5/21/2014 / 4 Comments
Diptyque L'art du Soin
|Diptyque L'art du Soin|
Parisian luxury candle makers made the foray into skincare a while ago, with a body care line that was so popular it inspired them to give us a skincare line, aptly named L'art du Soin, or the Art of Skin.
First up, the Nourishing Cleansing Balm.
|Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm|
I really like this cleansing balm. I use it a few times a week while I do my Tanaka face massage. The texture is really creamy and not as waxy as I have found other cleansing balms can be. It can also be used to remove your eye makeup, but I find I prefer not to use it for that because it doesn't rinse off as easily as I would like it to. However, when used on the rest of my face and removed with a cotton pad and the facial water, it leaves my skin feeling super soft. Like, I'm always touching my face in awe the next morning.
|Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder|
This cleansing powder is probably my favorite product in the whole range. It's inspired by Japanese cleansing powders and contains natural white clay powder and flower petals that have been ground into a super fine powder. The sponge is really cool, too. What you do is mix the powder with water in the palm of your hand and then squeeze the sponge. Then it magically (OK, I know there's some pretty basic science there) foams up into a beautiful lather. It's great at getting rid of all the grime and dirt at the end of the day, without leaving your skin feeling at all stressed or stripped. Amazing!
|Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay|
|Diptyque Protective Moisturizing Lotion and Infused Facial Water|
The lotion really surprised me because I was expecting it to be heavy and sticky. But it actually absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave any shine or film, making it perfect for wearing under makeup. It also has an SPF15, so I always pop this on when I leave the house. Plus, doesn't turn white and or melt when I sweat, so bonus points!
The facial water is another good one. I find the texture to be a tiny bit heavier than most toners, which makes it great for refreshing during the day. You can use it on a cotton pad or even just with your hands, but I prefer to use a cotton pad to swipe it over my skin. I like to use this at night, before bed, or if I have to redo my makeup during the day.
All in all, I am seriously impressed with these products. I wasn't really expecting much, to be honest, I thought it would be a little like Diptyque's 'token' skincare range, but they seem to have put a lot of thought and effort into making products that work, and they've used a lot of modern technology and techniques. Plus the products look absolutely gorgeous on your dresser. Now all they need to do is make an eye cream for me!
What do you guys think of this range? Have you tried any of these? Are you into powder cleansers?