Helps restore skin's density and repairs its natural barrier to reduce the appearance of first lines and reveal a younger-looking, smoother, plumper skin. Instantly-absorbed formula nourishes dry skin and relieves "tightness" while improving skin's suppleness and resilience, and renewing a youthful radiance. Dermatologist tested."
I also read the overview description of the 'Fibrogene' line, which includes a serum, the cream I've got, and a balm. This is what it said;
Formulated without parabens, mineral oils or animal-based ingredients. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist tested."
I was umm-ing and ahh-ing between either this cream or this Lancome cream, and I plumped for this Darphin one, since the Lancome one was out of stock everywhere I looked (bummer). It's DEFINITELY on my 'to-purchase' list though, so watch this space...
So after much deliberation, I paid the £43.20 on Feel Unique and waited for this little gem to come to mummah, and was so very pleased when it did!
Overall, I really love the cream and have been using it every night for every night since I received it (which has been about two weeks). It is the silkiest cream I have ever put on my face, it literally just glides onto the skin.
Also, it doesn't sting my skin during my weekly Retin-A use, which was very pleasing. It must be the fact that it's got no chemicals or nasties in it and that it is very natural-based. I always tend to find really chemically active creams that contain AHA, glycolic acid or other chemicals really hurt me when I'm on my Retin-A binge (hence why the medication states not to use them. Me, listen? Nahh). Regards to this, this cream is a winner in my books!
It sinks in like a dream as well. Sometimes most of the cheaper creams will leave either a) a nasty greasy residue on my face or b) sink in leaving my skin as dry as it was before. This cream provides a very happy medium. It doesn't leave a nasty residue on the skin, but it leaves it feeling intensely moisturised until I wake up in the morning.
The price I thought was quite good, I'm well used to forking out between £40-£60 in the search for the holy grail of face cream. You literally only need four small dots (one for forehead, one for each cheek and one for the chin) to get a good amount of cream, and it spreads over the skin really easily. A little amount provides a hell of a lot of moisturising power, so you don't need to slather it on, and so a little does go a long way
I did suffer with a dry patch on my face and a few spots over the past week, but I have just received a Clarisonic and am probably still in the 'purging phase' so many Clarisonic users speak of, and I have been uber-stressed out with revision and exams (the thought still makes me feel sick and shaky), and also because of this I have been eating pretty erratically and not as healthy as I normally do. So I don't think it's the cream, it's probably these external reasons. However, in light of getting the little dry patches, I read the little leaflet the cream came with and they do a balm version of the cream, which I assume is a little bit more intense. Although having a wee search on Feel Unique has told me that they don't stock the balm, only the 'Fibrogene' serum and the cream (which this post is dedicated too!). Sad face.
Anyway, I use it for more of a night-cream, since I have my Dermalogica cream to use in the morning for the day-time. However, I have put it on my face this morning since my plans have only been to wander round the house, blog and tidy so I don't need the SPF. Although, I actually used this Darphin cream underneath the Dermalogica cream this morning, and it hasn't made my face horribly greasy or anything, it just feels super-duperly moisturised and baby-soft, which is perfect for this nasty windy/rainy/cold January weather.
I can't really say anything about reducing wrinkles, because I am quite un-wrinkled anyway (but I can see them coming, which scares the crap out of me).
So overall, two big thumbs up Darphin, you have given me a lovely lovely lovely cream that is a joy to use, actually works and makes my skin and therefore my soul very happy.
I am very happy with it, and cannot fault it at all. Who knows, this may be the holy grail of face cream I have been looking for!