of course the star of the night the serum-infused water cream!
A huge thank you toKiehl’s Switzerland team and EBPR agency for all your attentions.
Disclaimer: Products were kidly #gifted but this is article is NOT a paid collaboration.
Some of the photos belong to me, and other where taken from Kiehl’s social media.
Hello everyone! Today I’ll be listing a couple of “trendy” ingredients that lately brands are incorporating into their products! I had a huge list of ingredients that I wanted to include and while doing my research, I realized I needed to create different categories.
Why? Because even if the ingredients are different, their properties are targeted for the same problem! (also to make it shorter and coherent) So, in this post, we are going to talk about ingredients used to reduce skin sensitivity (and one makeup brand).
Cannabis is a complex subject, for the beauty products I’m going to feature we’re going to stick only with CBD* (legal in Switzerland to smoke, drink, eat etc…) short for cannabidiol, and Hemp.
Recent studies show that these ingredients can help as anti-inflammatory and antioxidants for the skin. After reading a couple of product descriptions, I realized that most of them mentioned: soothing properties, calming redness, balance hydration and in general good for sensitive skin.
* is one of the dozens of chemical compounds found in Cannabis plants that act on the body. CBD works with our body’s endocannabinoid system to balance, regulate and restore many physical functions in the body, including the skin.
Recently Kiehl’s launched their “Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate” in the USA (no news from any other country soon). I read the reviews on their website and most people seemed to appreciate the oil especially those who claimed to have acne prone skin (anti-inflammatory) or problem areas like dry patches (balance hydration).
This oil contains 60% of Cannabis Sativa seed oil, this oil is derived from Hemp and used in skincare formulas to provide essential moisture and nourishment while helping strengthen skin’s barrier. Since it is derived from the stalks and seeds of the plant, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil contains less than 0.3% THC making it non-psychoactive.
Kiehl’s provides a full page of information about Cannabis and it’s usage for skincare click here to read more.
Herbivore is another American brand that recently launched two different face oils, one delivered from Hemp and the second containing CBD.
First we have Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil, it contains:
Cannabis Essential (Hemp Essential) oil is rich in natural Terpenes — the organic chemical compounds that give each strain of Cannabis its unique flavor and aroma — and helps to calm the mind through holistic aromatherapy.
Ashwagandha and Turmeric root both stem from Ayurvedic healing practices and help the skin cope with environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays, lack of sleep, daily stress, and more. Shiitake mushroom is loaded with Vitamin D to support healthy skin and prevent premature signs of aging.
Helichrysum Essential oil is highly effective for soothing signs of irritation, this miraculous essential oil grants your senses peace and tranquility with its light herbal aroma.
Squalane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil are a trio of hydrating beauty oils that ensure the skin is high on glow and all-day moisture.
We can actually shop Emerald oil, at the Herbivore website and get delivered in Switzerland click here.
The second oil, is Emerald CBD, it has to be shipped separately from the rest of Herbivore products and it’s only available in the USA. The difference is that Emerald CBD contains 100 mg of premium organic Colorado grown full-spectrum CBD.
I found this version to be quite interesting, because they mentioned their oil can be targeted for skin chronical conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
People suffering from these conditions can have a hard time, especially when it comes to experiencing pain/discomfort and of course the way their skin looks.
Herbivore also provides a page full of information about the usage and development of Cannabis in skincare here.
Moving on to makeup, Milk Makeup is a brand that also adopted Cannabis into their range of products and here’s why!
They wanted to create vegan products so, in order to replace beeswax, a common binding component (the thing that makes the makeup stick to your lashes), from their list of ingredients, they added hemp-derived cannabis oil in exchange.
Currently, their Kush range is composed by their best-selling mascara, lip balm, lip glaze, and brow gel.
Disclaimer: Cannabis is a very delicate subject depending on the cultural background we come from. I’m by no means encouraging its consumption for recreational purposes, but enlighting the fact that some of its properties might have a positive outcome while treating difficult skin conditions.
My main curiosity for these products was of course due to their color. I wanted to know if it was just a simple coincidence, or if there was actually a reason for the pigmentation of these products. The answer is Blue Tansy, a plant native from Morroco, part of the chamomile family that shares a lot of their properties.
For the following products, I realized that the main usage of blue tansy is for balancing the fact that other ingredients in the formulations are quite strong and might cause skin irritation, like retinol and acids used to resurface the appearance of the skin.
