Review*: Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care For The Face / Ljubeča nega obraza

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Hello ladies, 
do you still remember me? Hopefully you do :)
If you follow me on my social media accounts, especially on my Facebook page then you'll know that December was way too busy for me and I had to push the pause button on blogging. I wasn't really planning on having a month long break, but it happened. Hopefully, I'll get better at planning ahead so that I can put up at least one post a week from now on.
Also, happy 2016! I hope you had a great time over Christmas and New Year's holidays, and that you'll have a kick-ass year in general.

Pozdravljene punce, 
upam, da se me še spomnite. :)
Če me spremljate preko socialnih medijev, še posebej na Facebook strani, boste vedele, da je bil december čisto preveč zapolnjen mesec, zato sem morala blog dati malo na stran. Sprva nisem nameravala imeti enomesečni odmor, vendar so se stvari razpletle malce drugače kot načrtovano. Upam, da bom v tem letu izboljšala načrtovanje vnaprej, in da vas bo tukaj čakala vsaj ena objava na teden.
Tole priložnost želim izkoristiti tudi za to, da vam voščim veselo novo leto! Upam, da ste med božičnimi in novoletnimi prazniki uživale na veliko, ter da bo 2016 nepozabno leto.

 And now let's get into the main point of this post - the review of the Le Couvent des Minimes new line called Loving Care that I was sent in the middle of November  
The idea behind it is using old and traditional recipes in products to replenish, nourish and take care of dry & sensitive skin. Because they are hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and gentle ''like a mothers palm'', they are also suitable for delicate baby skin. 
I got two products: The Cream For Sensitive Skin and 3 in 1 Micellar Water, but there's also a lip balm for dry lips inside this line. They also have the Loving Care Body Balm line which includes body lotion for dry skin, the scrub for dry skin and the cream for very dry skin.

Glavna tema te objave pa je ocena izdelkov, ki so del nove linije Le Couvent des Minimes imenovane Ljubeča nega obraza.
Ideja, ki se skriva za to linijo je, da je kolekcija naravnih negovalnih izdelkov Ljubeča nega francoske blagovne znamke Le Couvent des Minimes poklon velikodušnosti sester klaris, ki so v samostanu Minimes na jugu Francije ljubeznivo skrbele za vse starejše, onemogle in revne ter jim nudile zavetišče. Izvirni negovalni recepti, ki sledijo bogati tradiciji skrbne nege, suho in občutljivo kožo učinkovito hranijo, obnavljajo in ščitijo. Univerzalne hipoalergene in dermatološko preizkušene negovalne formule so zahvaljujoč nežni sestavi primerne tudi za nego nežne in občutljive otroške kože. Izdelki, ki jih krasi podoba ljubeče matere z otrokom – simbola ljubezni in predanosti, so na voljo v varčnih embalažah, ki za lep čas zadostijo potrebam cele družine. 
Sama sem nekje sredi novembra prejela dva izdelka: kremo za obraz za občutljivo kožo in 3 v 1 micelarno vodico, poleg teh dveh pa je na voljo še balzam za suhe ustnice. Znotraj linije Ljubeča nega pa lahko že od prej najdemo tudi kremni piling za telo, mleko za telo za suho kožo in kremo za telo za zelo suho kožo.

 Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care For The Face The Cream For Sensitive Skin* claims to be a daily skincare for the entire family. Its hypo-allergenic formula helps to moisturise, protect and soothe sensitive skin. It gives immediate comfort, leaving skin soft and supple.
And I can say that it does just that.
The texture is extremely lightweight, balmy and almost a bit watery, but I find it to be extremely moisturising and nourishing. So much so, that I (with my combination to oily skin) can't use it underneath make-up, since it's a bit too moisturising. But I've been using it religiously for a month and half as my night-time moisturiser and on days when I wasn't wearing make-up.
Whenever I apply it to my face, I get a bit of a cooling effect that turns into a slight tingle that goes away after a few seconds. It's quite an interesting feeling actually. But I would definitely agree that this cream is suitable for sensitive skin (which mine definitely is), since it didn't broke me out or cause any irritations whatsoever. 
It sinks into my skin fairly quickly, leaving it extremely smooth and ridiculously soft, which is the main reason why I love it so much - it makes my face softer than a baby's bottom. Another reason that this impressed me so much, is that before I started using it, I had a few dry patches on my chin and this cream got rid of them overnight!
It also glides over my pores nicely, so I'm thinking it would work great as a base under make-up for someone with dry to potentially normal skin.

