Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Is Launching Soon; Here’s All The Tea You Need Beech Ready To Take All Our Money

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The new culture of skincare is HERE!

Rihanna may not be serving us music anytime soon yet we are totally here for the launch of FENTY SKIN! 

It’s official Rihanna is finally serving us some skincare goodies, in a few days July 31st, 2020 to be precise, and we are definitely here for it.

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The Barbadian-American singer and beauty mogul has pretty much closed the chapter on music to take on the fashion and beauty world and we aren’t mad about it. 

Since the launch of FENTY BEAUTY in 2017, Rihanna fans had begun predicting the release of a skincare line.

Fast forward to 2020, the wait is finally over; the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Rihanna’s Fenty Skin is here!

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MEET FENTY SKIN

After years that felt like decades, Rihanna made the announcement via an Instagram post that FENTY SKIN was happening a launching on July 31st, 2020.

 

A few days after her announcement, the official teaser campaign video which features Rihanna herself alongside top black artists, models, and creators; including ASAP Rocky and Lil Nas X, debuted on the official FENTY SKIN page.

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THE NEW CULTURE OF SKINCARE. FENTY SKIN drops July 31st exclusively on fentyskin.com! Sign up at fentyskin.com for early access to cop it before the launch 🙌🏾

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Ever since the teaser video launched a lot of skincare junkies, experts and enthusiasts have gone ahead to share their thoughts and what they expect from the line.

 
 
 
 
 
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Skin off the charts 📈 @lilnasx and @uglyworldwide showin’ out with that #FENTYSKIN glow ✨ Sign up for email at fentyskin.com to get early access to shop

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Speaking on the inspiration behind the skincare line Rihanna reveals that her skincare journey has been complex, having to deal with sensitive-combination skin in her 30s has also been a struggle.

Hence the need to formulate products that can help others who might be experiencing similar challenges.

MEET THE PRODUCTS

FENTY SKIN – a gender-neutral line of beauty products, offers three skin starters; which fit into the basic skin care steps – Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize & Protect.

  • Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser
  • Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum and
  • Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FENTY SKIN STARTERS

The brand claims that these three products, steps ya can’t skip in your routine, will brighten skin, snatch pores, and target dark spots— isn’t this what we all want for our skin?

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With the official launch approaching Skincare Influencers, who have been testing out the products have gone on to share their take so far and what we should expect.

While some have really awesome things to say;

 
 
 
 
 
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#FentySkinSponsored Introducing FENTY SKIN, the newest trio to join the Fenty team! ⠀ ⠀ I’ve always been a firm believer starting off with a solid skincare routine & adding on to that. @fentyskin has just that, the basics that are great for everyday use yet effective. I’m lucky enough to have had the opportunity to try out their 3 products a few weeks ahead of time and I’ll be sharing my thoughts below! ⠀ ⠀ TOTAL CLEANS’R – This super gentle cleanser is non drying or stripping yet very effective at removing any products you’ve had on your face throughout the day. Once your skin is wet and you massage this cleanser onto the skin it creates a very rich and luxurious lather that feels amazing on the skin! ⠀ ⠀ FAT WATER – A very light yet slightly viscous toner/essence that hydrates the skin without feeling heavy on the skin and sinks in effortlessly leaving your skin supple and glowing ✨ Toners are a great product to use as your second step after cleansing as it replenishes some of the hydration lost after cleansing and creates an absorbent surface ready for products to be applied afterwards. Although this toner is meant to be pore-refining and improve dark spots, I find it to be very gentle and I’m sure pretty much any skin types will be able to use it! ⠀ ⠀ HYDRA VIZOR – Your moisturizer and sunscreen in one! This is a chemical sunscreen but is formulated without oxybenzone & octinoxate making it coral reef-friendly. This light gel/cream moisturizer has an SPF 30 and leaves the most gorgeous glow! While it is a light formulation, i find it’s just enough to keep my skin moisturized without it looking oily after a few hours. Like any sunscreen, to get the full effects I’d highly recommend you reapply every two hours for maximum efficacy! ⠀ ⠀ From the 3 products I’ve tried I’m going to say the Fat Water is my favorite! Not saying the others aren’t good (they’re amazing!!) but the toner/essence hybrid really stood out to me. I’ve always been a fan of layering my toner and this works perfectly for that and I feel like no matter how many layers I apply it’s never too heavy. ⠀ ⠀ Let me know if you plan on trying any Fenty Skin and what you’re most exited to try!!

