Last month I discovered the French boutique Gazette in Hayes Valley. (See my post here.) It's a delightful boutique featuring all French brands that are ethically conscious. At the center of the boutique when you enter is a table full of C. Lavie natural skincare products waiting to greet you.
As a skincare lover, I had to try this this brand and of course I am in love! Founder Sylvia Cazenave-Lavie had ultra sensitive skin and noticed that many ingredients in beauty and skincare products contained harsh chemicals. She then realized she had to take it upon herself to create a healthy organic skincare line full of natural essential oils that are free of alcohol.
C. Lavie's products are made from raw unrefined organic ingredients. Their skincare is certified organic and made in France, cruelty free. They do not source protected species to preserve biodiversity and the environment. All of the formulas are 100% active as they do not add water.
Right now, the only place you can get this skincare line in Northern California is at Gazette in SF! I really recommend you to visit the boutique so you can try first hand some of the products on your skin. If you are not in Nor Cal, you can shop online in the U.S. at the detox market. Prices for the products range from $40-$98 which is fantastic for a brand that is organic and good for your skin.
Let's talk about the C.Lavie The Cream .19. OH. MY. GOD. This is is probably the BEST organic moisturizing cream I have ever tried. It's not too oily and not greasy at all. In fact, it goes on super light on the skin and has a very slight soft scent that is really nice. (From natural fragrance too!) I have tried organic products in the past where it stinks so bad that my husband thinks I've sprayed on bug spray before bed. LOL! Not with this cream! If your skin is dry, you will really love how hydrating it is. It's made from precious oils such as prickly Pear, Jojoba and Desert Date. The ingredients are "bio-available" meaning they are easily absorbed into the skin to deliver essential nutrients and hydration.
The C. Lavie Eye Gel is a wonderful eye cream with natural hyaluronic acid and pure aloe vera juice. It also contains green coffee bean extract and immortelle oil to help with dark circles and tired worn out eyes. I love the soft gel texture and love how it feels on my skin.
The C. Lavie The Serum .21 helps to brighten and even your skin tone. With ingredients such as tomato seed oil and jojoba oil, the serum helps to protect skin against free radicals. The main ingredient in this serum is Siberian larch which helps with brightening skin tone and regulating the skin's melatonin production by reducing inflammation. The serum is a bit tinted which is great to wear in the day under your makeup. I do wish there was a non-tinted color version of a serum to wear at night.
Take a visit to Gazette in SF to try some of these products. There also is a micellar lotion which I haven't tried yet. If you are looking to do a full clean beauty routine, this French Parisian organic skincare line could be for you!
334 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Review products provided by Gazette