Saturday, April 21, 2012

Product Review: Befine Skincare Sampler

Today I'm doing a review on the very first products I tried from my April Birchbox.  As I mentioned in my last post I LOVE brown sugar so I was happy to see these in my Birchbox this month.  The Befine Skincare Sampler came with three "single serve" Exfoliating Cleanser with Brown Sugar, Sweet Almond & Oats and two "single serve" Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 with Rosemary, Pomegranate & Rice.  Here is the adorable little box the samples came in:

I love all of the bright colors on this box! 

Product Details:

Exfoliating Cleanser:  This is what Befine's website has to say: "This daily mini-facial for your skin melts away dirt and debris,instantly brightening and improving your skin's clarity.Yhe delicious medley of brown sugar,crushed almonds and soothing oats gently removes damaged skin cells.This multi-tasking essential is a delight for your skin!

Benefits: Removes Impurities and environmental stresses.Detoxifies and rejuvenates the skin for a healthy glow. Helps skin maintain optimal moisture balance. Provides natural anti-bacteria & antioxidant protection Calms,soothes & heals the skin."

 Daily Moisterizer:  This is what Befine's website has to say:  "This sillky, lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and helps balance the skin's moisture levels. Packed with powerful anti-oxidents and proteins,daily moisturizer strengthens and supports the skin's firmness and elasticity,while SPF protects your skin from harmful UV damage.

Benefits: Increases circulation and restores the barrier function of the skin. Increases effectiveness of SPF,protecting skin from free radical damage. Delivers intense hydration. Skin looksyounger,healthier. Heals skin by accelerating tissue repair.Boosts collagen growth and decreases the appearance of aging."

Where to Buy: You can purchase these products from Befine's website here.  I did not see anywhere else that sold these products.  The good news is I think they are fairly cheap for good quality products, you can get both products full size for $24.00 each for 4 o.z. of the Exfoliating Cleanser and 1.7 o.z. of the Moisterizer.  They also have lots of yummy sounding products that I might just have to try out.  Their website if definitely worth taking a look at. 

My Initial Impression:  Like I said above I loved the packaging for these products, I thought it was colorful and very well done.  I also thought that the names of the products made me excited to try them.

Pros:  The smell of the Exfoliating Cleanser was heavenly!  I did like the smell of the Moisterizer although it was a very muted "clean" smell.  The Exfoliating Cleanser made my face feel so smooth after using it.  I absolutely loved using this product and I used all three packets three days in a row.  The Moisterizer had the consistancy of  light sunblock.  I used one packet of Exfoliating Cleanser for each application but I am still on my fist packet of Moisterizer due to not needing a lot of the Moisterizer with each use.

Cons:  There are very few if any cons to these products.  The only cons I can think of is that I thought it was a little difficult to get the products out of the sample packets, especially the cleanser because it was so thick.  I also learned that very little of the Moisterizer goes a long way, too much and it's a bit greasy. 

Final Impression:  I was very impressed with both of these products and I would definetly consider buying them and making them part of my every day routine.  I would also love to try some of the other products on Befine's website

That's all for now, stay tuned as I review the remaining products from my April Birchbox.

Check out Birchbox's website if you are interested in trying one of your own.

The Birchbox was purchased by me with my own money.  I am not affiliated with Birchbox or Befine.  I am not being paid for my reviews and all opinions are my own personal opinions. 

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