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Others advise that you thread carefully;

Fenty Skin Review by Tiara Willis

I’ve been using the Fenty Skin products for about a month now. Read this thread before making a purchase.

First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to @fentyskin for letting me try the products! The Fenty team has always been so supportive of me when it comes to makeup, so I feel very honored that I get to try Fenty SKINCARE now 🤩 support black women in skincare all 2020

Next, ALL of the Fenty Skin products have fragrance. It’s a floral sweet smell. You will notice it. This can be problematic for some. Fragrance sensitizes the skin due to its volatile properties (even in small amounts), which is why it’s the #1 cause of contact dermatitis.

Fragrance can cause you to have a reaction now (which happened to me) or it can happen over time with continued use. I have always been sensitive to fragrance on my face, so the Fenty Skin products broke me out in small red bumps and my face stung 🙁

I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin for reference! I was so hurt y’all. I hope they come out with a fragrance-free version. Because I love EVERYTHING else about the Fenty Skin line. The ingredients, the texture, the packaging — beautiful. Let me tell you why:

 

TOTAL CLEANS’R REMOVE-IT-ALL CLEANSER

This is a gel to cream cleanser. It claims to remove makeup well, but I found that I still needed to double cleanse esp for my mascara. It does not strip the skin at all 😍 Rich in antioxidants that nourish the skin. Contains fragrance

If I were to try the products again, it would probably be the cleanser. It is fragranced and the smell is quite noticeable BUT because the contact time is shorter, you’re less likely to have a reaction vs. leave-on products like the toner and SPF.

FAT WATER PORE-REFINING TONER + SERUM

I am so mad my skin hates this. Everything besides the fragrance is so good for me 😭 The 2nd ingredient is witch hazel which is an astringent, but the OVERALL FORMULA is a very hydrating gel consistency. It’s like an essence.

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The 4th ingredient of the toner is Niacinamide which is one of my favorites. Niacinamide brightens the skin, reduces oil control, and refines pores. The rest of the formula is very rich in antioxidants which are great at nourishing and fighting free radicals

Free radicals can cause hyperpigmentation so I love that they came out with a product that uses antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress + Niacinamide to brighten. Hyperpigmentation is a huge concern for darker skin types.

HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER + SPF

Zero casts. Rubs in BEAUTIFULLY. The consistency is sort of similar to black girl sunscreen, but not as thick. The chemical sunscreen ingredients of choice are avobenzone, homosalate, and octisalate.

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I’ve opted to use the sunscreen on my body instead of my face. The skin on your body is usually more resilient and less sensitive than your face. The SPF has the strongest smell out of the 3 which is cute for the body. I still like smelling good, but not on my face 😭

And these products contain artificial fragrance! Parfum. The smell isn’t just from the fruit extracts that are used as antioxidants

I was lowkey scared to post this because I would literalllllyyy give Rihanna the world if I could. I would fight anyone that says something bad about her 😭 But unfortunately these products didn’t work for me due to the fragrance.

I hope that the brand takes this feedback and maybe we will see fragrance free alternatives in the future for the sensitive skin peeps like myself 🙂 But we’re supporting regardless

Wait wait!!! The sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen. Let me add: chemical sunscreens can be irritating for some and sting your eyes. Sensitive, acne-prone people should beware of that too

Side note: not everyone will have a reaction to fragrance! It’s not common when you look at the entire world population. But it does happen which is why your prescription products & recommendations from your dermatologist are always fragrance-free

The fragrance is added to mask the scents of other ingredients + for branding! They want to have a signature smell for the brand. Skincare is an experience too. But this can also be done using non-fragrant extracts! Cucumber, watermelon, mango, shea butter – smell yummy

Originally tweeted by Tiara Willis 🙂 (@MakeupForWOC) on July 28, 2020.

