What have most mums got in common? We’re usually tired. We usually neglect ourselves a bit. We’re usually lashing nappy cream on bums several times a day, thinking “that’s looking a bit red…” Some intermittently think that about getting a “decent hand cream for once.” We tell ourselves that we will remove the makeup properly this time, and not just rub a baby wipe into our faces until it burns. And – most of all – this weekend we are taking five minutes for a facemask. You may laugh, but it will happen.
Assuming you’ve read this far, you’re probably thinking “that’s a jaysis load of creams to be buying.” Well, here comes the part where we declare that – nay, you only need ONE CREAM! Singular. It’s been knocking around since the 1950s for a reason; it ticks a lot of boxes.
Dubbed the best-selling French moisuriser, with one tube selling every 20 seconds, this isn’t just a moisturiser… this is a 6-in-1 wonder cream that can also be used as a primer, masque, makeup remover, after shave product and baby care product… No, it’s true, I’ve lashed it EVERYWHERE.
Again, I’ve not been paid to endorse this product – although the canny folk at Sparkle PR clocked the mammies of Ireland are fond of a review or two and kindly sent over a huge tube to sample. It’s been slathered all over me and the baby for the last couple of days.
A cult fave since the 1950s (it’s the first time I’ve heard of it, TBH), it’s reportedly a staple for norms and celebs. The likes of Scarlett Johanssen, Gwenyth Paltrow, Kristen Stewart and – me ole pal – Kim K have all advocated the cream. For those who used to read the Celebrity pages of a certain Irish entertainment site I used to work at, you’ll know just how much grá I have for the Kardashians… Anyway, there it is, proudly displayed among her makeup array.
I find it works best as a makeup base, a masque, and – yes – a baby balm. If we’re being honest, the eyes cried when I tried using it as a makeup remover, but that’s probably because you’re just meant use it on the face and not squidge it into the eyes, and scrape away with a ball of tissue. Don’t do that.
Given the skin on my face and hands has pretty much turned to flaky sandpaper since becoming a parent, this has been a very welcomed one-stop-slop cream that has made this mammy feel almost human the last week. Think Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, but without the added drawback of constantly detaching your hair from your face.
Embryolisse is available in Boots or can be purchased online via various sites…
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