Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series: Review of the Local Cult-favorite Skincare Set

by - January 09, 2020

Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review

It's a long journey to find the perfect skincare products for your skin. It will cost you a lot of money, purging, and disappointments before you find "THE ONE". I've been there. I usually change my skincare products without even finishing some of them due to ineffectiveness. There are times that we find that one skincare product we love, but it's too expensive! Thank goodness. Nina of Colourette Cosmetics released a skincare line this 2019 that really sparked interest in the beauty community. She created the skincare company, Fresh Formula that offers quality skincare products for a lower cost.


Fresh Formula is a skincare company that first launched with only 3 skincare set to offer. They offer vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free skincare sets for oily (acne-prone) skin, dry skin, and dull (combination) skin.

Fresh Formula Blemish Rescue Series for Oily/Acne-Prone Skin


Fresh Formula Moisture Boost Series for Dry Skin


Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series for Dull/Combination Skin


I remember during their launch, I was one of those who waited for exactly 12AM to check out my own skincare set. That was one of the best things I did because since then, I finally bid my old skincare routine adieu! I have "combination" skin type, and so I tried their Glass Skin Series to see if it will really bring glow to my dull skin. Here I am hoping to help you with deciding if you should buy their Glass Skin Series

Packaging
The skincare set is packaged in a pink box that contains all the information you need like the product ingredients/actives, skincare steps, and product details. 

Back (Product Details, Skincare Routine/Steps, Skincare Ingredients)

Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review - Packaging

The product bottles are made of thick plastic that is labeled with a pink sticker containing detailed product information.


Formulation/Product Details
Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series has 12 active ingredients for glowy, rosy, and dewy skin:


  • Pepha®-Tight - a unique natural tightening and firming active ingredient. It delivers both a fast instant tightening experience and a superior long term skin firming effect.
  • Pepha®-Protect- natural bioactive extracted from watermelon, very rich in vitamins, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It harnesses the action of the watermelon to strengthen the natural defenses of human skin. It helps prevent DNA damage in skin cells in two ways: by preventing direct damage from UV light and by inhibiting the release of free radicals induced by UV light.
  • Gotu Kolaancient medicinal herb is said to help with everything from concentration and memory to skin healing and varicose veins
  • Alpaflor® Gigawhite - a unique mixture of 7 organic, sustainable and fair-trade certified plant extracts. It is a natural brightening bioactive ingredient that keeps the skin at its luminous best.
  • Pentavitin - used daily, the skincare ingredient PENTAVITIN® provides powerful hydration to all facial areas. Regular use of the natural skin bioactive PENTAVITIN® brings tired and dry skin back to life, giving consumers a confidence boost and a smile on their face.
  • Horse Chestnut - commonly used to improve vein health and reduce inflammation
  • Ginseng - prevents aging, maintains the skin's elasticity, lengthens the lifespan of skin cells, is an antioxidant, activities the skin, and prevents the skin's cells from aging.
  • Alpha Arbutin - a natural skin lightening/whitening agent. Aids in fading dark spots.
  • Grape Seed Oil - has anti-inflammatory properties, contains high levels of linoleic acid, and doesn't clog pores, it is a commonly used moisturizer for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
  • Sea Kelp Extract - a mineral that is antioxidant-rich which is known to help soften and hydrate dry skin. Not only that, but it also helps your skin retain moisture, keeping it hydrated for longer. It is known to reduce the appearance of breakouts. Sea Kelp contains minerals that penetrate the skin and remove toxins.
  • Green Tea Extract - rich in Polyphenols, Catechins, and Caffeine, which offer ... rejuvenating, anti-aging properties, beneficial for skin & hair care
  • Witch Hazel - prevents acne-causing bacteria from infecting your skin. It also acts as an astringent to help shrink your pores, soothe your skin and reduce inflammation.
Fresh formula is vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.

The skincare set contains Milky Glow Illuminating Facial Wash, Rosy Glow Face Tonic/Toner, Morning Glow Brightening Serum SPF 45, and Repairing Glow Repair Serum. 

Milky Glow Illuminating Facial Wash (100ml)


Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review - Milky Glow Illuminating Facial Wash

My favorite in the set. The product itself is pink with a hint of milk-like liquid at the bottom of the bottle. I usually shake the product for maximum results. I love how the facial wash smells! It isn't overwhelming. It smells milky and... clean. This is perfect for those people who have a sensitivity to smells.

I use the facial wash the most. There are times that I just feel like washing my face and going to bed (I'm lazy) but still, I can see results. My face looks and feels brighter than before.

Rosy Glow Face Tonic/Toner (60ml)


Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review - Rosy Glow Face Tonic

You'll surely notice that this toner doesn't sting, and this is one of the best things I like about this product. It doesn't make your skin feel tight, which is a sign that it is not too harsh for your skin. The smell is nice too. There's no overwhelming smell.


Morning Glow Brightening Serum SPF 45 (20ml)


Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review - Morning Glow Brightening Serum SPF 45

I love that this serum has SPF. No need to apply another layer of sunscreen. I don't usually wear sunscreen because I don't like that it feels sticky on my face. This one doesn't feel sticky at all. Plus, it doesn't leave any white cast when I get my picture taken with flash!

Repairing Glow Repair Serum (20ml)


Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Review - Golden Glow Repair Serum

This is the only product in this set that I have mixed feelings for. The product performs well, yes. But... it has glitter. I hate glitter in my skincare. I feel like it would clog my pores. I gave this a second chance - I noticed that it didn't do any harm on my skin. No clogged pores and harm on my eyes but still, I wish they would remove the glitter.

How do I use Fresh Formula Skincare Set? 
Basing on the skincare steps they provided on the box:

Morning

  1. Milky Glow Illuminating Facial Wash
  2. Rosy Glow Face Tonic/Toner
  3. Morning Glow Brightening Serum SPF 45
  4. My favorite non-Fresh Formula moisturizer
Night

  1. Milky Glow Illuminating Facial Wash
  2. Rosy Glow Face Tonic/Toner
  3. Repairing Glow Repair Serum
  4. My favorite non-Fresh Formula moisturizer
Per the Fresh Formula Team, here ho much product you should apply on each step:


Final Thoughts
I love this skincare set. I'm now on my 3rd box and I'm not planning on changing my skincare set anytime soon. Take note though: At first, it's normal to experience purging. My skin was purging in the first 2 weeks. It would fade away after a while, depending on how quickly your skin adjusts to the product. You can see the difference between purging and breakouts below:


Pros:
  • The set is fairly priced considering its amazing performance
  • The product did bring glow to my skin
  • No need to mix and match brands and skincare products
  • Cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free
  • Locally-made in the Philippines
  • Smells good, and clean (no overpowering smell)
Cons:
  • Products will only last a month (except for the facial wash)
  • Each product is expensive if bought individually
  • The Repairing Glow Repair Serum has glitter
Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series Detailed Review


Where to Buy
Price: Php999 only per set. They also sell the products in the set separately.

- Lazada: Fresh Formula Glass Skin Series [Face Set]
- Shopee: https://shopee.ph/freshformula
- BeautyMNL: https://beautymnl.com/brands/fresh-formula
- The Kult: https://www.thekult.com/products/glass-skin-series

How to know the perfect Fresh Formula set for you? 
Refer to the diagram below to know the perfect Fresh Formula set that will help resolve your skin concerns:


That's it! I hope this review will help you decide which skincare products to try. Comment down below your holy grail skincare products. I would like to know!

Some images are from Fresh Formula's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fresh.formula/
You can also join their Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ff.glowgetters/

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