Last Winter (is it strange we are talking Spring-Summer seasons now when it is still the heart of winter for most people?), Cle de Peau Beaute launched a brand new line of bodycare to very little fanfare. Whilst it was all eyes on the beautiful holiday 2014 collection (reviewed here), this gem of a collection quietly slipped into counters. And it is about time that this luxury beauty and skincare brand finally extended its pampering touch to the body!
The beauty of a woman knows no age or time.
Each day… each cell… a new beginning.
Cle de Peau Beaute Bodycare collection is the result of a deep understanding of neuro-skin theory, the ability of skin cells to “think”, responding to surrounding influences to redefine itself. The products contain an Illuminating Complex, a moisture-stabilizing ingredient that creates a radiant complexion. It helps protect and replenish critical moisture to enhance suppleness. It also minimizes uneven skin tone and provides surface re-texturizing benefits for a smoother younger look.
The 4-piece collection consists of a body exfoliator, body emulsion, body cream, and a hand cream with SPF18.
I had the pleasure of experiencing all 4 products at an exclusive Cle de Peau event recently, where I was treated to a decadent foot and arm massage. I was also generously gifted with the hand cream and body emulsion, and would love to share my thoughts with you today.
Cle de Peau Beaute Body Emulsion is a lightweight fluid moisturizer for the body. It contains premium ingredients such as Angelica Acutiloba Extract (“dangui”) known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-acne properties; and Royal Jelly which has multiple beneficial properties including reducing appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, boosting elasticity and firmness, etc.
This body emulsion comes in a simple but elegant plastic pump bottle with the Cle de Peau signature shiny bevelled cap. The lotion itself bears a light elegant floral fragrance created from peony and orchid for a complete pampering for the senses. I love that it is so lightweight and gets absorbed right away without leaving any sticky or oily feeling. Perfect for those of us living in hot and humid climates, and/or those who are always on the go and have barely seconds to jump out of the shower and into a fresh set of clothes.
Cle de Peau Beaute Hand Cream is a silky lightweight cream for the hands bearing SPF18 PA++ protection against UV damage. Since young, I had observed my mother religiously applying hand cream every time we are in the car, as she believed that having a smooth pair of hands to greet a relative or friend is an important part of being a lady. And for the longest time I had wondered how it is possible that we are so diligent about sun protection for our faces, but never on the hands. Now, that I have SPF18 PA++ in a hand cream, it all makes so much better sense! Before you start asking why SPF18 and not something higher, consider how often we wash our hands… SPF18 suffices for the short period of time the hand cream is likely to stay on our hands, and it can be (should be!) easily reapplied.
Also included is 4MSK, a proprietary intensive brightening ingredient that helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and promotes a more even skin tone.
This hand cream comes in a standard squeeze tube with Cle de Peau’s signature shiny bevelled cap. It has a lightweight, silky texture that sinks into the skin immediately, leaving no greasy or sticky feeling. I am extremely fussy about hand creams (something I inherited from my mother), and I detest hand creams that leave an oily film on my hands that transfer immediately to anything I touch. This is all the more important as I have a habit of applying hand cream when I am driving, and have mere seconds at the stop light to apply before having to grip the steering wheel again. The only issue I have, since my hands are currently severely chapped from being overexposed to harsh detergents, this is not rich enough to soothe those dry and cracked bits. Regardless, for everyday use, and especially for in-car application, this is perfect.
In addition, I wanted to share a couple of first impressions about the other 2 products in the collection……
Cle de Peau Body Cream is a silky rich cream for the body that is perfect for an evening wind-down massage. Hours after my arm and foot massage, my skin still felt supple and moist. It contains Marjoram Extract which has a whole suite of health benefits and Damask Rose Water.
Cle de Peau Body Exfoliator is one of the most exceptional and luxurious body scrubs I have ever encountered. It is infused with a special combination of botanical micro-beads and diamond, silk pearl, and mother-of-pearl silk exfoliating powders that buffs away impurities, roughness, and dull surface cells to unveil a refined, glowing skin texture. The exfoliants are so fine to the touch, so gentle and yet effective – the smaller the granules the better to reach every inch of skin.
Overall, Cle de Peau has succeeded in bringing luxurious pampering to the body. The collection is permanent and available everywhere that Cle de Peau is sold. The hand cream and body exfoliator are priced at SGD120 each (USD75 and USD85 respectively), and the body emulsion and body cream are priced at SGD190 (USD150) each.
I am very appreciative to Cle de Peau Singapore for kindly providing me with the samples and for hosting me at their event where I was able to experience all the products personally. Regardless, this review represents my honest, unbiased opinion and is not influenced in any way.