Achieve Matte Yet Hydrated Skin with Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat

I’ve read a great deal about the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré on a lot of blogs for years. I remembered about a year ago when I was really keen on trying it out given that it’s received such rave reviews, even though it’s actually pretty thick and is meant for dry skin, not so much combination skin. At that time, searching for stockists online only gave me results of specific beauty salons that I could get this from, all of which were quite far from where I live. In the end, I gave up.

I almost forgot how much I wanted to try out at least something from Embryolisse until about a couple of months ago when lo and behold, a tube of the Emulsion Hydra-Mat landed on my desk for review. Even though it wasn’t the Lait-Crème Concentré, I was excited to try the Emulsion Hydra-Mat out too, especially since it’s formulated for oily to combination skin.

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat Ingredients

I’ve been using this as my day moisturiser for the past 2 months and, oh I’ll just come out and say it … I love it! It’s lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs quickly onto the skin. Most importantly, it curbs the oiliness on my T-zone and makes a good base for my makeup. It also leaves a matte finish on the skin.

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat

Please excuse the dry skin. Photographing this outdoors when it’s bloody cold is no fun!

Even though it’s winter and the air is crisp and dry, the Hydra-Mat still manages to keep my skin well-moisturised and hydrated throughout the day. The consistency of the moisturiser and the results it gives is very similar to Bioderma’s Sebium Mat Anti-Shine Fluid and Caudalie’s Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid, which are both my favourite day moisturisers for oily to combination skin.

If there’s one thing I don’t like about the moisturiser, I’d say I’m not very keen on the scent. It’s an odd floral scent that can be quite strong and if you’re not a fan of fragranced skincare, this may not be for you. For me, it’s not that strong that it’s a deal-breaker.

But if you’re okay with scented skincare and have oily to combination skin, then this is something I’d recommend to you. Do bear in mind that while this is a decent moisturiser, it’s not rich enough for dry skin. This one’s just for us oily/combo folks! 🙂

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydrat-Mat moisturiser retails for AU$45.00 for 45ml and is available at Scotty’s Makeup (in store and online).

What I like about it: Lightweight enough for oily to combination skin, non-greasy and makes a good base for makeup.

What I do not like about it: Not a big fan of the scent.

Have you tried anything from Embryolisse before? What about the popular Lait-Crème Concentré? Your thoughts?

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13 comments… add one
  1. Penelope

    Great post! I’m loving the Lait Creme Concentrate right now. It’s a great everyday moisturizer, not too heavy, but not too light. I have oily skin and the moisturizer isn’t breaking me out, which is a huge plus.

    Question: Does the primer keep your skin matte all day? Is it long lasting?
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Penelope! Good to know that the Lait-Crème Concentré works for your oily skin. I’m still game on checking it out; it’s so popular!

      When you say primer, do you mean this moisturiser or primer in general? Never mind, I’ll answer both: if you’re talking about this moisturiser, no it doesn’t keep my skin matte all day. After a couple of hours, my T-zone will start to become shiny. Same goes for primer. Primer keeps my foundation long lasting without fading or streaking. Unless it’s one that is loaded with silicones (the one with velvety texture), it won’t keep the skin matte. The silicone ones will.

  2. Allison

    I’ve heard so much about Embryolisse from the MUAs in a Facebook group I managed to join, and I’ve seen it on the Alcone Co. website. I’m more a candidate for the other product than this one, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m glad that this one has worked out for you. I’ve read nothing but good things about the whole product line.
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    1. Tine

      Me too. Their lip balm is absolutely ace. I have a feeling you’re going to love the Lait Creme Concentrate. 🙂

  3. Emma

    I would love to win this! <3 #Embryolisse USA #summergiveaways (Y)

    1. Tine
  4. Cheryl from BusinessChic

    I got the Lait-Crème Concentré when I was in Japan.
    I’d never heard of it before and bought it because it was in the #1 sticker section!

    I find it quite thick and have been using it on my body instead of my face but after reading this I’ll give try it on the visage instead 😉
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    1. Tine

      Yeah I heard that the Lait-Crème Concentré is quite thick. I’m still game on trying it out though but I reckon like you, it will end up being on my body instead. Haha I love how the Japs put #1 stickers on their products. Makes me wanna buy them all because HELLO THEY’RE #1!! 😛

  5. kahani

    Zomg. It isn’t… it IS… it IS SILICONE FREEE!

    1. Tine

      Oh hey it is! Didn’t even notice. Ooops! 😛

      1. kahani

        Well that’s not your worry. ^_^

        And it’s on BEAUTY BAY. Am wishlisting this for my next haul… wheeee! Thanks Tine. =D

  6. María

    If you’d have to choose, would you prefer the Caudalie’s or this one?

    1. Tine

      Hi Maria, if I have to choose, I’d go for Caudalie. The scent is more pleasant.

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