I’m so happy to tell you that there is another great French skincare brand on our shores.
Institut Esthederm was developed to fight the signs of ageing with the clever use of cellular water, engineered to optimize the skin’s cellular metabolism and provide increased resistance to environmental damage thanks to antioxidant protection.
While they are 30 products in the collection available here, I thought a good place to start with the brand would be at the beginning and the base of all of the products, the Eau Cellulaire Spray (R304).
The formula contains a host of antioxidants to provide that free radical protection, as well as hyaluronic acid to add a shot of hydration. It comes in a sleek, silver aerosol can with a good nozzle – some squirt the contents onto your face like an All Gold bottle, but this delivers a super fine mist.
The formula was tweaked until is has almost the identical composition of the water naturally found in our skin. This means that you can apply it to your skin whenever you feel you need an energy boost. It also means that all skin types, tones and ages can use and benefit from it.
I’ve been using it after my serums (I apply Vitamin C, then hyaluronic acid), before my day cream, and I’ve genuinely noticed a difference in my complexion. My skin seems brighter, the texture feels smoother and my makeup goes on far easier.
You can also apply it during the day to revive makeup, or just give yourself a pick me up. But if you aren’t applying a cream over the top; make sure you tap it in until it’s absorbed. If you miss this step, the evaporation may cause more dryness, as it pulls moisture from the surface of the skin.
The brand is currently only available through doctors and accredited therapists, and you can find your nearest stockist here.