Skincare Saturday – @FreshBeauty Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

April 18, 2020

My skincare routine has definitely seen an uptick in intensity since I started blogging, but one item I never seemed to have an interest in purchasing to incorporate was essence. Thankfully, when I won @carrieannekv’s giveaway, included was the @freshbeauty Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence ($32 for 1.6 ounces, $68 for 5 ounces and $99 for 8.4 ounces – and it seemed like a sign that it was a type of product I should test out!

What it claims:

🔘 The powerhouse essence increases the appearance of luminosity, fades fine lines, improves elasticity, smooths the look of skin texture, supports healthier skin tone, and hydrates for up to 24 hours with hyaluronic acid

🔘 The star is kombucha, a fermented sweet black tea that targets the visible effects of wrinkle-causing pollution and free radicals

🔘 97% of testers said it immediately smoothed the look of fine lines

🔘 98% reported it immediately refined the look of pores

🔘 98% noticed it improved skin elasticity

My experience:

🔘 I have used this for two (2) weeks, both morning and night.

🔘 I apply it after toner, before eye cream, serum and moisturizer.

🔘 I pour a couple of drops into the palm of my hand and press it into my skin. Once you get used to the dropper, it’s easy to not use too much.

👍🏻 I wouldn’t have thought that something so thin and water-like could provide my skin so much hydration, but it definitely gives the feeling of plump, moisturized skin immediately after application.

My verdict?

Much to my surprise, I think I really like essences – or at least, I like this essence! The scent makes me feel like I’m at a spa and the hydration I’m experiencing is definitely making my skin happy. Now, I know I need to use it for longer to potentially see all of the benefits it claims to have, but for now, what I’m seeing, I like and, because of that, I would consider repurchasing in the future.

FYI, I receive a small commission when you shop via the link listed above. There is no additional cost to you.

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