Have you ever noticed that when you run out of a product, it’s like you run out of everything at the same time?
Like they’re all in cahoots, Toy Story-style.
“Hey, Benetint! It’s a go for tomorrow! We’re all running out at the same time!”
For me it seems to happen a lot with skin care. A few weeks ago everything I’d been using pretty consistently ran out at the same time, so I took it as a sign to get some new things.
These are three I took with me on my trip to Redding last weekend.
Redding… That place is dry and hot! It’s like a little slice of Death Valley, and it always does a number on my combo skin.
1. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner
The hefty glass bottle isn’t travel friendly, but I had to bring this toner with me to Redding.
Stuff is great! It’s supposed to even out your skin tone and texture, and it’s hella moisturizing.
Plant extracts are all up near the top of the ingredient list, which is usually a good sign, and there are some interesting ingredients, too, like tea, blackberry leaf and lychee seed extracts, and hyaluronic acid to seal in moisture, along with the ubiquitous Vitamins C and E.
Morning and night, after I wash my face, I put a few drops on a cotton pad, and gently sweep it all over my mug.
I’ve been using it for about three weeks now, and I’m a fan. No breakouts so far (knock on wood!), and my skin just laps up the moisture.
I don’t have a ton of experience with the Fresh brand, but I really like the few things I’ve tried. Unfortunately they are pretty expensive.
A 4-ounce bottle of the Black Tea Toner is $48 and available now at Fresh boutiques and online.