Hit or Miss? Creme Simon Skincare

Creme Simon is having quite the moment in Singapore – it launched here last year and has already won titles from various magazines such as L’Officiel, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. So of course, I had to see what the fuss was about!

Creme Simon is a French skincare brand created in 1860 (!) and what’s interesting is that it’s actually a natural skincare brand – free of silicone, alcohol, paraben, sulfates and coloring – specially formulated for hot, humid climates.

I’ve been testing some of their products and will continue to, but here are some of my initial thoughts and favorites so far.

  • Brightening Detox Daily Defense UV Protector SPF 50. In a word; fantastic. I am very fussy with sunscreens and for me, they have to pass the following: It must not leave a ghostly white sheen on my face, have very high SPF, must leave my skin feeling smooth, whether or not I wear makeup on top of it (so no stickiness) and lastly; it must be oil-free. This sunscreen ticks all my list, so I’m very happy.
  • Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Eyes & Face. My friends told me Creme Simon makes an incredible micellar cleansing water, and they weren’t kidding. This is oil-free, non-greasy, removes makeup super fast and doesn’t need rinsing afterward… what more could you want, right?
  • Brightening Detox Creme Universal. This cream is one of those all-purpose creams that can be used for your nails, elbows, hands, feet; a very straight-forward product and does it’s job well.
  • Brightening Detox Oxygenated Light Day Moisturizer. Bravo, Creme Simon, for convincing me to apply oil on my skin! (As you can probably tell, I have issues with oil on my face – but more on that another time.) This moisturizer sinks right in and is incredibly lightweight, leaving skin naturally soft and smooth, like there’s nothing on it. Only time will tell, since I tend to wait 3 months before I give skincare products the “pass”, but I have a great feeling about this one.

Overall, I am impressed. I can see why Creme Simon is celebrated here in the media, and so quickly too. You’ll be seeing more of the brand around here, that’s for sure.

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