& Other Stories – A brand founded in 2010 by a small group of creatives, & Other Stories grew from the wish to give women the freedom of expression through one brand. Sounds interesting right? It is my first time trying the products from this brand and I would definitely say the products are pretty amazing and worth checking out. There is a variety of products like body souffle, body mist, hand cream, body wash, and more for the range of scents. That means there are many options to choose from – to have your favorite scent for daily use.

Other Stories products

Savon Velouté Bar Soap is a solid bar soap gives a moisturizing lather to rehydrate and softly cleanse the skin with almond oil and 85% naturally sourced ingredients from France.  The soap feels very lush on the skin and gives rich lather. There is no dry feeling after using it but I do prefer to follow with my moisturizer as I have very dry body skin. The scent is very refreshing and stays on quite a while. The notes are Top – lemon black pepper, wild fig, Mid – Lush Green, Violet, incense, Dry -Patchouli, White Birch, Tuscan Leather.

Other Stories products body souffle

Seventh Avenue Body Souffle is a whipped body cream that keeps skin eternally soft, supple and exquisitely. It is fragranced with sprinkles of pink pepper falling over cotton candy swept in musks. The ingredients include Meadowfoam seed oil to moisturize, Vitamine E to leave skin soothed and provides an anti-oxidant action, Shea butter to bring profound skin nutrition, Babassu oil to offer protection and emollience. Skin stays moisturized and comfortable for all day with this product.

Other Stories products  body mist

Miami Muse Body Mist and Perle de Coco Body mists are both bodysprays with a delicate perfume that instantly reawakens the senses, leaving mind and body revitalized. It is a very fast drying without leaving any residue. Miami Muse Body Mist is scented with sprinkles of pink pepper falling over cotton candy swept in musks. Perle de Coco Body Mist is a milky coconut cruising seas of warm vanilla and sweet caramel. Both the scents stay on for quite a while on the body before dissipating.

Overall, a nice range of products, I am enjoying using them, specially the body products. & Other Stories is available at www.stories.com

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You might have some idea of what this post and range of haircare products is about from the title of the post. I know I am late in sharing about this range as many of you asked for it since I shared about them in my Instagram stories. Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions is all about thick, strong hair.

Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions Thickening Shampoo, Densi-Solutions Fortifying Thickening Balm, Dercos Densi-Solutions Hair Mass Thickening Concentrate

I have shared about my concerns regarding my scalp and hair in the past too, I am always on the lookout for something that will help my sensitive irritated itchy flakey scalp and also help with my rarely-growing hair which is in need of density and strength. I have used this range for over three weeks and at first, I was pleasantly surprised that is it this hair care range that is working or is it something in my diet or routine. Finally, I am able to conclude that this range works. I have three products from the range that I am using religiously which I believe helped texturize fiber and give body and vigor to hair.

The whole range, with three products, once applied gives hair an instant cooling effect to stimulate microcirculation as the shampoo. It also has an invigorating and refreshing fragrance.

Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions Thickening Shampoo, Densi-Solutions Fortifying Thickening Balm, Dercos Densi-Solutions Hair Mass Thickening Concentrate

Dercos Densi-Solutions Thickening Shampoo improves hair to appear thicker and stronger, leaving hair fibers healthier and easier to style. It gives hair an instant cooling effect to stimulate microcirculation. It has invigorating and refreshing fragrance.

Densi-Solutions Fortifying Thickening Balm slips between scales of weak hair to restore strength and reinforce hair cuticles. It has a melting texture. It makes my scalp feel super refresh because after massaging it into the scalp I get a nice tingling sensation that lasts even after the rinse.  My hair feels thick and works as a nice conditioner too.

Dercos Densi-Solutions Hair Mass Thickening Concentrate acts from the scalp for visibly stronger and denser hair. It is formulated to target weakened and damaged hair.

Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions Thickening Shampoo, Densi-Solutions Fortifying Thickening Balm, Dercos Densi-Solutions Hair Mass Thickening Concentrate

Overall, I am pretty impressed with this range, all the products work nicely in harmony with each other. My hair looks and feels strong, voluminous, and shiny. The tingly sensation makes me feel like its working, and these never irritated my scalp or made my scalp flaky or itchy. I do plan to keep using them and will repurchase. I am seeing and feeling a positive difference in my hair and scalp. Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions Hair products are available at Vichy.ca, Shoppers Drug Mart, Beautyboutique.ca

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Darphin has launched retinol, yes you hear it right. I generally love Retinol and have tried a few brands in the past. I do believe that retinol is one of the best anti-aging treatment you can get over the counter. Retinol is highly effective in reversing sun damage, signs of aging, improve skin texture, enhances collagen production, and evens skin color. These are just a few benefits of Retinol but do keep in mind that Retinol does not suit everyone’s skin, you have to be very careful when choosing the right one for your skin, be it the formulation, strength, or type of product like serum, oil, cream. I have been using the Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate since last few months and finally able to share my thoughts with you guys.

Review Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream, Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum

Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate is an anti-aging skincare treatment dispensed in capsule form. Each capsule in the pack is enriched with retinol, which acts to minimize the look of fine lines to improve skin texture and tone while at the same time, plumps out wrinkles, enhances collagen production while also resulting in radiant and luminous skin.

Infused with Nourishing Botanical oils, Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate enhances cellular turnover, moisturizes and plumps skin for a supple look and feel. It is suitable for the face and even the eyes. It is suitable for all skin types. The retinol works nicely to help with lines, wrinkles, dullness, loss of radiance, and rough texture.

Review Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream, Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum

‘To get optimal results from Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, always use at night so that the retinol can get to work during the skin’s natural healing cycle. Begin by thoroughly cleansing the face, then apply a serum if required. Next, twist the tab at the top of the capsule and dispense the liquid into the palm before massaging the product gently into the face. The capsules are single use. In the evening, apply onto face, neck and eye area. Can be used alone or mixed with the appropriate Darphin face and eye creams. ‘ 60 individual use capsules in a 50ml glass jar, for a 2 months cure. The air-tight, opaque capsules protect Retinol from light and air to preserve its potency.

Review Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream, Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum

The texture of the Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate is lightweight and the milky white formulas feels so comforting on the skin, there is no oily residue as the products absorbs quickly after gentle massage. One capsule has just the right amount to apply on the whole face and can be dragged towards the neck area, the packaging is very travel-friendly. It takes few times to get used to twist the capsule to get the product out. After retinol, I always use something hydrating. With Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, I usually follow with my Stimulskin products from Darphin. I cleanse my face, apply my Stimulskin Serum, apply Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, then follow with my Stimulskin moisturizer. My skin looks so radiant, supple, and bright in the morning. It is like a total treatment for me as I always find my skin looks its best after my Darphin skincare ritual with all these products.

Review Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream, Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum

Darphin Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum helps with lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dryness, dullness in the skin. The silky texture of this serum applies so nicely on the skin and skin looks luminous instantly.

With all the products in this range, Microcirculation Kinesio Massage or Antiaging Kinesio Massage is the recommended way to do the ritual to activate blood circulation for healthy looking skin with these products. I always feel my skin looks more awaken and bright when I use this serum in my routine, or even if I mix a drop of this serum into my other serum or moisturizer, it makes a difference.

Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream has a rich and silky smooth texture which applies smoothly and is great for a gentle massage on the skin. My skin looks so radiant, supple, and bright with this cream. ‘Unique “modelage” texture can be easily massaged into skin leaving a protective silky feeling. The formula is a blend of 2 kinds of butter, Shea and Mango, with different melting points which allow for long playtime to create a deep massage on skin.’

Review Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate, Darphin Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream, Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum

Not just on my skin, but I was so curious to have my mom try these two products from Darphin Stimulskin Plus to see the real test on her wrinkles and sagging skin. I am super impressed with the results on her skin, the fine lines are just gone after just a few uses of these two products – serum and cream. Her skin looks so youthful and firm. The cream is not greasy at all and absorbs nicely into the skin.

I am so glad to have Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate in my skincare routine and for sure, I know now what I will be the perfect gift for my mom – Stimulskin Plus Reshaping Divine Serum and Stimulskin Plus Multi-Corrective Divine Cream.

Darphin products are available at Sephora Canada, Beautyboutique by ShoppersDrugMart, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Darphin.com, Neiman Marcus.

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