Le Couvent des Minimes Ljubeča nega Krema za obraz za občutljivo kožo* naj bi bila odlična za vsakodnevno nego in obnavljanje poškodovane kože, saj jo nemudoma sprosti ter naredi mehko in prožno. Prilagojena je tudi za nego nežne in občutljive otroške kože. Izvirni negovalni recept vsebuje olje grozdnih pešk za hranjenje in zaščito pred izsuševanjem, izvleček iz sleza za vlaženje in mehčanje, izvleček iz ognjiča za pomoč pri krepitvi naravne zaščite kože in rožno vodo za pomirjanje. Hipoalergena in nekomedogena formula, zasnovana s hladilnim mazilom, je pediatrično in dermatološko preizkušena.
In povedati moram, da se strinjam z njihovimi trditvami.
Tekstura kreme je zelo lahka, mazljiva in skoraj malce vodena, kljub temu pa je zelo hranljiva in vlažilna. Celo toliko, da je jaz pri mojem tipu kože (mešan do masten) ne morem uporabljati pod ličili, zato pa je v tem mesecu in pol zamenjala mojo prejšnjo nočno kremo, čez dan pa sem jo uporabljala takrat, ko nisem nosila ličil.
Ob nanosu na obraz ima zelo zanimv hladilen učinek, ki se za par sekund spremeni v rahlo ščemenje. To pa ne pomeni, da krema ni primerna za nas, ki imamo občutljivo kožo, saj meni ni povzročila nobenih mozoljev ali kakršnihkoli iritacij.
Zaradi svoje lahke teksture se v kožo vpije dokaj hitro ter jo naredi prožno in ekstremno mehko, kar je tudi eden izmed poglavitnih razlogov, da mi je krema tako zelo všeč. Poleg same mehkobe kože pa me je navdušilo tudi dejstvo, da sem se s pomočjo te kreme že z eno uporabo, dobesedno čez noč, uspela znebiti suhih ''madežev'' na bradi.
Kremi uspe tudi malce zabrisati pore, zato bi se kot dnevna krema pod ličili najverjetneje zelo dobro obnesla pri vseh s suhim do normalnim tipom kože.

 Now a few words about the packaging, scent, price, etc.
It comes in a squeeze tube that I have a love-hate relationship with. I love the fact that it's in a tube, since it's more hygienic, compact and sleek, which makes it great for carrying around, or storing in general. I'm also a huge fan of their interesting, minimalistic / vintage looking packaging, and these two products are no exception. What I dislike about it, is the fact that the squeeze tube is very hard to control (it's too flimsy), so it's extremely easy to squeeze out way too much product that you actually need. 
But it does come in a 50 ml tube that you're supposed to use up in 3 months, and after using it for a month and a half I still have around half of it left, which I guess is all right. 
It has a lovely citrusy/orange scent that I really like (similar to their Botanical Cologne Of Love) and it retails for 15,90€.

Krema za obraz za občutljivo kožo se nahaja v tubici, s katero imam love-hate odnos. Všeč mi je samo pakiranje, saj je veliko bolj higiensko, kompaktno in priročno za prenašanje in shranjevanje na sploh. Prav tako mi je zelo všeč njihov tipično minimalistično / vintage oblikovan stil vseh embalaž, in tudi ta dva izdelka nista nobena izjema pri tem. Ne maram pa dejstva, da je tuba zelo nestrukturirana oz. onemogoča natančno doziranja izdelka, kar posledično pomeni, da ga velikokrat iztisnem več kot preveč.
V tubi se sicer nahaja 50 ml izdelka, ki bi se naj porabil v 3 mesecih. Sama sem v mesecu in pol porabila nekje polovico kreme.
Krema ima tudi meni osebno zelo ljub citrusni/pomarančni vonj (podobno kot njihova Botanical Cologne of Love), na voljo je v poslovalnicah Müller in veleblagovnicah Nama in Maxi, zanjo pa boste odšteli 15,90€.

 The Loving Care For The Face 3 in 1 Micellar Water* claims to be a daily clenser for the entire family, soft on your skin like mother to child. It's formulated to meet the needs of every skin type, even the most sensitive. It cleanses, removes make-up and refreshes skin, leaving the skin clean and soft before receiving care.
Now with this one, I unfortunately have to disagree on some claims. 
When I tried it for the first time, I was extremely disappointed cause it was really struggling to remove my mascara and it irritated my eyes quite badly since I had to be so rough with it. But that was my mistake, since I was wearing the Lancome Hypnose Volume-a-porter which is a nightmare to remove with anything except oil or balm cleansers.
Luckily, it has no problem removing any other mascara in my stash (I currently own two from L'Oreal, one from Catrice and one from Golden Rose). It removes those mascaras and any other eye make-up really great, quickly and most importantly, without irritating my eyes in the slightest, no burning sensations, no redness or dryness. 
I would also agree that it makes your face feel fresh, smooth and tighten (in a good way), but unfortunately it also irritates my face, making my cheeks very red (which is definitely surprising, since my eyes are usually the most sensitive part of my face). This doesn't really bother me all that much, since I tend to use micellar waters to remove my eye make-up only and because I always double cleanse, but it's definitely something I feel like I had to mention.

