A few months ago I had the pleasure of going along to my local M&S to be introduced to the Filorga brand (where the range is stocked) and I had a few products recommended to me which I have been using for a while.
So now I’m ready to review for you!
Filorga was founded in 1978 by Michel Tordjman, a French doctor of aesthetic medicine. The range is luxurious and using the latest skincare technology as well as well known beneficial ingredients (such as hyaluronic acid).
This huge bottle of micellar water is designed to cleanse the skin and remove make up. It is enriched with soothing ingredients too. I have been using this for ages and I still have half a bottle left.
For me, it does not take off my mascara which is very waterproof. It will remove eyeshadow and eyeliner though, and it seems to remove any last traces of gunk on my face. I still prefer to wash my face but sometimes I use this as a second cleanser as it feels nice and refreshing on the skin (no residue) or sometimes on its own in the mornings when I am in a rush.
This is one product I was excited to try because this Oxygen-Peel product has 6 acids (6%) which is great at giving the skin a peel. A nice alternative to the many acid toners around, such as Pixi Glow tonic etc.
I found this one got my nose peeling! You can feel the tingle sometimes (although it is not uncomfortable) and I do prefer it to the smell of the Pixi one.
I had two generous samples of the Skin Absolute Day Ultimate Rejuvinating Day Cream (White one) £99 and the Skin Absolute Night Cream £99 . This looks black but it’s a sheer grey gel and isn’t apparent when applied.
Both of the creams have nice textures and are quite hydrating.
The day cream has a smell which is quite strong and reminded me of washing up liquid – it’s a small point but I wasn’t too keen on that (strong smells give me a headache too). The texture was fine though and my skin felt moisturised but I didn’t feel any “magic” there if I am honest.
The night cream has more of a gel/jelly texture which I liked and it spread well. It contains brown seaweed which is supposed to keep with regenerating feels and is supposed to regular the production of melanin, which I need because I am getting more freckles as time goes on.
I didn’t notice any fading of dark spots, at least not yet but my skin always looked brighter in the morning.
Filorga Nutri-Filler (£26) is a fun product, kinda, the one you get as a treat because this is a lip balm which also plumps! It’s clear and comes out of the rubbery tip thing – not sure why but I quite like it. It’s quite shiny and wet feeling so I wouldn’t use it under a lipstick but I do use it throughout the day as a regular lip balm.
The lips look bigger and soft which is nice if that’s your kind of thing. It doesn’t tingle in a horrible or painful way so if that’s your bag, you’d probably like this.
Finally, Filorga’s UV Bronze (£29) is a spray on sun screen which is perfect for my lazy self (also I forget to put sunscreen on if I am in a rush).
This comes out as a thick mist – when you spray it first a white puff comes out followed by the product which you will feel when it lands on your skin. It’s not like other spray sunscreens, it won’t apply wet or need rubbing in which means it’s great as a top coat over all your make up as it won’t spoil anything.
HOWEVER – it is a small can for £29, and the mist that first comes out every time you spray it doesn’t reassure me so I end up spraying it quite a bit more until I feel something hit my skin. At that rate, it will be used up pretty fast.
Overall, I really like the things I’ve tried from he range. I think my favourite is the Oxygen Peel, which is a very worthy acid toner.
Have you tried any Filorga?