Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the £13 celeb-approved ‘miracle’ moisturiser

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I am repeatedly guilty of not finishing a product before I find something new/better/cheaper [delete as applicable] to replace it with. It’s the reason I have seven mascaras at any one time and four rotating hair masks and three half-used concealers. But if there’s one product I’ll always squeeze the final remains out of, it’s this.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser is a 24-hour ‘miracle cream’ hailed as every makeup artist’s holy grail, used by the likes of Michelle Keegan, Karlie Kloss and Emma Willis. The celeb-approved lotion is a multifunctional do-all makeup kit hero, so it’s easy to see why it sells one every 13 seconds.

It’s one of very few products in my kit I actually used almost every single day, and have done so since 2022. After being gifted my first 30ml tube – which lasted me around nine months) I’ve gone on to order a 75ml tube which has lasted seemingly forever (20 months so dar), to the point where the packaging has since had a revamp and I’m yet to require a repeat order. 

A cult-classic since the 1950s, it’s been one of the industry’s best kept beauty secrets for years, but then TikTok discovered it and totally blew it up, giving it all the recognition and accolade it deserves, racking up a whopping 21.4 million views on the video sharing app. I first used the moisturiser back in January 2022, and it’s the first thing I reach for every time I apply my makeup. Predominantly, I use Embryolisse as a primer and moisturiser, but it can also be used as a make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream, and even a baby-care product.

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Suitable for all skin types, the Parisian moisturiser uses a combination of natural ingredients that are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to provide the skin with the perfect balance and protect it from environmental aggressors and pollutants. 

It works incredibly well under makeup, which is why so many makeup artists swear by it. At first it goes the slightest bit tacky, but absorbs quickly leaving a beautiful veil-like texture and satin finish, laying the foundations for a flawless base. I tend to keep it in my beauty kit so that I always remember to use it.

To me, the texture of this moisturiser is what differentiates it from other product options on the market. It’s thin, creamy, but still feels rich and nourishing, is really comfortable to wear  and isn’t too oily or heavy. It’s basically a one-size-fits-all, no nonsense skincare saviour that should be in the bathroom cupboard of every woman in her 20s and beyond.

The result of using this product regularly, for me, was a visible reduction in breakouts, with my skin looking more supple and plumped overall. Soft, dewy and smoothed, it’s the perfect makeup prep and very quickly became a must-have desert island beauty buy. 

Not only is this a fantastic product for at home, but because it does so much, it lends itself very well to the weekend bag or staycay suitcase. Embryolisse is well and truly up there in my beauty hall of fame, and it should definitely be in yours, too. 

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