About a month ago, another generous care package from Caty arrived at my door (thank you, Caty!). Among the goodies were this full size 125mL/4.2fl. oz. pump bottle of Cle de Peau Beaute Intensive Fortifying Emulsion and another 12mL/0.4fl. oz. travel sized tube of the same. Caty said her skin is sensitive to scented stuff and she didn't care for this emulsion. However, it's also mostly full so I get the pleasure of trying it ^.^ Lucky me, and thank you again, Caty!
This is a runny pink milk with the same scent as other Cle de Peau skincare products, a warm and feminine powdery fragrance. I don't mind the scent but I do admit it's on the strong side. Point is, I see why folks with sensitive skin like Caty might not like this.
The instructions say to dispense two pumps onto a cotton pad and wipe the face with it like a toner. I thought this was odd, especially considering it's a milk and a pretty moisturizing one at that. Why would I want a cotton pad to soak it all up instead of putting it directly onto my skin? Even with a watery lotion, I just pour some into my palm and pat it onto my face. For cleansing waters, I use a facial cloth. Otherwise, I only use cotton pads to remove eye makeup prior to washing my face with a cleansing oil.
After a few weeks of nightly use, I can I say quite like this emulsion. As mentioned above, it's very moisturizing, and it leaves my skin velvety soft. I find that two pumps are way too much, and I actually only need a little less than one pump to liberally cover my entire face and neck. Overall, this is great stuff, but I'll be ready to move on after finishing this bottle.