My experience with French skincare is limited to Darphin & Payot. I invested in a huge amount of Payot products but unfortunately it never yielded the results I wanted. Now I just stick to their body products.
Back to Sothys, I never paid much attention to the brand until I actually had my facial at 128 Faubourg. After several visits, I signed up for a plan and purchased 3 products listed below and was delighted to receive a trial kit as well. The RRP for the prodcuts are RM800+.
Were they all things wonderful? My answer: The basics were decent but when it comes to the products that should’ve mattered, it didn’t work for me.
- Sothys Normalizing Beauty Milk (trial size x 2)
I liked this. It’s so nice and comfortable against the skin and it has a mildly refreshing sugar / lemongrass scent to it that reminds me of Payot Delicious Scrub. It’s not too oily to rinse off but I still double cleanse because it’s not effective on it’s own in removing makeup and there’s a little bit of residue left on your face if you don’t double cleanse.
- Sothys Normalizing Toner (trial size x 2 )
Nothing bad nor great about this. Scent is too overpowering but hasn’t had any negative effects on my skin and is hydrating
- Sothys Purifying Gel (trial size x 1)
Interesting gel-like texture, I enjoyed using this. A little goes a long way with cery little foam but does a decent job in cleansing the skin, it also doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight.
- Sothys Hydra Matte (trial size x 1)
If I were younger (think early 20s) and had oilier skin, this would have been a star product for me. I used this on top of the serum (item 5 below), it helped make my t-zone less oily, perfect light moisturizer.
- Sothys Hydroptimale THI3 serum (full size – discontinued)
I was told my skin was de-hydrated and needed intense hydration. I used this religiously for 2 months since I ran out of SK-II. It made my skin really oily and my forehead became insanely congested. The oil slick on my t-zone was horrid and was marginally better when I used Hydra Matte on top of the serum as opposed to normal moisturizer. Such a waste to not finish such an expensive product.
- Sothys Active Contour eye cream (full size)
I would have to apply multiple times because the first layer would make the skin around my eyes feel so tight. Not sure if it has anything to do with this but during the 2 months I was using this, I had several people comment on my dark eye circles.
- Sothys Desquacrem (full size)
This is meant to rid your skin of impurities. I use it occasionally in the shower for my face and pits (it makes your pits fairer apparently). It’s easy enough to use and comforting against the skin but I haven’t seen any results from this, definitely nothing similar to those great reviews this product has received on MUA. I prefer my purifying balm from Darphin.