Micelarna vodica 3 v 1* pa naj bi odstranila ličila ter osvežila in nežno očistila obraz in kožo okrog oči. Zasnovana je za vse tipe kože, tudi za občutljivo, prav tako pa je primerna za vsakodnevno nego nežne dojenčkove kože (zadnjica, obraz, roke). Izdelek je na voljo v varčni embalaži, ki zadosti vsakodnevnim potrebam celotne družine. Izvirni negovalni recept vsebuje cvetno vodico plavice, ki kožo osveži, tonira in pomirja, ter izvleček iz sleza, ki kožo vlaži in mehča. Hipoalergena formula je dermatološko, pediatrično in oftalmološko preizkušena.
Pri tem izdelku, pa se žal ne morem strinjati z vsemi trditvami.
Ob prvem preizkusu sem bila nad vodico zelo razočarana, saj je maskaro neuspešno odstranila z ogromno truda in posledično z zelo razdraženimi in rdečimi očmi. Vendar je bila to moja napaka, saj sem z njo poskušala odstraniti Lancome Hypnose Volume-a-porter maskaro, ki so ji kos le oljni ali ''balm'' odstranjevalci ličil. 
Na srečo pa micelarna vodica nima nobenih težav pri odstranjevanju vseh ostalih maskar v moji zbirki (L'Oreal, Golden Rose in Catrice), kot tudi ne pri odstranjevanju ostalega očesnega make-upa. Le te odstrani učinkovito, hitro, in kar je najpomembnejše, brez draženja, izsuševanja ali pordelosti oči.
Strinjam se tudi, da osveži, tonira in mehča kožo, vendar pa na žalost razdraži moja lica, kar je zelo presenetljivo, saj so ponavadi moje oči najbolj občutljiv del mojega obraza. Glede na to, da micelarne vodice uporabljam izključno za odstranjevanje očesnega make-upa, in da sem pristašica dvojnega čiščenja, me to sicer ne moti, vendar se mi vseeno zdi vredno omembe.

As far as the packing goes, I got the sample sized (75 ml) bottle, which is just the cutest and I'll definitely be saving and filling it up for any future travels. Otherwise it comes in 400 ml plastic bottle that also has a pump (we all know how much I love products with a pump) and it retails for 16, 50€.
This Micellar Water also has the same scent as The Cream For Sensitive Skin.

Sama sem v test prejela potovalno različico micelarne vodice (75 ml), ki je nadvse ljubka in priročna, zato jo bom nedvomno shranila za bodoča potovanja. Drugače pa se micelarna nahaja v 400 ml embalaži, ki ima tudi priročno pumpico. Micelarna vodica 3 v 1 ima prav tako citrusni/pomarančni vonj kot Krema za obraz za občutljivo kožo, zanjo pa boste odšteli 16, 50€.


Le Couvent des Minimes is definitely a brand I want to get to know more and try out as many products as I can, so I'm really thankful that I got the chance to try out their new Loving Care For The Face line.
All in all, I think that The Cream For Sensitive Skin is a nice, simple yet effective cream that will keep any skin, including the sensitive one, moisturised in nourished, especially in this cold weather. Although it doesn't promises to be a miracle worker (like a lot of face creams these days do), it delivers on its promises. I also really like the idea that it's suitable for the whole family, and it can definitely be a time saver for all new mums out there - you can take care of your skin and the skin of your baby with the same cream. I would definitely repurchase it myself in the future.
As far as the 3 in 1 Micellar Water goes, it's been awhile since I found something that works similarly as good as Bioderma, which this one definitely can compare to. Saying that, I most likely won't end up repurchasing the full size, since I'm personally kinda over micellar waters in general, and I'm leaning over to the cleansing balms & oils more and more (hopefully Le Couvent des Minimes brings out a cleansing oil in the future too). But if you're on the hunt for a new micellar water, that's good at removing eye make-up, then you should definitely check out this one. 

