I have been one who had relatively 'good' skin until around University.
The pressure hit, my diet suffered and my skin care regime when out the window and I've been paying for this ever since.
For the last year since I've been out of university I've been working hard to get a skin regime in check and 'fix' my skin, so I was more than pleased to try out FaceB4* to see if it would become an integral and helpful part of my new skin regime.
FaceB4 is currently a two step regime aiming to help those with problem skin.
What I love about this is that it takes all the hard work out of finding a regime, no need to find the perfect moisturiser to match your cleanser or the other way around! It's all handled for you!
I was sent the FaceB4 Daily Cleansing Foam and After-Cleansing Serum.
The two were to be used twice a day as a two step routine.
FaceB4 Daily Cleansing Foam RRP £14.95
This foam is an anti-bacterial toner and cleanser combined.
When pressed, the nozzle combines the two and you are given a lightweight foam to massage into your wet face in circular movements. You are then instructed to wait for one minute (it's funny how long a minute becomes when you count it out) and then wash off.
I liked this foam. It was a very different to what I am used to, I like really
sud-sy washes, whereas this was quite lightweight.
I did find myself going overboard trying to compensate for how light it was but I soon overcame this.
I liked how clean my skin felt once this was washed off however if you are looking for something to help wash your make up off this isn't it.
I would go in with a soap first, then use the Daily Cleansing Foam to finish off your face.
I also found that if I left this on for longer than a minute my face would get tingly, I wouldn't recommend this if you have any broken skin, it will sting!
The Daily Cleanser hold Salicylic Acid which is an acne sufferers known friend however the concentration of this seems to be small when looking at how far down the ingredients list it is.
FaceB4 After-Cleansing Serum RRP £14.95
The box directed me to pump a small amount of the serum onto my fingertips and then gently massage into my face, avoiding my eyes, in upward strokes until the serum is absorbed.
I did all of the above besides the upwards strokes just because I don't apply my moisturiser this way.
This serum is very lightweight with a cream appearance but velvety serum texture. It's soaks in easily and does not irritate my sensitive skin.
I took to this very well.
Firstly I loved that this was moisturising enough but not too oily for my combination skin. I tend to suffer from super dry skin on my cheeks and an oily T-zone.
I found this serum remedied both.
When applied this does leave a sheen which I personally loved, if I was not feeling it was a 'sheen/dewy skin day' I would just blot off the excess.
The serum contains vitamins A, B, B5 and E all beneficial vitamins for great skin and skin healing, however, if your an all natural skincare lover this will definitely not be your cup of tea.
The serum also contains Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Parraffin.
All in all
How do I feel about this?
I am a FAN of FaceB4!!!
My skin has improved dramatically since using the Cleansing Foam and After-Cleansing Serum!
My skin is clearer, my oily t-zone has virtually disappeared along with my dry patches.
I finally feel confident stepping outside without any make up on again which is something I thought would never happen when my skin was bad!
The other day I had told my colleague that I wasn't wearing any make up and she was genuinely shocked.
Now, don't get me wrong, I still have scars and the odd spot but these came around my time of the month.
Annoyingly I do not have many pictures of my before, I simply deleted the photos I had taken out of sheer disgust at how bad my skin was however I did find the following picture, here I am wearing make up but you can see evidence of my occasional break outs, especially on my cheeks.
The following pictures were taken last week. I am wearing no make up here.
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Not entirely fault free but MUCH better than before!
Would I repurchase this?
I've been using this for 2 months now and I can safely say FaceB4 has now become an avid member of my skin regime and something I am happy to use.
Where To Buy
If you would like to try out FaceB4 for yourself you can find the products in Boots HERE
You can also visit their website:
for more information.