Here’s a review of the”Made in France” brand Joelle Paris. Founded by the famous makeup artist/beauty expert Joelle Mardinian.
After a large number of beauty salon openings in the Middle East “Maison de Joelle“, cosmetic clinic “Clinica Joelle” in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, … Joelle launched her own range of face, body and hair beauty products “Joelle Paris” … The brand is now sold on Souq.com, Robinsons, Wojooh, Galeries Lafayette, Boots, and on www.joelleparis.com to delight international customers!
Sow White Cream:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com)”Bearberry concentrated extract, vitamin PP, alpine plants”
Review and description: “A unique combination of active ingredients that will give new radiance to your complexion with this refreshingly light dual-action whitening cream that melts into the skin to reduce pigmentation, while living it silky smooth”
Indeed, the cream has a very light consistency almost imperceptible which penetrates in an instant. As for the “whitening” effect (I prefer to use the term “coup d’éclat/ brightening” than “whitening”), I can not say anything… My skin is already very pale and I don’t have any pigmentation concern . Small negative point, which is just a matter of taste … the perfume is bit overpowering !
Sow White Serum, sérum régénérant et éclaircissant:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com) “Fruit acid (glycolic acid) & Hydro glycerine”
Review and Description: Like all products containing acids (AHA, …), I highly highly recommend to use a sunscreen and in case of a sensitive or pale skin, to apply this type of skincare product only in the evening.
“With its blend of brightening and whitening ingredients, this serum maximises cellular renewal to prevent and reduce the appearance of dark spots, reveal even-toned skin and boost moisture levels”
The watery/essence-like texture penetrates easily and is highly spreadable. Apply the serum on clean skin once or twice a day before a moisturising cream.
Sow White Eyes & Love Eyes:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com)
– Sow White: “Shitake Mushrooms extract, Licorice extract”
– Love Eyes: “water, butylene glycol, caprylic/caprictriglyceride, glycerylstearate PEG100 stearate, Glycerine, hexyl laurate, tetrahexyldecylascorbate, kojicdipalmitate, sorbitol, acetyl tetrapeptide-5, stearic acid, PPG-12/smdicopolymer, arctostaphylos uvaursi leaf extract, cetylalcojol, sorbitanstearate, polysorbate60, morus alba leaf extract, dimethicone, phyllanthus emblica”
Review and description: I have a preference for the “innovative” packaging of “Snow White” … but I like the more “rich” formulation of “Love Eyes” .
Description of Sow White, Protect, hydrate and brighten your eyes: “Enriched with cutting-edge brightening technology, this intensely hydrating and whitening cream improves the appearance of pigmentation and dark circles to instantly revive dull and tired eyes”
Description of Love Eyes, advance eye firming cream : “Revel in beautiful and healthy-looking eyes with the ultimate combination of carefully-sourced elements. It smoothes away fine lines, reduce dark circles and eliminate puffy eyes”
Rescue Me, soothing daily moisturizer:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com) “Water (aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leafjuice, Glycosaminogycans, Butylene Glycol, Hasleaostrearia extract, alchemilla vulgaris extract, symphytum officinale leaf extract, tilia cordata flower extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, allantoin, phospholipids, ascorbylpalmitate, retinylpalmitate, tocopherylacetaten hydroxethylcellulose, polysorbate 20, Propyleneglycol, diazolidinyl urea, disodium EDTA, iosopropynylbutylcarbamate”
Review and description: the perfect summer-friendly moisturizing cream. Halfway between a cream and a gel. A “lotion” that penetrates very quickly leaving the skin plumped and hydrated.
Apparently, “Rescue me” contains a moisturizing complex, it boosts the skin’s production of collagen and elastin for a younger looking skin.
Good Day, protecting day cream SPF 50:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com) “Aqua, Rosa Hydrolat (Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate), Arganiaspinosa Kernel Oil, Andelilla/Jojoba/Riabran Polyglyceryl-3esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyllactylate, Rosa Canina seed Oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl alcohol, arachidyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice powder, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, rosadamanesca leaf cell extract, glycerin, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, rosadamascena flower oil, abobenzone, ethylmethoxy cinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Cereus gradiflorus (cactus) oil, glycerylcaprylate, tocopherol, xanthum gum, P-anisic acid, potassium sorbate, Naturally occurring Linalool, farnesol, geraniol, eugenol, citral”
Review and Description: Essential addition to the skincare range, the SPF50 protection cream ! Not any skincare routine is complete without a proper sun protecting cream !
As you can see in the photo, the sunscreen leaves a bit of a white cast but it’s barely noticeable once the product is “blended”. Which is pretty usual for a sunscreen with Zinc oxide …
This is not my biggest favorite of the whole range, but it does the job to protect my pale skin from the sun !
The brand recommends applying “Good Day” 20 minutes after the “Rescue Me” serum/cream.
Good Night, perfecting night cream:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com) “Purified Water, Glycerylstearate, Episphere-blue (Tocopherol), Urea/Uree, Marine Protein (soluble collagen), Bio-Maplecompound (Acer Saccharum Isolate), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl alcohol, Coco Caprylate/Caprinate, Squalane, Mangesiumaluminium Silicate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Prunusarmeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Retinylpalmitate, Tocopehrylacetate, Sodiumhydroxide, Citricacid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbicacid, Parfum/Fragrance. contains Oxybenzone.”
Review and description: The cream contains evening primrose oil, this night cream promises to support your skin’s natural healing process to repair and replenish your skin.
Like all night creams, or night mask, the brand recommends applying the cream 20 minutes before going to sleep.
The texture is quite thick, and contains oils, after a minute of facial massage, there is only a slight moisturizing film on top of the skin. The next day your skin is incredibly soft and radiant !
Wash Away, Gentle facial foam:
Composition: (source joelleparis.com) “Purified water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Disodiumcocoamphidiacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leafjuice, Tea-Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycoldistearate, PEG-150 Distearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalisflower Extract, Arnica Montana Flowerextract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylparaben”
Review and description: The website recommends to use the cleansing foam two to three times a day … I will never recommend to wash your face three times a day ! Unless you want your skin to defend itself more and more by creating more sebum and/or to destroy your natural skin barrier (meaning more pimples, blackheads , dehydration … and so on ). But this is the case for any cleansing foam!
“Wash Away” is perfect in the evening after a cleansing oil or cleansing balm to wash away any traces of dirt, makeup, pollution, still left on your skin !