I have previously talked about Sunday Riley “Luna Oil“, and I’m currently using it as my last step in my night time routine and I’m very happy with the results!
Luna Oil works throughout the night leaving a luminous, even-toned skin in the morning.
Trans-retinol acid ester complex reduces the appearance of pores, uneven texture, dryness, and dullness (also wrinkles and fine-lines but I can’t give any feedback for those concerns). Balanced with blue tansy and German chamomile essential oils, both rich in soothing, blue azulene, reduce redness and signs of sensitivity, for a calm, even-toned complexion.
Then we have Herbivore with yet a facial oil containing blue tansy: Lapis Facial Oil, the name of this products is inspired from the Lapis stone, that was highly appreciated in Ancient Egypt because of its gorgeous blue color.
Lapis Facial Oil, This oil holds a component called Azulene (found in Blue Tansy) which aids in soothing dry irritated skin, reducing the appearance of redness and balancing skin. Formulated for combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin types or any skin in need of balancing hydration.
And voilà! As you can see these plant-based ingredients can be used in different skin care products, I hope this article was helpful for some of you struggling with sensitive skin or just those like me that want to discover new products and know more about different ingredients and why we use them!
Stay tuned for the next chapter featuring Vitamin C ! and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for daily updates @lecorbeaublancblog
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Hello guys! I know long time no see, but I have a good excuse! I have been testing new face masks in the past few weeks, and I gathered my favorites to share them with you! To make everything easier, I made 3 different categories.
I usually do masks 2-3 times a week, and I make sure I exfoliate my skin right before I apply any mask!
Garnier recently launched new tissue masks, and I tried their “black charcoal” version (sorry, but most of the time beauty products in Switzerland, have their labels written in german). I like to use this one to give a detox to my skin. When I’m having breakouts and I feel that my skin needs a serious cleanse, what I like the most, is that my skin doesn’t feel dry after using it, my pores are reduced and of course the prize!
They also have a hydrating version for both sensitive an normal skin, that I haven’t tried yet.
I have 3 different masks for this category, it is simple I love when my skin looks bright and radiant!
I have to say that my favorite has to be the Kiehl’s one! It’s called the “Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask“ it comes in a pack of 4 masks, and it was a jelly-like texture socked in the oils! the mask doesn’t move or slip out of place, after a couple of minutes the ingredients penetrate the skin and your face looks plumped and glowy!
Caudalie “Glycolic Peel” is really nice too! This mask will chemically exfoliate your skin, leaving your face out of dullness, I was using this mask during the winter and I found It kept my skin in optimal conditions!
Estee Lauder“Advanced Night Repair Foil Mask” Prepare to look like Iron Man for a couple of minutes, this mask comes with a foil protection on top of the tissue mask to power the ingredients into the skin, I like how my skin feels after I use it, but due to the price I rather buy the Kiehl’s pack, nevertheless I still use the Estee Lauder“Advanced Repair Serum” religiously every single night!
My last but not least category is all about Moisture! I had the chance to assist to the relaunch of Clinique “Moisture Surge” moisturizer (it has been on the market for about 30 years!) in Geneva like a month ago, at the Continental Hotel. The event was all about moisture and how to keep our skin in optimal conditions, all the Clinique team was there to explain all the different ways to use the products! we had a water bar, where we chose our perfumed water and we even decorated an Aloe Vera plant!
What I loved about this product is that it can be used as a moisturizer or as a face mask if you apply a thick coat before going to sleep, the next day you feel your skin super hydrated about there’s no sticky residue.
Before applying a generous coat I make sure I spray my face with their “Moisture Surge Face Spray” just as an extra step.
That’s all my dear friends, I hope this article was useful and that maybe you’ll try any of the products! If you do, don’t forget to share your opinions with me! I’ll love to hear them!
lots of love,
DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored article, all products were bought with my own money, except for the Clinique products, they were kindly gifted to me during the event, nevertheless I was in no obligation to talk about them, I just happened to really like them.
all picture where taken from the internet and edited by me
Hello lovelies, today I want to share my must indispensable items on my handbag. I do often change my handbags depending on what I’m doing, but every single time I find myself graving these pieces.
Coucou à tous, aujourd’hui j’aimerais partager avec vous les indispensables pour mon sac à main, je change souvent mes sacs, mais à chaque fois je prends ces produits avec moi.