READ ALSO – Here’s What I Think About Deciem’s The Ordinary Skincare

THE INGREDIENTS 

We know y’all wanna know all the tea about the FENTY SKIN START’RS— the three non-negotiable steps ya gotta add to your skincare routine:
Step 1: Wash your face with TOTAL CLEANS’R REMOVE-IT-ALL CLEANSER!

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The ☕️ on TOTAL CLEANS’R:
– A 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover that gives you that delicious deep clean you deserve
– Ya better wash your face morning AND night, y’all!! This removes makeup, oil, dirt, and pollution without stripping skin or drying you out

– Purifies pores and helps fights shine long after you’ve rinsed it off
– Oil-free, non-comedogenic, and for all skin types!

Made with:
✔️ Barbados Cherry 🍒 (acerola), an ingredient with antioxidants and with each cherry packed with more Vitamin C than an orange!
✔️ Ginkgo biloba to help control oil and clarify skin
✔️ Green tea 🍵, rich in antioxidants to help defend against environmental stressors

✔️ Fig, a desert-loving fruit that’s rich in antioxidants
✔️ Quince, a rare fruit infused with minerals to help condition

Y’all ready?? #TOTALCLEANSR drops on July 31 exclusively online at http://fentyskin.com!

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Step 2 of the FENTY SKIN START’R routine: Smooth the way to pore perfection with FAT WATER PORE-REFINING TONER + SERUM!

The ☕️ on FAT WATER PORE-REFINING TONER-SERUM:
– A 2-in-1 toner-serum combo that targets pores, improves the look of dark spots, brightens, smooths, and fights shine
– Ain’t dry here! Our alcohol-free formula won’t strip skin or dry you out

– It’s called FAT WATER cuz it’s thicc 😂 Its unique texture means you can pour it into your hand to apply. No cotton pads needed = less waste!

Made with:
✔️ Niacinamide (a form of Vitamin B3) that helps reduce the look of dark spots, even skin tone, and fight excess shine

✔️ Barbados Cherry 🍒(acerola), an ingredient with antioxidants and Vitamin C to help brighten
✔️ Australian lemon myrtle & witch hazel water to help reduce oil and refine pores
✔️Japanese raisin tree to help detoxify
✔️ Cactus flower 🌵 to help hydrate

✔️ Green tea 🍵 & fig, rich in antioxidants to help defend against environmental stressors

#FATWATER PORE-REFINING TONER SERUM drops this Friday, July 31 exclusively online at http://fentyskin.com!

Originally tweeted by FENTY SKIN (@fentyskin) on July 28, 2020.

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Step 3 of the FENTY SKIN START’RS: Save face with invisible sun protection using HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER + SPF!

The ☕️ on HYDRA VIZOR INVISIBLE MOISTURIZER + SPF ($35 USD):
– A 2-in-1 sunscreen and moisturizer that defends and brightens skin while reducing the look of pores
– Ya better wear sunscreen every damn day! We got you with HYDRA VIZOR’s broad spectrum SPF 30 protection

– No chalkiness here, sis!! This pink-tinted cream applies invisibly on all skin tones
– Plays well with makeup – no pilling and zero flashback!
– Boosts and brightens skin, making pores, fine lines & wrinkles less visible (instantly + over time)

– Coral reef-friendly, does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate
– Earth-conscious and refillable

Made with:
✔️ Kalahari melon, a wild watermelon that’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins and helps hydrate

✔️ Niacinamide (a form of Vitamin B3) that helps reduce the look of dark spots, even skin tone, and fight excess shine
✔️ Hyaluronic acid & aloe to help hydrate, soothe, and condition
✔️ Baobab to help hydrate

#HYDRAVIZOR drops July 31 exclusively at http://fentyskin.com!

