Phytomer Cyfolia Skincare

phytomer skincare products

#Gifted Anyone who loves skincare will know just how well the French do it (I mean, how exciting is a trip to a classic French pharmacy), French Skincare always seem to deliver results, and rarely are the products expensive!

I have been trying out a new (to me) French skincare brand called Phytomer which is almost 50 years old (3 generations of the same family) and still produced in Brittany, the stunning bay of Saint-Malo. I am so impressed, not only with the trio of products I have been testing, but also with their ethos of using high quality, local ingredients that are not harmful for the sea.

‘At PHYTOMER, we promote eco-friendly cosmetics that use locally-sourced ingredients from Brittany, with respect for both the sea and the marine farmers who supply us. In our research department, we develop production methods with low environmental impact at every step.’

Phytomer Cleanser Skincare

I have been using three products from their quite newly released, Cyfolia collection. These products centre around one wonderful ingredient, organic Cyfolia algae, which is native to Brittany, France. This collection is vegan, certified organic and contains all-natural formulas that are manufactured in the Phytomer laboratories in France, it really is science lead skincare at its finest.

There are 5 products in this Cyfolia collection, from cleansing, exfoliating and toning right through to a mask and an incredible moisturiser. So everything you need for a complete skincare regime.

Cyfolia Organic Radiance Cleansing Cream

The backbone of a good skincare routine has to be a cleanser. It is the product that washes away makeup, dead skin, environmental aggressors and the dirt of the day, The starting point for the rest of your routine. I love trying out new cleansers, especially cream or balm ones. This one from Phytomer is a classic rich cream cleanser, that feels gentle on the skin. Its hero point for me were that it breaks down makeup well, so many cream cleansers fall short at this. As well as the wonderful marine ingredients (listed below) It also contains,

‘Vegetal accord of aloe vera, rose, and cedarwood enhanced by a spice accord formulated with pink peppercorns’

All in all it’s gentle, leaves skin very soft, clean, less oily and looking refreshed. A good daily cleanser, or a wonderful second cleanse if you wear heavy makeup.

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Cyfolia Organic Radiance Exfoliating Cream

I love how good my skin felt after using this exfoliator for even a week. The natural and gentle argan kernel and pomegranate seed particles make extremely effective scrubbies, whilst the creamy texture makes it easy to massage in to the skin. Removing all the dead, dry skin, helping to unclog pores and smooth out your complexion, to reveal a natural radiant glow.

I have been using this exfoliator a couple of times a week, and that has helped to stop my skin looking dull and textured. it is a great skincare step to included in your routine if you’re looking for smoother, brighter, balanced skin, give it a go!

Radiance Hydra-Comforting Cream

I found this moisturiser to have a rich creamy texture, that leaves the skin velvety to the touch and not greasy. It delivers hydration without having that heavy feeling on the skin, it smooths out the skin which means my makeup looks great on top! Think hydrating, luminous, calm skin. A great product to complete your skincare routine.

The marine specific ingredients included in this collection.

Organic Cyfolia Algae – Native to Brittany: Leaves complexion luminous and radiant once more.

Organic Orange Water – Native to Italy: Source of vitamin C and radiance.

OLIGOMER – Native to France: Stimulates cell vitality to leave skin remineralized, strengthened, healthier and better equipped to combat damaging outside factors.

Organic Immortelle – Native to France: Soothes and relieves skin.

Organic Vegetal Oils: Sunflower – Native to France – Sesame – Native to Africa: gently removes make-up for a softer, more supple and perfectly-nourished skin.

phytomer beauty by the sea

If you want to discover more about Phytomer and their wide range of skincare, body care and spa treatments, be sure to visit them at

*This post contains PR Samples

My Introduction to Decleor Skincare

Decleor Skincare

Decleor Skincare

Decleor Prolagene Lift Collection

I have been trying out this Decleor Lift & Fill Wrinkle Mask* from their Prolagene range, it’s a mask more suitable to Mature Skin or for those of us that are seeing more lines and wrinkles appearing. It is for specifically targeting deep facial wrinkles, firming those areas and making them appear plumper.

This Prolagene Lift range is based on three active ingredients,

Iris Essential Oil  (boosts skins elasticity // L-PROLINE Complex (amino acid for lifting and reshaping) // Hyaluronic Acids (plumping)

Together these drip feed a blend of highly concentrated active ingredients offering immediate hydration and instantly smoother skin. Along with the instant effects, this also has long-lasting effects due to the Lifting Filler that combined with the L-PROLINE Complex encourages intercellular communication to plump up wrinkles.

Decleor Skincare


This has a gel-cream formula that is absorbed quickly into the skin & is suitable for all skin types, my skin is generally quite Oily but is also dehydrated around my eyes. I used this as directed twice a week as a targeted wrinkle treatment. I have quite a deep wrinkle around my eyes and around my mouth. I applied a ten pence piece sized amount to those specific areas, I left it for 10 minutes then I massaged what product hadn’t been absorbed into those areas. I like to use this after cleansing and before bed. I see the best results that way.

I think another plus of this mask is the fact you don’t need to wash it off, its fuss-free. You just rub the extra product into your skin. So it is easy to use where-ever you are and if you’re pushed for time.

In terms of results, it was quite remarkable as when I woke from using this the second time the wrinkles around my mouth were visibly reduced and not only that the area looked plump and very smooth, even my husband commented on how plump that area looked. I was very impressed with the results. Going forward and after having used this mask for 7 weeks, I think the results are undeniably good. My skin is looking smoother and my deep set wrinkles have been visibly reduced. My mum who is 56 (hello Linda) was right on this & she bought herself a tube after hearing me going on about it. I can see it visibly reducing her deep-set wrinkles and I’d say her skin is looking plump too.


The packaging is nice and user-friendly, it has a handy pump that dispenses just enough product without being messy or wasteful. The product is lightweight and highly absorbent so no greasy feeling here, but your skin still feels the benefits of it being extremely hydrating. You get 30ml of product and as it is a targeted treatment you barely use any product, I have a feeling this is going to last me at least a year.

So if you’re in your late 30’s + and are looking for a mask that delivers targeted results on not only the first signs of ageing but also deep set wrinkles then I urge you to give this Decleor Prolagene Lift Mask a try. I don’t think I have ever used an at-home mask that’s delivered such reducing and plumping effects. Excuse me whilst I invest in the whole range.

This mask contains no mineral oil and is fragrance-free.

Decleor Prolagene Lift: Lift & Fill Wrinkle Mask* 30ml for £32.00