Darphin Lumière Essentielle Collection


As someone who loves (French) skincare I am ashamed to admit this is my first time trying Darphin. Honestly I don’t have good explanation for this I almost feel like I lived under the rock this whole time. I am so happy to finally be able to try couple of items – their newest Lumiere Essentielle collection and share my thoughts with you.

Here is a bit on Darphin history :

Darphin is the Parisian skincare brand that treats discerning women to the pleasure of our perfect performance. At Darphin, we fuse the finest botanical ingredients, innovative technologies, professional expertise and specialized, sensory techniques. The more you experience our skincare, the more you will appreciate its unique sensuality and exquisite results – the healthy-looking luster it gives your complexion and the awakening of your senses through our artful formulation.

Their newest skincare line is called  and I wanted to share my experience with the serum and the cream.

This cashmere soft gel-cream with skin-strengthening plant sugars helps unveil a vibrant glow, replenish moisture and protect skin’s barrier. Essential oils of citrus, florals, cedarwood and ginger help illuminate and revitalize skin. Instantly, skin is soft, supple and blossoms with radiance

Darphin is well known for their three steep system – serum, oil and the cream. The Illuminating Oil Gel-Cream is the perfect cream for someone who wants the effects and benefits of an oil but is apprehensive about using one. Or for someone who doesn’t want to commit to three step skincare system and wants something simpler. Texture of the cream is super lush but lightweight at the same time and  absorb instantly. Do you want deep hydration, luminous skin but no heavy feeling? This is then perfect for you. I can see men using this too because of it’s hydrating properties , easiness to apply and fast absorption and no residue once it sinks into the skin. It just leaves skin soft, plumped, hydrated and with a healthy glow. My experience is that it works perfectly under the makeup too.




This crystalline serum with invigorating marine extracts unveils a vibrant glow and enhances moisture in skin. Micro-encapsulated essential oils of citrus, florals, cedarwood and ginger help illuminate and revitalize skin. With each pump, this aromatic mélange is freshly blended to deliver a potent infusion of botanicals. Instantly, hydration is boosted and skin blossoms with radiance.

The Oil-Serum is incredibly smart – a crystalline serum with the essential oils (Tangerine, Orange, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood and Ginger) suspended in over 7,000 microencapsulated pearls that are distributed throughout the water phase. The oil-serum, designed for brightening and hydrating dull skin feels fresh and light to apply, but also has a luxurious slip to it and the most amazing scent. Darphin skincare overall has such a beautiful aromathic scent to it, it feels so soothing to apply. This serum is another for me because of it’s lightweight texture but superior hydration. I love that it’s so lightweight and can be layered with another day or a night cream – I have been lately combining it with newest night cream from Darphin called Predermine (I will dedicate separate post about it).  If you travel a lot and spend time on plane this serum should be your staple in your in flight kit. It helps instantly with dehydration and dullness of the skin.



I was so impressed with these two products I had to order more from Darphin. In my next post I will be talking about some of their best selling and most loved products as well as Predermine night cream. I would love to hear what is your favorite Darphin product? Please do share.

90% of the total ingredients from natural origin. Formulated without parabens. Non-comedogenic.

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