Hey guys! I wanted to show you some PR I received from the French Brand Typology as they have recently launched in the UK (they do also ship to other countries).
Their products are made in France and are Vegan as well as Cruelty Free and are Ethically sourced.
The founder Ning Li wanted to create a very basic, raw Skincare brand. It focuses on simpleness and transparancy. where the product ingredients are short and too the point! I also like that the most of , if not all the packaging is recyclable. For example, they use aluminum, glass and recyclable plastic and also try to keep packages flat and small to reduce their carbon footprint. I just think it’s a nice touch.
The ingredients are sourced from sustainable farms using gentle extraction techniques.
YOUTUBE VIDEO: I show swatches and give my thoughts on the products!
I also explain a bit about my Patreon page and what I plan on doing with it in the future.
- I like that the packaging looks so chique and minimalist (my sister equated this to the kind of fancy products you get at a hotel bathroom which I agree with!).
- I appreciate that they do give explanations to each key ingredient used, and I learnt a few new things about ingredients myself!
Not included in the video, but I was also sent a little tote pouch which I believe one can receive if they spend over a certain amount. I love these kinds of things because 1. they’re made from recyclable material and 2. I use pouches a lot.
These Perfume samples all smelt really nice but I think I prefer the Cedre / Jasmin Sample box.
Contains 8% super fats. Crafted in France, this soap contains Coconut, olive and sunflower oils as well as shea butter. So it’s a fatty-fat derived soap bar. This can be used both on the face and the body. This product is also vegan.
Because this product was made using Cold Sponification, this apparently means that the high superfats content (8%) means this is softer and more nourishing than regular hand soaps.
This should be suitable for all skin types (although I wouldn’t personally recommend for oily skins)
I have yet to try this, but it did smell like lemon when opening the pack. I would use this as a body soap and not a face soap personally.
- 7-ingredient Micellar Water : LINK HERE
£11.80 for 100ml
This is fragrance-free and should be suitable for sensitive skin.
This contains Glycerin and the surfactant is Poloxamer 184 (to remove makeup particles). This is a pH balanced formula to reduce the chance of irritation from the skin. Personally I would still wash any micellar water off my face and not leave it on the skin, but I like that the formula itself tries to irritate as little as possible while removing makeup effectively.
- Soothing Toner 7% Niacinamide : LINK
£17.80 for 200ml
This toner aims to soothe redness and inflammation (as well as reduce imperfections and balance the complexion). It contains Rose Centifolia Hydrolate (Rose water) and Probiotics to help balance the skin’s microflora.
Centifolia Rose Hydrolate – apparently suitable for sensitive skins as well as all skin types. Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is the Probiotic – helps promote skin renewal (exfoliation).You do need to shake before use, and apply before serums. This toner is supposed to help restore the skin’s pH to it’s regular pH after cleansing. so it’s all about removing the limestone and mineral residues present in tap water during cleansing. However this does contain citronellol (I’m not a fan of the scent). Also this is extremely
It does have that Rose-water type scent. I know some people are allergic or get reactions to rose water, but I like the addition of probiotics (reminds me of fermented korean essences), and of course who doesn’t like Niacinamide? I appreciate the ingredient list isn’t long.
This is used to revive the complexion’s radiance and regenerate the skin. So this is supposed to help with one’s complexion. Apparently this can be applied undiluted and sweeping the face with a cotton pad morning and evening onto clean skin before the rest of one’s routine.
pH 3-6 (I guess it depends if you apply diluted or undiluted. It is a colourless liquid that smells of orange blossom – this is VERY Strong. Personally if I had to use this i would dilute it to reduce the chance of irritation. Apparently orange blossom is used in aromatherapy to calm and soothe oneself.
This is aimed at mature skins and dry skins.
Also contains citronellol (which I’m not a fan of due to the smell).
It’s a big bottle! But I don’t know how excited I am about this product.
