Tuesday, June 16, 2009

French Find: Crealine H2O

Leave it to the French to sell bottled water specifically for the face... for over $15.00! But, wow, this stuff is awesome.

While most French beauty companies make a similar product, Bioderma's Crealine H20 was the first of its kind. A face wash without the need for water. Apparently, Parisian water is harsh on Parisian complexions. Bottled face water/ solution is all the rave over in France.

Of course, I had to try the goods and I'm beyond impressed. Works impeccably as a makeup remover (safe for eyes too) and it actually does clean the skin. I poured a bit onto two cotton pads, rubbed each side of my mug and that was that. Clean skin, no irritation. The solution is soothing and emollient, soap-free, fragrance-free and PH neutral.

Fatty acid esters, both emulgatory and filmogenous, enables dirt to be emulsified and surface hydrolipidic film to be reconstituted,
says the site.

Basically, this stuff is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin (not just Parisians), as it does everything that soap will do but without the harsh and drying effects of soap and water. The solution comes in two other formulas, one for very dry skin and the other for oily complexions.

Hey, the French have great skin. Consider this their best kept secret (or one of them)...


Jessica Allison said...

Mustela Baby makes a water-less wash as well, I used it exclusively on my daughter for month or two of her life. She has sensitive skin like her Mommy (has had reactions to laundry detergent and a certain brand of organic baby lotion.) This worked perfectly with no reactions, no dryness, and a nice scent. It's available at most Babies-R-Us stores.

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