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I’ve recently been introduced to a French skincare company which is very unique and worthy of note – Le Couvent des Minimes. The aesthetic is very French premium natural, similar to L’Occitane. Le Couvent des Minimes derives from a hotel and spa located in a convent established in the 17th century by monks with a strong interest in botany. According to the company:

The Minim Brothers, were botanist monks, who built terraced gardens and cultivated the lands all around the convent. They grew and studied several beneficial plant species and used their expertise to provide food and remedies to the surrounding community. These same plants have inspired the current collection of beauty care products and can be found in our recipes today.

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The company has sent me a few items to try, including the Le Couvent des Minimes Minceller Water ($17.50/6.7 ounces). This has an insanely luxurious rose scent and lovely velvety feel. The texture is sublime–it leaves my skin feeling soft (but not a bit oily).

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I find that I usually need 3-4 passes of a moistened cotton pad to remove all of my foundation, skincare, mascara, and sunscreen.  By the end, by skin is uber clean and fresh feeling. It’s a relaxing end-of-the-day ritual.

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The primary ingredients are:

  • Damascena Rose Floral Water: Refreshes and softens
  • Centifolia Rose Absolute Essence: Tones
  • Wild Rose Berry Polyphenols: Protect against free radicals and restore radiance

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I’m hoping to review another two products that I received from the line. So far, these all been using a similar cosmetic aesthetic of primarily natural ingredients that have proven effectiveness, relatively simple formulas, and luxurious scents. As I love natural and luxurious products, as well as those that are made in France, I can tell that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

The Le Couvent des Minimes Mincellar Water is available here.

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  One Response to “Skincare Sunday: Couvent des Minimes Micellar Water”

  1. So glad you wrote about this. In NYC, some Duane Reade stores (the Manhattan ones tend to carry some upscale skincare & cosmetic lines in addition to the usual drugstore stuff) carry some of their items and I thought they looked interesting but didn’t know what to try. I’ll give them a try!

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