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French skincare company Typology Paris is a relatively new brand, its credentials though are impeccable because it was created by Ning Li, one of the co-founders of furniture company Made. His ethos for Typology is similar, luxury at an affordable price.

Typology’s range of products is extensive, with everything from moisturisers to hair care to makeup and perfume, with the emphasis firmly on skincare concerns.

This is yet another small business adopting the relatively new ethos of sustainable packaging and meticulously sourced, natural as possible, ingredients.

It makes you wonder when the big boy brands are going to follow suit. Less plastic and fewer ingredients is the way forward now, this is how these small brands are edging in on the competition.

Typology was born from a mission: to demystify skincare with simple, straight-talking transparency. We make naturally active, effective and sustainable skincare in France.

Our philosophy is not to add anything to our products to make them stand out; instead, we pare them back and distil each formula down to the most essential, naturally active ingredients.

Our formulas are simple, considered and effective. Provenance is important to us, so you’ll always know where our ingredients come from. And we’ll even show you how to create your own skincare formulations along the way.

All formulations are 100% French. Our partner laboratories in Bergerac, Aix en Provence and Compiègne work with us to put their French skincare heritage to good use.

I was invited to take their online skin diagnostic test to create my own comprehensive skincare regimen. My top three concerns are redness, undereye darkness and fine lines.

These are the nine products that were recommended to form a routine for my skincare needs and were sent out to me. If I had to purchase them myself the cost would be £143.20.

It’s a lot of skincare, but what appeals to me is that you only need to use a few drops of serum or a dab of moisturiser.

I’ve not really followed a proper skincare routine before. I swap out products all the time because I have so many of them and like you, I assume, keep buying more!

TYPOLOGY PARIS SKINCARE

MORNING

FOR UNDER-EYE BAGS / DARK CIRCLES
Hydrolate — Organic Cornflower 100ml | £9.40

Hydrolate obtained by steam distillation of organic cornflowers.

To relieve congestion and puffiness around your eyes.

Hydrolate — Organic Cornflower

HOW TO USE

  • When waking up, leave a soaked cotton pad onto your eyelids for a few minutes.
  • Store in a cool place for more efficiency.

FOR REDNESS DUE TO MICROVESSEL DILATION
Unifying Serum  — 12% Niacinamide 30ml | £23.70

Works to reduce imperfections and soothes the redness caused by these blemishes. At the same time, this serum smoothes and refines skin texture.

Unifying Serum  — 12% Niacinamide

HOW TO USE

  • Apply 3 to 4 drops to clean, dry skin each morning and evening.
  • Gently massage into face and neck in circular motions.
  • For optimal results, we recommend using this serum consistently for at least four weeks.

FOR WRINKLES / FINE LINES
Eye Contour Serum — 3% Q10 + Macadamia oil 15ml | £17.10

An eye serum highly concentrated in Q10 – a coenzyme that works to delay and reduce first wrinkles and fine lines.

Eye Contour Serum — 3% Q10 + Macadamia oil

HOW TO USE

  • Apply 2 to 3 drops of Q10 serum under the eyes in the morning and evening.
  • Gently massage the eye contour in circular motions, including around any visible wrinkles at the corner of the eyes known as crow’s feet.
  • Leave serum to fully absorb before applying your daily moisturiser.

FOR YOUR SKIN VE(•)
9-Ingredient Face Moisturiser 50ml | £18.20

A minimalist, fragrance-free moisturiser with a lightweight, non-greasy texture.
Dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin.

9-Ingredient Face Moisturiser 50ml

HOW TO USE

  • Apply a small dab of moisturiser to clean skin each morning and evening, after your serum.
  • Massage gently in circular movements until the cream has fully penetrated the skin.

EVENING

FOR YOUR SKIN VE(•)
7-Ingredient Micellar Water  200ml | £11.60

Our micellar water’s minimalist, fragrance-free formula is even suitable for sensitive skin.

7-Ingredient Micellar Water

HOW TO USE

  • Apply to a cotton pad and cleanse face until makeup disappears completely.
  • You can also add a small amount of micellar water to your hands to massage your face.

FOR YOUR SKIN VE(•)
Hydrating Cleansing Bar With Palmarosa 100g | £9.90

A hydrating face and body soap with 8% fatty acids. Handcrafted in France. 100% naturally derived ingredients.

Palmarosa, Lemongrass + Exotic Verbena Essential Oils.

Hydrating Cleansing Bar With Palmarosa

BENEFITS

  • Organic palmarosa essential oil: promotes skin regeneration.
  • Organic exotic verbena essential oil: cleanses and purifies the skin.
  • Organic lemongrass essential oil: adds its fresh citrus scent.

FOR WRINKLES / FINE LINES AND YOUR SKIN VE(•)
Plumping Serum — 3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5 30ml | £21.90

An active-rich serum to rehydrate and plump parched skin.

Plumping Serum — 3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5

HOW TO USE

  • Apply 3 to 4 drops to clean, dry skin each morning and evening.
  • Gently massage into the face and neck in circular motions, follow with your usual moisturiser.
  • You can also mix a few drops of your serum into a small amount of your face cream in the palm of your hand before applying.
  • For optimal results, we recommend consistent use for at least four weeks.

FOR YOUR SKIN VE(•)
Macerated Oil — Organic Carrot 30ml | £9.90

A carrot-infused oil to boost radiance for a healthy summer-like glow. Organically grown dried carrot roots macerated in organic sunflower oil.

Macerated Oil — Organic Carrot

HOW TO USE

  • Apply a few drops on a clean, dry face and neck in your morning and evening routines.
  • Since botanical oils are sensitive to oxidation, we recommend you store them away from heat and light in their airtight amber bottle.

For its antioxidant properties that activate a healthy glow and help fight against skin ageing.

Massage 3-4 drops onto your face and neck.

FOR UNDER-EYE BAGS / DARK CIRCLES
Eye Serum — 5% Caffeine + 5% Niacinamide 30ml | £21.50

Concentrated in decongesting actives to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags for a more luminous look.

Eye Serum — 5% Caffeine + 5% Niacinamide 30ml

HOW TO USE

  • 1 drop under each eye – gently massage your eye contour area in circular motions.

I’m very pleased to see Typology’s famous 9-Ingredient Face Moisturiser included, as it’s a runaway bestseller, along with Unifying Serum 12% Niacinamide for redness and texture concerns. By the way, how many ingredients does your moisturiser have?

I can’t start my personalised routine until I’m back from my holiday. I need to finish up a product I’m testing, but mainly I want something fun to look forward to as we exit summer and begin dreary old September.

However, I will be popping the cleansing bar into my luggage to scent my clothes, the fragrance is gorgeous, lemony without being over lemony – I should write descriptions for a living really.

I’ll update when every product is used up and will give my verdict.

WEBSITE

Typology Paris.

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