- Hydrating serum 3% Hyaluronic Acid + 2% B5 (Panthenol): LINK
£19.80 for 30ml / £11.80 for 15ml
To me, this is like an alternative to the Ordinary’s HA serum.This hydrates the skin.
You’re supposed to apply it onto clean skin or mix into your cream. And I like that Typology state you should see optimal results in 4 weeks of continual use. Too many products promise instant gratification which to be honest, doesn’t occur for the majority of products.
pH: 4.5-5.5 / Texture – Aqueous Gel / Fragrance Free.
The special added ingredient: Bio-sourced Aquaxyl™ (1%) – ”Increases the natural production of HA in the skin’s keratinocytes (cells and fibroblasts which help make up the skin’s barrier).” – I thought this was interesting to mention, so it’s not just a regular HA serum but hopes to increase one’s production of HA in the skin.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the texture, however I’m willing to try it and hope that it doesn’t ball up on the skin.
- Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C: LINK
£19.80 for 30ml / £11.80 for 15ml
Vitamin C serum: pH 7 – 7.4 Aqueous Gel Texture and Fragrance free. It is yellow naturally and it doesn’t alter the effectiveness oft he product. Contains 11% Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphtate) – a vitamin C derivative. So it helps brighten the skin and help with skin renewal.
Also contains Albizia Julibrissin Extract (3%), to restore radiance and vitality to the skin (more info on this ingredient is on the website so please follow the link!
- 9-Ingredient Face Moisturiser: LINK
£17.80 for 50ml
Instantly I will say that this doesn’t have fragrance. Initially I was worried I thought this would be a dense formula loaded with shea butter and coconut oil which I’m not a fan of in large quantities to spread all over my face, but I was wrong, it’s a very lightweight texture, very similar to the Inkey List’s Hemp Moisturiser.
I like the packaging, it’s easy to handle and I can squeeze product out easily.
This reminds me of the Krave Beauty Moisturiser in terms of creating a product with as few ingredients as needed. Now this one contains 9: Hyaluronic acid and coconut oil are the main skin nourishing ingredients. This is supposed to be suitable for sensitive skins – I would agree apart from if one has sensitivity to coconut-derived ingredients. I’m interested to see if this is heavy or just right on my skin.
- 9-Ingredient Lip Balm: LINK
£9.80 for 15ml
This is a fragrance-free formula suitable for sensitive skins And aims to reduce tightness and dryness on the lips.
I like the aluminium packaging, I like that it comes with a cap and a nozzle
After opening, I didn’t get any detection of fragrance and when swatching, I was quite surprised! I really thought that this would come out like a paste i.e. like a petroleum jelly or a balm. But to my surprise, the product was coming out almost like an oil. But I quite enjoy the uniqueness of the texture, it actually means it doesn’t just envelop the skin but sinks into and hydrates the lips. And you can see (in the video) when I’m rubbing it in, it does still have that sort of balm/wax-type look.
This contains ingredients like Shea Butter (nourishing), Lemon Extract (not too big of a fan), Castor oil (to soften the lips) and Sunflower Seed oil (to nourish as well).
NOTE: I will be putting up a poll on Patreon for those with access to the Patreon Community – on what product from Typology you would like to see reviewed. Please check out my Patreon HERE
Additionally, there were other products from Typology that also sounded very interesting to me!
- Woman Periodic Serums (4 serums to meet the needs of each of the 4 weeks of your menstrual cycle) – Set of 4 serums x30ml for £44.90 – this sounds interesting – I didn’t think skincare could or would be needed to be altered to enhance the skin during one’s menstrual cycle.
- Blemish Serum 1% Bakuchiol £14.80 for 15ml – for oily, acne prone skin. I would spot treat with this.
- Teeth Freshening & Brightening Gel Activated Charcoal 2% – 15ml for £11.80 – interesting! I think this is a teeth whitener but instead of it being charcoal powder (which is a mess to use), this is in a gel format.
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.