All posts tagged: cleanser

Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm With Rosewood

It’s no secret that the French have long mastered the skincare game, and that French pharmacy brands are on a whole different level! Darphin, first among equals of these French pharmacy high-end treasures, has a solid base that they have been building ever since that first potion created by Pierre Darphin 60 years ago in his beauty salon on the legendary Place Vendôme. Driven by a desire to combine their knowledge of pure, effective botanical plants, aromatic care and essential oils, they have created that perfectly tuned, cohesive series of products that just beguilingly invite you to have that spa experience in the comfort of your own bathroom. Not only offering luxurious textures that far surpass the normal French pharmacy offering, Pierre Darphin himself created several skin-sculpting and massaging techniques that not only boost the performance of the Darphin products, but also keep your skin glowing and healthy. Off course nothing beats a pampering session in the luxurious surroundings of the Darphin Spa, but on those days that Paris just isn’t an option, I like …

Pascaud Cleansing Balm

“One should never forego a good cleanser!” Let that be one of your 10 personal commandments! Cleansing is often described a the alpha and omega of beauty (hear hear!), and should trump any other step and/or product you might use or consider. A few moments in the morning or evening creates a world of difference down the line as the results of cleansing will ultimately keep your skin looking fresher, more even, and ultimately, younger than your real age.  Granted, I might have gone a bit overboard with my selection of cleansers at home (hey, a girl has to have choices, right?), but it does mean that I have an idea or two on what makes a good cleanser for my skin type. Obviously I’ve tried almost any big name cleanser, the Beyonce’s of the cleansing world. But sometimes you come across an unknown brand, and underdog, and you’re taken by surprise when it turns out to be better than the big hitters and oily queens you have been using for the last few months. The Pascaud …

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Winter is in full swing over here, and where I would normally shove aside all summery cleansing milks for the heavier, balmier and creamier stuff, my cleansing balms have been severely neglected for my evening cleansing ritual, and it is all thanks to this Asian beauty! The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* is a well kept secret; straight from Japan and has been taking Europe by storm, and when you look at the ingredients list, it’s no surprise. Short and sweet, just how we like it : extra olive oil, rosemary oil, licorice and Vitamine E. No mineral oils, no added nasties, no preservatives and no fragrance. Nothing but the good stuff! So far, so good. I’ve tried and battles with cleansing oils before, and never with a roaring succes. Not cleasing enough, not nourishing enough, too water-y, they never quite hit the mark. Despite my initial hesitation, to my bathroom cabinet it went. Two little pumps and a facial massage later, I was hooked! A thick, golden oil, applied to a dry face, massaged in “Lisa Eldridge …