Anyone who is as obsessed with beauty as I am knows that French pharmacies are basically a skincare haven. Stocking cult faves like the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, $12, to the La Roche-Posay Ultra-Light Anthelios Face Sunscreen SPF 60, $30 – French pharmacies are like the gift that keeps on giving.
My latest discovery is the Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, $33, a moisturizer specifically for dry skin, which I picked up before my trip to Iceland as I just knew the flight and icy cold temperatures would wreak havoc on my skin. I had read a couple of reviews online saying this was great for dry skin, but it honestly exceeded all of my expectations – I’m utterly obsessed!
I usually have quite dry skin as I’m always traveling, plus the AC in Dubai can be equally as drying. My skin’s also prone to breaking out, but I have a pretty strict regime to keep pesky pimples at bay. After a week of adding this emulsion to my beauty routine, even with the literal artic temperatures in Iceland, my skin felt so hydrated, soft and supple. I love that this is super nourishing but doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy like a lot of rich formulas for dry skin can do, instead, it absorbs into the skin beautifully.
My skin also looked brighter and more radiant too, which typically, are two things people with dry skin struggle with, as when your skin lacks moisture, it can become quite dull. I’ve been using it ever since my vacation a month ago, and even after my trip to New York and Frankfurt, my skin is still silky smooth – the cream is a total game changer.
The formula and ingredient list is what makes it so magical! It features an innovative formula that’s designed to smooth out imperfections, fine lines, and wrinkles while hydrating your skin to give it a radiant glow. It contains mega-hydrators; shea butter and aloe vera, as well as squalane, which delivers an omega-rich hit of hydration that helps boost levels of elasticity in the skin. As if it couldn’t get any better, it contains beauty-boosting soy proteins that can help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Plus it’s rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, so it helps to strengthen the barrier of the skin so that it maintains the optimal pH level.
I would honestly recommend this cream to anyone with normal, dry, sensitive or mature skin. I like to apply it to cleansed, toned skin as a moisturizer.
Let us know if you’ve used the cream before or have any other amazing recommendations for dry skin in the comments below.