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Darphin is a Luxury Treat For Your Skin and Senses

By Sheila Arkee

Ladies, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of the beautification process, there is something special to be said about the intrinsic value of luxury skin care items. With our typically hectic lives, it’s easy to forget about treating ourselves with a little something special that not only benefits our skin but the rest of our senses as well.

One of my goals for 2012 is to take better care of myself. As a single mom, I not only have an obligation to my child, but I also have one to myself, to make sure that I stay well and do little things that add up to big benefits in the long run.

Darphin is a luxury skin care line from France that truly believes that caring for your skin is more than what it seems. As they say, it is “More than skincare, an art.” Since using their skin care, I can vouch for this and have come to love what their products have done for my skin and my sense of well-being.

First and foremost, let’s talk packaging. From the gorgeous outer packaging of seafoam green with gold accents, to their classic bottles, everything about Darphin speaks of their dedication to elegance.

I’m proud to report Darphin is not just about pretty packaging. Their products are wonderful, and since using them I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin.

The products I’ve been using lately are Darphin’s Age-Defying Lip Balm, Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream, Organic Rose Aromatic Care, Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water and Denblan toothpaste.

Darphin’s Age-Defying Lip Balm has a satin-matte, non-sticky formula that feels so good as a base for your lip products and as a night treatment. It smells amazing with scents of cedar, orange, and caiac wood essential oils. The key ingredients in this lovely balm are Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Rice Bran Wax, Rosemary and Sunflower Oils.

The Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour is one of my new favorite eye creams.

It’s something you can use in the morning and night and helps to plump the eye area and promote natural cell renewal. It comes with a plastic scoop to prevent bacteria from coming into the cream.

My absolute favorite product is the Organic Rose Aromatic Care, which soothes your skin and smells so amazing you might want to use the entire bottle at once. You won’t have to, though. Just five dabs of the oil on your face at night helps to moisturize and soothe in an incredible way. I’ve been using it on top of my Retinol product and I wake up with a glow.

The Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water impressed me more than I thought was possible. It’s a non-oily face cleanser and make-up remover that removes all of my eye make-up. I was actually shocked that it worked! Just make sure not to saturate your cotton pad, you don’t need as much as you think.

The Denblan whitening toothpaste is my new favorite thing! I love fancy toothpaste and this one has such a different minty taste than other toothpastes on the market.

And here’s a treat for you all – I have Darphin products for one very lucky reader (valued at least $100). Just leave me a comment answering the question: What Darphin product would you like to try and why?

Plus, Darphin has a special offer (one of their best!) just for readers of this post: Get a free Age Defying Dermabrasion Deluxe Sample, Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum Deluxe Sample and Spa Headband with any order at Darphin.com through 5/31/12. Use code BLOGGER at checkout.

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/16 – 5/24

Be sure to visit the Darphin brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

  • Gini

    I would want to try either the lip balm (addicted to lip balms) or the eye makeup remover. I’m using L’Oreal remover now and seriously….it’s just disappointing. I should really just go back to olive oil.

  • Marilyn Wons

    I would love to try the age defying lip balm. It sounds very gentle which I like.

  • http://www.twitter.com/brigidmccabe Brigid McCabe

    I have heard many YouTube gurus rave about the Darphin lip balm and have always wanted to try it! My lips and surrounding areas always seem to chap when I don’t have product with me.

    I also posted about this Sweepstakes on my Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BrigidMcCabe/status/194467782962843648


  • marilyn d.

    oh, the eye cream!!! i give anesthesia, and the only thing my patients can see for any length of time are my eyes. if given only five minutes to get ready in the morning, “the eyes have it”, because that’s the way i communicate with my patient. the eyes are the window to the soul, after all…

  • http://www.antiagingbyalana.com anti aging

    Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Amberly

    Oooh it looks so pretty! I would really love to try everthing

  • http://Www.marykay.com/Letemia.medina L. Medina

    I would love to try the lip balm, anything creamy on the lips is great

  • Miranda

    I’d love to try their wrinkle corrective eye contour. I’ve been looking for a new eye cream…

  • http://www.hobbylobbyist.com Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist

    I would love to try the Stimulskin plus eye contour cream, but it all looks amazing.

  • Tara

    I’d love to try the eye cream.

  • http://www.kellyasummers.blogspot.com kelly summers

    I would love to try the Rose Aromatic Care, based on your description of it. It seems like a great product!

  • Rebecca Graham

    I would like to try the The Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour because I have a few wrinkles to use this on.

