Fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask

~~Purchased by Me~~

fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask

In this frigid (yes, frigid, considering) Southern California weather, I thought it’s appropriate to feature something that has been keeping my skin in supple condition.  May I introduce you to fresh Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask.

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It looks like Creme Caramel in a white opaque glass jar. It even smells caramel-y. It comes with its own spatula which I absolutely love. Whenever I’m done I just return everything in the box. This little feature may not even be considered a feature but I would’ve tossed the box if it were not for that insert where you can keep the spatula. For those slightly OC I’m sure you guys will appreciate this little thing.

fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask

PRODUCT DETAILS

Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask is a one-of-a-kind hydrating treatment made with pure honey for a unique texture that instantly melts into the skin, delivering 6 hours of supreme nourishment while improving elasticity. Revered for generations for its ability to absorb and retain moisture, honey is rich in natural sugars that help to create a moisture-preserving veil over the face. The formula is further enriched with Echinacea, a powerful antioxidant**. Known for its ability to improve the skin’s resilience to environmental stress**, it has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions.

THE PROOF*

  • Proven to have a significant moisturizing effect for 6 hours
  • 100% felt their skin was supple
  • 97% noticed their skin was more hydrated, silky, and velvety
  • 94% reported their skin was protected against dryness
  • 87% said this mask was nourishing
  • 84% felt this mask improved skin’s elasticity

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KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Honey helps attract and seal in moisture to soften and soothe the skin.
  • Echinacea extract helps to improve the skin’s resilience to environmental aggressors** and promote a radiant glow.
  • Meadowfoam seed oil has a unique fatty acid composition that provides supreme nourishment.
  • Seabuckthorn oil is rich with moisturizing omegas and protective antioxidants.**
  • Shea butter helps to hydrate and nourish the skin.
  • Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection** against wrinkle-causing free radicals.

**in vitro

INGREDIENT LIST:MEL (HONEY)  ● PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE  ● STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE  ● PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE  ● LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL  ● JOJOBA OIL PEG-150 ESTERS  ● PENTYLENE GLYCOL  ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)  ● PROPYLENE CARBONATE  ● ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT  ● SUCROSE LAURATE  ● HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL  ● CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)  ● ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER  ● CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL  ● OSMANTHUS FRAGRANS FLOWER EXTRACT  ● ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL  ● ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT  ● TOCOPHEROL  ● AQUA (WATER)  ● CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE  ● GLYCERIN  ● SODIUM METABISULFITE  ● CITRIC ACID  ● LIMONENE  ● CITRONELLOL

fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask

Now, isn’t all the detail exhausting? Important stuff to look for and remember though when you are looking into any product. I haven’t really expanded my usual repertoire of skincare past the usual of cleanse, treat and moisturize. I feel like I already have a very lengthy process after I cleanse my skin that I don’t feel like expanding it some more. But with the addition of 10% benzoyl peroxide(BP) twice a day everyday to combat acne comes dryness. I added BP treating my skin regularly when I figured hormonal acne is never going to go away ever. I didn’t even started seeing dryness as an after effect of the BP treatment until recently when the weather here in SoCal has become colder than usual. Hence, the need augment my regimen.

I would like to think that I have good skin despite the hormonal acne. And after using this the past month, I feel that this mask is best used on occasions when my skin is particularly tight. It is a nourishing and hydrating mask so it does that wonderfully. If you are looking for something to combat fine lines and such this is not the right product. Nor will it do anything to tighten those pores. I have to remind myself these things. But in the nourishing and hydrating department, this is a winner for me. On those days that my skin is looking dry and drab, this adds suppleness and glow back to my face.

fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask

I bought mine at a fresh boutique. $130 for 100ml/3.3 fl. oz. It can also be found at fresh online, Sephora, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

xo, Emilie

Get Going and Glowing with Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set

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I placed myself on the list ever since Scott (my trusted SA from Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills) told me all about it. Last week I was finally able to take it home despite a few issues. I’ve already used it  four times and I have to say I am impressed.

