The autumn runway shows were channelling 70s style in a big way, think flared jeans and floral prints and you’re half way there. But don’t think for a second that the skincare world is going to be left behind, Darphin have a far more subtle way for us to celebrate 70s flower-power.
Darphin recently unveiled their latest product launch, the 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream, following on from their highly popular 8-Flower Nectar Elixir. Infused with 8-Flower Nectar, a rare blend of aromatic essences from 280 petals, this hybrid oil cream applies as a rich cream and transforms into an oil on the skin. This oil-cream sounds like a dream come true for those of us that run at the sign of oil, the best of both worlds. Its restorative formulation will help to rebalance the skin and leave it with a beautiful glow. But, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it; the proof is in the pot…
The Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream is made-up of eight flowers, and each flower brings a new benefit to the formula. Suitable for all types of skin, it’s spectacular all the good that this whipped cream can really do, so let’s delve in to its ingredient line-up.
The perfect remedy for ageing skin, the cream features patchouli which will firm and tone, jasmine which promotes elasticity and neroli flower which will improve the skin’s suppleness. If you’re looking to keep your summer glow during the cooler months, the addition of immortelle and rose will be music to your ears as both essential oils promote radiance and restore the skin’s healthy glow. If you have over-dry or over-oily skin the addition of ylang ylang will help to regenerate your skin and maintain its moisture and oil balance. And last but not least, lavender and iris will calm, rebalance and heal the skin and give that sensorial experience Darphin is famous for.
Think that’s it? Darphin didn’t stop there. The rebalancing cream also contains Shea butters, Tapioca, Conditioning Oil Blend, Vitamin C and E which all work to keep the skin smooth, soft and supple. The hybrid oil cream is also made with huge attention to detail. Each jar is infused with approximately 280 flower petals, and once the formula is placed within its jar it is left for 168 hours to reach its optimum efficiency before it’s packaged up.
This cream is truly luxurious to use. Every time I applied it I not only saw a huge difference in my skin the next morning, but I thoroughly enjoyed applying it. The Elixir and Cream complement each other beautifully and you can see results as early as the next day – I most definitely did. My skin looked and felt softer and smoother and any blemishes I had seemed minimised too (I’ve been having a nightmare with blemishes recently). As the winter months fast approach I’m sure that this night cream will be a must-have in my skincare stash, its indulgent formula seems to work wonders from my combination skin, keeping it balanced and radiant. If you’re someone that is hesitant about trying oils, this should be the perfect fit for you. Ease yourself in with the 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream, watch it work its magic and you’ll soon want the complete 8-Flower family – I know I’m converted!
Wondering how this multi-purpose cream can fit in to your routine? It’s easy! The Darphin 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream should be used as a night cream, and can be paired with the 8-Flower Nectar Essential Oil Elixir to create the perfect 8-Flower routine.
But this luxurious cream calls for a little more than a quick sweep over the skin. Darphin recommend warming a small amount in between the hands and massaging the cream into the skin in a figure of eight motion. Begin on the forehead, then around the eyes, temples and on the cheeks and finish by continuing this movement around the mouth and on the neck. This is most definitely more than just a night cream, its a total experience, and I can’t get enough.
Does this sound right up your street? Tweet me @EscentualCeryn and let me know your thoughts on this cream-oil hybrid, it is making you rethink your stance on oils?