Thursday, October 17, 2013

Etre Belle Liplift Peel

One of my last Glossyboxes introduced me to the English brand Toni and Guy and now we are looking at yet another brand that was introduced to me by a recent Glossybox.  The second new brand is Etre Belle, a skincare line from Germany.  I think this is the first time that I have ever used a skincare product from Germany and I'm not sure what I was expecting from Etre Belle.  While doing some light research, I found out that Germany has spas all over the country and believes heavily in spa therapy instead of traditional allopathic medicine.  I'm not sure how I feel about trying spa cures for medicine appeals to me but I do expect high quality skincare from this brand.

Etre Belle is a spa quality skincare line from the southern area of Germany.  I received a lip scrub from this brand and now I want to order some more of the facial skincare and really see how the brand compares to high end spa-inspired brands from the United States.  I wasn't overwhelmed by this lip scrub but I don't quite know that I should really expect to be overwhelmed by a product designed solely to exfoliate dry skin from the lips. 

"A gentle and moisturizing exfoliator for the lip area.  It gently removes dead cells and refines the surface skin.", states the company's website.  I am used to sugar-based lip scrubs and this formula is very differently than these formulas.  This formula is a very fine grain exfoliator and the grains are suspended in a lightly textured lotion, I do not like this texture and I much prefer the larger grains of the sugar-based exfoliators.  In addition, this formula tastes like chemicals if you are unfortunate enough to get some of it in your mouth (as I was).  The exfoliation from this product is very light and I need to use it twice as often as I did any sugar-based formula.  I am glad that I got this in my Glossybox and was able to try it as I would never purchase by itself again.  I will use the tube up and then start looking for another formula to replace it.

This many not have been my favorite product but I still do want to try some others from this brand.  I would like to try some of face washes and creams and see how the German philosophy of skincare works.

photo courtesy of Etre Belle

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