I’ve never been exposed to French brand, Filorga but I am happy to say that it’s is one of the best brands I’ve tried in 2018.

I was recently sent a peeling lotion as well as a dreamy face cream, and I am loving both. Here are my thoughts on the brand so far…

Filorga Re-Oxygenating Micro-Peeling Lotion

Chemical exfoliators are my favourite kind of exfoliators because you don’t have to spend time physically scrubbing to get smooth, clear skin. Exfoliating is vital for getting rid of dull and dead skin. When I’m busy and the week runs away from me and I forget, I can see an immediate difference.

I’m a sucker for a good smelling product, and this Re-Oxygenating Micro-Peeling Lotion is divine! It engulfs your senses in its heavenly floral scent. The plastic bottle that houses the liquid is the ultimate in packaging. It dispenses liquid like salon acetone pump bottles, ensuring there is no wastage and screwing off or on of lids. Place your cotton wool pad over the pump and push down either 1 or 2 times. Swipe over your face and et voila! My skin always tingles after application. I only ever use it at night, followed by a moisturiser. If I want a double whammy, I use Kiehl’s Overnight Peel and come the morning, my skin is positively glowing!

This cocktail includes 6 acids at 6% that gently exfoliate and refresh the skin. Glycolic acid to reduce wrinkles, Phytic acid to tackle dark spots, Citric acid for a more even complexion, Salicylic acid to help reduce pores, Mandelic acid for radiance and Gluconolactone, to provide a gentle resurfacing effect. It also contains pure Hyaluronic acid which boosts the synthesis of hyaluronic acid providing skin hydration and an intense plumping action, NCTF – a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, co-enzymes and antioxidants to regenerate the cells for a revitalising effect as well as polysaccharides that stimulate the synthesis of  Cytoglobin which helps to oxygenate and regenerate cells.

I know it’s easy to promote products when you’re being sent them (and you don’t have to fork out your own cash for them) but this bottle lasts really long and is worth it! If you’re new to acid toners, I would say this is a perfect place to start, as it has a low acid content. If you’re an acid toner junkie, give this bad boy a try.

R520 for 150ml available from Edgars, Red Square, Takealot or at a discount here.

Filorga Lift-Structure Day Cream

This day cream is an anti-ageing day cream and claims to firm the look of skin, performing a lifting effect to help redefine the appearance of facial features. Formulated with active ingredients derived from aesthetic procedures, the ultra-lifting moisturiser delivers visible lifting and smoothing action to help re-contour the look of skin, while Plasmatic Lifting Factors® (comprising Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid) work to tighten and plump the appearance of features. With intensive firming properties, it contains a duo of botanical active ingredients to help restore tone and firmness back into the neck and cheekbones.

I generally don’t like face creams – I think they’re boring. I prefer serums, facial oils and gels. But this cream, I actually love. I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t lifted my skin (does it contain ingredients with anti-gravity properties?) but my skin looks plump and hydrated, and feels refreshed and soft. It’s the softest cream I’ve ever used and I love applying it to my skin. My skin loves it and soaks it up. The cream gives an instantly dewy feel and over days my skin looks soothed and a little plumper. It’s genuinely fantastic.

R1100 for 50ml available from Takealot (currently discounted to R1020) here.