Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Refining Essence is a new launch for spring/summer 2019, or I should ideally say it is reformulated new version with a new ingredient to address the cause of visible pores. I have been using Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Refining Essence in my skincare routine since last few weeks already.

Essence, if you are not yet aware, is an effective multi-benefit skincare step that is applied after cleansing and balancing the skin and applying targeted serums, before the emulsion or moisturizer. This water-like facial essence is actually a concentrated, gently astringent serum that works to refine and hydrate skin while absorbing excess oil. Unlike most other serums, the essence is applied with a gentle patting motion, which allows this dynamic product to be pushed into the skin and diminish visible pores, even after other serums have been applied. This step has been game-changing in my skincare routine.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Refining Essence is a fresh cooling serum that gives a feeling of unclogged pores and reduces surface roughness upon application. It leaves skin thoroughly refined and beautifully matte, with a texture that is exquisitely smooth and radiant.

I have been using this essence since the last few weeks, it has a watery smooth texture. The purple water applies nicely onto the skin and absorbs quickly giving a quick bounce and mattifying effect to the skin instantly and then after few uses I have already noticed minimal breakouts with a noticeable difference in the pore size. Apart from the benefits to my problem skin, it also keeps my skin clear, smooth, my oily areas on the face are in control. It feels refreshingly cool on the skin.

Another thing I have not noticed is that while being mattifying it does not dry out my skin even a little. I tried pressing it into my skin with hands, it works but I prefer using a cotton pad to pat it into the skin. I shake the bottle well to have the purple powder sitting on the bottom of the bottle to mix up as it is a bi-phase formula, then I use it after cleansing, toning and balancing my skin – and before the emulsion or moisturizer. The essence has a fresh, elegant fragrance of natural rose and rare orchid.

Cle de Peau Beaute Essential Refining Essence is definitely a keeper for my skin and is worth checking out.  Cle de Peau Beaute products are available at Holt RenfrewSaks Fifth AvenueNordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.

*Press samples