I first heard about St. Dalfour when I got scammed years ago. Sounds nega right? 🙂 Anyway, that time, St. Dalfour cream was already distributed by few dermatologists in select areas. It was not even visible online through online shops.
Then one day I saw the clean, and I mean really clean, faces of my colleagues. They look fair, spotless, and looked even younger. One of them offered me this St. Dalfour which I immediately purchased thinking that it will be a good moisturizer or even a make up base.
At first use, I didn’t like its greasy after feel. The smell/scent wasn’t so good, as well. The product’s texture looked OK but when I examined the bottle, I noticed some words spelled erroneously on its label. For instance, the word wrinkles, was spelled as “wringkles”. Here’s one photo taken from Kokoshop Evangeline Sienes Pangalawa shop to clearly show you what I mean:
I immediately stopped using the product and since then on some spots grew along my chin area and on my left right cheek. The marks appear reddish then brownish which look more like “pekas”. I worried about it so much and the stress made the blemishes more visible even on my photos. The usual pinkish glow given by my derma’s topical solutions faded and was replaced by a lifeless, pale, with spots along cheek and chin area look 😦 I would usually use various face powder just to hide the blemishes/pekas. See photo below with marks showing where the blemishes are:
Then one night, while browsing through my Facebook News Feed, I saw a post about Authentic St. Dalfour. I got curious and browsed through the shop’s album and through there I saw an album showing photos that compare fake from authentic St. Dalfour. One of the photos is the one posted above and the photo below shows the content of the fake St. Dalfour — Exactly what I initially purchased!
And here’s a photo showing the content of the original St. Dalfour (photo courtesy of Kokoshop Evangeline Sienes Pangalawa shop). The content appears smooth in the photo but in actual, it has a bead-like texture, but doesn’t feel greasy when applied to your face.
Here are some characteristics of the fake St. Dalfour in case you are interested:
- strange scent — wood-like to rust-like scent
- label show “wringkles”
- company logo on label doesn’t show smooth edges/curves
- content’s texture is fluffy forming pore-like shapes perhaps due to the presence of too much air
Authentic St. Dalfour on the other hand, has
- sandalwood scent
- all words correctly spelled on the label
- company logo is printed smoothly
- content is not fluffly (even to bead-like texture)
- when stored in cool areas the content shows even texture, but when exposed to humid/slightly hot areas its oily component shows up
I don’t mean to be harsh on the other person who sold me the fake one. I assume he/she didn’t know that what he/she offered to me was fake.
Desperate to have the “scars” on my face covered and cured before I visit my derma, I bought a bottle of St. Dalfour from Kokoshop Evangeline Sienes Pangalawa. I knew her before because of one instance involving our respective friends. With all my trust I deposited the payment and the owner was even kind enough to offer it to me at free shipping. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant, scared, in doubt. St. Dalfour is known to be a bit expensive as a face cream. But she gave it to me at a lower price plus free shipping. Still, I continued with the transaction.
Upon receipt of the item I immediately checked the labels, the bottle, the logo, and the content. Everything was different from my previous bottle. This one must be for real. So I used it right away without even knowing that what I purchased was the “night cream” only. Few days after, and I mean 3-5 days, the pekas are gone. I noticed that my pores got tighter. I was even confident not to wear heavy foundation, powder, make up, etc most of the time. My skin felt clean. On pictures, it looked clean, with a slight pinkish glow, and the pekas eventually faded away. Here’s one most recent photo showing my face with no make up at all:
In the photo, I used only the St. Dalfour sunblock cream spf 90 (photo below) with baby (loose) powder for a matte finish. As you can see the marks are now very very less obvious. Very small portion along the cheek area is still present but continues to fade away. And the marks along the chin area are all gone, too. Take note that this unedited and non-photoshopped picture was taken under broad daylight and zoomed so as to show all details.
At present, I no longer worry about oily skin, keeping too many foundation and pressed powder, plus I don’t spend much on putting whatever it is that I can use on my face to hide the blemishes. That surely is a daily time-saver 🙂
Here’s a photo of the St. Dalfour Sunblock Cream SPF 90
I accept the fact that I don’t hold that so called rare beauty…exactly the very reason why I’m particular with my skin…because I can’t imagine what will I look like if I have a not-so-beautiful skin that complements my not-so-beautiful looks. Saklap naman nun 😥
Anyways, for those who are interested in buying authentic St. Dalfour, I highly recommend the following:
1. buy the Sunblock for day use
2. buy the cream for night use
3. buy only Authentic so buy only from Kokoshop Evangeline Sienes Pangalawa – hers is the best offer you’ll ever receive for AUTHENTIC St. Dalfour products