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Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment ($22.50) - SupersweetI can't rave enough about this lip treatment (lip balm). It's absolutely fantastic. To look at the lip balm, it doesn't look very hydrating. But let me tell you it IS. It's super duper hydrating with a capital H. HaHaHa It feels so good to the lips. Fresh Beauty makes the claim that you will get SIX HOURS of moisturization! That's a pretty big claim, that I DID test! It IS true. Around the five hour mark, you do start to lose moisture, but it is still there. IMPRESSIVE! Please note I did the test at night and did not eat or drink. There's no taste, but it has a wonderful sweet sugary scent to it. It shocked me, because I thought it was going to be a rose scent. This lip balm is a rose color and gives your lips a hint of red color. It's also SPF 15 UVA/UVB. At $22.50, Fresh's lip treatments are pricey. However, I can't speak highly enough about this one and can't wait to buy more. It's so worth it. I've used mine for exactly 4 weeks now (daily) and I have a large amount of the lip balm stick left. So it's very substantial and doesn't melt down fast. It's a winner in my book.
Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam ($38) - BittersweetThis cleanser dispenses as a white foam. It's very lightweight. One to two pumps is enough to cleanse your skin. It cleansed well. I'm a light make up wearer, so it removed all of my makeup. It felt very hydrating when I applied it (when I began to shower). However, after I completed showering and stepped out of the shower, my skin immediately felt dry again. I thought that was so weird. It also felt a smidgen taut and tighter (it was a dry tightness). I felt like I needed moisturizer. I didn't experience any adverse reactions. I never turned red. I didn't experience any flakiness or dry patches. Never any sensitivity. I just didn't like the tight feeling (it doesn't happen right after you cleanse, but when you complete your shower/bath...if you wash your face 1st and then the rest of your body). This cleanser was just ok. I feel it would be great for someone with normal or combination skin, but it fell flat with me because it didn't provide the moisture I thought it would.
Fresh Rose Floral Toner ($38) - BittersweetSo after using the cleanser, the last thing I wanted to do was apply toner to my skin. HaHaHa But I did, because I was going along with the steps in the "collection". HaHaHa The toner is clear. It does have a definite rose scent. It's a HARD spritz! So I would spray it on a cotton ball, as suggested by Fresh and then apply it to your skin. One wrong miss, and you can hit your eye. LOL The Rose Cleansing Foam cleaned my face so well, there was hardly anything on the cotton ball after using the toner. So to me, it's almost not needed. After use, my skin felt taut, tight and dry. Again, I felt I needed moisturizer! HaHaHa This toner is gentle and there were no adverse reactions, but I didn't like the dry feeling afterwards. I just felt this step wasn't needed.
Fresh Rose Face Mask ($58) - BittersweetThe consistency of this face mask is like a jelly, but nowhere near as heavy. It has bits of rose petals in it. It's cool and feels fantastic when applied. It never dries. It stays moist. AND again, once I washed it off my skin... my skin didn't feel moisturized. When these products are ON, you do feel moisture. When you rinse them OFF, the moisture goes away.Very weird! That's the only way I can describe it.
My Final Thoughts: LOVED the lip treatment! It's spectacular! The Rose Skin Care Collection was BLAH for the expensive price. There was nothing bad about the skin care products. They just didn't seem to live up to the promise of moisturized & hydrated skin. Paying this amount of money, it should. I think this collection would be nice for normal or even combination skin (I gave my leftover product to my mom who likes it), but I cannot recommend them to someone with DRY skin like myself. Fresh does offer a Rose Hydrating Gel Cream $42 (moisturizer) and a number of serums ($36 - $260). However, I felt I spent enough money on these products (which left me less than impressed) and didn't delve any further. HaHaHa The cream and serums ARE probably the products that GIVE YOU moisture, but if that's the case why bother buying the other parts of the collection that leave you dry (less than moisturized). LOL Have you tried any products from Fresh Beauty?