Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Collosol Eau De Lait - The Cult French Cleanser

Collosol Eau De Lait is one product that comes with a whole lot of hype. Just as it launched, I saw it absolutely everywhere on my social media feed, the rave reviews coming in from all over the globe and I have finally got my hands on this phenomenon, but is it worthy of that hype?
Collosol Eau De Lait - The Cult French Cleanser
Collosol is said to be one of France's favourite brands and it was created in the 1950s for actresses who wanted something gentle to remove their makeup, since then, Collosol Eau de Lait is said to have remained the secret to French women's glowy skin ever since and it has quite the army of celebrity fans including Thandie Newton, Vanessa Paradis and it is claimed the late Karl Lagerfeld was such a fan, he used a whole bottle every single day. So what is it? Described as being a combination of milk and water, a multitasking product that leaves you feeling totally revitalised in hotter climates and even on a flight. 

This unique, paraben-free formula is a dual, no-rinse cleanser for the face and the body. Described as being a micro-emulsion with the following explanation: 
'the size of the oil particles dispersed in the water is microscopic, this allows it to obtain a very fluid milky texture while being very effective on the skin, without being greasy'. 
It essentially works as both a cleansing milk and micellar water in one and thankfully it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or stripped after using and it can be used in a variety of ways.

  • Face and neck: apply with a cotton pad for cleansing/ makeup removing.
  • Body: dilute a cap into the bathwater to bring softness and comfort to your skin.

I admit to being totally sceptical about this product, especially as it does come with so much hype, but just sometimes there is a reason it is so loved.
Collosol Eau De Lait - The Cult French Cleanser
Collosol Eau De Lait has the most lovely citrus floral scent which I hadn't originally expected, what I was expecting was something without a scent, so it was a welcome surprise. The key ingredients in Collosol Eau de Lait include PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, vegetable oil, and glycerin.

I have tried using this product both on my skin and in the bath as suggested.  On my face, what I look is the instant cooling sensation as the product touches my skin.  It does a really good job of removing makeup, though I still prefer to use an eye makeup remover on my waterproof mascara.  When using it in the bath, I ensured there were a few inches of water in the bath before adding a capful to the water.  As soon as it comes in to contact with the water, it turns milky and the citrus scent comes to life.   

Having used this for some time now, I can see why it comes surrounded by a lot of hype and there is no doubt it absolutely lives up to the claims it makes and given it is so affordable, I am surprised to ever find it in stock.  A 100ml bottle of Collosol costs under £10, a 250ml size retails for £14.50, while the largest bottle of 400ml costs £20.

Have you tried Collosol Eau De Lait?




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6 comments:

  1. I've been using this for a few years (although never in the bath - will have to try that!). I'm so glad that it's easier to get hold of now xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. I love this cleanser, took it on holiday with me and it was a life saver!

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  3. Love the packaging, I would definitely treat myself if I saw it in the shops.

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  4. I am loving your review of the Collosol Eau De Lait and it is very cost-effective. I like the idea of a non-greasy cleanser, so will have to try it.

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  5. I haven't heard of this product before, I wonder if i can get it here!

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