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I have received and purchased a lot of products lately, ones that may not be worthy of a Friday Favorite, may not be specific to over 40 beauty, so I’m going to occasionally share them on the weekend.
I’m a sucker for cult favorite beauty products. Homéoplasmine shows up on so many lists and claims to be an amazing moisturizer, lip balm, cure for cuts and scrapes, a product that can offer hydration without causing makeup to slip, brilliant for dry elbows and heels. I read over and over to only get the French version, not the Americanized option; as usual Amazon had it available and with free Prime shipping!
Homéoplasmine is a metal tube the size of a small toothpaste or a tube of OTC cortisone or other skin treatments. The product is very thick, a bit goes a long way. As for the consistency, it’s a bit like a super thick petroleum jelly, but has a matte finish like silicone-based primers. For those who used lanolin when nursing, it's the better smelling not as sticky little sister. This consistency makes complete sense as to why makeup artists love it – you can truly put makeup over it. If you have very sensitive skin, this is also a great product as I have put it on Emerson’s boo-boos and the redness under a runny nose and it hasn’t hurt. It works as a barrier and is water resistant, so it’s great for raw and sensitive skin and windy or cold situations.
when writing this post, I found this photo and it was too good not to share; via hellocoton
However, this is not a Holy Grail product for me. My regular nighttime cream that I apply to lips, cuticles, and elbows ran out (well actually, the jar fell on the floor and broke), so I replaced it with Homéoplasmine. I have used it for over a month at the time of writing this (what I’m trying to do before any review so I can truly see the effects) and I am completely underwhelmed. My lips are not hydrated, my elbows feel rough, and I wake up to dry cuticles. I didn’t with my Vitamin E cream. For hands and elbows, I have had far more success with Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream, O’Keefe’s Working Hands, and jojoba oil. For lips, I’d recommend Aquaphor Lip Repair. If you just want an all-in-one product, I swear by this Vitamin E cream which I’ve used since 2014 (and one jar lasts for a year, that is if you don’t drop it five times on the floor).
So Homéoplasmine has moved to the medicine cabinet and I use it for Emerson’s scrapes, red noses, and things like that. But I seem to be the minority, people swear by this product. It’s just not right for me. Are you a Homéoplasmine fan? Tell me what I am missing!