Ever since Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, the brand has made countless headlines as one of the most innovative and inclusive cosmetics brands. The company has made it a point to release products specifically for people of color, with skin tones typically ignored by the beauty industry.
However, with a higher price tag, many people are skeptical about trying Fenty Beauty. This is especially true for the Fenty Skin range. This line of products promises a lot for people with sensitive skin and darker tones. But does it deliver?
The Fenty Skin Lineup
While there are plenty of different Fenty products for the skin, their Start’rs Bundle provides users with a great routine to follow. The bundle includes the Total Cleans’r cleanser, Fat Water toner, and Hydra Vizor moisturizer.
These three products give a simple 3-step routine that promises to make the skin glow, regardless of skin tone. They’re also designed for people with sensitive skin, using as few potentially harmful chemicals.
Total Cleans’r Cleanser
The Total Cleans’r is the first step in the Fenty Skin routine. This product isn’t only a cleanser, but it also doubles as a makeup remover. It puts your face in a fresh, clean slate, perfectly ready for the toner and the moisturizer.
The Total Cleans’r is packed with Barbados cherries, ginkgo extract, green tea and fig, and a bunch of minerals to help your skin. It also has a bit of fragrance, which some people complained about. Because of this, Fenty Skin also released a fragrance-free edition.
The Total Cleans’r goes deep into your skin, removing all the oil, dirt, and makeup. It’s the perfect first step in a skincare routine.
Fat Water Toner
When reading the Fat Water toner ingredients, one thing that’ll jump out is the Witch Hazel Water. For people with sensitive skin, Witch Hazel can be an irritant when used in large quantities. The good news is that there is very little Witch Hazel in the Fat Water toner. And more often than not, people with sensitive skin report no issues with the product.
The Fat Water toner is an oil-free product. This is especially helpful for people of color, who tend to have more oil glands with bigger follicles.
Hydra Vizor Moisturizer
Probably the most recognizable Fenty Skin product is the Hydra Vizor moisturizer. With their unique and clever refillable tubes, Fenty Beauty shows their commitment to reducing waste.
The product itself is a godsend for people of color. Not only is this moisturizer oil-free, but it also comes with niacinamide, which reduces oil. It’s very soothing with aloe, and moisturizing with hyaluronic acid.
Rihanna herself has promised that this product would work perfectly on all skin tones. And people of color love this product since it doesn’t produce an ashy look on darker skin tones.
Finally, the Hydra Vizor moisturizer also doubles as sunscreen. With SPF 30, it gets the skin moisturized and protected from UV rays.
The Best Skincare Products?
Calling Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty the best in the market is up for debate. But whether you love it or not, one thing is clear: Fenty Beauty is making top-quality cosmetics available to people who have been swept under the rug by the beauty industry for too long.