I found a great new moisturizer and here’s the backstory: My dear friend Clarita’s daughter, Adele Uddo, grew up to become a parts model. That means she is a bit short to be a fashion model but is amazingly photogenic (and incredibly youthful looking in her 40s).
Adele’s hands, eyes, lips, face, legs, feet, torso, etc., have been used in numerous advertising campaigns for years: selling jewelry, nail polish, makeup, fragrance, shoes, food, wine, credit cards, paper towels, kitchen tools, etc., as well as in feature articles.
I bet you didn’t even know there was such a job title as parts model! I didn’t. But here you go: images from Adele’s website.
Adele has been working in the beauty industry for years, and she’s been making her own skin care products in her kitchen for as long. She understands skin. She understands moisturizing. She understands glow. She understands close-ups. She understands healthy ingredients. She understands what works.
Recently she began offering her skin care product, Essentiel by Adele, to the public. Essentiel is a lotion formulated to be moisturizing and healthy for your face, hands, and body. She worked with a professional formulator to get her product perfect — it smells great, feels great, has a great consistency, absorbs well, nourishes the skin, and maintains all of those qualities in the container.
And here’s the mission of Essentiel: give people quality at an affordable price.
It makes me wonder why none of the other major corporations in the skin care industry has done that. Probably because they want to sell us a tiny amount of product for the face, another product for the hands, and yet another product for the body — all at high prices? Convincing you that you need multiple products cluttering your bathroom to maintain good skin care?? And we believe them because that’s all that’s been available???
Not any more. I love that a beautiful and savvy modeling professional has taken the time to formulate something that works for her, and then has gone to the trouble of making it available to the public.
I love the way it smells — a clean, subtle scent from essential oils of frankincense, geranium, lavender, and helichrysum that benefit the skin as well smelling great. No artificial fragrances at all.
I love the way it goes on my skin without leaving an oily residue, making my skin feel noticeably softer.
I love that it’s simple. I can cut back the bathroom clutter.
I love that it’s affordable. The moisturizer bundle shown above (8.4 ounce bottle and 1.7 ounce travel size) is $49, and shipping is free if your order is $75 or more. You can try it and if you like it, sign up to auto-replenish a large bottle every other month for $33.15. That’s very reasonable for such a quality product!
Here are the ingredients in Essentiel:
Notice the many, many botanicals and the multiple types of oil.
What I’ve learned about skin care product ingredients is that the ones that sound like chemicals are used to help hold the ingredients together in a consistent form that’s easy to apply and to preserve the ingredients so they don’t go bad — necessary when you have mostly botanicals and oils. Adele — a thorough researcher — has taken care to exclude common ingredients in cheap skin care products that may disagree with your skin.