When you think of Diptyque no doubt your mind casts back to the last time you where in Space.NK testing Diptyque's candles? Yeah me too. However not so long ago the brand branched out into the world of skin care which not only looks fantastic in any bathroom (Materialistic? Moi? Never!) but it is truly a great little line up.
Admittedly Diptyque's skin care line is not all that vast but I rather like that as sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by countless choices - simple is key as far as I am concerned. Within the collection there is an infused facial wash, cleansing balm, multi-use exfoliating clay, radiance boosting powder and a protective moisturising lotion. Five key products all which aim to be suitable for most skin types, like I said simple. I have been trailing Diptyque's Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay and the Protective Moisturising Lotion on my oily skin.
I struggle finding a good day time moisturising lotion, my oily skin is easily overwhelmed and I loathe anything with a heavy texture. I need my day moisturiser of choice to be light, suitable for wearing underneath make-up and ideally contain an SPF of some sort, enter Diptyque Protective Moisturiser. Despite being a light, fluid product this moisturises any dehydrated areas of my face as well as being light weight enough for my oil prone areas. I will be honest in saying that I don't think Diptyque Protective Moisturiser will be intense enough for dry skin types but for all else this is a great, everyday moisturiser that is quickly absorbed into the skin and does not jeopardise the finish or lasting power of any make-up applied on top. Key ingredients include: Damask rose hydrolate (to soothe and hydrate), white lily and calendula ( moisturise, calm and soften) and grape extract (to brightens the complexion and acts on pigmentation). Being a Diptyque product this does have an exquisite fragrance which is due to a blend off orange blossom coupled with Petitgrain Paraguay - think fresh but slightly zingy. Find it via Space.NK for £44 - link.
The other product I have been putting to the test is Diptyque's Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay which is a little genius. The idea behind this product is that it can be used as a soft facial scrub which can be used daily or as a weekly face mask which will both brighten and exfoliate the skin in one step. My skin doesn't always enjoy facial scrubs as some are a little abrasive and leave my skin feeling raw but I have been using Diptyque's Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay once every three days and not once has my skin reacted adversely, quite the opposite. I find that this gentle scrub which is not all that gritty and feels more like a thick face mask than anything, gently softens my skin, reduces blemish scarring and gives a gentle glow. Make-up seems to sit better on my skin since incorporating this into my routine - my skin is prone to encouraging foundation to cake. As a mask I will be honest it doesn't do all that much for my skin but that may be because I use it so regularly but I can imagine as a weekly treatment (if used only for this reason) it would brighten and soften the skin. Diptyque Multi-Use Clay includes apricot kernel oil, vitamins, and trace minerals encourage skin regeneration and has a natural clay type fragrance. You can find it via Space.NK for £44 - link.
I will be purchasing the other three items in the near future (the cleansing balm is calling my name) but for now I am more than happy continuing to use the above products.
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