Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Brand focus: Typology Paris

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Skincare has always been a huge part of my blog (and my daily routine) and I have tried hundreds (or thousands) of products over the years and  it became very rare for a brand to catch my eye and get me intrigued, but... Typology managed to make me excited to write about skincare again. Yay! 

I have been using Typology products for a year and a half now and I mention them on Instagram quite a lot, so you are probably familiar with the name and aesthetic. I adore their ethos, packaging and formulas. I was recently sent a few more bits to try, so I thought it was about time to finally share my thoughts on the blog.
 
Typology are a French brand with a great ethos. Their products are vegan, cruelty free and made with simple natural ingredients.  The packaging is simple and aesthetically pleasing, as well as fully recyclable. Even the shape of the bottles was made to be more eco friendly and take up less space for shipping and transport. 

The formulas are simple and effective and when you go to the website, you can order full routines and kits to suit your needs or pick separate products, depending on what you need.  I have tried quite a lot of products from the range and have a few favourites I use daily and would definitely repurchase over and over again and I am also super impressed with the foundation I tried recently. So far, there hasn't been one Typology formula I didn't like.


I will start with my favourite product from the brand, the 9 ingredient Face Moisturiser*(£18.20).  A minimalist, fragrance-free formula with a lightweight, non-greasy texture, made with 99% naturally-derived ingredients, dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. It is light, but really locks in moisture and creates a perfect base for makeup as well. I usually choose something heavier for night time, but this is perfect if you want a versatile product for AM and PM  to simplify your routine. It's a winner for me.

Next we have the Radiance face scrub with rosehip oil* (£20.40). I usually go for chemical exfoliants (glycolic acid etc), but sometimes I reach for a good old face scrub (not the harsh type of course) to help exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and refine skin texture. I use this when I want an instant result to have more radiant skin and get rid of any flaky bits. This product does exactly that! The active ingredients include organic rosehip oil, organic macerated carrot oil and apricot kernel powder. It's a gel-liken texture which transforms into a luxurious oil when you massage it into the skin, then into milk when you rinse it off with water. It's such a lovely formula and it smells divine! Perfect for a pamper night with an at home facial.


Next, we have two skincare heroes I cannot live without. If you want great looking skin, you need Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid in your routine. And yes, you can use these together! I go in with the Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C* (£12.80) first for a boost of radiance and to help reduce pigmentation and then follow with  the  3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5 Plumping Serum* (£11.90) to help rehydrate and plump the skin. I honestly cannot imagine my routine without these two steps. You can get the 15ml bottles (pictured) or 30ml.


Another two steps I never miss: hydrating toner and oil. After cleansing, I go in with some Organic Orange Blossom Hydrolate* (£9.80)  to add radiance and help regenerate the skin. I gently press it into my face and neck with my hands, but you can use a cotton pad, if you prefer it that way. I just don't like to waste product, so I use me hands. It works wonders and feels very soothing.

The Botanical Organic Rosehip Oil* (£21.50) is perfect for your night time skincare routine, with it's luxurious feel and a gorgeous scent. The cold-pressed oil is made from organic rosehip seeds and is 100% pure and naturally-derived. It promotes skin healing and delays the appearance of wrinkles, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished. I use a few drops each night all year round, but I also like oils in the morning during Winter months, as my skin tends to feel dryer from the central heating.


If you are looking for a zero waste cleanser option, it doesn't get better than the Hydrating Cleansing Bar With Palmarosa* (£9.90).  Soap and hydration don't usually go together, but this one contains 8% fatty acids, making it suitable for dry skin. You can use it on your face and body, simply lather it in your hands and massage into the skin, avoiding the eye area. The formula promotes skin regeneration, calms skin prone to redness, soothes, repair, softens and nourishes. Just make sure to keep it dry between uses. I like this as my morning cleanser, or on days when I am not wearing makeup and I just need a simple evening cleanse.


I also have  to mention the 7-Ingredient Cleansing Oil* (£14.90), because it is one of the best makeup removers I have ever tried. It's my favourite kind of formula, as it transforms from an oil into a light milky texture, as it emulsifies. You massage a small amount allover your face (and eyes) and it dissolves all your makeup, including waterproof mascara. I absolutely adore it. I am always worried about trying new makeup removers and cleansing oils, as my eyes are very sensitive, but this one didn't cause any irritation. It feels soothing and leaves your skin feeling soft and gets rid of all the makeup and grime easily.

I also really like the Organic Carrot Oil*. I got mine in the big bottle, but you can get it in a 30ml glass one now.  The oil is rich in vitamin A and carotenoids and helps to achieve a naturally radiant complexion, it also helps to fight skin ageing and protects the skin from dehydration thanks to its richness in linoleic acid.


The last Typology product I want to tell you about is the Tinted Serum* (£25.90) with Vitamin C, Squalane & Aloe Vera. This formula is silicon-free and non-clogging and offers light-medium coverage and a natural no-makeup finish. It feels light, hydrating and looks gorgeous on the skin. I opted for the Medium shade, as it was the right match for my Summer skintone. I would go for  a lighter shade in the Winter.  I apply it with my fingers and it blends into the skin easily. It works well with a flat brush or beauty blender too, but I prefer using my hands. A little goes an  long way btw, so don't put too much on. You can mix it with a little bit of moisturiser too for an even lighter coverage. 


As mentioned before, I adore all Typology products. The formulas are fantastic and I love the packaging too.

Have you tried Typology?

Available from typology.com

*PR samples


  







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