One of worse masques I tried. Pros: Makes hair very soft Cons: Makes the hair very electrisized looking. Not sure how to explain, but hair looks quite bad in sense that there is lots of hair going in weird shapes and directions. I must use another masque on top of this one or it looks terrible.
Creates lots of pimples. So gave to my mother but made her face red, so seems it will go to garbage. Packaging is also rather bad as it is very difficult to control the amount that gets out. It leeks out very quickly, much more than needed.
I usually like Darphin products, but this one causes acne. Nothing unusual on my skin, but there are products that do not cause them. It was no major outbreak, but will stop using it and feel sorry for the money I paid.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lavender Essential Oil
fazli 3/23/2013 4:26:00 AM
My best results were with: I put Lancome serum, than lavander oil, and the my Darphin Hydraskin. In this way it does not burn the skin, and thanks to the last layer gets absorbed. I started using this combination in midst of a breakout, that disappeared. I did not think the oul is that helpful until I run out of it, and my pimples and clogged pores started reappearing. p.s. I did not have the same experience with all the brands. Get a good quality one, and that's not necessarily the most expensive one.
Have used it only twice, so will update. Pros: Easy coming Hair looks piece piece, not like some unidentified mass Cons: Hair looks electrisized, no smoothness Lacking shine
I am writing this on behalf of my mother who is 54. I got a jar of 100ml for her when it was on some extra discount, otherwise is too expensive (so my buy again rating is conditioned on the available price). At first she though it was fine, nothing much better than her Darphin Fibrogena. But later on she ended up liking it very much, saying it shows its real effect only after a while. Actually she does not like something easily (with many causing acne despite age), so I think it definitely deserves a 5. It lasted for about half a year, so just normal speed for 100ml day and night.
Great for dandruff and a nice moisturizer. I have used it for my and my boyfriend's hair. He had quite of dandruff and oily hair. After a massage into hair scalp and overnight stay it was free of dandruff, non-oily and soft. Gave nice appearance to my hair as well, though I usually do not have problems with it. I heard it is great for hair-loss but can't say anything for that. That's supposed to be its main purpose though...
It can be applied on its own for some shine or beneath eyeshadow. Makes it easier for eyeshadow to be applied (though not perfect, I still have to be a bit careful). Is gentle and didn't have any problems with it so far.
Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand - Veet - Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin
fazli 5/14/2012 7:34:00 AM
I have been using this on and off for the last 10 years. It is gentle and removes the hair. It is a bit expensive to use on the legs though. If you really want to safe money you can reuse it (put on part of leg, remove and put the same thing on another part) - but this is quite time consuming. An open packet also goes for quite long (longer than indicated on package). Con: Sticks on sink, you are better off throwing it away into toilet directly onto water.
Conditioner -Klorane - Conditioner with Papyrus Milk
fazli 5/13/2012 5:01:00 PM
Pros: Soft hair Shiny hair Minimal electricity (I like it particularly because of this) Cons: Not much of volume (hence my mother doesn't like it, but I don't care about this)
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Nourishing Foot Cream
fazli 5/13/2012 4:56:00 PM
It is good for me but I use cheaper creams. I get it for my mother and grandfather who have diabetes and bad cracks on heels. They have tried lots of different brands and this is their by far best cream.
I have used dissolvable bayern aspirin with vitamin C. I thought vitamin C would be a nice addition for the skin. First time I put it after Darphin peeling and let it dry for some 15mins. Skin was soft afterwards and pimples were down. cleansed with water and then decleor tonic and put standerd creams on top. But in two days I got new pimples. Second attempt: I cleaned my face with Darphin cleansing milk and then did the same thing with aspirin. Let it on for 10mins, cleansed with Decleor tonic and then put Murad's cleansing serum. Again the face was soft after cleansing and a day has passed since and no new pimples. Similar third and forth time. However, as opposed to some saying it has made pores less visible, this has made my pores more visible definitely. Hint: You may wet the dissoluble aspirin and not wait it to dissolve, but put it on face like that, wetting it from time to time. I find it to be the easiest way to apply. One aspirin is enough (the one I use is 400mg acid and 200mg C vitamin). Otherwise put a very little water on one tablet, wait for 10mins, and crush it with your finger. Update(21/07/2012): I have used this a number of times. To use it before mechanical cleansing it is perfect, at least works better than anything else: blackheads get out easily, no redness and the skin is soft and not dried out. Using it on daily basis - not really... can diminish some pimples but creates some new ones so overall am better off without any cleansing masks if won't be doing the mechanical cleansing. Edit (march 2013): Is a good treatment before extracting pimples becuse reduces pain. But it will create some new pimples, though less than many other masks.
Just an average shampoo. Fructis does a much better job for less money.
Treatments -Joico - k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor
fazli 3/9/2012 4:08:00 PM
Keeping it for more than 5 mins, and then the next Kpak step for further 5 mins gives only average results. Too much hassle for poor results. On its own hair without shine, only next step electrisized hair. I have used better stuff definitely, for similar price and much better outcome is Klorane papyrus or magnolia.
The only reason why I did not give rating 1 is because it does not do harm. But it doesn't have any positive effect on my hair. Combined with its deep penetrating version and keeping both long they are kind of OK. But there are many better conditioners out there, e.g. Klorane papyrus or magnolia. Cover broke towards end, hence 2 for packaging Quality.