Skincare Review: Frank Body Creamy Face Cleanser, Creamy Face Scrub, Glow Mask, and Everyday Face Moisturizer

Aside from body scrubs, Frank Body also wants you to experience #thefrankeffect on your face.

The Creamy Face Cleanser ($18.95) is a vegan and cruelty-free cleanser that aims to remove makeup and impurities. It contains activated charcoal to deep cleanse the skin, coffee seed extract to help fade scars, marshmallow roots to calm redness and irritation, and oils of coconut, grapeseed, and sweet almond to gently break down makeup.

This face cleanser is a runny almost gel-type foaming cleanser that has a faint smell of charcoal. It has a squeaky clean feeling after rinsing. It can remove everyday makeup easily but you would need to do a first cleanse if you’re wearing long-wearing or waterproof makeup. What I like is that even though it can strip the skin of all the dirt and oils, it doesn’t feel tightening or drying. The only not so good thing I can say about this product is that it’s better contained in a pump. The cleanser is too runny that the actual product easily spills as soon as I open it.

For fast exfoliation, the Creamy Face Scrub ($21.95) is designed to detoxify pores, fight breakouts, fade scars with the roasted coffee grinds and bamboo and walnut powders. It also has white clay to remove dead skin cells and rosehip oil to brighten and help fade scars.

This face scrub smells and feels like the express-o scrub, like a frapuccino, and the same color as well. It contains tiny granules but they don’t feel scratchy on the skin. Similar to the express-o scrub, this left my skin so smooth and soft, like I just applied a hydrating toner. Even though I am not a fan of face scrubs, I still use this sparingly. I like using this on my nose and chin, the parts of my face that easily gets clogged, for additional detoxification and exfoliation in the middle of the week. Aside from that, I noticed that these also helped smoothen the texture of my nose. This has helped to soften my skin and giving me that much-needed mid-week brightening.

The Glow Mask ($21.95) is a 5-minute natural and cruelty-free hydrating mask that promises to hydrate, reduce puffiness, and provide glowing skin. It uses coffee seed oil to stimulate blood flow, shea and cocoa butters to lock moisture, goji berry extract for its antioxidants, and cranberry and raspberry seed oil to brighten.

This face mask has a runny texture and a milky smell. It doesn’t feel tightening or drying while I leave it for five minutes. The mask just feels really soft and gentle on my skin so sometimes, I leave it on for 20 minutes to relax. For me, that’s when I get the results I want. My skin instantly feels moisturized without feeling tacky, firm without feeling tight, and bouncy without feeling like there’s product sitting on top of my face. This is best suited for normal or dry skin types.

To top these all off, the Everyday Face Moisturizer ($21.95) claims to plump, tone, and smooth the skin with arabica seed oil, cocoa and shea butters, and coconut, grapeseed, and sweet almond oils. This moisturizer comes in a handy white and pink squeeze tube and comes out with a milky white texture.

The combination of natural ingredients contributes to its distinctly natural, nutty, and caffeinated smell. It feels creamy and lightweight but not lightweight enough for me to use in the morning. For my oily skin, this is best used at night. I noticed how it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. I saw improvements just a few days of continued use.

I honestly don’t have really bad things to say about Frank Body. Their products are well-made, gentle, and effective. My favorites, the Creamy Face Cleanser and the Creamy Face Scrub, have textures are usually made for products targeted to dry and normal skin types but it worked on my oily skin. Though I needed my actives to fade scars, their products are also simple and are meant for people on-the-go as their products deliver instant brightening, softening, and glowing results to the skin.

These products were provided by @frankbod. Available at frankbody.com

Skincare Review: Bliss Mint Chip Mania, Mighty Marshmallow, and In The Honey

Been playing around with these Bliss masks for a couple of weeks now and I’m having fun!

So, confession first. I love love, LOVE mint everything. It’s no surprise that I would love the Mint Chip Mania ($15).

Opening the tub is just heaven for me because it smells like everything I dreamed it would. This mask promises to hydrate, soothe, and calm with shea butter, aloe vera, peppermint leaf extract, and bentonite. It has tiny bits that still feels gentle on the skin. This is good for days where you need to relax and if you are in the mood for some mild exfoliation. It feels creamy and hydrating as well and smelling mint as it dries is everything for me.

A vegan whipped mask, the Mighty Marshmallow ($15) aims to brighten and hydrate the skin using marshmallow root extract, vitamin c, olive leaf extract, oils of lime, lemon, pine, and eucalyptus, and zinc PCA.

This is creamier than Mint Chip Mania, which I didn’t mind. I love how nourishing it feels on my skin even as it dries. It does provide instant brightening but I would have to use this more to see its effects on discoloration. I have used this in the middle of the week to counter dull skin and it has proven itself on that part, though.

A first moisturizing mask for me, the In the Honey ($15) claims to moisturize, hydrate, soften, and smooth the skin with acacia honey, honey extract, propolis extract, squalene, cocoa seed extract, and lavender oil.

This mask honestly surprised me. It applies like a jelly sleeping mask and doesn’t completely dry. I thought it would be difficult to remove and it would leave a film on the skin but it did none of those things. After rinsing and drying my face, I would only feel plump, soft, and smooth skin. Like I just applied a lightweight moisturizer. There is no tackiness, no oiliness, and no residue. It’s amazing.

Honestly, I have yet to try a bad Bliss product. For the price and the result, all these masks work feel gentle on the skin and work as promised. The Mint Chip Mania can work to detoxify even dry and normal skin while In The Honey, despite the term moisturizing calling those with dry skin, can work even for those with oily skin.

These products are also cruelty-free and are made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, DMDM hydantoin, urea, petrolatum, mineral oil, formaldehyde, and DEA/TEA/MEA/ETA.

The Bliss Mint Chip Mania, Mighty Marshmallow, and In The Honey were provided by @bliss. Available at blissworld.com

Cult Favorite: Radiance Transforming Mask

Recently, I have been into hydrating and moisturizing masks so I was excited when Eve Lom gifted me the Radiance Transforming Mask.

Described as an intensive treatment, the mask promises to reawaken and reveal skin that looks renewed, supple, and radiant. It can be used as an overnight mask to hydrate the skin for up to 72 hours, or for 30 minutes for a 6-hour hydration. It contains lime pearl caviar to exfoliate, hemp seed oil to moisturize, microalgae extract for it antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, lipoanimated plant-derived active to combat wrinkles, ectoin to protect, magnesium/zinc/copper complex to stimulate cell metabolism, abyssinian oil to condition, sunflower seed oil and rosemary leaf extract to soothe and smooth, bulgarian rose otto essential oil for fragrance.

This #facemask has a gel-like texture that’s easy to apply with a spatula. It smells citrusy and feels warm on the skin as you massage it. Now, this is meant to be used for when you’re prepared to do a long routine as you need the mask for at least 30 minutes. I didn’t mind though. That’s honestly just one episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Amazingly enough, it’s easy to rinse. It emulsifies to a light milky consistency and leaves the skin radiant and soft. I use this twice a week for a boost of hydration and radiance. I also use this once a week as a sleeping mask as my skin can easily feel dehydrated and wake up with soft and bright skin afterward.

This is is honestly a luxurious product and more of a treat yourself purchase. Go for it if your skin intensely needs brightening and hydration.

The Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask was provided by @eve_lom @spacenkusa and #OctolyFamily. Available $90 at spacenk.com

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