Reviews, Skin Care, Splurge Worthy - April 30th, 2014
A dear friend of mine works for the skincare company Fresh, and thanks to him, I’m now really addicted to Fresh’s skincare. Here’s a quick round-up of what I’ve tried and why I love it!
First, the Lotus Eye Gel is excellent. It’s a hydrating eye treatment that reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and signs of fatigue. It really helps! According to their website, lotus flower extract is contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants known to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals. The cucumber fruit extract helps to revive the appearance of tired eyes, and grapeseed polyphenols and jojoba help to protect the skin. It’s pricey, at $48, but totally worth it.
The Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion is a lightweight moisturizer that contains “a hydrating and radiance-boosting blend of seven super-charged ingredients that promote a youthful-looking complexion.” This “Super 7 Complex” consists of lotus flower extract, blue-green algae extract, hibiscus fruit extract, fig fruit extract, vitamins C and E, and vegetable glycerol. Why do I love it? I have oily skin, so I need a lighter moisturizer (or I’m a greasy beast) but I still care about anti-aging. This lotion nicely gets the job done on both accounts. It’s also affordable, at $32, a very reasonable price for a quality moisturizer. I’m in love!
Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask is the newest product I’ve tried. It’s an overnight treatment that should lighten the appearance of dark spots, correct uneven skintone, and significantly brighten the complexion. It’s meant to be applied in the evening after cleansing, in place of a nightly moisturizer. It contains peony and licorice root extracts and vitamin C glucoside, which are proven to reduce and prevent the appearance of dark spots and even skintone. It also has cucumber extract to hydrate and calm the skin. After two uses, I noticed my skin looked really clear and smooth the next morning! I love how easy it is to use. One of the drawbacks to purchasing masks is my laziness at actually using them – after I wash my face at night, I just want to go to bed, not smear on product, sit for 10 minutes, and rinse my face again. These overnight treatments work so much better for me. It’s pricey, but splurge-worthy in my opinion.
Fresh’s products are awesome! I highly recommend the brand. They are doing a great job providing skincare solutions for most skin types and concerns.