Friday, 6 April 2012

Review: Cle de Peau Gentle Protective Emulsion

Left: Day (Protective), Right: Night (Nourishing)
So, after using up 2/3 of this moisturiser, I think it's time to give it a review.   This is part of the basic skin care line (no special treatment or anything), which is sold in Cle de Peau Beaute boutiques and counters.  It costs HKD $1000, i.e. USD $128, for 125ml in a plastic pump bottle.

Quoted from Cle de Peau Beaute official site -- Daytime Moisturizing

A mult-benefit daytime emulsion that effectively protects skin against UV rays, dryness, and other environmental factors while encouraging a look of absolute vibrance.

tendre/gentle: for a light, gentle veil of moisture.

bare face // the bottle // 1 pump // applied with hands

My Opinion:

PRICE: 0/5 - 10 times more expensive than I would like to pay!

I use this as an usual day moisturiser, 1 or 2 pumps depending on skin and weather conditions, usually applied with hands.  The beauty assistant instructed me to use this with their Cle de Peau Cotton, with 2 pumps - as far as I remember.

Texture of it is a medium thickness lotion, leaves a slight filmy feeling that disappears after an hour so so.  Doesn't clash with other things I apply before or after it.  Smells of soft floral fragrance, something like high-class hotel hand-soap, similar if not the same as the toner and the face wash (reviewed here).

For its claims;
- protects skin against UV rays **I didn't gain new sunspots, so I should be protected**
- dryness **not mositurising enough for my skin**
- other environmental factors **not sure what and how, but pollution in my city is still killing me**
- encouraging a look of absolute vibrance **have some sort of sheen/film hence I guess this is yes?**
- light, gentle veil of moisture **yes, but only 'light' and 'gentle', not enough**


Overall Rating: 15/25
Recommend?  Yes if you want to spend insane amount of $ on a lotion that has mild UV protection and nothing else!
Repurchase?  No - a definite negative.

To conclude this review, I'd say this is a very decent basic product, would be perfect for normal to perfect skin who doesn't have a budget and love splurging unnecessarily.  Honestly, how many of us fall into that consumer group? XD
I am definitely keeping the bottle as it is really handy and elegant.  You can expect me refilling it with my Naruko emulsion soon! ;)

Cheers :D


  1. Will definitely be skipping these! Thanks for the post! =D

    1. Ari, you're welcome :P $$ can be better-spent on other things, even if you want to splurge on Cle de Peau - ASSURED! hehe



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