Part of the couture skincare line, Le Soin Noir, the GIVENCHY Le Soin Noir Creme Legere is an absolute icon within the world of premium skincare. Showcasing some of the most impressive active ingredients, a divine texture and show-stopping anti-ageing results, the moisturiser is one that you’re going to want to know about. And the best bit? It’s been reformulated for 2021 – and it’s now better than ever…
The Most Important Thing About This Anti-Ageing Moisturiser Is…
The thing that any skincare lover is going to want to know first and foremost is this: what’s the difference between the Le Soin Noir Creme Legere and the Le Soin Noir Creme? Well, I’d admit that my French language skills aren’t that good, but a quick Google search soon clears this up: légère means ‘light’. And that’s exactly what this anti-ageing face cream is, a lighter, less rich version of the best-selling Le Soin Noir Creme.
But what exactly does the GIVENCHY Le Soin Noir Creme Legere do? The weightless moisturiser works to reduce the visible signs of ageing, while restoring the look of firmness and density. Centring around the most jaw-dropping active ingredient – black sap of vital algae – the cream targets wrinkles, fine lines and skin texture, all without sacrificing on a sense of luxury.
The icing on the cake is that the cream has been updated for 2021; it now offers more efficiency, more sensoriality and more sustainability.
What Skin Type Is It For?
Thankfully for us all, the face cream is suitable for every skin type.
You Will Love This If…
If you loved the old Le Soin Noir Creme Legere, don’t worry: I’m confident you’ll still love the updated version. The main obvious change is that the previously black formula has been overhauled for a snow-white texture. This is all thanks to the innovation of GIVENCHY Laboratories, who has revamped the formula to allow the black sap of vital algae to be fully integrated into a white pre-emulsion phase, offering a more opulent texture, immediate penetration and optimised efficiency.
Comprising over 97% natural ingredients, the GIVENCHY Le Soin Noir light face cream is driven by black sap of vital algae, just like the rest of the Le Soin Noir skincare range. But why is this featured? Let me give you a small history lesson: in the darkness billions of years ago, life emerged for the first time as algae. Ever since, algae has shown how incredibly resistant it can be by thriving in some of the most hostile conditions around the world.
Following 25 years of research, GIVENCHY Laboratories discovered the exceptional power of vital algae off the coast of Île Grande in Brittany. They decoded the secret of its natural longevity, which turned out to be a unique molecular structure combining 4 micronutrients essential to skin youth. Concentrated into a deeply potent black sap, this precious active transmits vital algae’s powers to the skin, ensuring optimal protection and correction against the signs of ageing.
What Does It Feel Like?
If you like the GIVENCHY Le Soin Noir Creme but prefer generally lighter textures, then this will be right up your street. The light face cream has a weightless cream texture that’s definitely a lot less rich than the alternative Le Soin Noir moisturiser, but it still feels just as nourishing and conditioning as you blend it in. The formula glides across the complexion and melts easily. Once worked in, the weightlessly creamy moisturiser leaves a soft, velvety finish and a lasting feeling of comfort.
To me, this would make a great day cream, while the richer Le Soin Noir Creme would be great as a part of your evening routine, when you want a thicker nourishing moisturiser as you enjoy a long, pampering facial massage to help yourself relax before drifting off for the night.
What Does It Smell Like?
Just like the rest of the Le Soin Noir line, the light cream is laced with a scent that’s unique to the collection; inspired by the ocean, the fragrance is cool and soothing, like a stroll along the water’s edge at sunset.
How Do You Use The Product?
Warm a small amount of the Le Soin Noir Creme Legere in the palms of your hands and breathe in its unique fragrance before applying to your complexion. Using gentle upwards strokes, blend into the skin and then use the massage spatula provided to apply a gentle pressure to your face, smoothing the spatula from the centre of the face, outwards, to enjoy an at-home facial massage. Then, apply a gentle pressure to the key meridian points: on the forehead, cheeks, chin and chest, using three fingertips.
What’s Special About The Design?
Held in a chic double-walled glass jar with a midnight-black centre, the Le Soin Noir light cream exudes a sense of suave sophistication that I’d expect from GIVENCHY. The jar itself looks very similar to its earlier design, but it’s been optimised to use materials with less impact, while it also uses more lightweight materials; in fact, the updated packaging reduces the moisturiser’s environmental impact by over 60%.
And thankfully, it’s just as easy to refill as the pre-2021 version. Ensuring a greener approach to couture skincare. The centre actually holds a sneaky little tub that can be removed and replaced with the refill, so you don’t have to discard your existing jar each time you’ve run out of your favourite luxury face cream.