Pamper & soothe your skin with the Darphin Intral line

Written by Jenny Wu
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  1. Hey I am going to Paris. I will have to check this out when I am there. Thanks for posting I had not heard of them

    Allie of

  2. Laura says:

    I have yet to try the brand, but these sound wonderful and I like it made down size your routine x

    Pink Frenzy

  3. This is a brand I’ve been longing to try but you’re right, they are kind of on the pricey side. I still plan to make a couple of purchases though. This was a lovely review and you are very right about consistent use of products is the key to seeing great results. Thank you for always breaking down all of the ingredients and benefits for us. xx

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you for reading Ann-Marie! For a high end brand I do appreciate that the ingredients they advertise are actually at the top of the list. But yes, consistent use is definitely key to seeing results!

  4. I don’t have much issue with redness, but they do sound like awesome products! Probably would try them if they weren’t so expensive!

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for reading! It is a shame that they’re so pricey, but if you’re ever in France you can find these products for much less!

  5. Nikkie says:

    I totally feel like I need some brightening within my skincare products. I totally agree with you with skin-care being something more long-term beneficial, and you usually don’t see immediate results after application. I’ve been sticking to my current skincare regime for the past 2-3 years, and everything has been working until recently, but this may be a result of my lifestyle when I got back home? Really want these products on my face right now since they look really soothing and would help my skin that is blotching up. x) Thanks for the review!

    Simplee Nikkie

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for reading Nikkie! I was surprised at the brightening results as these aren’t marketed as such, even though they do use a few brightening ingredients. Sometimes when there’s a change in my lifestyle (whether it’s food or environment) I notice that my skin tends to react as well. Hope your skin calms down soon!

  6. Chanel says:

    Thanks for such a detailed review, it sounds great!

    Chanel | Je M’appelle Chanel

  7. Emily says:

    These sounds great! I haven’t tried too many Darphin products, but boy do the French know good skin care. I totally get what you mean about having to keep working with a product. Though I would rather see more permanent results than temporary too. Especially for the price tag of Darphin. ;)


    • Jenny says:

      Totally agree Emily, I don’t think there is a French brand I’ve tried that’s disappointed me yet :P Just wish they weren’t so marked up in the US! Thanks for reading!

  8. Sabiha says:

    I love the sound of the soothing cream – it looks super luxurious too x

  9. Amy says:

    I love all things French too! Their skincare is incredible and always luxe, even when it is at an affordable price point. Love your reviews and how you break down all of the ingredients and benefits! Always so informative. Have a beautiful weekend!

    xx, Amy

    • Jenny says:

      Totally agree Amy, the French really know their skincare and how to make it into a luxurious experience! Thanks for reading and happy Monday!

  10. Marina Rosie says:

    Some beautiful ingredients there Jenny! xx I don’t really get too much redness or anything like that myself (even if I did, i’m too dark skin to see it lol) but it sounds really nourishing and amazing for the skin! Bit pricey though! Still bougie…
    Marina xx

    • Jenny says:

      The price point definitely puts these on the bougie brand list, haha, but at least they work well, so the value is there. Thanks so much for reading!

  11. Laura says:

    Jenny, I just love your photos, review and especially the layout of your page!! Everything is so clearly displayed and works as a graphic design porn for my eyes (lol). I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Darphin cleansing balm, I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it! I wonder if it’s as spa-like product. Have a lovely weekend dear!!!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Laura! <3 I actually haven't had a chance to try the Darphin cleansing balm (forgot to buy it when I was in Paris *cries*), but I've heard nothing but glowing reviews for it so far! It's definitely on my list of products to try from them, but I'm trying to work through my current stash first.

  12. Cat L. says:

    Such a great review and stunning photos, Jenny! I am a big fan of Darphin and have yet to try something from them that my skin didn’t like. I have not yet tried their Intral range, but I would love to. The ingredient list sounds so nice. I also have to agree with you, consistent use of products is often key to seeing amazing results.

