Another Fresh dedicated post but I’m excited to continue talking about more products!
So starting off with the… Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence : It is apart of their black tea age delay range but I am loving it for not necessarily the “age delaying” benefits. It provides the skin anti-oxidants (a fave of mine) and anti-polution protection which helps prevent premature signs of aging. It claims to smooth and soften the look of fine lines, refines the appearance of skin and boosts the skins resilience and vitality. I love it because it truly makes my skin brighter, smoother, and boosts the overall look of my skin. The whole point of an essence is to boost hydration and to help following products penetrate the skin better. You should apply your essence after you cleanse and tone but before you apply serums, moisturizer and oil.
–Umbrian Clay Face Mask : In the last Fresh post I talked about the Umbrian Clay Bar, and now the mask. The clay in the mask purifies, balances and clarifies the skin (just like the clay bar) but the mask also has sandalwood oil which helps calm the skin, and chamomile flower and lavender water to further soothe the skin. For me, I find that the mask and the bar are very similar but different. The bar is not as gentle and calming as the face mask because it doesn’t have those extra soothing properties that the face mask does. But the bar is just clay so if you worry about other ingredients, you can’t go wrong with the clay bar. I truly enjoy both products and take both off with warm gauze to re-hydrate the mask for easier removal. Sometimes I’ll even just leave the gauze on from the moment it starts to dry until when I am ready to take it off.
The Creme Ancienne Soft Cream : I love this cream. It is my mini luxury product that truly has helped my skin. I’m only 22 but 1. there is never not a good time to prevent premature aging and 2. use products (even if they are for anti aging) that work for you. period. Since using this cream my texture has improved tremendously. Little texture bumps I had on my skin have diminished, my skin looks more soft and plump. Lines on my face look softer (even expression lines), and it gives my skin this beautiful glow. It is light for my combo oily skin but also hydrates the skin beautifully. I would say this is Fresh’s version of the La Mer soft cream but I haven’t tried that one yet… maybe next I will! The Fresh Creme Ancienne Soft Cream is a whipped version of their Creme Ancienne. I prefer it for my combo oily skin because it just doesn’t feel as heavy. The creme has meadow foam seed oil (a fave and also in Leo Oil) which is a fatty acid that gives the skin serious nourishment. Echinacea extract helps improve the skin’s resilience to environmental aggressors and pollutants and also gives a glow to the skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the skin against free radicals that cause wrinkles and chamomile wax helps decrease dry spots, soften the skin and creates a light moisture veil over the skin to keep your skin at optimum hydration for 24 hours.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream : The ladies at the Fresh counter at Nordstrom recommended this eye cream to me. It is a super light yet hydrating eye cream and I enjoy it. The eye cream mainly is for illuminating the eye area and providing long lasting hydration. At 22 I don’t need a heavy duty anti-aging eye cream that helps reduce fine lines (yet). I’m more in the ballpark of de-puffing, hydrating, illuminating, and helping with any dark circles. I was recommended this as a day eye cream but I currently use it for both day and night. I will probably look at getting something a little heavier during the winder time when my under eyes are way more dry.