Embryolisse is a French brand that isn't found in your local drug store or even your neighborhood high flutent department store. I stumbled upon a sample of their "24 Hour Miracle Cream" in one of my very first Birchboxes, and yes I would call this a miracle cream. I fell in love and had to order my own full size right away.
Basically Embryolisse has produced a versatile, non-irritating, scentless, every day moisturizer that really suits everyone*. I personally enjoy scents in my lotions and body products, but as Wayne Goss likes to emphasize, fragrance of any kind in face products is the number one reason for irritation so I let this product slide. This moisturizer doesn't promise anything specific or over the top, but the reason it is so well loved by many is because it's just a basic, universal moisturizer.
It's not heavy. It's not sticky. I let it set for a minute or two before I put my make up on and it makes a great base for any product. Because it smooths out the skin so well it reflects light like a natural highlighter and gives a bit of a dewy finish to my skin that I think looks really flattering and natural.
For me the only major detracting issue is that the fact that it isn't produced in America. I purchased mine from Birchbox here. With shipping the tube cost $20. It has lasted me for a good 3 months, but it is headed for the empty tube graveyard. The price is more than I really like paying for skincare **, but I will definitely repurchase this because it is a holy grail product for me.
I would recommend this to absolutely everyone. It's such an inoffensive product that I think it's universal, and its results have been so good for me that I think everyone should give it a shot.
* Except probably one buzz kill whose skin refuses to drink the perfection kool aid
** Because I'm cheap