Friday 29 October 2021

Florena Fermented Skincare

(samples/affiliate links)

 If you're into skincare like me, chances are you will have heard of fermented skincare. Fermented ingredients are essentially supercharged versions of the originals- the fermentation process concentrates the beneficial parts of the ingredients, making them more quickly and easily absorbed.
Florena is a French Pharmacy brand and was actually the first in Europe to bring the concept to market. They've created some gorgeous products, some of which I've been fortunate to try out and share right here.

Florena 24H Hydrating Day Cream (50ml £19.99)

Designed for all skin types, this antioxidant-rich cream moisturises for 24 hours and is made from 99.47% natural origin ingredients including fermented Avocado,
Coconut and Olive oils. The fermentation process means the oils have 50 times more Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids than their non-fermented counterparts, making the cream incredibly high in antioxidants while keeping the skin nicely hydrated. 

It's satisfyingly thick yet still 'light' enough for day time use/ under makeup and I found it very comfortable to wear. No pilling, very light, sweet fragrance.
The brand has purposely made the jar to be lightweight (with an aesthetically pleasing wood lid) to reduce plastic usage. The jar is completely recyclable and is made from over 97% recycled plastic.

The Illuminating Facial Oil (30ml £24.99) contains fermented Pink Helichrysum and Safflower Oil which work to restore radiance as well as Almond, Coconut and Avocado oils to nourish and moisturise. Rich in antioxidants, the facial oil can be used alone or mixed in with other skincare bits - you can even add it to your foundation for extra glow.

It's lightweight and non-greasy with a delicate, barely-there floral scent and 
Pink Helichrysum petals suspended in the oil. The bottle is both recyclable and crafted from 98% recycled glass.

The Cleansing Bar (90g £8.99) with fermented jasmine and fermented angelica oil is designed to cleanse gently and effectively, without the need for packaging.
With naturally fermented jasmine flower and angelica oil, the bar has a softening effect and leaves my skin feeling cleansed but not that squeaky kind of clean often associated with 'soap' bars. This cleansing bar has a PH balance of 5.5, to match the natural PH of the skin, making it ideal for drier or more sensitive complexions.

With a sweet and subtle scent, this bar creates a creamy, rich lather and is actually really pleasant to use. I love the sustainable aspect of it too. Probably my favourite product from the lot.

The 24H Hydrating Face Mask (sachet, £4.99) is designed to give skin an intense hit of hydration and moisture, for up to 24 hours. This thick, creamy mask features fermented Camellia Sinensis, which is rich in antioxidants and fermented Olive Oil, high in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Suitable for every skin type but ideal for dry to very dry skin, the cream mask is applied in a thick layer after cleansing and left to work for 5 minutes before being removed with a damp cloth. You can also add a few drops of the Illuminating Facial Oil for extra oomph.

Along with the rest of the range, the mask is COSMOS Natural certified by the soil association.

This selection of products was a lovely introduction to the Florena brand and I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for any new releases. Florena is available at Escentual where it is currently 1/3 off as part of the French Pharmacy promo.

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