Creme Simon may sound alien to many but in fact, the brand was founded way back in 1860 in France. Late 2014, it was finally introduced in Singapore. I was first impressed by the brand’s exclusive products with elegant rose coloured packaging along with its signature scent. The brand still commits to its longstanding principle of creating products free of parabens, alcohol, silicone, oil and colouring. Furthermore, they have kept with their trademark Activ-Fleur Complex formulated in all their product. The Activ-Fleur Complex contains 100% natural active plant extracts from 7 carefully selected plants, scientifically proven to benefit to the skin. All the products are also climate-customised to 2 kinds of weathers. 1. Hot & Humid (products that are lightweight & non-sticky). 2. Winter (products with richer textures, added nourishment & protection to prevent dryness).
Creme Simon Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub:
I’m very particular about my exfoliating scrub. The formula of the scrub has to perfect IMO-
- The proportion of the beads with the cleansing cream has to be on point ( Too creamy & I won’t feel the beads. Too dry & I’ll have to add water to the scrub *which I dislike).
- The beads must be of a reasonably good size & quantity ( Too big & it’ll not be able to scrub corners well. Too small it will disappear in the cream. Too much & it’ll be too dry. Too little & the exfoliation becomes ineffective).
- The beads must not be too rough ( Too rough & it’ll hurt my face. Too gentle it won’t exfoliate well enough).
- The cleansing cream cannot be too thick (Too thick & I cannot feel the beads. Too thin, I’ll have to use more of the product).
& I find that Creme Simon’s Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub ticked all the right boxes for me! It fits my requirements perfectly which is why I cannot stop recommending to my family and friends. The scrub comes out more watery than most scrubs. The exfoliating beads are small in size making it easy to reach the corners of my nose well & proportional in quantity to the creamy watery texture. The beads are also rough enough but doesn’t hurt the face.
It is my 3rd bottle now & I can safely say that this is my HOLY GRAIL. MAJOR LOVE. I find the formula extremely effective & it smells AMAZEBALLS. My face feels so smooth very time I use the scrub so much that I wish I could use it daily… (It is NOT recommended to use this daily as it’ll damage your skin.)
Creme Simon Lymphatic Contouring & Lifting Gel:
I got a fat face so I’m literally obsessed with lifting contouring products (think contouring makeup). But instead of focusing so much on my makeup, I am turning inward, doing facial exercises & massages. When I first used this gel, I was surprised that it turned into oil when I use it on my face. (To be honest, I thought the product had gone bad or something but rest assure! It is supposed to be like this!) The gel-turned-oil helps moisturise the skin without clogging the pores. It did not give me oil seeds (& I’m super prone to getting them). & because it is an oil, it makes massaging much easier!
Using a 3-step lymphatic massage that I learnt from Creme Simon, I find my face immediately lifted. I mean jokes aside! My face doesn’t look as puffy as before & it looks more ‘V’ than a ‘U’. I love to use this in the morning when my face is the puffiest **like a puffer fish*. For mornings, I’ll usually use it as a detox treatment. I figured that it works so well because the blood circulation to the face is increased while expelling harmful toxins from the skin & slimming & lifting facial contours via the lymphatic massage.
For days when my face feels extra dry, I will leave the gel on as an overnight mask after the massage. After rinsing the next morning, my face feels well moisturised & glowy! Even when the skin feels oily, the gel can be used as a brightening & softening treatment mask for 20 minutes & then rinse after.
When used Creme Simon Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub & Creme Simon Lymphatic Contouring & Lifting Gel TOGETHER – #7DaysBrighteningChallenge:
It saves so much time! Instead of using them individually, use them together & reap all the benefits at one go! Such a cleverly designed treatment! So I’ve been mixing 1 part Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub with 3 parts of the Lymphatic Contouring & Lifting Gel.
This time, massaging onto the skin in gentle circular motions. I’ve been using this for 3 alternate nights over just a week & my skin feels brighter, smoother & the face is less puffy already!
Creme Simon created this 7 day challenge for all to try & when you were to try it out, hashtag #7DaysBrighteningChallenge with your before & after photo to share your experience. The brand shows how much pride they have with their products with this 7 Day challenge & I’m glad I got onto the bandwagon. The scrub & gel are now on my weekly skincare regime. I want to maintain a healthy glow to my skin to my big day! **Even my hands look immediately brighter & clearer than before using the products. I scrubbed the mixture in circular motions & my hands had a nice pampering session!
These two pictures were taken exactly a week apart. I don’t think there’s such thing as a ‘graduation’ glow but my face was clearer & brighter after using the dual for a week religiously. When I took my Before photo, I was having dryness on the cheeks so my foundation looked a little cakey. Photos were unedited & unfiltered! (Used iPhone 6s+ original front selfie camera)
Note: The samples were sent for review. Despite so, it does not affect my views or the content written here.