I like to take products that are travel friendly and versatile, my first choice is a hand sanitizer, at the moment I’m using this one from AESOP, it’s a brand that uses natural ingredients. This product has a light smell of mandarin, at the beginning I didn’t liked it, but now I come to appreciate the smell.
j’aime prendre avec moi des produits qui sont facile à transporter et versatile, mon premier choix est un désinfectant pour les mains, en ce moment j’ai celui-ci de chez AESOP, qui est une marque qui utilise dès ingrédients naturels. Ce désinfectant à un léger parfum à la mandarine, au début j’étais pas une fan, mais maintenant je me suis habituée à lui.
The second choice is a roll- on perfume, for this I highly recommend going to Sephora because they always have a big assortment of roll on fragances, or maybe next time you buy any beauty product, ask to have some simple sizes of their perfumes. I have loads in all of my handbags.
Mon deuxième choix est un parfum en format roll-on, je vous conseille de regarder chez Sephora car ils ont toujours des produits version voyage, malheureusement à Lausanne leur assortiment des parfums n’est pas si grand comme dans les autres pays. Si non demandez toujours des échantillons des parfums quand vous faites vos achats de beauté. J’ai toujours plein de flacons dans mes sacs.
Last but not least the beauty bits, first the lipbalm, it’s super important and right now I’m testing this one from KIEHL’S, I got this one thanks to their recycling program, every time you give back an empty product they sign your card and once you reached a certain amount you get a luxury simple size product.
Et enfin les produits maquillage, d’abord le baume pour les levres, en ce moment je teste celui de chez KIEHL’S. J’ai eu ce baume grâce à leur programme de recyclage, il faut juste amener vos produits vides et demander la carte pour voir une signature, ça dépend du nombre de produits qu’on amène on reçois une echantillon taille de luxe.
And finally Benetint from Benefit, is a bestseller product from the brand, so I think must of you know this product already, but if it’s not the case, it’s lip and cheek stain, don’t get scared of the bright red color, when applied to the skin it turn to a rosy color, like if you just finish running or blushed to a compliment.
Pour finir, je vous montre le Benetint de chez Benefit, c’est un produit très connu de la marque, peut-être que vous connaissez déjà, mais si non, c’est blush en format liquide qui tient toute la journée, n’aient pas peur de la couleur rouge, car quand on l’applique sur la peu, on a une couleur rose très naturelle, comme si on venait de finir le sport où quand on rougis.
So that’s it for today, don’t forget to share with me what are your must haves for your bag?
c’est tout pour aujourd’hui, n’oubliez pas de me partager vos produits indispensables
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Finally a post on the blog it feels so good to properly right in here. So for today I thought I will share my 5 favorite moisturizers, I love them all, and use either one or another depending how I’m feeling my skin or what product I have on stock at that moment.
I have to make a little disclaimer, what suits my skin might not suit yours or your needs. For the most my skin is very sensitive, it can sometimes reacts weirdly by some products, so far I have no issues with any of the products mentioned here. Another thing to take into consideration is my skin type: Normal, sometimes is dryer like in the colder months, and it can get oily once we get to more hot or humid temperatures.
En fin je peux écrire sur le blog et je suis tellement heureuse. Aujourd’hui j’aimerai partager avec vous mes 5 crèmes hydratantes préférés, je les adores toutes, mais il va dependre de comment je sens ma peu et quelle produits j’ai à la main pour faire mon choix.
j’ai une petite annonce à faire, ceux qui marche pour moi, peut parfois ne pas fonctionner pour les autres et ses besoins. Pour la plupart des temps ma peu est super sensible, et je peux reagir assez mal à certains produits, jusqu’à présent pas des soucis avec les produits que je vais vous partager. Une autre chose à prendre en consideration c’est ma type de peau et voir si c’est similaire à la votre: la mienne est normal dans le sens, où elle peut être un peu seche pendant les mois plus froids et plus grasse quand le mois chaleureux arrive où avec les environnements humides.
1. Antipodes. First of all I recommend this brand to everyone that looks for a brand that is animal friendly, and wants to use more natural ingredients. I use both their day and night cream in the winter months. They will suit perfectly the dry skin types. In the morning I will use their Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream, I let it sit on my face for a couple of minutes, to let the product sink and then do my makeup, I don’t find it makes my makeup look greasy. By night I’ll use the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, this one is thicker than the day cream, so a little amount is more than enough.