  • Rebecca Graham
  • Karen Gonyea

    I would LOVE to try the age defying lip balm the most :)

  • http://www.anordinarymom.com ali @ an ordinary mom

    The Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour would be something I’d love to try, as I’m entering that, ehem, almost 40 stage of my life, and am just now starting to notice my skin aging… The products look wonderful!

  • Michelle L

    I would like to try the SKIN MAT Purifying Aromatic Clay Mask because I need to repair my skin

  • Kathlyne

    I’d like to try the eye cream. I’m really fighting the crow’s feet.

  • Darlene G

    My skin is very dry and I would like to dry the day or night creme.

  • Charlotte Padgett

    I really want to try the lip balm.

  • mickeyfan

    Lifting and Firming eye cream would be a product I could really use.

  • Denise B.

    I want to try the dermabrasion, because I like how my face feels afterwards.

  • Denise B.
  • Rachel

    I’d love to try the Age-Defying Lip Balm.

  • Deb Anderson

    Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum is my choice. I have sensitive skin prone to redness, and I have a lot of trouble finding effective products for my condition.

  • http://utry.it Amy Tong

    I would love to try Darphin’s Clear White Brightening and Soothing Serum. I have very visible age spots and the brightening serum sounds amazing and might help with my issue.
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • http://utry.it Amy Tong

    tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/196501535226732544

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • susan varney

    the lip balm i have dry lips mverno@roadrunner.com

  • Karina Lee

    i would love to try the Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum

  • Vanessa

    the dermabrasion! thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Jessie C.

    I’d like to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream for my fine lines problem.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C.
  • OK

    I would love to try the age-defying lip balm. Sounds like a fabulous product. The eye cream sounds like a dream as well.

  • Elena

    I would like to try the dark circles eye serum

  • Elena
  • Eugenie

    I would like to try the Stimulskin Plus Rejuvenating Lifting Serum because I would love to even out my skin tone.

  • Eugenie
  • denise

    I think I’d like to try the micellaire water. For my cleansing I use only a wet microfiber cloth, would like to see what adding this will do…

  • Stephanie V.

    Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour because wrinkly all over



  • cw

    I would love to try the Clear White brightening and hydrating cream to even out my skin tone and dark spots

  • Christine

    like the eye cream

  • Tabathia B

    Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel to help with wrinkles
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B
  • Tina M

    Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream because I need help with my wrinkles

  • Tina M
  • sy

    I want to try their cleansing milk, I need a good cleanser for my acne prone skin. thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • sy
  • 1955nurse

    I would most like to try something from the Stimulskin line, the serum and Divine night cream sound FABulous, as well as the 8-Flower serum!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance….

  • anash

    Mandatory Entry:
    STIMULSKIN PLUS REJUVENATING LIFTING SERUM becauses it might fight my wrinkles

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • anash

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Cathyj

    I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance to win

  • Colette

    I have never tried any of their products, nor had I heard of them before now. I would love to try anything of theirs, but I am curious in particular about the aromatic rose care. I love roses and it just sounds wonderful.

  • Jamie Carter

    Are you talking about in general or of the four products you’ve listed above? In general, I think I’d really like to try the INTRAL Redness Relief Recovery Cream. I’m fair-skinned and no amount of aloe or vitamin E seems to help. :-/ Of the four products you’ve listed above, I’d probably want to try the toothpaste! I brush my teeth at least twice a day and no whitening toothpaste seems to make any difference. I’d like to see what a natural resource like this one would do!

  • Kerry

    I’d like to try the INTRAL Redness Relief Soothing Serum for my rosacea.

  • Kerry
  • http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com Kelly Massman

    The main thing I do is moisturize and stay out of the sun. I’m starting to see some signs of aging anyway though at age 47 so I’d love to try Anti-Dark Spots Perfecting Treatment!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

  • melissa price

    After hearing such great things, I would love to try this product. Thanks for the chance.

  • Angela W

    I would love the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour to reduce the appearance of my wrinkles

  • Angela W
  • Katie

    I would like to try the HYDRASKIN RICH

  • Sheila Foley

    I’d love to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour as I have read a few nice reviews on it.

  • ferriz

    Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour because im starting to see wrinkles and it scares me!

  • ferriz
  • Hoa Le
  • ashley

    id like to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour because i have some wrinkles i need to be trying to get rid of!

  • Kathlyne

    I’d like to try the wrinkle correcting eye cream because I’m fighting the crow’s feet.

  • Holly C.

    would love to try any of their products, but the Darphin’s Age-Defying Lip Balm would be great because my lips are always dry and this would be great to use at bedtime!

