Thursday, October 07, 2010

Cle de Peau La Creme

When do the big guns become too big?

Do we really need a $500 per oz moisturizer?

For me, it all comes down to visible results. I'm willing to pay for a serum that makes sun damage fade faster, for a moisturizer that heals stressed skin and for anti-aging products that keep my face younger looking. As long as I can see that. I don't care much for the faux-science babble on boxes and inserts, this molecule or that molecule, bio-something or other, magical orbs... whatever. Just make me look pretty.

My expectations are within a normal range. It's not that I hope a cream would make my nose smaller and my chin more pronounced. It's all about having a smooth, supple and even skin, or at least its equivalent for someone pushing 40. And so far so good. Most serious companies that have the research budget offer us a wide array of very effective products.

The problem starts when a product is obviously good- like Cle de Peau's La Creme. It's an excellent moisturizer that also has anti-aging and brightening properties. I can't really comment on the latter because I've been faithfully using Cle de Paeu's Anti Age Spot serum and seeing wonderful results for months now. My skin hasn't been so even since my teens. I'm also using several other excellent products, mostly by Lancome and Kanebo Sensai) that replenish moisture and retain it. When temperatures drop, after flights and/or on skin emergencies I reach for the miraculous Erno Laszlo PHormula 3-9. They all work.

If I were to go for a full jar of La Creme (I've been going through several samples and travel size GWP jars for the last six weeks) would I be able to forsake all other skin care products? Would I use cheaper cleansers, only one drugstore serum and nothing else? No brightening serum? No masks? It's highly unlikely. And does La Creme gives me better results than my trusty Secret de Vie? Not at this point.

Decision made.

Cle de Peau La Creme ($500, 1oz or $750 1.7oz) is available at select department stores.


  1. You reach a point where all you're buying is vanity in a jar. Rather than plunk $500 down for an ounce of hope, it would be better to invest it in a dermatologist who actually works with products and procedures that have solid science behind them when it comes to correction and prevention.

  2. I don't know if you look back this far on comments, but I wanted to say thanks to you for introducing me to Cle de Peau. I had never heard of it before reading your blog and because of the things you said about it I started looking into it. I'm now an avid user and it has really changed my skin!! I've gotten more comments about my appearance in the past few days/weeks than I've ever gotten in my life. Between my recent ventures into C.d.P and Omorovicza I have truly transformed my skin in a way I don't think I would have ever dreamed possible! Thanks so much!!


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