It can be a little bit tricky to find the products since it’s a brand that comes from New Zelande, but you can order them via Feel Unique, an online store and ships worldwide many makeup and beauty brands.
Celle ci, c’est une marque qui est idéal pour les gens qui cherche une marque avec des ingrédients plus naturels et qui ne teste pas sur les animaux. J’utilise les deux soins du matin et soir quand l’hiver arrive, ils sont parfaits pour les peaux sèches. Le matin j’applique la crème à la vanille, je la laisse agir dans ma peau un moment avant de me maquiller, je ne trouve pas qu’elle dérange ni l’application ni le résultat final à cause de sa texture plus riche. Le soir j’applique leur crème à l’avocat, qui est encore plus riche que l’autre, alors avec un petite cantite c’est plus que assez.
Il peut être un peu compliqué de trouver cette marque, car elle vient de la Nouvelle Zeland et en tout cas en Suisse il n’y a pas encore une vrai magasin pour ses produits, vous pouvez les commander via Feel Unique, c’est un site qui reunis énormément des marques de beauté et maquillage et qui livre partout au monde. Et si jamais à Lausanne il éxiste une petite sélection de ces produits au Pharmacie Plus au Flon.
2. KIEHL’S: I don’t have enough good things to say about this moisturizer, I can only see good things. First of all it is suitable for men and women; no greasy texture, but the skin feels plumpled and hydrated; I can use it AM and PM. I recommend this one for normal to dry skin types. Don’t worry on missing out this product because they also have an oil free version, for those you have a more combination/oily skin.
J’ai juste des bonnes choses à dire sur ce produit, je vois que le côté possitif tellement je l’aime. Juste pour commencer ce produit peut être utilisé autant par les hommes que les femmes; sa texture n’est pas du tout grasse, mais au même temps la peu se sens repeuplé et hydrate au max; Je peux l’utiliser le matin et le soir. Je conseille se produit plutôt pour les peaux normaux avec une tendance à la sécheresse. Mais vous inquiétez pas de rater ce produit si votre peau et aussi du côté grass, car il existe aussi la version oil free.
3. CLINIQUE: Pep Start SPF 20 moisturizer. I bought this one in the travel format, because I wanted to see how it worked, and now it never leaves my gym bag. If I go to the gym in the morning I tend to get ready there, so this moisturizer saves me time bacause it absorbs super fast and the SPF is already included, though if I’m home I still apply a proper layer of SPF. Clinique is specializes in sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Au début j’ai acheté cette crème en format voyage pour tester un peu, maintenant il ne quitte plus mon sac de sport. De fois ça m’arriver d’aller faire du sport le matin, du coup je finis pour me préparer la bas, ce produit m’économise beaucoup des temps car l’absorption et rapide et il a la protection solaire 20. Quand je suis à la maison j’applique de toute façon une protection solaire en plus. Clinique est une marque especialisé sur les peaux très sensibles alors normalement il n’y a pas de quoi s’inquiéter.
4. ESTEE LAUDER: Last but not least, a classic, the day wear is a cream that has been out there for a while now, What I like the most is the idea of the anti-oxidant properties of the cream, I also find it fresh with the smell of cucumbers and the light green tint. I recommend buying products from Estee Lauder specially towards the Christmas season, they always have a promotion where if you buy for an X amount, you get a makeup bag filled with luxury size samples, so you can try even more products.
Le dernière, vient d’une marque classique Estee Lauder, cette crème ça fait un moment qui existe, et ce que j’aime en particulière c’est ses effets anti-oxidants, ça me donne l’impression de bien proteger ma peau. Il a un odeur agréable et frais au concombre, il a aussi en teint légèrement vert. Je vous conseiller vivement d’acheter les produits Estee Lauder surtout pendant la saison de Noël, leur coffre cadeaux sont super et si tu dépenses une X quantité, je crois 80 CHF, tu peux avoir leur trousse de maquillage rempli des échantillons, format de luxe. Une bonne idée pour essayer encore plus des produits.
DISCLAIMER, All the products where bought with my own money, and all the opinions are mine. The pictures on this post belong to lecorbeaublanc.com and where taken by me. Please let's respect other people's job.
NOTE, tous les produits ont été acheté par moi et toutes les opinions sont les miennes. Les photos sur cette articles appartient à lecorbeaublanc.com et elle ont été pris par moi. SVP respectons le travail des autres
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