Jacynthe René is a popular figure in Quebec. She’s a popular actress and lifestyle guru behind jmagazine.ca a lifestyle, beauty and cooking blog. Jacynthe René is blond, fresh-faced, down-to-earth and natural. In a way she represents to me, the archetypal Québécoise woman.
She launched a brand of skincare named Les soins de Jacynthe featuring 100% natural active ingredients without chemicals, GMOs or gluten.
I received the Beauty Essentials set featuring a cleansing oil, a floral water and a serum to try. Let’s talk more about each product.
The Bulgurian Rose Floral Water 100 ml 21.00$
The Cleansing Oil 50 ml 28.35$ CAD
Jacynthe’s serum 30 ml 80.85$ CAD
Since the serum is meant for all skin types except for acne-prone skin, I could not use it durably but I did try it. This serum has a very strong smell and I am not going to lie, I had a very hard time not rinsing my face after trying it out. All the other reviews I read online mentioned how strong the smell was but, I have to warn you: try the product before you purchase it.
It is pricey and, since taking care of my skin is a moment of joy and relaxation for me, I look for efficient products but also a pleasant experience. I would honestly not have been able to keep using the product had it been intended for my skin type. I cannot say anything about its efficiency, although I am sure it is great, but the smell turned me off.
According the jmagazine.ca the other serum of Jacynthe’s line, the Neroli Serum has an “exquisite and divine” scent but is made with the same base of plant oils so I’m guessing it is still not meant for acne-prone skin.
Now that I’m done with what I did not like, here’s what I did enjoy:
The cleansing oil works very well to remove makeup. Contrary to this cleansing oil by Lipidol (which is not at all natural, but leaves behind no greasy residue), Jacynthe’s product leaves your skin clean but oily so you may be tempted to wash your face after using it although Jacynthe recommends you remove the excess oil with a wet washcloth before spraying the Floral Water on your skin and following up with the serum on damp skin. These three steps are supposed to replace your whole skincare routine and honestly I love the idea of using 100% natural products to care for my skin.
The floral water is very pleasant, it smells fantastic and has a lot of great properties. Anti-inflammatory, hydrating, antibacterial, astringent, moisturizing: it is a great addition to anybody’s skincare.
I enjoyed using these two products and I wish Jacynthe’s line had a serum for acne-prone skin, I would love to try it. There is a blend of essential oils meant for acne-prone skin with spike lavender, palmarosa, tea tree, lavender, sage, rosemary, tansy, cistus and thyme that I intend to mix with coconut oil and try soon. Check it out here
I was lucky enough to receive an extra product: Peau de bébé, a shea butter and calendula blend that I used on my two year old son’s skin and that I absolutely love. I will review it in a separate post.