It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the Darphin Paris skincare line. I was overjoyed at the opportunity to try such a luxurious brand whose philosophy is “More than skincare, an Art.” A little bit of Paris on my skin in the morning and at night? Yes, please!
Darphin Paris was started in 1958 by Pierre Darphin. Pierre’s belief was that a woman’s skin was a mirror, reflecting her life. I tend to agree. Our faces definitely tell a story of our life experiences: too much sun, too many late nights, etc. It’s not always the one we want shown to the world to be certain, even after those habits are long gone. That’s where good skin care comes in and Pierre Darphin understood that so many years ago.
I am in my mid-20s and my biggest skin concern is the prevention and treatment of the first signs of aging. I want my skin to maintain its current elasticity and smoothness, so it’s important that I use skincare that addresses these issues.
It starts with mint green outer packaging (anyone else find mint green irresistible?) and it just keeps getting better from there.
L-R: Darphin Arovita C Line Response Firming Serum, Ideal Resource Smoothing Retexturizing Radiance Cream, Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel
The serum and cream are both housed in weighty glass jars and all three look every bit as lush as the products they house.
Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel
What Darphin says:
With its ultra-light texture, this eye gel softens and hydrates the delicate area around the eye while providing a targeted youth defense for the entire eye contour. The complete vital strength of the walnut tree and the energizing effects of caffeine are the perfect recipe for smooth, revitalized eyes.
Key Ingredients: Walnut extract (Botanical Growth Factors,Free Amino Acids, Polyphenols), Caffeine, Vitamin C Acid Spheres
Retails for $38 for 15mL of product
This gel has worked wonders on and under my eyes. It’s lightweight and blends in to skin easily. I have noticed added softness to the area under my eyes, and a brightened quality as well. This product has become an everyday MUST for me.
Arovita C Line Response Firming Serum
What Darphin says:
Exquisitely scented, vitamin-enriched AROVITA C Line Response Serum invigorates skin’s defenses to address first signs of aging. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, firms and re-energizes skin’s youthful glow.
Key Ingredients: Artemia Salina Extract, Caffeine, Carrot Protein, KombuchkaTM, Ligopeptide, Noni Extract, Vitamin C and E
Retails for $100 for 30mL of product
I think their description of “exquisitely scented” is dead on. Light, fresh and slightly floral, it awakens my senses when I apply it. It’s not the scent alone that made me fall in love with this serum, however. The texture and formula is divine. Most serums I have tried in the past have been too oily or greasy feeling; too heavy for my oily/combination skin. This serum is weightless, quickly sinks into my skin and leaves behind a healthy glow. Most importantly- this serum doesn’t break me out!
Ideal Resource Smoothing Retexturizing Radiance Cream
What Darphin says:
A true skin-restoration cream delicately scented with white flowers, Ideal Resource Cream progressively reveals ideal skin while providing a unique sensory experience. At the heart of this deliciously rich cream resides a trio of flowers acting in synergy to help rebuild the vital resources of younger-looking skin. Their combined properties have the power to help restore the skin’s natural collagen, revive complexion luminosity and reactivate natural cell renewal.
Key Ingredients: LINE POLISH COMPLEX: White Hibiscus – promotes natural cellular renewal and refines skin for an even texture; Centella Asiatica – Helps to replenish skin’s oxygen supply, revealing a radiant complexion; Knotweed – Stimulates natural collagen production to smooth surface wrinkles
Retails for $90 for 50mL of product
This is by far the most luxurious cream to have ever touched my skin. The texture is extremely thick, but not greasy. When I first applied it to my skin I felt myself saying, “Ahhhhhh.” It was like silk! You only need a tiny, tiny amount of this to treat your neck and face. I am using this on my neck and around my mouth and eyes. I refrain from using heavy creams all over my face because of my skin type, but if you have normal or dry skin, I could easily see you using this all over. I have noticed improved texture to the skin on my neck. It’s more supple and soft to the touch. One other notable thing, it is formulated without parabens!
The different textures L-R: cream, serum and gel
My first experience with Darphin Paris was an excellent one. It’s definitely a luxury skin care brand and the prices of the products reflect that. The scent and texture of all the products I’ve tried didn’t disappoint and neither have their results. I am so impressed that I am already eying the products in their Matifying line!
You can find the full range of Darphin Paris skincare products on the Darphin website here.
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