The legendary French perfumer and luxury candle maker, diptyque Paris will be launching their first skincare collection, L’Art du Soin in June in Singapore. I attended the bloggers preview at the Ritz-Carlton Singapore to try the new 5-piece skincare collection. Inspired by traditional cosmetic methods, L’Art du Soin adopts the “slow infusion” method which includes the gentle distillation of flowers, leaves or seeds that conserves all their qualities plus the usage of natural wax with soft, protective properties for radiant, healthy skin. diptyque uses their strength in natural fragrances and their extraction in producing amazing textures that melt on your fingers, transforming powders into airy foam and turning oil into lotion.
Infused Facial Water
A substitute for water, the Infused Facial Water is full of vitamins, minerals and moisturising agents. Made from 84% hydrolate of Damask rose, Nasturtium Extract and a blend of nine traditional plants and flowers, the Infused Facial Water is fresh and absorbent, toning and restoring as well as moisturizing. It should be applied before cream for ultimate moisturisation.
Radiance Boosting Powder
Inspired by Japanese rituals, the Radiance Boosting Powder transforms into a light, airy foam within contact with water that gently cleanses skin with its white clay infused with rose petal, jasmine and sweet orange blossom powders. It has an invigorating scent of verbena and neroli. A quick perk-me-up for your skin.
Nourishing Cleansing Balm
This is one of my favourite products from the range: The Nourishing Cleansing Balm for the face is a white balm made from wax, scented with geranium and roses – that transforms into a fine oil between your fingers, then into a milky emulsion upon contact with water to cleanse your makeup, dirt and oil from your face. Best of all, it leaves your skin silky, velvety soft. It is made of sweet almond oil blended with three essential waxes: refreshing ylang-ylang, softening mimosa and astringent geranium, and can be used as a mask.
Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay
Enriched with marble powder, the Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay makes skin pure and light with its super fine kaolin, softening rice and oat powders. This exfoliant can also be used as a mask, then rinsed off with a towel soaked in warm water. Here’s a tip: Add a couple of drops of Infused Facial Water to the mask for double freshness and invigorating action!
Protective Moisturizing Lotion
This versatile lotion can be used on its own, before another cream or even on top of your foundation. You’ll love the intense moisturizing action as well as SPF15 for sun protection. A combination of refreshing Damask rose hydrolate infused with extracts of white lily and calendula, which moisturise, calm and soften, and grape extract which brightens the complexion and acts on pigmentation. It blends the scent of orange blossom with the tangy freshness of Petitgrain Paraguay.
Fash-Review: I also received a mini set of the L’Art du Soin to try during my recent weekend getaway to Penang (since its miniature size is perfect for traveling!). Essentially, this is a basic 5-piece skincare collection. If you are a fan of diptyque, you will appreciate the benefits of its natural, traditional skincare products. For me, I’ll need to supplement this skincare ritual with serums to target my problem areas such as dark spots, wrinkles and etc. I like this skincare range because of its beautiful scent and amazing texture, but I’m certainly not crazy about it. It’s good to try during my weekend holiday but at some point, I need science to fix my problem areas.
diptyque L’Art du Soin will be available from June 2014 at Escentials Paragon #03-02/05 (Tel: 6737 2478) and Escentials Tangs Orchard L1 (Tel: 6734 2122).
diptyque L’Art du Soin price list in Singapore dollars:
Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face, 100ml (S$ 100)
Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face, 40g (S$90)
Infused Facial Water for the Face, 150 ml (S$85)
Protective Moisturizing Lotion for the Face, 50ml (S$103)
Nourishing Cleansing Balm for the Face, 100g (S$ 103)
How to use the Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face: Moisten hands and face with warm water. Place one dose (approximately a half-teaspoon) in cupped palm and work the powder into a creamy lather with the ball. Gently massage face with small, circular movements, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm water or soak a washcloth in warm water and gently wipe. INTERESTING!