I only started really caring about my skin about six months ago.
I would do the occasional mask, maybe remember to use sunscreen on my nose if I was going to be outside. Sometimes, I would buy a bottle of St. Ives apricot scrub to keep in the shower. The only skincare “thing” I did with regularity was use Neutrogena makeup remover wipes to clear most of the makeup from my face at the end of the night – most nights.
Maybe I got smarter, and I’ve definitely started to care more about myself in recent months (more on that in another post), but I’ve developed a skincare routine that is simple and effective. My skin has never looked better.
I’ve fortunately never had a real issue with acne, but my occasional blemishes are now even further and fewer between. My skin looks healthy these days. I don’t think twice about going out in public without makeup on – this is a huge thing for me! I used to be the girl that wouldn’t leave the house without at least concealer and mascara.
Now, I have never believed influencers who would hop onto Instagram with lines like “so many of you wanted to know about my skincare routine!” I’ve never asked those questions anyway.
But I posted a few stories the other day about an injury I’m dealing with and lo and behold – I actually DID get several messages about my skin. And comments about how long my hair has gotten, but I can’t really help you there – my hair has always grown super fast. Genetics.
So, what am I using to make my skin look so great?
I heard about FRÉ through one of my mentors, Annie Miller. She’s raved about it forever, but I never pulled the plug. I was using a combination of products from another line and my skin looked great, no need to change a thing.
Then, FRÉ reached out to me about trying their 123FRÉ set, formulated especially for women who sweat. Free skincare products in their full sizes? Why not?
I’m never going back.
I’ve used FRÉ for four months now, long enough to know if it works or nah, which is why I’m only sharing about it now. I’m obsessed and only just recently ran out of product (and immediately re-stocked). I love it when a little goes a long way and products I pay a bit more for last a long while. I’m all about more bang for my buck. (Keep reading for a discount code!)
The 123FRÉ kit includes:
- Purify Me
- Revive Me
- Protect Me
Purify Me is a hydrating facial cleanser with jojoba beads. You feel clean and fresh as soon as you use it. Plus, it smells really good. I use Purify Me first thing in the morning and before bed every night. It washes away any residual makeup my wipes missed and did I mention how clean my face feels? A dime-sized squeeze is all you need.
Revive Me, a deep replenishing gel, is my ride-or-die, cannot NOT have it in my makeup bag or on my bathroom counter product. It leaves my face feeling nourished and soft, but real talk: it has made my early wrinkles diminish drastically. Honest to goodness. I looked in the mirror one day and thought OH. I’ve got my dad’s genetics, and while his side of the fam tends to live a long time and are overall healthy folks, they do gray early (hey there, hair dye) and get forehead wrinkles in their early thirties. Revive Me has done wonders for my skin, not to mention reduced the wrinkles. I use it morning and night as well.
Protect Me is a facial moisturizer with SPF 30. A little of this goes a very long way – I still have my original bottle four months later. It’s thicker and I use it sparingly and only in the mornings and when I know I’m going to be outside for a long time. It feels more like sunscreen than moisturizer. I do recommend it though – protecting your skin from sun damage is immensely important and this is the first time I’ve actively used SPF.
I recently took advantage of FRÉ’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale to stock up on my favorite products as well as try out a couple of news ones – the Brighten Me anti-dark eye circles cream and the Detox Me mask. I’ll let you know how those work, but my experience with FRÉ so far plus all the glowing reviews has me hopeful.
I’ve also started to really care about the ingredients in the products I’m using – I’m 100% on the clean beauty bandwagon. FRÉ products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and dermatologist tested.
Best part? When you buy a FRÉ’ Skincare set, FRÉ plants an Argan tree, aka the “Tree of Life,” to help replenish the endangered Argan forest in Morocco, and support the women who harvest the Argan oil which in turn creates sustainable development, protects our planet, and empowers women. That’s pretty incredible – products that work, are cruelty-free, and give back.
I’m a FRÉ ambassador now – thanks, FRÉ! – and you can use my code, SARAW, to save 30% through December 31st, then it goes back to my normal discount. It’s a great time to take advantage – they happen to be running a 12 Days Surprise Advent Calendar and you can use the 30% off ON TOP OF that day’s deal. The remaining days left:
- Dec. 11 – Free mini PROTECT ME with very order
- Dec. 12 – 30% off DETOX ME (I’m buying a second one this day!)
- Dec. 13 – Free cotton bag with every order
- Dec. 14 – 30% Off LOVE YOUR GLOW SET
- Dec. 15 – Free BRIGHTEN ME with every order
- Dec. 16 – 30% off HEALTHY SKIN SET
So basically, it’s a great time to buy a few new skincare products and, by doing so, give back.
Use code SARAW at checkout to save 30% (I do get a small kickback!) or follow my referral link: https://www.freskincare.com/saraw.
And if you buy/use FRÉ, let me know how you like it (spoiler alert – you will LOVE it!).