Le Couvent des Minimes je znamka, ki je vse od lepotne konference pritegnila mojo pozornost in znamka, ki si jo želim spoznati še bolje. Na svoji wish listi imam kar nekaj njihovih izdelkov, zato sem še toliko bolj hvaležna, da sem imela priložnost spoznati tudi njihovo Ljubečo nego obraza.
Zaključim lahko, da je Krema za obraz za občutljivo kožo preprosta, a učinkovita krema, ki bo nahranila, zaščitila in navlažila tudi še tako občutljivo kožo. Ne obljublja čudežev, a izpolni vse svoje obljube. Všeč mi je tudi ideja, da je primerna za nego celotne družine, kar bi bilo najverjetneje še posebej priročno za nove mamice, ki bi jim z enim izdelkom uspelo poskrbeti tako za svojo kožo, kot tudi za kožo dojenčka.
Micelarna vodica 3 v 1 pa me je presenetila s svojo učinkovitostjo, saj že dolgo nisem našla nekaj, kar bi se lahko celo primerjalo s slavno Biodermo. Sama verjetno ne bom kupila velikega pakiranja, saj sem se uporabe micelarnih vodic že nekoliko naveličala in raje uporabljam olja za odstranjevanje ličil. Če pa ti iščeš novo micelarno vodico, se nedvomno ustavi še pri Le Couvent des Minimes polici.

Do you have any recommendations for Le Couvent des Minimes products?

Sanja ♥

*The product marked with * was given to me. I didn't buy it with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the products in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the product.*

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11 komentarji

  1. Juhu, sm vesela da si "nazaj" :)
    Zveni luštno, kremic imam sicer obupno preveč, ampak rabim pa novo micelarno, tako da bom imela tole v mislih ko grem nasledjič kupovat... :)

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    1. Aaah, hvala :*
      Joj, jaz tudi samo kopičim te kremice :D No upam, da ti bo micelarna všeč, če se boš odločila za nakup :)

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  2. Jaz sem tudi vesela, da si nazaj, te zelo rada spremljam :D
    Drugače pa sem imela micelarno namen preizkusiti, kremico pa sem sprobala. Za ta denar mi je čisto ok, nevtralna, nič ekstremno posebnega, jo pa zelo pohvalijo ostali.

    In ja, sprobat moreš njihov deodorant,meni zmaga tudi vrtnaričina krema za roke in nasploh vse kreme za roke tako da to dvoje bi ti nujno priporočala.

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    1. You two are making me all fuzzy on the inside :D
      Kremica res ni nič posebnega, mi je pa všeč, da dejansko naredi to kar obljubi.

      Deodorant je čisto na vrhu WL, zdaj pa morem torej še dodat kremo za roke :D

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  3. Meni je ta znamka ena izmed ljubših, vse kar sem si do sedaj kupila od njih je super. Še najman me prepričajo balzami za ustnice,čeprav tisti z vonjem hruške diši za umret, jst bi imela točno tak vonj za losion:), jst kot uporabnica njihovih izdelkov ti še priporočam,da se kdaj ustaviš pri njih:)

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    1. Mene so do zdaj tudi navdušili in se bom nedvomno še ustavila pri njih :)

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  4. Welcome back :). Jaz imam od njih samo nek balzam za ustnice. Ni slab in odlično diši. Ko sem prvič videla to znamko v Müllerju sem si najbolj zapomnila, da vse tako lepo diši :). Krema se sliši zelo zanimivo. Jaz itak vedno iščem kaj za občutljivo kožo. Predvsem mi je všeč, da praviš da je super soft koža po uporabi. Ampak porabiti v 3 mescih? Včasih doživljam stres s takšnimi izdelki. Kot Melvita vodica, 6 mesecev in potem mi je škoda, če vsega ne porabim :D.

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    1. Hvala :)
      Meni je balzam za ustnice tudi všeč ja, krema je pa res super za občutljivo kožo :) Jaz priznam, da sem grozna glede rokov uporabe, jih sploh ne upoštevam *ups*, čeprav tole se mi zdi, da bi se dalo porabit v tem času, ker velikokrat res preveč iztisnem :D

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  5. Mene krema za obraz full mika :) Je pa mleko za telo iz te linije božansko <3 ;)

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    1. Meni je krema res všeč, si pa lahko kar mislim, da je mleko za telo tudi super :)

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  6. Sem tudi ljubiteljica njihovih izdelkov, konkretno ta kolekcija kroži kar po celi familiji, mene pa vedno premamijo dišavne kolekcije in komaj čakam, da bo pomlad postregla z novo.

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