Fenty Skin: Worth the Wait?

Yes, I signed up for early access to order Fenty Skin on a day before it was available to all. At the stroke of midnight I placed my order for the entire set. In less than a week I received my order. If I’m being totally honest, I had moderate expectations as to how the products would perform because as a skincare enthusiast, I have a pretty extensive and effective daytime and nighttime routine and didn’t quite figure out how I would e able to accurately review the products, but I knew I had to try them. When a makeup brand dives into skincare it can be a tricky thing and as someone who works in corporate beauty, I know that this could be a solid launch or a complete flop. I’ll dive into how I think that this launch compares to similar launches in the entry prestige price point category.

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Because skincare is pretty hard to review with after only two weeks of use, so I came up with some criteria so that I can give you an complete review specifically as to whether or not this was a solid launch. The things that I will be focusing on are:

  • Claims
  • Performance
  • Packaging
  • Pricing

So let’s dive in.

Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser

What it claims to be: A 2-in-1 makeup remover and cleanser that doesn’t stop the skin.

Main ingredient callouts: Barbados Cherry (Vitamin C), Ginko Biloba (Helps to control excess oil), and Green Tea (antioxidant)

Packaging: Travel-friendly twist top squeeze tube

Price: $25/4.9 fl. oz/145 ml

Verdict: The ingredients are great and basically give you what you want in a cleanser. It’s not’s stripping or drying but does have a fragrance. If you are sensitive to fragrance, this might not be for you. As a makeup-remover I wouldn’t follow the directions as stated on the tube. It is effective to use a little water in the palm of your hands with the cleanser and then apply it to your face. You will have to massage in for about two minutes making sure that you are getting into the hairline to ensure all makeup is removed. I found that I spent the same amount of time that I would spend with my usual double-cleanse routine. I really like the packaging and whenever we get to travel again, this would be a good cleanser to bring with you. For the price point you get a decent amount of product and a little goes a long way.

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum

What it claims to be: A toner-serum combo that minimizes the appearance of pores, improves dark spots, brightens, smooths and controls shine without stripping the skin.

Main Ingredient callouts: Barbados Cherry (Vitamin C to brighten), Niacinamide (to fade dark spots) and Cactus Flower to hydrate, and Australian lemon myrtle & witch hazel water to control oil and minimize the appearance of pores.

Packaging: Twist top squeeze bottle

Pricing: $28/5 fl. oz./150 ml

Verdict; As someone with combo-oily skin, this is a great product. In my opinion, this is an essence. This does have fragrance, but it is not as noticeable as the the cleanser. Normally, I would follow up with a hydrating serum but because I wanted to use this skincare line up on it’s own. I didn’t follow up with my usual serums. What I did find is that my pores did appear minimized and I loved how quickly it absorbed into the skin. This is a product with which you will have to layer with a moisturizer. It smooths and preps the skin for your next product and for someone with combo-oily or oily skin, you will enjoy this product.

Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

What it claims to be: A lightweight, hydrating moisturizer with a universal SPF 30 suitable for all all skin types and skin tones.

Main Ingredient callouts: Niacinamide to fade dark spots, even skin tone and control shine. Hyaluronic acid and to hydrate, and Kalahari melon rich in antioxidants.

Packaging: Sleek refillable packaging

Price: $35/1.7 fl. oz./50 ml

The verdict: I generally like my SPF as a separate step and when I use a moisturizer that has SPF in it I use almost triple the amount of moisturizer I would normally use just to make sure that I have full sun protection. So that’s what I did. It took a little longer to rub in and when it was absorbed it was completely invisible and despite the fact that I used double of what I would use because it has SPF it did not leave my skin greasy of feeling like their was a film on my face. The only downside about this moisturizer is that it doesn’t make sense to use this moisturizer at night because it’s a waste of SPF. I’m pretty sure that the Fenty team is working on a non SPF moisturizer that can be used at night and I’m going to try it because that’s what we do here. The moisturizer delivers on all of its claims so that what really matters.

So was this a solid launch? Yes, very much so. That being said, currently this is a skincare line that suits a demographic that skews a little younger (under 30), who have no major skin concerns however want to get into the skincare game. If you’re not a fan of fragranced skincare, this might not be the line for you. If you want a quick skincare routine, then this is it. All products claim to be 2-in-1 so if you are in a rush you can nail the basics in 3 easy steps. Would I repurchase? I would but it would most likely be the Fat Water Toner Serum because I double cleanse and SPF is separate step for me. I will continue to use this however I will start incorporating my target serums and see how it works with them. I’m also intrigued as to what products the brand will launch next and I’ll be here to try it and report back.

Have you tried Fenty Skin or was thinking about it. Hopefully, this post gave you some insight about the products. Fenty Skin is sold exclusively on fentybeauty.com.



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