February 20th, 2018
I always have a bottle of treatment essence in my skincare lineup, even before serums came into my life (imagine that!). With the watery texture of lotions, and the amped up benefit of serums, essences are one of the best way to boost the efficacy of your skincare without much fuss. Fresh recently extended its popular antiaging line with the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and it has become a staple part of my daily routine ever since.
Fresh’s Black Tea skincare range is formulated with a proprietary blend of kombucha, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract. The high levels of antioxidants work to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve skin elasticity. The new Facial Treatment Essence boasts a concentrated dose of kombucha, which is obtained from fermenting sweet black tea, thereby releasing a powerful combination of vitamins and organic acids that protect skin from oxidative stress. It also contains mandarin peel extract that helps to even out skin tone; kigelia africana fruit extract to smoothen skin texture; and hyaluronic acid to attract and seal in moisture. Full ingredients here.
This is perhaps one of the lightest essences that I have tried, with a light watery texture that is absorbed into my skin right away. I pour a few drops into my palm, and then pat it into my face using my fingers after cleanser and toner. Unlike other essences I’ve tried, Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence does not leave my skin feeling sticky, nor does it smell bad. There is a tart green leafy scent to it, which I find refreshing and not unpleasant in the least. Immediately afterwards, my skin feels plumped up and soothed. I have a wonderfully complex skin condition right now that is dehydrated and dry, with several sensitive patches due to 2 weeks’ exposure to sub-zero winter; and yet still prone to acne breakouts. And I am so happy to find Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence boosts hydration levels in my skin, soothes the irritation, and does not add to my break outs!!
Definitely a lovely addition to the Fresh Black Tea family, the Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence provides an extra boost of antioxidants that we can all use!
This post features a product that was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.