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Bristol & Sussex currently carries three products, all designed to work together in your skincare routine and work with your skin’s natural processes to cleanse, minimize the appearance of pores, even skin tone, soften, and firm.
All of the products have a really pleasant scent of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary. It’s a subtle earthy smell with hints of the above. I really like it! It’s not too strong, either.
in time for some cooler weather here comes @bristolsussex with
a simple yet highly effective skin care routine incorporating some
serious clinically proven ingredients to combat the most annoying
signs of dehydration and aging such as wrinkles, hyper pigmentation,
lost of collagen/elasticity and weakened skin surface.
This line has knocked my socks off and I just uploaded a very detailed video on my channel talking about their 3 products: Hydrate, Balance and Cleanse
If you are interested (and by interested I mean you need to) in incorporating ingredients such as CoQ10, ceramides and niacinamide into your skincare routine this brand is for you!
Did I mention Bristol & Sussex is vegan, cruelty free, free of nasties and all ingredients are EWG 1???
I have been trying out the @bristolsussex Daily Radiance Set, which includes their hypoallergenic facial cleanser, their pH and oil balancing moisturizer, and their deep conditioning facial oil. I must say that I am quite impressed by this set. I love that this set consists of three products that work synergistically together to rebalance your skin's pH and oil production. Even though this set is designed for all skin types, it has worked wonderfully on my oily/acne prone skin. The cleanser does a great job of gently cleansing my skin without being stripping or drying. I have been extremely impressed by the moisturizer which adds moisture to my face without being greasy or heavy. The hydrate oil is the first facial oil that is lightweight enough that, even with my oily skin, I can use it in the morning under makeup! ? (Also, just look at the beautiful color of the hydrate oil!) As a scientist, I appreciate that Bristol and Sussex employs doctors and biochemists to ensure that their products actually work. Also, on the Bristol and Sussex website there are links to scientific research articles about the safety and efficacy of many of the ingredients used in their products! Overall, I'm thoroughly impressed by these products and have linked the Bristol and Sussex website in my bio in case you would like to check them out.
and Sussex is a seriously underrated company. As I force myself to
become more in tune with ingredient lists and product manufacturing
the smaller my circle of trusted products grows. A
lot of people ask me if I support only all natural and vegan products
and the answers is, no. It’s not that I don’t want to, I guess
it’s just because I’m a bit selfish- I’ve found some amazing
products that work for me (after years of trial and error) and I
don’t wanna give that up quite yet. BUT when I find products that
can easily slide in and replace others in my routine, I will.
I freaking LOVE that one of Bristol and Sussex’s main objectives is to keep the skin pH balanced. I think that is so SO important! Having a happy moisture barrier is one of the first steps to getting your skin in order. I also love that they are/have Clinically Proven Ingredients, Organic Ingredients, Plant Derived Vitamins, Increased Bioavailability, Hypoallergenic, All Natural, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Silicone Free, Sulfate Free.
1- Cleanse. I usually don’t prefer foaming cleansers, but I was
very pleasantly surprised with this one! It contains some really
great ingredients such as Pacific Deep Sea Kelp, Olive Squalane,
Niacinamide, MSM, and Vitamins C + B5! It clocks in with a great PH
of 5.2-5.7. I find that this cleanser removes my makeup very well
without stripping my skin. Most foaming cleansers leave my skin
feeling dry but this one did quiet the opposite. My skin felt
balanced and clean!
Step 2- Balance. This facial moisturizer was formulated to regulate the skins PH and oil levels while softening and firming without silicones. It contains all the same powerful ingredients as the cleanser plus a Ceramide Complex and Hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate. I love how this comes in a tube for easy and sanitary application! I find this layers very well under makeup and gives me enough moisturization throughout the day without being too heavy.
Step 3- Hydrate. Unlike most facial oils this oil is formulated for deeper skin penetration. Its featured ingredients are CoEnzymeQ10, Olive Squalane, Sea Buckthorn oil, plus Rosehip seed oil. I’ve actually never used a facial oil with Squalane in it before so I was super excited to test this out! I love how soft this made my skin and how it didn’t leave behind any sort of residue. I actually really love to mix this with the moisturizer if i want a deeper treatment! Overall I really enjoyed this set and am super impressed with the ingredient lists on all these products!
makes me skin glowy, never greasy, and has a bunch of
good-for-your-face ingredients, who’s are two huge benefits to me
(oh yeah, also, IT IS GORGEOUS).
All in all, I really have enjoyed this system. I love the minimal packaging. The people behind the brand are lovely, as is the brand concept. Also; the products are stand up products! If you are sensitive to essential oils, you’ll want to examine the ingredients lists, but if not, these clean, green beauties should be on your list. ALSO: Ever since reading Beyond Soap, I’m obsessed with the pH of my skin, and I absolutely love the emphasis that this system puts on pH maintenance! Very grateful I had the opportunity to try this. ALSO, I hear whispers that they may be swapping in the plastic packaging for some beautiful, sleek, glass packaging!?
their product line to me and my skin has been loving the gentle
formulas lately I put my skin through the ringer as you guys can see,
i.e. getting breakouts (I try a ton of product!), laser facials etc.
