A Mini Facial With Duchess Marden
I’ve had sample sizes from this plant based range for quite some time, but tonight decided to use them for a home facial…and very lovely it was too. I used the Damascena Foaming Cleanser, £21.95 – a non-stripping cleanser that leaves skin feeling ultra clean but not stripped – along with my Clarisonic. It makes some weighty claims for a cleanser; amongst these are to stimulate collagen rebuilding, regenerating damaged tissue and deeply moisturising. Okay, given that it was on my face three minutes max, I’m just not sure these are possible. It’s not like a night cream that says put all night. But, that said, it is a lovely cleanser and I imagine would be especially good for oily skin. I then added on the Danascena Hydrating Mask, £27; a gel formula that is fresh feeling on the skin and promises to firm, lift and tighten. Sadly no lifting effect, but my skin does feel tautened, and incredibly soft. Lastly I added the Damascena Face Creme, £35.50 – a gorgeous middleweight cream with organic shea butter and apricot oil. Again, the claims are high for this cream, but as I only have sample sizes, I won’t be on it for the long term. The three made a very pleasant facial and my skin feels super soft and is even looking a little glowy! If I was the Duchess, I’d be selling these three sample sizes together in a pack as a one-hit home facial (though they do sell a five piece travel pack for £20). I’d buy it. Oh, and its all petrochemical, chemical preservative and paraben free.
It’s stocked on Puresha.com and Naturissimo.com and there’s a weird price difference going on between the two. Puresha sells the travel set for £20, while at Naturissimo it is £23, and the face mask is more expensive on Puresha by 6p.
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