It seems like months have passed since I started talking about testing out Honest Beauty. Seriously, where did the time go!? I’ve been done with testing these products for a while now, but I had a lot of editorials that took higher priority with the introduction of my Trip Planner. Beauty gurus rejoice, I am back! It’s finally time to discuss my thoughts on Honest Beauty, and unfortunately most of my opinions are (spoiler alert) negative. Get ready for an honest review of Honest Beauty – the good, the bad, the ugly.
Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser | HERE
While I had mixed feelings about this one at first, my overall opinion towards the end was that this was a good cleanser. Not a great cleanser, but a good one, and especially for the price. This definitely made my skin feel cleansed and refreshed after use, and it is only a mild foaming cleanser. I try to stay away from foaming cleansers, but this one wasn’t too bad. It did its job and wasn’t fussy. If you like all natural cleansers that have an ‘essential oil smell’ (chamomile, lavender, marigold), then you’ll love this! I wouldn’t purchase this again because I hate lavender. It also says you can use this to remove makeup, but I wouldn’t. Use this as your second cleanse.
Elevated Hydration Mist | HERE
This hydration mist was a nice surprise and great change from the normal mists on the market. If you’re tired of those rosey scents in mists, then this is for you! It contains (again) lavender and chamomile, which is really nice to mist yourself with before you go to bed. Typically I would only recommend mist as a day time use, but spritzing yourself before bed will help you to fall asleep. As far as the moisturizing property, this falls somewhere in the middle of my mist collection. I have mists I love way more, and the mists that don’t work at all. This one definitely moisturizes your skin right away. A decent mist for the price! But again, the damn lavender will cause me to stick with my Clinique.
Younger Face Deep Hydration Cream | HERE
At this point in to my testing, I was done with chamomile and lavender. Oh boy they weren’t though! Another product with both, lovely. If you check out the ingredient list, they definitely took a more is more approach. Consequently, this moisturizer feels very think and heavy which I didn’t particularly like. This also contains shea butter which I know can cause a lot of skin irritations. Using this felt like adding body lotion straight to my face and I was not a fan at all. Still, it’s not the worst moisturizer I’ve ever used. I’d like to see them reformulate and take a less is more approach. Who doesn’t love a weightless moisturizer? I will not be purchasing again with so many other great options on the market.
Everything Tinted Moisturizer – Cream | HERE
Can we take a moment for this ingredient list? MORE CHAMOMILE. Seriously. This tinted moisturizer was really heavy and thick. It was almost so think that I had a hard time squeezing it out of the bottle. I definitely prefer more weightless products. Overall, one of the worst tinted moisturizers I’ve ever used. The formula isn’t good (though all natural, which I know is a bonus for some), and it doesn’t perform well on the skin. I find this really sits on top of the skin and never fully sinks in. It’s also a little tacky to the touch, and the smell is a little off putting for me. Enough said really. I will not be purchasing again.
Magic Balm | HERE
I was pretty shocked that this Magic Balm had such good reviews on the site. It could just be me, but for a shocking $18, maybe you should avoid finding out. Kidding of course, but the price of this is outrageous considering it actually made my lips worse. Out of all the products I tested, this one was my biggest gripe. I hate hate hate this. It actually dried out my lips and made them so much worse. I am convinced all the ladies leaving reviews haven’t discovered Glossier or Bite Beauty yet. This product also claims it is a one stop shop in the salve department. You can use this anywhere on your face for stubborn dry patches. I wouldn’t use this on my dog, to be frank. I will not be repurchasing.
That concludes my honest review of Honest Beauty (that’s so fun to say). Sorry this one was so negative. I was really hoping to like a lot of their products, but they seem really overrated in my eyes. I have heard lots of mixed reviews from this brand as a whole, so I wanted to test them out for myself to see what I really thought. Hopefully this review was helpful! There are much better brands out there in my opinion, but Honest Beauty still shockingly has a strong hold in the natural skin care world.
Have you tried Honest Beauty? What were your thoughts? Are there any products that you love? Leave me a comment below!