I’m always looking for TLC when working in getting my skin back to
Here’s a mini review of these products, great for anyone looking to balance skin PH while giving the skin the nutrients it needs with ingredients like squalane, hyaluronic acid and vitamins. I start with the face cleanser, which is hypoallergenic & really calming, full of vitamins. I pat dry afterwards to make sure I don’t strip my skin of everything I cleansed with. I like the feel of the cleanser, it’s foamy so very light on the skin! Next in the routine is the Moisturizer, which I love because of the Hyaluronic Acid it contains, so skin is plump and hydrated after I use it. And last, the facial oil. It smells fresh and hydrated with Squalane and vitamins, a perfect combo for anyone that needs hydration and soothing skincare. After using consistently my skin is ready to use peels again and to use some more effective anti aging products like reintroducing retinol.
- hypoallergenic facial cleanser designed to remove environmental
toxins, excess oil, and makeup. The oil and pH balance help to
maintain your skin barrier. Active ingredients are niacinamide,
vitamin C, B5 and E. This also has EO’s of lavender, chamomile and
rosemary to soothe and calm skin and sea kelp bioferment. This is a
foam cleanser. It smells fairly strongly of the EO’s, which doesn’t
bother me but might bother some. This does not remove makeup, but is
a really nice second cleanse. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry
or stripped at all, but balanced. I gave my feedback to the team, and
they are already working on a cleanser that is effective at removing
Balance - pH and oil balancing facial moisturizer designed to regulate the face’s pH and oil levels, while softening & firming without silicone. It contains a ceramide complex, a sea kelp and hyaluronic acid blend, vitamins and minerals, as well as rose hip and sea buckthorn oils, that work together to reduce lines, improve tone, redness, and give you a glow. Does also contain EO’s. I am obsessed with this moisturizer. It feels really lightweight but is SO hydrating. It smooths into the skin, making my skin look plump, hydrated, glowy, and youthful. It’s great for both day and night. This also smells faintly of pumpkin to me? This might be my fav product of the three?
Hydrate - a deep conditioning face oil has the ideal blend of oils, plant derived vitamins and antioxidants to give you a glow. It’s non-comedogenic, has diverse omega fatty acids, vitamins C&E, as well as skin balancing squalane, organ, jojoba, and age-defying CoQ10 oils. It also contains castor oil, which is known to penetrate pores deeply, and fight bacteria overgrowth, balancing oil production. This smells like pumpkin pie to me?! This oil feels medium weight to me, and it absorbs into the skin really well. I find it to be really nice for both day and night time, although I personally prefer something slightly lighter for day time. Also, this bottle is HUGE so you can really use it anywhere. Really enjoying this.
Overall, I think this is a great starter set for someone who prefers clean beauty, and wants to create a simple but effective routine and doesn’t know where to start. This is 100% designed for someone like my sister— she has kids and is really busy, and likes a simple, clean routine, and also doesn’t really wear makeup.
- Hypoallergenic Facial Cleanser: This foaming cleanser helps to
preserve the skin’s natural microbiome in order to control
breakouts. It is formulated with a plant derived niacinamide (B3),
vitamin C, B5 and E blend. Lavender, chamomile, and rosemary soothes
and calms your skin while reducing inflammation and puffiness.
Foaming cleansers usually freak me out due to the fact that a lot of
them can be stripping. However. this isn’t the case with this
cleanser. I find that it gives a deep clean while preserving and
nourishing my skin.
Balance - Facial Moisturizer: This moisturizer is formulated to regulate the face's pH and oil levels while softening and firming without silicone or silicone derivatives. Sea kelp, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, sea buckthorn, and rosehip oil work to soothe and calm the skin. This moisturizer also claims to improve skin tone and reduce fine lines. I really love the texture of this moisturizer. I find that it doesn’t leave any residue behind - it’s never greasy. I like to use it in the morning before putting on makeup.
Hydrate - Deep Conditioning Facial Oil: This blend of oils is formulated with a high concentration of omega fatty acids, vitamins C & E as well as squalane, argan and jojoba oil, and CoQ10. It is specially formulated for deeper skin penetration + is intended to be applied after using the facial moisturizer. This beautiful oil has a really silky texture. I find that you can also use it without a moisturizer as a final step of nourishment in the evening. It smells amazing as well.
I have noticed that the biggest change in my skin, has been the minimizing of oil production. I have been using the “cleanse” in my AM regimen, as it is a foaming consistency, & super light. The combination of “hydrate” oil & the “balance” moisturizer have been amazing additions to my regimen & have brightened my skin tone & reduced my fine lines!
Felt very gentle for a foaming cleanser, it didn’t feel like it
over-stripped my skin after cleansing and left my skin looking and
feeling refreshed and radiant. A great option for a daily cleanser,
and definitely gentle enough to use in the mornings.
Balance: I particularly enjoyed the texture of this moisturiser, I love that it is lightweight, yet still a cream. It sank into my skin quickly and didn’t leave a tacky/ sticky residue as some facial moisturisers can do. Love that it’s in a squeeze tube, so much easier to apply than tubs!
Hydrate: I love that this facial oil comes in a pump rather than a dropper as I feel that it’s quicker and easier to dispense the oil this way. Like the moisturiser, this oil sank in well and really made my skin feel smooth. It is mildly scented, which did not bother me, but could be irritating for some people.