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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fresh Beauty: The Rose Skincare Collection Product Review

Fresh Beauty is a skin & body care company, that started in Boston and is now known internationally. The only product I ever tried from them was their Brown Sugar Body Polish (it won all kinds of awards from various magazines). Well, it looked great in the jar, but it was way too greasy/oily for me and left my bath tub really slippery. HaHaHa So that product didn't work out for me and I kind of left Fresh Beauty alone (for years). Well, I decided to try them again. This time, I wanted to try one of their skincare collections. I have dry & sensitive skin, so after reviewing all of their collections, the Rose Collection seemed to be the one for my skincare issues. The Rose Collection promised hydration & moisture! I've used this skin care collection for exactly a month now. Did it come up smelling like a rose? Here's my review.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment ($22.50) - Supersweet
I 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) - Bittersweet
This 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) - Bittersweet
So 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) - Bittersweet
The 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?


Harlynn said...

I have super sensitive skin too. I'll I'll definitely have to check out their lip balm!
Great review. c:


PAPS said...

Interesting lip balm. Also first I thought it was Clarins products as the packaging looks like this.

Anonymous said...

Looks like awesome products <3

Carole Poirot said...

The lip balm looks beautiful and if it works as well, then it has to be a winner. Such a shame that the other products were 'bittersweet' as I had hoped they'd be really good judging by the packaging and the fact that they contain roses.
I hope you're well and Spring is on its way where you are xo

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

They sound wonderful to start with, but I am surprised at their after effect, especially the drying... With the rose, it should really be the opposite... I think I will be checking the ingredients next. Thanks for the review, Kim! x

Unknown said...

Oh that's such a shame! Thanks for trying these Kim so we don't have to :)

Mica said...

Shame that the products weren't as moisturising as you hoped!

At leas the lip balm lived up to it's reputation! :)

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Oooh what a shame...they sounded lovely too. But, sometimes these things happen. The rose mask thing at the bottom reminded me of gravy for some reason, hahaha!! Didn't make me want to put it on my skin!! Another super review doll, I hope your having a great week so far!! Loves loves xx

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I've been looking for a new lip balm... thanks Kim :)

Jackie Harrison said...

All the products sound amazing love the sugar lips.

Nails My Dreams said...

Hi Kim! That's too bad about the skin care products. But at least you found another gorgeous lip balm. Hooray!

Lilli said...

Unfortunatelly I havent tried any products from Fresh Beauty but I know them very well cause I see them all the time and always curious. This collection disappointed me a lot! I have your same skin and I thought it could be very moisturizing and hydrating, what misses instead lol! But the lip tratment is for sure onto my wishlist, this is the first produtc I want to try from the brand. Happy Wed dear Kim! Kisses! xo

Elle Sees said...

i love Fresh's line--you got some great products!

Emmylou said...

Kim, your review makes me LOL. I feel like you're right here telling me about these products...love it:D That does suck that for the amount of $$$ they charge for the skin care, you would think it would blow us out of the water, but no...sigh....at least, the lip treatment was good though. That's the only thing I've ever really tried from Fresh.

Unknown said...

I haven't tried them and will like to try the lip balm. I have a cvery oily and sensitive skin so I don't think I can try the other items.

Project Curve said...

this is exactly why i am so reluctant to shell out big bucks for any products. but the whole thing reminded me of the awesome spa treatment. thanks again for that. and i will email you the names. for the time being look up Anupriya DG, Karishma Rajani(purple peeptoes) and Wearabout. I am busy with my dissertation and exams. Will get in touch soon.:)

TheTinyHeart said...

That is a bummer about the skincare but I'm glad the lip balm was a winner!

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Lenya said...

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Anonymous said...

I love rose essence and is good for sensitive skin! Great product!

Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

Emi ♡ 恵美 said...

Lovely and look sooo good and sleek!
I want that lipstick!!

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Unknown said...

great review!

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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I've never heard of this brand/company before. I'm sorry to hear that the products didn't really work out for you. I know that tight/taught feeling you're talking about and it doesn't feel good. Especially after you've applied a product that's supposed to help!

The lip balm may be something I look into. Did you purchase online, Ulta?

Putri Valentina said...

Love the lipstisck color :D


Tales of Whimsy said...

I love anything rosy.

Jane said...

i have their lip treatment and love it as well!

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I love Fresh! And did not know about this rose line I am definitely going to check it out and I know where the Fresh stores are in NY.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Carmen said...

So sad the face products were all just "bittersweet" because they intrigued me most! I would love to get a rose toner though!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Fresh Lip Treatment is one of my favorites but I haven't tried their skincare in many years aside from the Soy face cleanser which is also awesome. It's such a bummer to hear that this collection didn't work out for you considering their prices.

