One of the things I love about LoveLula and being part of their blog programme is the opportunity to learn about, and test, brands that are new to me. Dafna’s Personal Skincare* is a brand I’d not heard of until a couple of months ago but now I’ve been fortunate enough to try two of their products (both of which I love!).
A bit about the brand (taken from the LoveLula website):
Dafna formulated her line of products with city dwellers in mind, who live a hectic, stressful lifestyle, whose skin is affected by lack of sleep, working in air-conditioned buildings and travelling, where air-pollution is often high and free radicals cause cell oxidation and premature aging.
Products are free of parabens, unnatural preservatives, silicons and other petroleum derivatives, artificial fragrances and unnecessary additives.
The branding is lovely and simple with all products in black glass packaging with white writing. I love the simplicity and stylishness of this. The two products I’ve been testing are the Moisture+ Light Version Moisturiser and the Revival Bio-Active Beauty Mask.
Dafna’s Moisture+ Light Moisturiser* (30ml, £55)
Admittedly, my first thoughts on this were, “How much?!”. Let’s just say I’m not accustomed to spending quite so much money on a small bottle of moisturiser. However, I may have to eat my words as I can see myself repurchasing this (if I ever get through the various moisturisers I currently have on the go!). My skin used to be dry, but as I have aged it sometimes gets more oily and I’ve been having a few blemishes recently so I’d say it’s more combination. For this reason my tastes have changed recently and I’ve been liking creams more than gels. Anything that leaves my skin looking too shiny isn’t so great; I’m definitely looking for moisturisers that help reduce shine, and ideally ones that I don’t need to use a lot of. You can see below how little you need to use of the Dafna’s Moisture+ Light Moisturiser:
That tiny amount is enough to moisturise your whole face and neck; it’s so concentrated.
The scent is lovely and you are encouraged to inhale this before applying the moisturiser. That’s something I’ve never done before and I have to say has become a part of my morning routine that I love. The moisturiser is easy to apply and leaves skin feeling lovely and smooth, and looking balanced (not too dry, not too shiny). It’s always a good sign when I reach for a new product regularly over an old favourite, and I’ve been using this pretty much every day recently. I love it!
I also really like the packaging and how easy it is to use (one pump dispenses the perfect amount), and the fact it comes with a small cover to protect it if you’re travelling. The only downside I see for this product is the price, and I think in this case it is worth it for the quality of the product.
Dafna’s Revival Bio-Active Beauty Mask* (50ml, £78)
Another pricey product; quite possibly the most expensive skincare product I’ve ever tried and definitely the most expensive face mask! Also the funkiest face mask I’ve ever tried too. It’s a two-phase mask so you initially apply it (very gently!) and the mask helps to hydrate and nourish the skin (it contains hyaluronic acid which is always a good thing for my skin). After that, you then massage the mask into your skin and the little black charcoal particles dissolve into the mask and it turns into a grey charcoal mask. This brings the benefits of a charcoal mask without it drying out the skin.
I do find it a bit tricky to apply this mask without activating some of the charcoal, you really do have to be so gentle. I love the idea of this concept though; and it’s great to have a moisturising face mask that also has the balancing and cleansing properties of charcoal.
If I’m honest, I don’t think I would repurchase this one as it is a very expensive face mask and although it is lovely and a real luxury experience, it’s not something that does anything particularly out of the ordinary for my skin (I use others that do similar for my skin at a much cheaper price point). It is lovely though, and if the cost isn’t as much of an issue then it’s definitely a great multi-purpose mask that I think would suit all skin types.
A beautiful luxury skincare brand with high-quality concentrated products.
I don’t think I would with the mask (purely because of the price point) but I think I would repurchase the moisturiser as it’s beautiful in terms of the experience and how it leaves my skin feeling and looking.
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