[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] So, let’s just imagine we aren’t looking at yet another cloudy day and instead, we’ve been outside enjoying some heat, maybe a nice glass of pink wine to accompany the sunset and a few nibbles to go with it – mmm! I know we’re not there but it’s that ‘end of a hot day’ feeling that this cooling mask is just perfect for.
I rarely have an issue with any Darphin product – somehow, this brand just seems to get it right by staying in its lane and not trying to be something it isn’t. I haven’t really seen any signs that they’ve abandoned their loyal customer base (mostly older women) in favour of chasing Gen something-or-other and they’re almost 100% skin focused.
The texture – as you can see – is that of loose jam (or do I mean ‘conserve’?) without the stickiness. That’s the kind of weight of it I suppose (don’t try it on toast!) and the feel is instantly cooling – more so if you keep it in the fridge. It takes away any tightness which can come from constant perspiration as well as too much sun. What I like about it is that it doesn’t add any heaviness to skin that already feels set upon. Main interest ingredients are hyaluronic, algae and lavender, although don’t expect a soothing lavender scent – it smells clean and fresh but not with anything I can easily identify – a generic scent. I like the way that bubbles run through it – you don’t feel them on your skin but it adds to the general ‘freshness’ vibe. Leave on for ten minutes or so and feel the heat dissipate and tightness ease – I used it after a hefty afternoon in the garden (not, unfortunately, after a boozy afternoon in the sun) and it was a delight although I didn’t find it gave ’24 hour moisture’ as claimed at the level I want it. It kind of falls into the unnecessary but nice category. Find it HERE for £34, non affiliate HERE.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
Keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours even after mask is rinsed off
Skin looks instantly plump with an energised feel
Fatigued skin looks awakened
Provides instant cooling to skin
Helps combat skin tightness and moisture loss throughout the day
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