Decleor has been around for over 40 years and been known for drawing its effectiveness from nature and developing its scientific expertise in essences to take the front row in the field of aromatherapy. Decleor came into being when two visionary women with two areas of expertise Solange Dessimoulie, Beauty Therapist, and Caroline Colliard, Aromatherapist, united their talents. This was when the science of aromatherapy was introduced into the universe of cosmetics. Starting from the quality of its sourcing to the art of blending them together, Decleor has been the champion in handling these powerful molecules to result in a natural yet powerful outcome that is so near to nature and perfection.
At Decleor, aromatherapy is called Aromessence which means a concentrate of essential oils in a base of precious plant oils which help cleanse and purify the skin which in turn increases the effectiveness of its treatments. There are different beauty prescriptions in Aromessence based on the type of the skin.
I was sent the Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum and Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Night Balm for review purposes. The products were sent to me based on my skin type which is a combination and prone to hormonal acne/congestion, mostly on my jawline. I have used these products for over six weeks and my reviews are based on my experience with them.
From the Decleor product reference, “A purifying serum oil and balm that brings a real improvement to the skin’s complexion. The selected essential oils help to purify the epidermis, reduce excess sebum, tighten the pores and revive a healthy glow. This duo is meant to properly balance oil production by ensuring proper hydration while slowing down excessive oil production. Skin is matte with no feelings of greasy residue.”
Ylang Ylang Purifying Serum is 100% natural and non-greasy dry serum-oil which is enriched with essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Sage, and Lemon. It helps to tighten the pores and create a matte finish on the skin. The good thing about this oil in serum is that it is free from mineral oils and artificial colorings. It is known to improve the quality of skin, making it soft and clear. I was skeptical first as it is mentioned to be suitable for oily skin but my skin has loved this serum. I noticed to extra breakouts except the one’s that were already there. I felt that this serum helped heal the breakouts o already had. I incorporated this serum into my daily routine for 5 days every week for over 6 weeks and still going strong. As this is oil in serum, I used it either straight after cleansing my face and followed by the moisturizer and sunscreen or I used my (almost finished) Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement before this oil in serum followed by moisturizer and sunscreen. I made it a point to first enjoy the delicate smell of the essential oils and then warm 3-4 drops of this serum into the palm of my hands and then press it on my face. I noticed no issues while applying makeup and my skin stayed well without any irritation.
Ylang Ylang Purifying Night Balm is 100% natural dry balm which is also enriched with essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Sage, and Rosemary. It helps to purify combination to oily skin. It is paraben free, preservative free and non-comedogenic. As the Purifying Serum, this is also free from mineral oils and artificial colorings. Thinking of a balm on combination skin which already has breakouts, it does scare me first. I have been using this balm in my night skincare routine, I warm an around a pea size of balm between the palms of your hands, inhale the delicate fragrances of the essential oils and then apply to my cleansed face and neck using light smoothing strokes and finish by covering your face with both hands. I use this balm after double cleansing my face( if I have had makeup on during the day, otherwise after single cleanse).
My final thoughts about this duo are – yes I loved using them and considering they are so near to nature and well being, I have enjoyed inhaling the scent of these both products as well as applying them on my skin, making it as a ritual to use them. I would totally recommend these to combination and oily skin types.
Have you tried any products from Decleor, what is your favorite? If not, have you tried any products based on Aromatherapy?