Darphin Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum - review


I had so much trouble trying to take interesting photos of this product - I guess because the bottle is small and clear and the writing is a pale grey colour - that my camera just didn't want to focus on the serum and all the shots looked awful.

So in the end I deleted them all and just took the bottle out in the sun and went for simple photographs, so you could actually see the product itself and not whatever background I placed beneath it.

I received the serum in one of my sample boxes from Mecca, and because it's only 5ml in size I decided to apply it only to my face, using a different serum for my neck and dec. I also wasn't applying it along my chin because I was testing an Origins product there that was meant to target break-outs.

I did this to make the serum last longer so I could see how it performed over time, although this probably wasn't necessary in hindsight since it's like water in texture and a little goes a long way, so the product has lasted almost a good few weeks so far and it's still going strong.

Darphin claims/product details:
  • Restores healthy-looking radiance and guards against dehydration
  • Instantly and intensively re-hydrates the epidermis, leaving it supple, soft and radiant
  • Soothes and relieves feelings of tightness
  • Potent water-veil and infusing serum that revives thirsty skin 
  • High-efficiency concentrate with extreme hydration complex
  • Incorporates powerful pomegranate that penetrates into the skin to help repair and reinvigorate critical water reserves within the surface skin cells
  • RRP $76 AUD for 30ml

I've pumped a little of the serum into the palm of my hand below so you can see the consistency (it looks and feels like water):


It was love at first use with this product and it's gone straight on the wishlist!

It's a super lightweight product that feels like water to the touch and has a faint, refreshing fragrance. You wouldn't think that something this watery would pack so much punch, but it does and it leaves my face looking less lined, brighter and more fresh - plus my face feels hydrated and just happier overall.

The product reminds me of an essence I used and loved from ProYou (a Korean brand) so I'll have to keep an eye out for similar products because they tend to agree with my skin. Perhaps because they're so watery in texture, they're able to penetrate well and deliver hydration where it's needed most.

What I also like about this serum is that - perhaps because it's so light - it doesn't interfere with my moisturiser's ability to absorb. Also, I need less of my moisturiser after applying this because my skin feels so smooth and hydrated that any cream I add on top spreads more easily.

Plus I like that it comes with a pump top that dispenses a small amount of product each time, so it's easy to start with a little and do an extra pump or two if you need more to cover your whole face.

I've learned over time that, for me, the thinner the serum the better. Any thicker serum I've used hasn't done as much for my skin and also tends to mean I get less from my moisturiser because it doesn't sink in as well.

On the claims: yes it guards against dehydration and gives you radiant, glowing skin; it does leave skin supple and soft; it soothes and helps with any tightness; and I do think it penetrates well and revives thirsty skin.

Yes it's on the pricey side but it's not the most expensive serum I've used and I don't need much of it each time, so even this little bottle has lasted longer than I thought it would.

Oh I want to buy it now. Can't wait to get through the skincare I have so I can save my pennies and buy this product.

Love. Do pick up a sample if you can and see if it works for you. I've given it an HG tag - woot woot!

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