It’s easy to overlook Diptyque’s lovely face and body range in favour of the all conquering candles and scents, but I love most of their products, and I’m thrilled that you can now buy travel sizes of their hero products. (I’m not alone: a girlfriend with quite tricky skin tried out the facial products for me recently and came back raving.)
From left to right:
Diptyque Fresh Lotion For The Body Travel Edition £14 50ml
Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Toilette Travel Edition £42 30ml
Diptyque Protective Moisturising Lotion Travel Edition £16 25ml
Diptyque Revitalising Shower Gel for Body and Hair Travel Edition £15 50ml
All the above & other Diptyque travel editions, including travel candles, are available here
Diptyque’s The Art of Body Care set available here
I do love Philosykos – it’s one of those slightly heady but still summery scents that everyone seems to love, and which I have written about previously here.
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, (which is exclusive to Space NK and Cult Beauty in the UK) is a brightening, exfoliating treatment infused into an ultra-hydrating gel cream. I’m always wary of creams that promise an exfoliating effect, given my reddened skin and tendency to break out in those charming little pustules that rosacea sufferers know all too well, but you wouldn’t know that this was doing anything other than making your skin feel plumped and soft. I’ve also not had any breakouts, or rosacea flares in this period.
I’ve been using this pretty much every morning for the past six weeks and it is absolutely wonderful. Used over a serum, it makes for a perfect base for make up and my summer dry skin (lots of hiking, wild swimming, and driving with the roof down) has sucked this up like Bod and his milkshakes
That gorgeous baby-softness comes courtesy of two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract, and the very gentle exfoliation via papaya enzymes. It also claims it can deal with hyperpigmentation spots and illuminate the complexion (it contains pearl powder), but I don’t suffer from the first and didn’t notice a special glow, apart from the one that comes from having perfectly moisturised skin.
It doesn’t come cheap – £60, and I reckon that used once daily it will last around two months. If it’s within your budget then I really do think it’s worth it, a proper hero product.
Very appropriate for a summer when our attention was turned to Rio, the new limited edition collection from Molton Brown was inspired by Brazil, specifically caipirinha cocktails. The Caju & Lime Bath & Body Collection is all about lime, grapefruit, lemon and orange, with a spearmint note. And do not worry – those are not microbeads, but Molton Brown’s bursting beads formula which releases extra moisture. I love citrus shower gels – I rarely use anything else, and this is perfect for sluggish mornings.
All products were sent to LLG for review, and were photographed at Penolva in Cornwall, courtesy of St Mawes Retreats