French Skincare For All Skin Types
Across the world, (even here in Los Angeles), we are feeling the change of the seasons. As the weather and sun patterns change, so do the needs of our bodies and skin. Luckily, a brand aptly named “Saison” (which means “season” in French) is way ahead of us in helping address those cyclical needs.
Saison offers a changing lineup of both face and body products throughout the year. For example, is summer sweat making you oily? Or are the winds of autumn leaving you dry? You can easily remember which product to pick simply based on what time of year it is. Brilliant! Of course, if your skin is always a certain way, you can purchase those products all year round as well.
Saison packs a powerful punch of plant extracts, anti-oxidants, and herbs in all of their products. They don’t include any petrochemicals, parabens, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, glycols, PEGs, DEA, MEA, TEA, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, colors or dyes. The products are made in America and are completely cruelty-free. Most of their products are vegan; however, any of the Cleansing Grains scrubs as well as the Year-Round Face Mask are NOT VEGAN.
My skin is always oily, so I sampled their “Summer” lineup for my face. I also tried their “Autumn” goodies for my body…
The Summer lineup consists of a Cleansing Oil, Botanical Lotion Spray, and Summer Moisturizer. (It also consists of a Cleansing Grains scrub, which is not vegan.) These products share the same fragrance, which is an earthly, grassy smell that probably comes from the pure essential oils used in the formulas. If you’re used to products that smell fruity and flirty, this may be a switch for you, as it was for me.
Summer Cleansing Oil
This is a fun product because you apply the oil first, work it in, and then add the water. Washing with an oil can leave your face really smooth and silky. True to its promises, it didn’t leave my skin greasy or shiny.
Summer Botanical Lotion Spray
This was my favorite of this lineup. It’s a super-light spray-on formula that absorbs quickly and thoroughly into your skin. The spray bottle makes it really portable and a great thing to take on beach vacations.
This felt like a heavier version of the lotion spray. It had the same hydrating benefits but left my skin oily. I think this product would be best suited to those with more normal, (or at least less oily), skin.
The Autumn Bodycare line consists of a Body Wash, Body Oil, and Body Lotion. These three share the same fragrance, which is an herbal mix with hints of lavender. (Still different than what I’m used to, but I preferred this scent to that of the Summer series.)
Autumn Body Wash
Don’t be fooled – just a tiny bit of this watery formula will lather up like nobody’s business!! What a surprise it was to find myself overwhelmed with lather from a few liquidy squirts! And, despite its thin formula, it left my skin beautifully cleansed and smooth.
Autumn Body Oil
I thought for sure that this oil was going to get greasy and make a mess, so I only worked it into one tiny patch of skin at a time. I was so happily wrong. It immediately soaked up into my skin, leaving me hydrated and distinctively NOT oily. I’ve been using it on my driest parts, such as elbows, cuticles, and feet.
Autumn Body Lotion
This is a good, basic lotion that pairs well with the other products in this series. It is lighter than the Body Oil, but still heavier than many store-bought lotions (and made with way better ingredients.) I know it’s labeled for autumn, but I personally think it would be a great go-to year-round.
Saison offers these and other high quality products. But you don’t have to take my word for it – check out www.saisonbeauty.com and see for yourself.