Let us check what the Neiman Marcus website has to say…

Ready. Set. Glow! There’s no better accessory than healthy, beautiful, glowing skin, and now you can achieve professional, spa-like results in the privacy of your own home with Le Metier de Beaute’s CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set.

CHEM60 Pro-Peel, with a proprietary blend of salicylic and glycolic acids, gently penetrates the skin’s surface and desquamates dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin in as little as 60 seconds.

  • Diminishes look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Increases hydration and reveals smoother-looking skin.
  • Appropriate for all skin types and tones.
  • Apply for 60 seconds and up to 5 minutes.
  • Use up to three times a week.

GLOW10ai Mask infuses skin with an unprecedented concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and hydrators to help skin renew and rebuild, while strengthening skin’s overall appearance.

  • A sophisticated blend of moisturizers helps renew the appearance of damaged, dull-looking skin
  • The appearance of hyperpigmentation is noticeably lessened and improved
  • Irritation and redness caused by chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments are visibly diminished.
  • Suppleness and smoothness are greatly restored, resulting in a fresh, hydrated surface.

Usage:

  • To begin, turn the CHEM60 Pro-Peel nozzle to the “on” position and gentle squeeze the tube to dispense a small amount into brush applicator.
  • Apply a thin layer over the entire face, avoiding the delicate eye area and hairline.
  • Turn the Chem60 Pro-Peel applicator to the “off” position to avoid leakage.
  • Wait 60 seconds and remove by gently splashing face with tepid water or a damp washcloth.

For a deeper desquamation result: Leave on for up to five minutes, then gently pat dry.

Immediately following the Chem60 Pro-Peel:

  • Apply a thick layer of Glow10ai Mask, with the enclosed applicator, avoiding delicate eye area, eyebrows and hairline.
  • Let dry, approximately 5-15* minutes.
  • Peel off to reveal energized, hydrated, glowing skin.

Apply up to 2-3 times per week.

*Dry time will vary according to thickness of application.

Skin Types: Appropriate for most skin types.

The Result: CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set leaves skin feeling energized, hydrated and glowing.

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CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set

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My skin at the time of testing

  • few hyper pigmented spots on the right cheek from acne
  • small but visible pores on the nose and the area immediately along side the nose
  • sub-orbital crease (not a wrinkle) – not affected by the peel and mask

What I like about it…

  • It left my skin feeling fresh, supple and hydrated.
  • My skin skin has a glow to it, one that I’ve been trying to recreate with highlighters.
  • Not only did my skin appear to be smooth but it feels like it as well.
  • After several uses, the discoloration on my acne scars appeared to have lessened (noticed at 3rd use).
  • After 4 uses I don’t see any noticeable changes in the size of my pores.
  • It is a fairly easy to use two step process.
  • The peel process is pain-free for me, it did not sting rather I just experienced a slight warming feeling.
  • Included with it is a plastic knife looking thing to apply the mask with.

What I do not like about it…

  • The price for the amount of product. If I were to do this diligently at 2 to 3 times per week, I am looking at spending US$265 every 4 to 6 weeks on top of my regular skin care (I use 70% Le Metier de Beaute products).
  • The packaging. The set came in this pillowcase type of plastic packaging with a handle. I was told this is going to change as soon as possible as this was not the packaging that reflects Neiman Marcus’ standards. I actually received this set as a gift for the trouble of going through with all the drama that came with pre-ordering this set for the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event held earlier this month.
  • Peel applicator – it is attached to the tube. I would have preferred a separate brush for sanitary purposes.

Conclusion… If money is not a problem this set is worth the try. I can’t say anything on its claims to diminish fine lines and wrinkles as I don’t have them (yet). Otherwise, it did everything it advertised. That glow…incredibly addicting.

Availability… now available at Neiman Marcus, US$265

So what do you think? Will you indulge?

xo, Emilie

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side of the package

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CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set

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CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set