#newlaunch Kiehl’s Calendula serum-infused water cream

#newlaunch Kiehl’s Calendula serum-infused water cream

Hello everyone, today I’m super excited to share this blog post about the new Kiehl’s Calendula 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.”

Full list of ingredientes here

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!

Mathieu did a little test on my skin, and as we can see I have normal to oily skin AKA combination.

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.

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Some of the photos belong to me, and other where taken from Kiehl’s social media.

Capharnaüm

Capharnaüm

Quite a different subject from my usual content, but I just finish watching the Lebanese drama film directed by Nadine Lebaki in 2018.

I saw the trailer a couple of months ago, and it was until now that I finally got the time to watch the film. I thought I knew what to expect but actually I didn’t… I’m going to leave the trailer of the film in this post as well. Don’t worry I won’t spoil the movie, but after you watch the trailer you can continue reading my post!

Now that you watched the trailer, you’re in the mood for a deep talk. Can you imagine being a 12 y/o already disgusted, tired and agry about life? I can’t, not even in a hard day of work, I would be able to compare my life with someone that want to sue his own parents for giving him life.

After watching this film, I confirmed my theory about life. “Sadly life is not created equal for everyone, and the saddest part is that some people will never realize they’re entitled for a better one”. If you have access to my content I guess you have at least a 3G connection mobile or you’re using a laptop/desktop (you probably have the 3 of them) then you’re part of the 56.1% of the world population that has internet access. If you’re reading this post and your native laguage is not english, you’re part of the 1 billion that speaks english as a second language. If you speak a thirth language you’re part of the 13% of world population that can do it. (Source: World Economic Forum)

My point here is that there are so many things that we take for granted in our daily lifes. It is amazing to have goals and work hard to achieve them, and once you get them go ahead for new ones! But please, do not forget in those moments of pressure and doubts that you’re already making it, all your efforts account even the ones that seems so small to your eyes!

Please don’t minimize your efforts or take them for granted, something that might seem so easy for you, might be a big deal for someone else.

Y We’re living in a society that never has enough (money, recognition, love, time, degrees etc…) and it’s actually so sad! While we are complaining about material things, people in other countries are suffering for basic needs, such as education or legal papers, and actually very few do care about it.

The purpose of this post is not make us feel bad about being “most fortunate” because, at the end of the day, we can not choose in what country or condition you’re going to grow up. My aim is just to enlight the fact that whenever is possible try to be informed about the different problems/situations our world is suffering and maybe try to make baby steps for a change. Let’s just take an example:

You love animals? Great, donate a small amount to your local animal shelter or find an international association that works with animals in other places.

Wild at Heart Foundation

« Wild at Heart Foundation funds animal welfare projects all over the world. We are on a mission to compassionately reduce the world’s 600 million stray dog population through rescue projects, neutering programmes and education initiatives. By 2025 we want to rehome 10,000 dogs, neuter 100,000 dogs and educate 1,000,000 »

This was just an example, but really any cause, any amount or any type of help can make a difference. Even the fact of being a ware of a problem is already a step. I know sometimes in our daily habits and routines we don’t seem to have time to appreciate all our blessings, just try at leat every night to mention 3 things that you’re greatfull for, even if your day was hard. I’m pretty sure you came back home to a warm place, you eat something and you have hopefully someone’s company.

Mysery is hard to watch and sometimes people prefere to turn away from it, because it’s really heartbreaking, but the only way to build a compasionate society is being part of the solution.

I hope you’ll get the chance to see the film and learn something from it. As I said before it has been one of the hardest/real films I’ve seen. Every dialogue and scene felt so raw, full of desperation, tierdness of ingnorance and neglect.

See you soon!

PD. Capharnaüm means chaos in arabic

Bisous,

Katia


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MY TOP 5 MOISTURIZERS | ENG & FR

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. 

 

 

 

Bisous,

Katia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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