    ~ Cat L.
    Instagram @DailyCatL

    • Jenny says:

      Aww thank you for the sweet comment Cat! I remember seeing the Darphin HydraSkin range in your photos and they look amazing too! It’s always nice finding a brand your skin agrees with, now if only they were more affordable in the US… :(

  13. Georgiana says:

    French brands are the best when it comes to skincare. I haven`t heard of this brand before, but it sounds fantastic.

  14. Naya says:

    Such a great, detailed review! I honestly want both of these now, especially the cream! Thanks for sharing x

    Naya //

  15. I’ve avoided this range because of the price – I do know you can get these for a fraction of the price at Paris pharmacies! I’m kind of curious though – this line really piqued my interest! Do you know of any dupes that might come close to some of the ingredient/formula?

    • Jenny says:

      Ugh, it’s crazy how drastically different the prices are here compared to France! From comparing ingredients I’ve found that HydroPeptide Soothing Serum, NARUKO Platinum Bright Essence Repairing Complex, derma e Sensitive Skin Redness Reducing Serum, and Perricone MD Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum share some similarities to the Darphin Intral Serum, but I’ve never used any of them so I’m not sure about their effectiveness. In terms of effectiveness the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is similar to the Darphin Soothing Cream, except it’s not as moisturizing and you can only use a little bit at a time.

  16. Alyssa says:

    Great review! I haven;t heard of this brand before but they sound really interesting. I like that essence, sounds like it will suit me :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks so much Alyssa! I feel like this is a serum that all skin types can benefit from, who doesn’t want stronger healthier skin? :P

  17. Velvet Blush says:

    My skin was so irritated about two years ago, why didn’t I discover these then?! It’s calmed down a lot since, and I’m happy with my routine, but they sound good for people for want something that is multi purpose x

    Velvet Blush

    • Jenny says:

      Multipurpose is a great way to describe these products, especially since traditional brightening/anti-aging products might not work for those with sensitive skin! Thanks for reading! :)

  18. Ooooo that serum sounds soooo lovely. And it’s so pretty too! Odd that it’s so much cheaper on the Escentuals site!

    • Jenny says:

      I do love how pretty the bottle looks on my vanity, and the color is quite therapeutic! :P I’ve found that a lot of European brands are cheaper if you buy them from European retailers, especially since most of them offer free international shipping!

  19. Carol says:

    Somehow I always hear french label skin cares popping around my family and relatives but I have actually no clue about them. I guess it’s time for me to pop by a pharmacy and check out Darphin. Their specifications sounds just like what I need :)

    • Jenny says:

      The more I use French brands the more I like them, but omg they’re marked up so high here in the US! I regret not buying Darphin’s stuff while in Paris T_T But yes, definitely check them out when you get the chance!

  20. Caryl says:

    I’ve always wanted to try some Darphin skincare. Thanks for the review, I will have to check these out when I visit my nearest counter! :) x

  21. yanrula says:

    I’m eager to try out the serum! The packaging already draws me in and it seems to be targeting what my skin needs lately. Should head out and see if they’re available in local stores! :D

    yanrula x
    Let’s connect: Bloglovin’

  22. I am aware of this brand and yes, I am well aware of the price range too which unfortunately is way above what I am comfortable to spend on. The ingredient list is certainly impressive but I think I can get other skincare with equally as impressive or close for a more budget friendly price range. Great review, Jenny! xx

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for reading Shireen! Darphin is definitely on the higher end of the price range, and may be the most expensive products I own to date D: I think the LRP Cicaplast Baume is sort of comparable, just not as elegant in texture. Are there any other products with similar results that you’d recommend?

      • Honestly I can’t think of any on top of my head but my skin is 95% of the time good so I still don’t feel the need to spend big $$$ to maintain it, yet. Ask me again when I reach 40 in two years time…I might Darphin the heck out of my face. ????

  23. My skin is not prone to redness and irritation, but I think the ingredient list is pretty impressive. Darphin is one of the brands I have seen numerous times (I spend a lot of time in France), but never really gave a second glance.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for reading Anne! I was surprised by the ingredient list as well, especially since many high end products charge a lot for the brand and then you see all the actives at the bottom of the INCI :/ Do give it a second glance the next time you’re in France :)

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