A couple of weeks ago I had a rather unexpected Monday surprise over on Twitter, when Philippe from Farmaline surprised me with a treat from the Farmaline website. Totally surprised by this random act, I was asked to choose a product from the Farmaline website and Philippe would post it out to me to review. How amazing is that! Thanks Philippe! I chose the Filorga Foam Cleanser* and this is what I received. I will take a look at the other products at a later date, however today is all about the Filorga.
First of all, whilst I have been researching foam cleansers I have found that there seems to be a lot of negativity surrounding this type of cleanser, and from what I have read it all seems to have stemmed from word of mouth rather than a solid basis of review and trial of the product. I am no skincare expert however I have had skin for the best part of 32 years and spend an awful lot of time looking after it, so I know what works on my skin and what works well.
Filorga is a French skincare specialist whose brand values stem from aesthetic medicine to fight skin problems associated with ageing, such as brightness, firmness and of course wrinkles. Filorga has combined the aesthetic medicine with cosmetics and now Filorga is recognised as experts in their field. Filorga products contain two main ingredients both designed to help the skin from looking aged.
The first ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid. This high molecular weighted acid is the same grade that is used in meso-therapy and provides a long lasting hydrating effect, healing and repairing properties as well as a re-plumping effect to the skin.
The second ingredients is more scientific and is called NCTF, which is a cocktail of 53 components that include the following: 21 amino acids, 14 vitamins, 6 co-enzymes, 5 nucleic acids, 4 minerals ad 2 anti-oxidants. This cocktail targets and treats the cells by encouraging elastic and collagen to reform, stimulating cell function and helping any deficiency within the skin.
The science behind Filorga is certainly one of the more interesting brands that I have come across.
The Filorga Foam Cleanser comes in a clear plastic bottle, perfect for travelling and seeing how much is left. 150ml in size and with a pump action, it dispenses just the right amount in two pumps for my entire face and neck. The foam dispensed is light and airy with no identifiable scent. It contains the two star ingredients that Filorga have in ever product, the hyaluronic acid and the NCTF cocktail as well as white lily to soothe and protect the skin.
I prefer to use Filorga Foam Cleanser in the mornings because of its freshness. I am not averse to using it as my evening deep clean however I need to double cleanse as I still had traces of make up when I came to tone. The freshness is quite something, the foam is so light that it doesn’t feel cloying on my face and when I rinse off my skin feels so smooth and perfect. I switch between using a muslin or just rinsing with warm water. I don’t find any residue left on my face, which seems to be one of the popular negatives surrounding foam cleansers, and I also don’t find that it dries out my face. I have noticed that around my T Zone where I do suffer from slight oiliness, it clears the sebum from the area but doesn’t dry out my face.
I have been waiting for quite a while to review this product because I wanted to see results from it before I made up my mind. For a brand that is more splurge than save, the foam cleanser is actually quite a reasonable price of £15.09 compared to the rest of their skincare. Over the last few weeks of using Filorga, my skin has felt softer and smoother post wash and I have noticed a reduction in the early morning oiliness that my skin usually gets. I must say how impressed I am with the texture of my skin before I even put moisturiser on. I look plumped up and healthy, and my skin does feel great. I definitely would be interested in trying more of the Filorga range to see if I can get any further results. The Hydra-Filler and Sleep & Peel are definitely going on my wishlist!
Have you tried any Filorga products?
*Thank you to Philippe from Farmaline for letting me try this great product.