Sisley is one of those brands I can’t help but love. Everything about them, from the packaging, to the products themselves, just feels so wonderfully chic and luxurious. The Gentle Buffing Facial Cream is no different.
I first read about the Gentle Facial Buffing Cream about a year ago in a US magazine. The article warned that after this one, no other exfoliator would do. I scoffed a little, wondering what could be so different about a buffing cream, then moved on to something else.
But something happened when I was at the Sisley counter – I couldn’t get the article out of my head, and I just had to try it, even just prove something to myself. Well, I have to tell you something – this one’s a game changer!
As someone with sensitive skin, I do have to be careful when exfoliating. Too little leaves my skin looking completely dry and blah, too much, it’s sensitised and pink. Neither option is exactly ideal, but thankfully, Sisley’s Gentle Buffing Facial Cream is just perfection. After cleansing my skin, on slightly damp skin, I apply a little of the mask all over myself, much like a regular clay mask.
The scent is pleasingly light and soapy-smelling, and it just takes five minutes for the mask to dry out and slightly harden. Then, standing over the sink, I take my fingers and sweep them over my skin in an upwards motion. The Gentle Buffing Cream just kind of crumbles away, taking the dead skin with it. I cannot even begin to tell you how soft my skin feels after I use it, and it never feels too dried out or tight after using it. Instead my face feels truly refreshed, and my makeup applies like a dream!
Sisley Gentle Buffing Facial Cream is priced at £49.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Over the past year or so, I’ve developed quite the addiction to Sisley. It’s a brand which never fails to mix incredible products, be it skincare or makeup, with super slick packaging, so when I heard about the brand’s new Phyto-Poudre Libre I just knew I wanted to get my hands on it.
If I’m honest, loose powder isn’t a product which I tend to use on a daily basis. Instead I tend to reach for it on special occasions or days where I know I need serious staying power for my makeup. Happily though, getting to try out Sisley’s newest product has been an absolute dream!
Packaged in a beautifully minimalist jar, complete with snap top lid, the Phyto-Poudre Libre has been a mainstay on my dressing table for the past couple of weeks. Sisley promise that the powder will give skin ‘incomparable radiance’ and the texture is almost imperceptible when it’s on the skin.
Although the Phyto-Poudre Libre comes complete with a Sisley branded puff, I prefer to apply the powder with a large fluffy brush. After applying my usual tinted moisturiser, concealer and bronzer, I sweep a little of the loose powder over my nose, cheekbones and forehead.
Unlike a lot of the loose powders I’ve tried, Sisley’s Phyto-Poudre Libre has to be my favourite. It’s incredibly lightweight, and incredibly, the formula is hydrating for skin thanks to the inclusion of Hibiscus flower extract, Linden Blossom extract and Mallow extract.
Whenever I’m wearing the Phyto-Poudre Libre, my skin looks and feels velvety soft, and it seriously increases the longevity of my makeup! Touch-ups feel like something of the past with this powder – it’s something of a miracle worker!
Sisley Phyto-Poudre Libre is available in a selection of four shades and is priced at £55.00. You can buy it here (UK) and here (US)