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!