I’m still a bit of a skeptic when it comes to facial essences. I know they are suppose to be amazing, allowing all your other skincare to penetrate deeper into the skin. To be honest, it’s another step to my routine and while I love skincare, I also can be lazy. When I don’t see a difference right away, it’s hard for me to commit to a product or a step in my routine. When Fresh announced they would be launching a facial essence, I was excited and reserved. After testing the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence (from here on out referred to as black tea facial essence; what’s with the crazy long name?) for a few months, I am happy to report, I love it.
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FRESH BLACK TEA KOMBUCHA FACIAL ESSENCE REVIEW
The original launch is a 5 oz. $68 USD. Since then they have launched a larger bottle at 250 ml. $99 USD and I’m excited to announce there will be a travel friendly size soon!
WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO
The kombucha essence is said to be a potent age-delay essence, powered by kombucha, that protects your skin with antioxidants, enhances luminosity, softens the look of fine lines, and replenishes moisture. Sounds amazing right?
WHAT I NOTICED
After a few days I did notice my skin to be softer, plumper, and more hydrated. All of which minimized the appearance of fine lines and pores. Remember dehydrated skin shows everything! With continued use, I also noticed a brightness to my complexion. With most essences I do feel hydration increased, but with this one I noticed it working incredibly well with my other skincare products ( a lot of them). I love when a product works well with my current routine.
Do I think you’ll see a huge difference right away? No. I still believe essences are a product category that you don’t really notice until it’s gone. When I was traveling, I did not bring this with me (because the packaging is just not practical, yay for travel size soon!) and I did see my skin change in texture and noticed my pores were more noticeable.
Will I continue to use this? Yes, I really enjoy this step in my skincare routine day and night because it’s refreshing. It takes a second more and I do see a slight change.
Do I think it’s a must have holy grail product, that depends on your needs. I do think if it was between an essence or a good serum, vitamin c, moisturizer, or SPF product, you should go with the latter. Essences are a luxury to me not a necessity.
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HOW I USE THE FRESH BLACK TEA KOMBUCHA FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE
- Serum/ Treatments
- Moisturizer (SPF during daytime)
What are your thoughts on essences? Do you have any recommendations? Share in the comments.