Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence & Mask Review

October 03, 2019

FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence & Mask Review

I am a huge fan of FRESH skincare. The FRESH ROSE toner, mask, moisturizer everything is fantastic for my skin especially during Winter. It felt like Fall for the first time this week, and while I don't need quite as intense hydration as the Fresh Rose line provides I still want my skin to look hydrated and glowy. I haven't been paying much attention to my skincare or beauty routines lately and it is starting to show! That is where the Black Tea Kombucha line comes in.

1 Essential Step. 8 Proven Benefits.
1. Provides anti-pollution & antioxidant protection
2. Immediately improved luminosity by 31%, and after 4 weeks by 52%
3. 97% of testers said it immediately smoothed the look of fine lines
4. 98% reported it immediately refined the look of pores
5. 98% noticed it improved skin elasticity
6. 100% reported it immediately refined skin texture
7. 97% reported their skin was healthier-looking
8. Provides 24-hour moisture

FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence ($68)
Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is a powerhouse treatment that provides eight proven benefits in one essential step: it provides anti-pollution and antioxidant protection, increases skin’s luminosity, reduces the look of fine lines, refines the appearance of pores, improves elasticity, smooths skin’s texture, boosts skin’s healthy tone, and provides 24-hour moisture.

This fast-absorbing essence is powered by kombucha, fermented black tea, that is scientifically proven to protect against pollution, which accelerates signs of aging and leads to dull, dry skin. As the first leave-on treatment in your skincare ritual, it delivers concentrated ingredients and preps the skin for the products that follow. The result is hydrated, luminous, younger-looking skin.

Essences are very popular in Asia and I have always been curious about them. They basically are just a toner, but there is nthing basic about the Black Tea Kombucha Essence. I noticed a difference within days of adding this is in to my nightly skincare regimen. My skin had been looking quite drab with the weather change and this perked it right up. My skin feels hydrated and looks so much more luminous. It feels soft, supple, and not greasy or heavy. It just boosts that vitality right up.This is a fantastic product to add in to your anti-aging skincare routine before applying your serum or moisturizer. I also love that it fights pollution which we don't often think about effecting our skin.

FRESH Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($35-$92)
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask is an intensely moisturizing treatment that lifts your nighttime ritual to new heights. This sleeping mask acts like a corset for your complexion, giving you a lifted, firmer look by morning.

A proprietary complex of kombucha (black tea ferment), black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract is proven to inhibit damaging free radicals and helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity. The overnight mask also features belle de nuit extract to soothe and rebalance the skin, peptides to help firm the skin and visibly defy the signs of gravity, and hyaluronic acid to attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.

The intensely moisturizing treatment has a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. This overnight face mask is like contouring without makeup for any day you need a more lifted look. If you feel like your skin is going a bit south, this gives it a lifted and brightened appearance. In the morning I feel like everything is more tightened especially around my mouth/cheek line.

FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Face Mask ($35-$92)
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask with advanced antioxidants is a hydrating treatment with a velvety, cloud-like whipped texture and an instant cooling effect that refreshes and melts into the skin. The innovative treatment mask immediately softens and improves skin texture, revealing smoother, more supple skin.

The face mask is powered by a proprietary complex of kombucha (black tea ferment), black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract that inhibits damaging free radicals* and helps to improve skin elasticity. The formula is further enriched with firming polysaccharides that help to smooth the skin. *In vitro test.

Be red carpet-ready for a night out. The face mask softens and perfects skin, leaving you with a smooth canvas for easy makeup application. It's great to apply before a date or when you want your skin to look extra beautiful. Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is your morning pick-me-up mask minus the caffeine. Apply it for a refreshing boost before you start your day, after a long night out no one will ever know you clocked in at 3am. This face mask is also wonderful after a long flight to instantly cool and rehydrate your skin. This is mask I popped in my vacation travel bag to soothe parched skin and it was such a treat at the end of a hot day.

I have to say I am completely loving the Kombucha line! It really is on the same level as Fresh Rose, I may even like it more because it targets anti-aging. I also really appreciate FRESH doing mini mask versions. These products are pricey but the mini masks makes it less of a hit to the wallet. I'm considering picking up the Age-Delay Firming Serum and Corset Cream Firming Moisturizer to complete my skincare regimen. Black Tea is not just for drinking anymore!

FRESH Kombucha is available at and SEPHORA

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