Originally tweeted by FENTY SKIN (@fentyskin) on July 28, 2020.

WANSHYGIRLS’ THOUGHTS ON FENTY SKIN

After reading from the skincare experts and looking through the ingredients list here’s what I have to say about FENTY SKIN.

First off, I love that all three products fit into the important steps of a skincare routine.

There’s a cleanser, a hydrating toner, and a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen.

I also love that each product contains essential antioxidants like niacinamide, green tea, quince, ginkgo biloba which can help brighten the skin, control oil production, and equally protect your skin from free radicals present in the environment.

However, the products are also fragranced and this could be problematic for people with sensitive skin or those who are against fragrance in skincare.  To be frank, fragrance isn’t necessary for skincare. This is because it can be sensitizing. New York esthetician, Tiara Willis explains it all in her twitter thread below:

Fragrance can cause you to have a reaction now (which happened to me) or it can happen over time with continued use. I have always been sensitive to fragrance on my face, so the Fenty Skin products broke me out in small red bumps and my face stung 🙁

— Tiara Willis 🙂 (@MakeupForWOC) July 28, 2020

Finally, I love that the moisturizer doubles as a sunscreen. It is also white cast free, great for all skin types, and environment friendly. Personally, I’d prefer to use a stand-alone sunscreen alongside this because it is important to constantly re-apply, and considering the price, this isn’t a product I would want to use that often.

Also, your entire body not only your face needs SPF,  hence you need another sunscreen for your body.

THE PRICE

For a budget-nista like myself, the price point for these products is definitely high-end. The three products cost $88 which is about N40,480 NAIRA using N460 as the DOLLAR exchange rate this isn’t inclusive of shipping down to Nigeria.

Hence, will I be purchasing when it finally launches and probably retailed in Nigeria? I doubt it, yet, if I do get my hands on it either as a gift or PR package I’m totally trying it out.

These FENTY SKIN products have also made me curious about ingredients such as Barbados cherry (acerola), Quince, and Ginkgo biloba. I’ll be doing my research and definitely sharing with you all my lovely readers

Whilst we await the official launch to the market, here’s what Fenty Skin Ambassador and Licensed Esthetician, Sean Garette has to say about the product.

 
 
 
 
 
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Hi Skin Dolls! Today is finally the day I can share that I’m officially the @fentyskin Ambassador! Over the last three months I’ve been testing and using the entire Fenty Skin line, and it’s safe to say i’m obsessed with the products. With FENTY SKIN, @Badgalriri has created a universal three-step system that delivers 2-in-1 solutions in a simple and modern system!  ⁣ ⁣ Today, I’ll be introducing all three FENTY SKIN the, #FENTYSKINSTARTRS products in our three-step skincare routine.  ⁣ ⁣ The Products:  ⁣ Total Cleans’r Remove It All Cleanser: This is a universal cleanser with a gel-to-cream texture that removes impurities, excess oil, and long wear makeup without drying or stripping the skin. This cleanser is formulated with Antioxidant rich Barbados Cherry (helps brighten), Gingko Biloba (helps control oil + clarify), Green Tea (rich in antioxidants) + Fig & Quince, which are loaded with antioxidants and beneficial minerals.  ⁣ ⁣ Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum: This is more than just an average toner, she’s an overachiever! This do it all toner-serum combo helps brighten, smooth, fights shine, and helps pores and dark spots less visible. Fat Water is formulated with Niacinamide, Barbados Cherry, Cactus Flower, Green Tea, and Fig.⁣ ⁣ Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer + SPF: Hydra Vizor has become my absolute new favorite morning moisturizer and SPF. This is a truly invisible and lightweight moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Hydra Vizor hydrates, protects, improves skin’s radiance, refines the look of pores and has absolutely no white cast! Formulated with Kalahari Melon, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, and Baobab — this truly a stunning formula that all skin types will love!

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Also, read this detailed review by a cosmetic scientist, Michelle of Lab Muffin.


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