Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale – luxury in a jar

As you all know, skincare is very important to me. I worked in the beauty PR world for a gazillion years and have tired just about every lotion and potion on the market. Since I will not pop anything invasive into my skin (the magic of Botox etc) it’s imperative that I find something that works (and works well) for me.

There are so many products out there praying on our insecurities and using clever marketing to lure us into handing over our hard earned cash, it can be tricky to navigate this land and seek out those little gems that actually do what we are looking for.

At 42 I have mature skin. It has always been dry and yes there are a multitude of lines, wrinkles and imperfections – I like to think they tell the story of my life. Where once upon a time, my life was fast paced blur of too much work, too many parties and not enough sleep, as a mum whose getting on a bit, the not enough sleep bit is still there, but now I have to juggle a million things at once – not so much the party bit.

My dry, tired and lacklustre skin is always screaming for something that will give a bit of oomph. My expectation with face creams in general, is that if they moisturize, hydrate and revive a dull complexion, I’m pretty happy.  I don’t have any false hopes of fine lines and wrinkles completely wiped off my face , as that would be a miracle product that would put plastic surgeons out of business!


The Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream, costs a pretty packet, so is it worth it? Does it make a difference?

The cream feels so heavenly on the skin. It has a beautifully soft texture that allows it to spread very easily so that a little goes a long way. The skin instantly feels smooth and hydrated, as if the cream is working deep into the layers of the epidermis. It is a rich cream, but it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, nor does it seem greasy.

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream is an exceptional complete care product that has been renowned for more than a decade for its effectiveness on the signs of skin ageing and the sensory pleasure of its texture. It offers women the best that orchids and science can bring to skin longevity.

Thanks to the discovery of the prodigious powers of a duo of orchids, the Rich Cream combats all the visible signs of ageing even more effectively.
Its exclusive complex, enriched with precious Abyssinian oil, supports the skin’s self-moisturizing abilities to teach dry skin how to function normally again.

Selected for its exceptional purity, Guerlain’s precious Abyssinian oil is extracted from the seeds of the Crambe abyssinica plant in an eco-friendly process. Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, it also features remarkable lipid-replenishing properties, and provides a silky-smooth finish. The Rich Cream combines intense nourishment with a non-greasy texture for skin that is soft and comfortable.

As I mentioned before, the price is on the steep side. Is it worth it? I think so.
Although using it day and night will make a difference quicker, my suggestion is to use only at night when it can really penetrate and work its magic. This also helps it last a bit longer.

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Rich Cream

AED 1,473.64


GBP 304.95

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