BeautyDarphin $50 Luxuries

A couple weeks ago I went to a Darphin launch event for Hydraskin Essential, the newest moisturizer from the ultra luxe brand’s lineup- and the first to be priced at an accessible $50.  While we haven’t had the time to test out the product yet, we do love how performance oriented and luxurious all the products are.  In fact, when TDO Editor Carolyn lived in Seattle more than 5 years ago, she would scour the entire city for Darphin products (a rare find back then) and blow a week’s pay on a new moisturizer or face wash. Needless to say, we have pretty high hopes for Hydraskin Essential.

In the meantime, we wanted to tell you about Darphin’s socially responsible initiative.  In conjunction with the release of Hydraskin Essential, Darphin launched a website called 50 Little Luxuries where they invite readers to share what they would splurge on for $50.  I spent some time reading the submissions and couldn’t agree more that just taking $50 to spend it on yourself of your friends can be such a treat.  Some of my favorite ideas include- taking a cab all over town for a day (and not feeling guilty about it!), getting a professional blowout, and spending time with some friends at a tapas restaurant on a school night.  Darphin encourages you to share your idea through April 21 to enter in the running to win one of 50 Hydraskin Essential prizes or a grand prize- a trip for two to New York City!

What I love about this initiative is that just by entering your submission, you are helping Darphin in their social responsibility campaign.  Darphin sources their ingredients from fair wage farms in Africa, and for every submission, they will donate $2 to the Ideal Providence Farms to purchase school supplies for children in Ghana.  So head on over to share your ideas, and be sure to watch the video featuring our friend Jenn Falik! Also, let us know what your $50 luxury is!

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