Embryolisse – Lait Creme Concentre (rich!)

Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentré


Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre is a classic cult moisturiser has been around for years (in fact I think that the company has been around for over 60 years). It’s a firm french pharmacy favourite for many people. French pharmacy products such as this moisturiser have had a resurgence in popularity because they are simple and well thought out products that work very well. Gone are the days where you could only buy this in France (thank you Internet!), you can now buy this on the high street in Boots.

For years this has been praised by professional makeup artists, the moisturiser is supposed to provide the perfect base for applying makeup (not that I wear it, that is). I decided to buy Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre so I could see what all the hype was about. What I didn’t realise quite how rich it is, but it is marketed for all skin types.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Product Claims

One of the intriguing things about this cream is the fact it’s multipurpose. Above being a moisturiser, it can be used as:

  • a repairing mask
  • a skin cleanser
  • a product to ease irritation after shaving
  • a makeup remover
  • a makeup primer
  • a baby care product

I’ve only used this as a moisturiser, to be honest, so I believe I am missing out on the versatility of this product. However, because of the richness, I can imagine that it would perform well with most of the above.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre is packed with fatty acids and vitamins to encourage hydrated, plump and supple skin. 

My final thoughts

The Lait Creme Concentre is far too rich for me, the instructions on use for this moisturiser state you are supposed to apply with minimal pressure and wait for the product to sink in. I tried this method, and it sat there for the best part of 30 minutes. It was not the fact that rubbing it in further made any difference, with my routine, it was clear that my skin had reached its saturation level.

For oilier skin types, it is probably best to use this at night (due to its richness) and apply the smallest amount you can get away with, for me that is about half a pea-sized amount. However, I would imagine for normal, but especially dry skin would love this, from what I have seen is that the product would be best suited to these skin types.

This product does leave a lovely hydrated feel and look to the skin. It is scented, but it is not overpowering; I am personally not a fan of scents being added to skincare, but I do understand some people prefer to have a nice smelling product. Embryolisse leaves a residue so I would suggest this is an excellent moisturiser to lock and seal serums on the skin.

I can see the appeal of of the Lait Creme Concentre; however, it just did not work for me. Within an hour or two of application (daytime) my pore area would end up looking very oily, but on the plus side it didn’t break me out. 

At the time of writing, you could buy a 30ml tube for £13.00 from feelunique.com.


Three and a half staff rating

For me, I would not repurchase, but as a basic moisturiser for someone with normal or dry skin, I think this would be an amazing product (probably a good winter moisturiser, I think). I probably have unfairly marked this down but it, in all honesty, it is a really good moisturiser, just not for me.

As the Lait Creme Concentre is scented, I am not sure if this would irritate sensitive skin types, as scents tend to be quite irritating. 

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