  • Holly C.
  • Krys R

    I would love the Organic Rose Aromatic Care. I love using oils before bedtime and the Rose would make it even nicer,

  • gina

    CLEAR WHITE Brightening and Soothing Serum

  • daniel healey

    The INTRAL Redness Relief Recovery Cream

  • Kate S

    The HydroFORM Toning Oil looks awesome!

  • Cheri

    I’d love to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour.

  • Jaque R.

    I would very much like to try the STIMULSKIN PLUS Divine Lifting Cream because my skin is beginning to droop. :-( Thank you.

  • Debbie B

    i’m always looking for a good product for dark circles so I would like to try the Dark Circles and De-puffing Eye Serum

  • Jaque R.

    I tweeted this fabulous giveaway here: https://twitter.com/sottovocerocks/status/205155568489467904

  • Debbie B
  • tamar

    I’d love to try the Aromatic Seaweed Bath and Shower Gel

  • Debbie C

    I would like to try the PREDERMINE Densifying Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Normal Skin and really, just about ANY of their products, because they sound wonderful.


  • Debbie C

    @chrisdeglen Tweeted –



  • Breanne

    I’d like to try the Purifying Foam Gel for my acne.

  • Theresa D

    I would love to try the PREDERMINE Densifying Anti-Wrinkle Fluid, because I am starting to see some wrinkles around my eyes.

  • Kendra Warstler

    I would love to try the PREERMINE Densifying anti-wrinkle fluid. It sounds wonderful

  • tamatha hunter

    I would like to try the MELAPERFECT Anti-Dark Spots Perfecting Treatment. I dont know if it is age, hormones or the sun but I am getting them on my cheekbone area.

  • tamatha hunter
  • Betty Antibus

    so many–hard to choose but I need anti-dark spot Perfecting Treatment!

  • Eileen Burke

    I love Darphin, thanks for the opportunity!

  • Aubrey Briskin

    the anti-wrinkle fluid

  • Lindsay Ferrin

    I would want to try the “water” because I don’t really see how their’s could be so special, but you had a lot of good to say about it, so I want to try :)

  • jules mcnubbin

    the lip balm sounds amazing!

  • jules mcnubbin
  • jessica schueler

    I would like to try the Aromatic Hand Cream

  • Mariel

    I would love to try all these products!

  • Erica Best

    CLEAR WHITE Brightening and Hydrating Cream sound like it would help me.

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  • Erica Best
  • Erin Cook

    I would like to try the AROMATIC BATH AND BODY OIL because it sounds soothing and relaxing

  • Erin Cook
  • Betty C

    I’d like to try the Anti-Fatigue Smoothing Eye Gel. I spend at least 10 hours a day in front of a computer and my eyes show just how tiring that is.

  • Heather S

    Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour as I am getting some wrinkles and want them gone

  • Heather S
  • Mary S

    I have the most problems with my eye area, but have not found a product that really helps. So I would love to try the Corrective Eye Contour Cream.

  • Mary S
  • http://www.snowluvnferret.blogspot.com Lori Hart

    I want to try the FIBROGENE Line Response Nourishing Cream



  • Maria Cantu

    i would like to try the predermine densifying anti-wrinkle cream because I am getting old.

  • Kendra

    Would like to try the eye cream

  • Jessica A

    I would love to try the age-defying lip balm. I have been searching for a good lip treatment.


  • Vicki D.

    The Organic Rose Aromatic Care is the one that sounds heavenly to me. I would be pampering myself and my skin every day with this product.

  • Jennifer R

    I would like to try the DARK CIRCLES RELIEF AND DE-PUFFING EYE SERUM from Darphin due to the darkness under my eye area.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  • Ann Council

    I would try the anti aging eye cream.

  • Tiffany Durant

    My skin dries easily and so I would like to try the organic rose aromatic care!

  • shirley zolenski

    I would like to try the Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water because I can never get my makeup off good enough.

  • shirley zolenski
  • Sand

    I would like to try the NOURISHING SATIN OIL for my dry skin.

  • DanV

    I’d like Nourishing Smoothing Body Scrub because it looks like it would work well for me

  • Ashley Gao

    I would love to try the age defying lip balm. My lips are always chapped :(

  • Veronica Garrett

    I would like to try the Nourishing Satin Oil because my skin is dry. It sounds great.

  • Charlene Kuser

    I would like to try the Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour because I have crows feet and wrinkles around the eye area.This takes away from one of my best features.

  • Charlene Kuser
  • Gianna

    Thanks for the giveaway!