I’m normally resistant to change, especially when it comes to skincare, the worry of having a crazy reaction, this has happened way too many times, from getting a rash, itching like mad or making my skin breakout like a teenager again, all generally keeps me from straying too far away from what I know works. Well, that was until I discovered Erborian, a beauty brand that’s part of the L’Occitane group that mixes experience and expertise of both French and Korean skincare.
First up, I know I’m a couple of years behind the whole Korean beauty craze, I did say I was hesitant to change, but this idea of layering on products to create radiant skincare is appealing, and anything that can improve my skin tone and texture I’m willing to give a go. OK, so I read that Korean skincare is a 10-step process full of potions, cleansing oils, and massages, I’m happy to tell you that Erborian has simplified this into three steps:
Erborian “double cleanse”
Step one is to purify your skin, this consists of cleansing and removing make-up with an oil-based cleanser, which gets rid of your make-up, followed by a water-based cleanser. Then once a week add a deep-cleansing scrub.
For me, I adore the Cleansing Creme, it just leaves my skin feeling so fresh, and I would totally recommend using it with one of Konjac sponges, they look a little weird but they help to stimulate microcirculation as it massages the skin. I then follow this with my Garnier micellar water, but Erborian do one as well that I’m tempted to try.
This is the step to revitalise your skin with a serum and target those problem areas such as minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or hydrating the skin. I’ve been using the BB Flash Essence and the light pearly gel texture aims to leave skin soft, velvety and plumped, and I can certainly state that my skin does feel smoother.
I’ve then been following this up with the Yuza Sorbet day cream, which helps to protect my skin from environmental stresses. I love this lightweight cream, not only does it smell incredible, a yummy citrus, but it also acts as a great primer under my make-up.
In the evening, I switch it up and use the corresponding Yuza Sorbet night cream, that is so creamy it is like adding a mask on my skin overnight and I just adore the smell it really is perfect. I just find it is a little rich to use every night, so I do it every other night.
The finally step of the Erborian skincare regime, creating your perfect complexion, and the CC Creme Clair has to be one of my favourite products and I wear it every day now instead of heavy foundations as I really love the luminous finish, the way it adapts to my skin colour and how it improves my skin texture, reduces redness and brightens up my complexion. For an added subtle glow I pair this with the Pink Perfect Blush, it just adds a soft touch of colour to my cheeks.