Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello Darphin, nice to meet you!

Hi everyone, 

I’m a big fan of french pharmacy brands. There’s just something about them : the products are exotic (sometimes hard to find in other parts of the world), they’re skin miracle workers, sophisticated, pure, etc . It’s no secret that a lot of makeup artists use French skincare brands such as Bioderma, Avène, Klorane, Vichy,La Roche-Posay, Darphin, etc ! 
Well, we Belgians are rather spoiled when it comes to buying French pharmacy brands because most of them are available at our local pharmacy. 
Darphin is one of those brands that is much raved about, however I’ve never tried anything from the brand until now ! 
A while back I was contacted by a pr officer for the brand who asked me if I was interested in trying some of their products.  I was absolutely excited to try those products for the first time!

Here are the products that I received to try out :
-Skin Mat Purifying + matifying lotion
-Cleansing foam gel with water lily (all skintypes)
-INTRAL  Redness Relief soothing serum
- CC cream (in 01 light ) instant multi-benefit care with SPF 35
-INTRAL cleansing milk with chamomile (sensitive skin)

My verdict ?
I’m a big fan of the cleansing foam gel with water lily.It’s so gentle and soft and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or looking red after using it. I even used this cleanser on a daily base , that’s how gentle it is. It says ‘foam’, but it doesn’t really create lots of foam. It does a really good job at removing all what’s left of makeup. I apply it on damp skin,  after using the INTRAL cleansing milk with chamomile, and really work the gel into the skin.  After that, I use a damp cloth to remove it.

After my skin is clean, I use the INTRAL redness relief soothing serum (I apply it in the morning and evening). This is another fave of mine! It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and it smells amazing (think : pink candy). This serum absorbs quickly into the skin and it does help keep the redness in my cheeks under control.

My favorite discovery was the Skin Mat Purifying + matifying lotion . Seriously, why have I never tried this before! It works like magic.  I used it under my most moisturizing foundations and I hardly had  to use powders to finish off. If you see this product, you must give it a try! This now is a makeup/skincare staple for me.  

The CC cream however wasn’t my favorite. I felt that my skin didn’t agree with the formula. It made my skin too dry which made it difficult to blend. If you have super oily skin, then this would definitely work for you. I you have dry skin or areas, then I would recommend using a very hydrating moisturizer beforehand!

more info : 
available online via Farmaline  


  1. Adore Darphin!

  2. Lov those products! Gonna try the matifying lotion out!

  3. Goede review! Ik kende het merk niet, maar ik ga het zeker eens uitproberen!

    x Karen

  4. Damn, deze producten zien er echt wel super uit. Een hele goede review, eerlijk geschreven.
    De Skin Mat purifying en matifying lotion lijken mij wel goede producten als ik het zo hoor.
    Groetjes x Leila


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