Brand Focus: Fresh

It's probably quite evident from my posts that Fresh is one of my all time favourite skincare brands. Their products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and most of them are also fragrance-free, which makes them ideal for sensitive skin like mine. They also contain lots of great antioxidants and plant extracts, which are ingredients I always look for in skincare products. I've accumulated quite a few pieces over time, so I thought I would give you a few of my thoughts on these products.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

 I've already mentioned this product here and here, so I won't go into too much detail. The Soy Face Cleanser is actually my favourite cleanser of all time. It's a gel cleanser that's very soothing and calming on the skin. While I like to get this cleanser up to a foam with the use of a foaming net, the product is not stripping or drying at all.  Whenever my skin is freaking out with breakouts, redness, sensitivity, or any other wacky skin problems, I always go back to this cleanser to sort my face out.

Also, not included in this picture is the Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam, which I honestly just forgot I owned at all (my skincare collection is not a small one, and yes my wallet is crying). It comes with a convenient foaming pump, so the product comes out as a foam. The Rose Cleansing Foam basically does the same thing as the Soy Face Cleanser, but I find the Soy Face Cleanser to be more hydrating.  I also find that I go through the Rose Cleansing Foam much faster, because I have to use 3-4 pumps to cover my face and neck. Overall, I would recommend the Soy Face Cleanser over the Rose Cleansing Foam in a heartbeat.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Cream 

This is a daytime moisturizer with the consistency of a clear gel. It's more of a thicker gel due to the presence of silicones, but I personally don't get that matte silicone feeling from this product at all. It's incredibly lightweight on the skin and is very hydrating for a gel, likely due to the presence of ingredients such as rosewater and hyaluronic acid. This is my current go-to morning moisturizer as I find that this moisturizer absorbs quickly and sits well under makeup. The only complaint I have is that there is no way to tell how much product is left in the bottle. Oh well, better keep a back-up just in case.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion

This lotion is another daytime moisturizer offering from Fresh, but has the formula of a very lightweight cream/lotion. If you dislike the feeling of silicone, this might be a better option than the Rose Hydrating Gel Cream. This product contains lots of antioxidant ingredients to fight against free radicals and protect against wrinkles and dark spots. I find that it's not as hydrating as the Rose Hydrating Gel Cream, but definitely looks more luminous on the skin. Not in a really oily or "wet" sort of way, just a soft glow over the skin. I'm not really sure how that happens, but it does make the skin look very pretty. Additionally, the packaging is clear, so you can always see how much product is remaining. Personally, I do prefer to get more hydration, so I opt for the Rose Hydrating Gel Cream, but this moisturizer is also one of my favourites.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

Coming from the same line as the Radiance Lotion, the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is the corresponding night cream. However, the consistency is that of a light cream, so those with dry skin could probably use this during the day time as well. I find that this cream sinks into the skin almost immediately, and I'm not left with that feeling of having a thick layer of moisturizer sitting over my skin. However, in the morning when I wash my face, I can still feel this cream on my skin, meaning it has done a good job to preserve moisture throughout the night. It has a very silky texture, and a subtle, pleasant smell, but there is no fragrance listed in the ingredients. I've actually used the entire pot up and have been scraping the walls trying to get more product out of it (with no success to be honest), which really shows how much I enjoyed this product. I find that this cream really helps to soothe and calm my skin down, and does not aggravate any breakouts. Although the pot packaging is not ideal for hygienic reasons, I would still repurchase, probably in the very near future.

Fresh Rose Face Mask

I did a full review of this mask here, so please take a look if you haven't already. This is a hydrating mask with a jelly texture, with rose petals suspended in the gel. And well, I think it does a great job at hydrating and calming the skin, so what more could you really ask for?

Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask

Another mask offering from Fresh, this is meant to be used overnight. It claims to lighten dark spots, improve uneven skin tone, and brighten skin. The product looks, feels, and smells almost identical to the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream. However, it isn't nearly as hydrating as the face cream. This mask is actually the only product from Fresh that I wasn't immediately impressed by, and I still have my doubts for it. I have many acne scars, so I was really excited when this mask landed in Sephora. Lightening my scars while going to sleep sounded like just about the best thing ever. So far I've only used this mask twice. Along with it not being hydrating enough, I suspect that this mask makes me break out, which makes me very hesitant to keep using it.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

First of all, I just have to say that all the Fresh lip products smell amazing. They have a sweet lemon scent that I just absolutely adore and have to resist biting the lip balm off every time. I imagine it wouldn't taste quite as good as it smells anyway. While I don't find this lip balm to be massively hydrating, it is somehow very perfecting, and sort of smooths over any patches and lines on your lips. Seriously, this stuff just does some sort of magic to make your lips look extra smooth and kissable. Plus, the SPF 15 is always a bonus.

Also not included in this picture is the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion. I'm still testing the product out, so I wanted to give it a bit more time before I talked about it on the blog. Overall, I think Fresh offers skincare products that are very sophisticated and well-formulated. The products are great for sensitive skin, and, apart from maybe the Peony mask, never cause me to break out. If you have yet to try anything from the line, I would definitely recommend them.

Have you tried any Fresh products?

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