Introducing Darphin Skincare: A Parisian Gem

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.

Much to my delight Darphin is also hosting a giveaway for all you lovely readers! Did you visit their website? If not, do so now and tell me which Darphin skincare product you would like to try and why to be entered to win $100 worth of Darphin products!

Plus, Darphin has a special offer (one of their best!) just for readers of this post: Get a free Age Defying Dermabrasion Deluxe Sample, Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum Deluxe Sample and Spa Headband with any order at through 5/31/12. Use code BLOGGER at checkout.

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/23 – 5/24

Be sure to visit the Darphin brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

*this is a sponsored post by BlogHer and Darphin Skincare*

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40 Responses to Introducing Darphin Skincare: A Parisian Gem

  1. Jessica says:

    I absolutely love the Darphin range. Magnificent products, so worth the money! I’m so happy you’re enjoying them :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Sarah S. says:

    Ooh, I’ve always been intrigued to try Darphin products! But now my skin is nearly zit-free I’m honestly getting nervous to change anything up >_>

  3. Karina Lee says:

    i would love to try the Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum

  4. Deb Anderson says:

    Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum is my choice. I have sensitive skin prone to redness, and I have a lot of trouble finding effective products for my condition.

  5. Amy Tong says:

    I would love to try Darphin’s Anti-Dark Spots Perfecting Treatment. I have very visible age spots and the brightening serum sounds amazing and might help with my issue.
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  6. Nessa says:

    the serum! thank you!

  7. Patricia says:

    I would just DIE. So, I am at the point where I am really needing good skincare. There are SO MANY products out there, though, that it boggles my mind! I just cant imagine spending the hundreds of dollars to try everything! I’m a college student, so that’s really impractical for me. This line sounds positively SUMPTUOUS, though, and I would love the opportunity to try it out! Thanks, by the way, Danielle- I am a brand new reader, and you have found yourself a die-hard fan. :)
    Here’s my Tweet:!/BabyTellerFund/status/196801909888266241
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  8. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream for my fine lines problem.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  9. Elena says:

    I would love to try the Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum because I want to get rid of my dark circles

  10. Eugenie says:

    I would like to try the Stimulskin Plus Rejuvenating Lifting Serum because I would love to even out my skin tone.

  11. Becca says:

    I have always wanted to try Darphin products. I have really oily skin too, and am obsessed with antioxidants and preventative skin care-so I’d love to try the AROVITA C Line Response Firming Serum as well.

  12. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  13. cw says:

    I would love to try the Clear White brightening and hydrating creme to even out my skin tone

  14. Kristi says:

    This line looks so luxe! I would love to try the Skin Mat Balancing Serum to help with oil control. It looks like this would diminish the look of my pores & even out my skin.

  15. Tabathia B says:

    Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel to help with wrinkles
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  16. Tina M says:

    Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream because I need help with my wrinkles

  17. sy says:

    I want to try the cleansing milk see if it helps my blemishes. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  18. Kerry says:

    I’d like to try the INTRAL Redness Relief Soothing Serum for my rosacea.

  19. Debra F says:

    I would love to try the De-puffing Eye Serum to help with my aging eyes!

  20. Eugenie says:

    I get some redness around the eyes so I’d love to try the Intral Cleansing Milk.

  21. TP says:

    Would love to try the eye gel!

  22. The main thing I do is moisturize and stay out of the sun. I’m starting to see some signs of aging anyway though at age 47 so I’d love to try Anti-Dark Spots Perfecting Treatment!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  23. Tracy Thornton says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

    @ICEBTSDarphin giveaway? Don’t mind if I do! You should too ;)

  24. Debbie B says:

    i’m always looking for a good product for dark circles so i’d like to try the Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum

  25. Erica Best says:

    CLEAR WHITE Brightening and Hydrating Cream sound like it would help me.

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  26. Betty C says:

    Although all the products look wonderful your description of the Ideal Resource Cream sounds so decadent. I just want to experience a truly luxurious skin care product and this sounds like the one for me.

  27. Maria Cantu says:

    I’d like to try the age-defying dermabrasion because next month I turn51.

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