Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Among the attendees at the first Toronto Beauty Blogger Meetup was Isabel Picard, Director, Public and Consumer Relations for Groupe Marcelle. It was a pleasure to meet her and she flew in from Montreal to attend the event. Marcelle and Annabelle are two of the lines under Groupe Marcelle
, based out of Montreal, Quebec. These two drugstore brand cosmetic and skincare lines are available in Canada and have been around as far back as I can remember when I first ventured into the makeup section at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. They have a wide rage of products and provide excellent value for the price. Isabel's company was more than kind to us when it came to giving us goodies to try from their lines.
Over the last month I have been trying out their products and will be posting reviews on what I think about them. I will start with my review on the Marcelle Hydra-C ComplexE 24H Hydrating Fluid. This moisturizer is made for all skin types and is enriched with vitamins C & E and is hypo-allergenic, perfume free and non-comedogenic which means it won't clog pores.
The texture and consistency is medium to light weight and absorbs quickly into the skin. I never felt like I needed to apply more product after the initial absorption and my skin still felt okay throughout the day. If you are looking for a more intense or emollient moisturizer then this may not for you, its more on the lighter side and perfect for the spring and summer months.
I find that one pump does my entire face and most of my neck area which indicates to me that a 50ml bottle will last about 2-3 months with daily use, twice a day. Not bad for $22.50 Cdn. I have to say that over the years I have noticed an positive growth in Marcelle's overall advertising, packaging and expansion of their product line.
It should be worth mentioning that I did not get paid and will not receive payment for reviewing any products from their line. Merci Isabel! I had the opportnity to speak with Isabel about life, work, and rabbits among other things :) I think she's swell.
Please check out Isabel Picard on Twitter and on Blogger:
missipp.blogspot.com and http://twitter.com/Mtl_MissIPP
Thanks for stopping by. xxNadia