I don't tend to spend a fortune on skincare, the main reason is that I don't think there's any direct connection between the price and the quality. I've used many really cheap drugstore creams that were just as good or even better, what was lacking was the splendour factor that usually manifests itself in fancy packaging, glamorous, ever young faces of the campaign, deep scientific theory behind the product. But with Darphin Ideal Resource Anti-aging & Radiance night cream you could instantly feel the difference. I'd never used anything by the brand before and actually hadn't heard much about it except the fact that it was a French pharmacy brand. Or maybe not even pharmacy, just French. What I want to say is that I was kind of blind testing, having no expectations or prejudices.
The consistency of the cream seemed rather thick at first, but it turned out to be incredibly smooth and lightweight. It applied effortlessly and absorbed instantly, leaving no greasy residue on my skin and on my pillow. This cream is defined as 'light rebirth overnight' and that's exactly what it is like. My skin felt so nice and pampered in the morning that I felt the urgent need to get it full-size. This particular cream was unavailable on feelunique website, where I got my sample from, but I had a glance at other products within the range and the price was hard for me to swallow. I'm not giving up, though, just waiting for some massive sale to get my hands on this cream.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.