Diptyque do skincare? The candle creators have finally turned their hand to complexions and the five-product strong range is quite the mixed bag. They researched the skincare routines of people all around the world to think-up a range that could be cherry picked so that there was something for everyone and I have to say though it’s a small offering to start with, it’s pretty comprehensive. There are some risky textures, a dedication to natural extracts where possible and some multi-tasking formulas that I haven’t seen before. It’s something a little different. Two things to point out before we begin though; one – the packaging it beautiful (as expected) and two – it’s pricey (again, as expected) with the RRP’s starting at £35 and going up to £45. So after a good test, here are my loves, likes and leaves:

THE LOVES: The one product that has managed to score itself a full-time place on my bathroom shelf for the past month is the Infused Facial Water. Containing 84% Damask Rose – it smells awesome. It’s just a good all-rounder. I’ve been using it as a toning step post-cleanse, pre-serum, but it can be used in the morning on its own as a cleanser to prep the complexion for what’s to come.

THE LIKES: I expected to love the Nourishing Cleansing Balm for the Face; and though I can accept it’s an on-point formula, it sits in the middle as a so-so offering. It has a very thick texture which would make this a good balm-choice for dry skinned candidates, but for me I’m just in such a deep Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel moment I can’t fully appreciate the Diptyque offering right now. The moisturiser of the range is a good’un too – the Protective Moisturising Lotion SPF15. With a concoction of ingredients including our favourite Hyaluronic Acid, to brighten and hydrate it leaves quite a matte finish to the skin and primes it perfectly for makeup. It’s just a shame there’s not a night-appropriate moisturiser too.

THE LEAVES: I have to say I’m not a fan of the Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face, which is one of the more ‘out there‘ products from the range. A clay-based powder that turns cleansing liquid when mixed with water and foamed up with the circular sponge provided supposedly acts as a cleansing step in your regime, but I just find the whole process a bit too faffy for my tastes. It does cleanse well without using an oily texture so it’s perhaps one for greasy gals to trial, but you know me - I like my glow. The other product I wasn’t too wowed by was their Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay; which can be applied and left for 10 minutes like a traditional mask or mixed with a splash of water to eke out its exfoliating qualities. I’ve used this on a few occasions and though it did leave my skin feeling soft post-use, it’s also extremely pricey (£44 to be exact) and I reckon there are much more purse-friendly formulas out there that do a similar task.

If your interest has been piqued the range is available now from Diptyque stores and will launch into Space NK’s with dedicated Diptyque stands sometime mid-March. It’s always nice to witness a brand branch out, but for me? I’ll just be sticking to my way too often restocks of their Candle in Figuier thank you very much.

  • Evelyn Morales

    Great review! I am really intrigued to try some of these products. Love their candles too! They have such unique scents!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Anna Blush

    The infused facial water sounds amazing! So pricey though!

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • http://www.glamdevils.com/ Mira Devils

    Really want to try the infused facial water! I love rose scents.

    xx glamdevils

  • http://startanewstartafresh.blogspot.co.uk/ jenny

    These are ridiculously expensive – would you seriously continually pay £35~ for essentially a toner?

  • Sophie

    It sounds interesting… But I’m not sure if I can stomach that price range! Sounds a bit too much like a ‘we can make money’ bid by Diptique to me. Love their candles though!

    http://www.sophiemakesup.blogspot.com

  • Lauren S

    the packaging is really nice, however this seems too pricey to justify only one or two good products

    Lauren x

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  • Shari

    Stick to candles, Diptyque!

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Really nice review…! Nice range of products..wish they were a bit more natural :-)
    x

  • Amanda

    Don’t think i’ll be picking much up due to their price tags, although the products do sound interesting.

    AMANDALOVES.COM | UK Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • http://makeupfragrances.blogspot.com.es/ Kyllie

    Que pena no tener un Store para poder probarlos :(

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • Olivia S

    As always I love the Diptyque packaging, but unfortunately none of it excites me (luckily for my bank balance) xx

    Olivia – cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://sailorstories.blogspot.co.uk/ Hayley M

    Great post! I’m always a bit uncertain when a brand who isn’t a skin care brand branches out in to that category! …I think I’ll stick to their candles for now! & totally agree with you re. the Oskia cleansing gel, that product is a beaut!

    Hayley xo | sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • Hannah Blake

    Think I saw you at heathrow this morning! Love your blog!! Xx

  • Manouk

    I love how timeless the packaging looks x

    http://www.womanouk.com

  • Sandra Laurentino

    Is that powder an enzyme peeling like the Kanebo one for example, or just a regular cleanser in powder form? Either way, the products don’t sound like they are worth the price tag.

  • Mika Avila

    Please do a “Which Cleanser” post!

  • http://hashtagmacaron.blogspot.co.uk/ Celine

    Woowoo!! I can finally realise the ambition of smelling like the Diptyque Roses Candle!! (The perfume just doesn’t cut it :p)

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love the look of the water, but it does sound like the only really great thing in the line up! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don’t want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  • http://gracesnotebook369.blogspot.co.uk Grace

    i love the packaging of the products. do you think the Infused Facial water is worth the price longevity wise? i’d love a nice scented toner for the morning

    gracesnotebook369.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Great roundup! It’s always nice to know which luxury items are worth the price tag and which to pass on. That floral water sounds lovely :)

  • roshkud

    The facial water sounds wonderful, I doubt I’l be venturing into spaceNk for these though, I’d much rather treat myself to their candles!

    Roshni’s Journey

  • Freya

    What nail varnish are you wearing here, its a lovely colour!

  • larasophia

    the infused facial water sounds lovely. I love rose scented products.
    xx
    chicandsequined.com

  • http://shoelacebeauty.blogspot.ie/ shoelace01

    Always on the lookout for new day creams. These are my current picks..

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  • Esme

    Thanks Anna, this post was super helpful! I really want to try the facial water, it sounds lovely <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

    As for the boosting powder, it really is about skin type. I used to use one similar that I used to pick up in Sephora in the USA when I lived in LA http://www.sephora.com/treatment-enzyme-peel-P232931?icid2=AmorePacific_Must_Haves%20_P232931_link which because my skin was suffering with all the pollution over there, was a life saver!

  • http://www.TheBusinessDarling.com Kat Khatibi

    While I get this line is crazy pricy. After trying the samples for a few week I just love them! All except the moisturizer. I’m sticking with my Rose Day Cream by dr hauschka. But the rest smell and feel SO GOOD! My hyper sensitive dehydrated skin reacted well despite the amazing smells. I can’t be near fragrance much so I’m pretty shocked and happy to be able to get to smell anything so good without breaking out or getting a sneezing fit. It’s all on my Christmas list this year for sure.

    Xoxo
    http://www.TheBusinessDarling.com