Your prom dress sounds like it was gorgeous! I bet you looked beautiful in it Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

MaysaAndSunshine said...

I must try the lip balm. I have been in a market for years Kim. This is very pricey for a lip balm but if it works wonderfully, I am willing to try. What a bummer the rest dont work but at least your mom can use them.

Yeah I thought about children jewelry too but I don't think I have a business mind Kim. I tend to give up too easily and to build a business it takes a strong mind. Maybe I will start small again. Thank you for your brilliant idea as always :)

crafty-zone said...

These cosmetcis look so proffesional and great! I adore every products with roses!


Sara said...

Such a bummer! I did get a small sample of that lip balm on my birthday from Sephora, I think back in 2012. I really did love it!

Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

I love rose scented beauty products. I'm sorry the others weren't too great, but I'd like to try that hydrating lip balm!

Sam said...

Thanks for your informative review, i really want that lip treatment now!

Jillian said...

The Fresh lip treatments are TOPS. Rose is my favorite.

Unknown said...

I haven't tried Fresh cosmetics but have heard so much about the lip products! The rose sounds like it's lovely and your super sweet rating proves it!


Corinne said...

I love the look of the lip treatment. It's a pity the other products didn't work so much for you, I would have wanted more for the price!

Corinne x

Kashaya said...

The lip treatment sounds interesting.=)

Vett Vandiver said...

great product review, Kim! thanks for sharing!

Coco said...

You are the best at reviewing products. I need to find that balm, because I re-apply mine every 20 minutes. It's a pity for the rest of the line!
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Anonymous said...

I love your sweet scale on how much you liked the product - very creative haha! And the lip balm sounds lovely, shame it doesn't have a true rose scent otherwise I'd be buying it right now!!x

Kathryn | effievanity

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Unknown said...

Great products.love the lipstick
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LyddieGal said...

Everyone I know raves about the balm, and clearly it's the only thing Fresh can seem to do right, haha.
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Svetlana said...

Nice review :)

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London Loafers said...

Haha this review started off great, and then things just started slipping, eh? The lip treatment sounds fantastic but I have to say, I've never come across a lip balm and thought "yes, this is the one" - they all just seem to do the exact same job to me - which is not very much!


Unknown said...

Thanks Kim for the great review. I may have tried some of the line before but not the skin care. I am a fan of all things rose usually but since studying natural perfume I tend to stick with only organic essential oil based products when making a rose choice. The lip stuff sounds divine though!
xo Mary Jo

Jessica said...

I love this lip treatment too. I use it almost everyday. But I haven't tried any of the other products.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tina Bradley said...

That lip treatment sounds great, Kim. I'm loving the reddish hue. Too bad the other products in the line didn't work out as well. I may try that lip product, though--as I'm obsessed with always having some form of moisture on my lips (it's one of my idiosyncrasies). ;) xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

That fresh mask, sounds work for me. You've always do such fantastic of products reviews. ox


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Lorena said...

I had not heard of the brand. I do love anything that smells like roses though… too bad the line did not live to expectations.
I have been trying products lately and to be honest not many live up ...

Anonymous said...

i love Fresh products !! they are awesome :) xx

oomph. said...

i've only tried their lip stuff...i have rose, petal, and the lip treatment. i would like to try their perfumes, though, because i bet they smell nice.

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Unknown said...

This lip balm looks super.

Lisa @ Girl at the Beach.

little luxury list said...

Aww bummer that the cleansing foam didn't work out. I was really curious about it. I agree though - the lip balm is spectacular!

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Chic Delights said...

Very informative Kim. The lip balm must be their best product. Too bad the foam cleanser and toner dint work too well for you. The Fresh perfumes smells good too. Check them out.

Ivana Split said...

this rose lip treatments look great! I need to get myself a balm that will do as good a job as this one.

Fabulous reviews.


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Such a beautiful article, love to read.


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@Jazzyfitwhit said...

I'm a 30 year old,combination skin type & I live in an area with moderate humidity. In the winter I get really dry but the rest of the year, I'm semi oily in my t zone but normal everywhere else. I purchased the Rose cleansing foam, rose toner & the Rose cream/gel. I personally LOVE all of these products & as a person with this skin type, would recommend them to others with the same issues. That's too bad you didn't feel it was hydrating enough for you, I would have really expected with the Rose water, it would have been. Have you ever tried the brand First Aid Beauty? Sephora carries it and I'm in love with the hand cream. I keep multiple bottles of it around my house for the winter months! They make facial products that are suppose to be excellent for sensitive and dry skin types, maybe it would be a fit for you. =D

Unknown said...

I have the rose face mask and I Think it's amazing! Every time I use it my skin glows the next day.

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