„The Velvet Concentrate is a face moisturizer that visibly beautifies skin and helps to effectively protect itself against the 1st signs of aging. „ (from loccitane.com)
Full-size product comes in a beautiful jar which contains 50ml (1.7oz) and retails for $45. I’ve used three samples(each has 1 ml) which have lasted for 9 days (and there is still something left). During that period I’ve stopped with my usual routine, so I have just used my cleanser and this moisturizer.
The cream has an apple puree scent. I’m not a fan of it, but it doesn’t bother me. Cream is thicker in texture and you need a lot of product. When applied the cream doesn’t sink in. I think that the correct way to describe is that it feels like I’ve put a make-up primer on. Also, the skin on my face feels unnaturally smooth (just like you’ve put a primer on).
Another thing I hate is that this moisturizer doesn’t moisturize. My oily and dehydrated skin started to flake after only two days of using this cream. This is definitely unacceptable for a moisturizer which advertises itself as an anti-ageing moisturizer
Good side is that the cream didn’t cause me any other troubles with the skin – there was no irritation, clogged pores or breakouts.
This cream is a total failure as a moisturizer, but it is decent if you put it before make-up as a primer. It smooths the skin and the foundation applies very evenly over it. Over the cream, the foundation lasts a bit longer, bt you’ll get better results with a real primer.
Grade: as a moisturizer 1; as a primer 3,5
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