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Before I get to my review, let me give you a little information about Simone France...
Just after WW II, Simone France was a teenage girl living in Paris. When a special occasion prompted her to want to look her best, Simone followed some advice she read in a magazine. This led to disastrous results for her skin. She sought help from various medical and beauty experts in Paris, but her problem skin continued to be a problem. She finally met a professional french woman who was able to suggest a simple approach to caring for her skin. Over time, this regimen allowed her skin to completely recover. Because of this experience, Simone made a career out of helping others with skin care. She devoted herself to developing a product line that was simple to use and would provide results. Simone France brought her products to the United States in the 1960's and has developed a cult-following of many celebrities, models, famous makeup artists and hairstylists. Now in her 80's, Simone France has retired from the company. Her classic french skin care approach continues to be highly sought after and praised.
Simone France Body Duo
As I mentioned, I received a complimentary pair of products from Simone France to try out for myself. The Body Duo package includes the Body Buff and the Body Glow. The Body Buff is an exfoliating sugar scrub. I applied this to my body while in the shower, massaging it gently into my skin. I normally don't use a lot of scrubs, as some are too harsh for my skin. The Simone France Body Buff was very gentle and did not irritate my skin whatsoever. It has a pleasant scent - very clean, crisp, and refreshing. After exfoliating with the scrub, I rinsed off the product and washed as usual. (If you want to leave more of a layer of moisturization behind, you can simply rinse off the scrub and skip the soap/wash step). The Body Glow is a moisturizing body lotion that I applied to my dry skin after showering.
My skin felt as soft as butter after using the Body Duo products. The products were quick and easy to use and incorporate into my normal showering routine. I loved the results and truly felt like I had pampered myself with a spa-quality treatment. I also think the Body Duo products would be wonderful to use as a hand or foot treatment - a quick and luxurious addition to your manicure or pedicure.
Simone France has generously offered to give one of my blog readers the same Body Duo pair of products that I have described above. This would make an excellent gift (think holiday gift for any of the ladies in your life) or a nice treat for yourself. The Body Duo package has a $70 value.
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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 10:00 pm EST on 11-9-12. At that time, one random winner will be chosen from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have a valid way to contact you in case you are the winner.
Simone France provided me with the complimentary products described in this post. They are also providing the same pair of products to one of my blog readers. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and may differ from others.