To give a little background about it, Sisley has included two face creams in its Comfort Extreme range to rescue dry to very dry skin in the last 15 years. This fall, Sisley's Research has combined this duo to create an entirely new formula capable of protecting by day when skin is exposed to oxidative stress caused by UV rays and pollution and repairing by night while targetting all of the factors that contribute to skin dryness. Sisley Paris Velvet Nourishing Cream With Saffron Flowers is the newest addition to my skincare routine.
Sisley Paris Velvet Nourishing Cream With Saffron Flowers has a rich yet soft, melting texture, relieves the feelings of tightness, reduces the redness, and revives radiance. It helps restore the lipidic balance of the dry skin, quenching the skin on the surface and reducing the water loss. The dry skin is nourished, hydrated, and protected against external aggressors that weaken and prematurely damage dry skin.
The key ingredients and their features include:
- Shea Butter is a well-known repairing active ingredient, regenerates the epidermis to increase its resistance to daytime attacks
- Buckwheat seed extract inhibits lipid oxidation to maintain the skin's defense barrier
- Vitamin E acetate provides anti-free radical properties and strengthens the skin's natural defenses
- A 100 percent natural fragrance with an accord of calming honey and orange blossom
I have known the benefits of Saffron since I was very young and in India, my father used the get the highest quality saffron from the area near the Himalayas. Saffron was called a very precious herb used for a number of health benefits, I still sometimes boil the saffron threads in milk and drink, it is a source of energy as well as wellbeing. For the skin, it provides a cocooning effect that instantly relieves feelings of tightness and discomfort.
Velvet Nourishing Cream With Saffron Flowers also has a combination of three oils rich in omega 6,7, and 9 to compensate for the absence of lipids in the dry skin as well as in the fall and winter, then the skin needs more care and nourishment. Cottonseed oil, Macadamia oil, and sunflower seed oil bring suppleness and comfort to the skin. The new active ingredient from Sisley called Japanese Lilyturf extract helps boosts skin's barrier function. With some amazing ingredients, this moisturizer is an all-in-one you may need if you have dry skin or if you are looking for something that you can rely on during the fall and winter when a little extra is the need of the skin.
My skin is a combination type and as fall is upon us, it was the perfect time to test this as I did not want the extra moisture during the summer but in fall and winter, my skin is more dry than usual. The cream is true to its name, it is velvety soft and makes the skin like velvet, smooth and soft. I do not feel it as oily or greasy on the skin, even though it is for dry skin types, it does absorb into the skin instantly making the skin comfortable and nourished. My skin does look plump and radiant.
I have not noticed any breakouts as I was more concerned about my skin breaking out when I am adding a new product into my skincare routine. It works great as a day cream or a night cream. During the day, it is a nice makeup base too, makeup stays in place all day. Half of the skin's concerns are resolved and blurred if the skin is hydrated, and if the moisturizer is a good one, you just need that one thing in your skincare routine that makes the other products work well, this is that kind of product.
I have been really enjoying the Sisley Paris Velvet Nourishing Cream With Saffron Flowers in my skincare routine.
There is also Velvet Sleeping Mask with Saffron Flowers from this range that I enjoy as well. If you have combination or normal skin, this mask is a perfect pick-me-up every week.