You can count me in for literally anything that Rihanna graces with her golden touch, from her music to her super successful makeup with Fenty Beauty. So when I heard that she was launching a new skin-care line, appropriately titled Fenty Skin, I was so excited to try it.
The skin care line, which officially launched to the public on July 31, goes hand and hand with Fenty Beauty. The makeup brand was one of the first truly inclusive beauty brands that actually included shades for pretty much everyone. So naturally, Fenty Skin had big shoes to follow.
If you know me, you know I love pretty much anything that is stylish and aesthetically pleasing and Fenty Skin will look super sleek in your bathroom. The products feature an understated packaging with a muted purplish-gray hue. The best part about the design? Each product is designed with either a twist or pump top which means you don’t have to worry about losing a cap again.
Okay, not let’s get to the products!
The Total Cleans’r Remove It All Cleanser is a two-in-one wash that breaks down and removes makeup, along with dirt and oil. Its mess-free twist top disperses an even squeeze of product that prevents me from using too much when I wash my face. I only need to combine about a pea-size amount with water to quickly work up a lather that coats my entire face. I tested the product with and without makeup, and my skin felt exactly the way you hope to feel after a good cleanse—squeaky clean and happy. The Total Cleans’r Remove It All Cleanser hasn’t left me with a zit yet and doesn’t make my skin feel stripped or tight once it’s rinsed off, which are two of the most important aspects of a cleanser for me and my combination skin. It also smells so good, thanks to the inclusion of Barbados cherry, a fruit from the star’s native country.
When I first read the name of this product, Fat Water, I didn’t believe it would actually be as lightweight as it is, but its consistency really is just like water. Fat Water is a refreshing second step in the Fenty skin-care routine, and I really enjoy pressing it into my skin after squeezing a few drops into the palm of my cupped hand. At first glance the serum appears to have a peachy tone, but out of the bottle, it’s totally clear. Although it’s packed with ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C (by way of Barbados cherry), it doesn’t feel sticky on my hands or face once it’s applied, unlike other serums I’ve used. This one glides across my skin with little effort and absorbs super quickly. I think it’ll take a few more weeks of testing to be 100 percent sure, but I’ve noticed a slight improvement so far in the appearance of my existing dark spots, and the brightness of my overall complexion. You guys, she’s glowing!
Of all the products in the Fenty Skin collection, the oil-free Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is probably the closest to my heart, since I live for a good moisturizer sunscreen combo. As a woman of color, I already knew that Rihanna would be hyper-aware of the unsightly white sunscreen cast often left behind on darker skin tones. The Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen starts off with a pinkish tone in the palm of my hand—usually two to three pumps of product does the trick—but quickly turns invisible once it’s rubbed onto my face. Its formula is weightless and sheer but still makes me feel like my skin is being protected against damaging UV rays once I step outside.
While non-greasy and practically invisible are hard features for a moisturizing sunscreen to top, this one takes it a step further by being eco-friendly too, which makes me enjoy using it even more. In addition to the sunscreen’s outer packaging being recyclable, it’s also refillable, and its formula is made without oxybenzone, a chemical known to be harmful to oceanic wildlife, including the coral reefs. Just like Fat Water, the Hydra Vizor also contains niacinamide, plus aloe and hyaluronic acid for a quick, dewy hydration boost.
Changing your skincare routine can be scary, especially when you have sensitive skin like me and are nervous about getting new breakouts so I went into using the Fenty Skin products with an open mind. And after trying each of the Fenty Skin products for over a week, I can wholeheartedly say that I am in love with these products and they were totally worth the risk. My skin looks and feels very soft and has a nice glow to it.
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