📷 "A woman's skin is a mirror, reflecting her life." - Pierre Darphin
In 1958, the cosmetics industry was in its infancy and Paris was the hub of creativity. This was the year Pierre Darphin, a Parisian kinesiotherapist created the Darphin Institute and his pampering and indulgent line. Just who was the man behind this passion for perfection? "Pierre was not an easy man," Mrs. Darphin would often say. "He expected the best - of everyone. And everything."
His strong opinions, high standards and unwavering insistence on the most conscientious care continually set new standards for cosmetic facials and service. And he created the most exquisite formulas.
When he opened his first "Institut de Beauté" in Paris, he revolutionized beauty with his exclusive skin-sculpting techniques, sensory experiences and customized skin analysis and protocols. That same year he created the first Darphin serums.
📷 More than fifty years later, Pierre Darphin's fierce perfectionism, selectivity and passionate attention to detail are recreated in every Darphin oil, serum and cream.
He was also among the first to beautify the whole body. His institute brought together cosmetologists, massage therapists, manicure experts and others with the goal of giving his clients the most all-encompassing treatments possible.
More than fifty years later, Pierre Darphin's fierce perfectionism, selectivity and passionate attention to detail are recreated in every Darphin oil, serum and cream.
Darphin & The Art of Formulation
📷 At Darphin they take the time to make everything about Darphin, a thing of unrivalled beauty and pleasure. For instance - the rose petals used in Darphin's distillation process are picked just as they are unfolding in the early hours of dawn.
TAKING GREAT PLEASURE IN BEAUTY
Darphin loves the exquisite aromas of noble botanicals, the feel of silken textures and a heavy glass jar that fits just perfectly in the palm of the hand. So they take the time to make everything about Darphin, a thing of unrivalled beauty and pleasure. For instance - the rose petals used in Darphin's distillation process are picked just as they are unfolding in the early hours of dawn. And it takes thousands of rose blossoms to produce one single ounce of our precious essential oil.
FANATIC ABOUT THE DETAILS
At Darphin the uncompromising attention to detail is at the heart of everything they do. They begin with the finest ingredients - with no compromises to quality or cost. And like a connoisseur of fine wine, we craft our formulas according to tradition - obeying the subtle laws of physics and chemistry. Slowly. Meticulously. Harmoniously. Incorporating one ingredient at a time. First to release its potency. Then to preserve its integrity. The result: a cream. A lotion, a serum of unrivalled beauty, efficacy and pleasure. They call it the art of formulation.
DELIGHT IN THE EXPERIENCE
At Darphin they believe that every application should be a joyful, uplifting experience. So they give you the most personalised attention. Invite you to indulge. And reward you with the pleasure of perfect performance that delivers flawless results, time after time. They believe this is how skincare, how beauty should be. A passion for perfection. And love for what they do. That's the art of formulation at Darphin.
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