I’ve had pretty good experience with Darphin in general, so I didn’t hesitate when the good people from Darphin asked me if I wanted to pick a few products to try. I ended up with four little gems, and today I’d like to give you the 411 on the *Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum and *Age-Defying Lip Balm first!
Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum (30 ml/1 oz. The recommended retail price is 90 euros, but you can most definitely find it for less) promises to “help revitalize and reinvigorate skin’s appearance.” It might sound a little abstract, but basically that means it should increase elasticity, soften wrinkles/lines, and boost radiance. The serum is housed in a light green bottle with a pump. It has a floral scent (which I wish were less strong, but it is not overwhelming), and the consistency is thicker than a watery serum.
I’ve been using Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum twice a day for almost two months now, and it really is a lovely serum that I think would work best for anyone who needs some age prevention and a boost of hydration. It is on the richer side for a serum, but still it sinks in fast. My skin is plumper, hydrated, smooth, and bright after using this. This is the type of product that is hard to explain, because it increases the general health of the skin. However, it is a serum that you will see a result from, and you can expect it to happen pretty fast!
In a way, Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum reminds me of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Caudalie Polyphenol C15, but it is even more hydrating than both. Depending on your skin type and the climate you live in, I’d say all three are good bets if you are no longer 20 but haven’t quite reached the age for more hardcore anti-aging products yet!
(Click to see the ingredient list of Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum)
I almost never need a lip balm during daytime because I drink plenty of water and I choose a good one for bedtime. I had a hard time finding any information about Darphin Age-Defying Lip Balm (8 grams/0,28 oz. The RRP is around 39 euros but again, you can do better) online, but I’m glad I gave it a go because it’s quite a treat!
Darphin Age-Defying Lip Balm has a rather firm and dense consistency. It has a light sweet herbal scent that I enjoy. It takes a little time to pick the product up for the first couple of times, but once you manage to make a little dent in the balm, everything becomes easy. I slather a generous amount on before going to bed, but it’s not something you have to pile on for it to work. My lips always wake up smooth and ready for literally every lipstick I want to wear. That’s a good lip balm in my book!
(Click to see the ingredient list of Darphin Age-Defying Lip Balm)
All in all, both Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Serum and Age-Defying Lip Balm get a thumbs-up from me. I think many of you might like them, too! I’ll get to the two Melaperfect products I have tried soon. In the meantime, have you discovered any good skincare products lately?