To say this past winter has been rough on my skin would be an understatement. For the first time ever, I’ve actually been training. Frequently switching from indoor treadmill work to long runs in the brutal wind, sleet, snow – you name it, I’ve run through it. So yeah, my skin has been more angry than usual with me. So when I received this cute little package in the mail mid-way through February, I was beyond ecstatic to test out (yet another) skincare routine and hopefully get some positive results.
I had noticed FRÉ products were becoming more predominant in my Instagram newsfeed over the past couple of months and upon reading the description, I quickly realized why. FRÉ is specifically made for women who workout! Because high-impact workouts combined with environmental factors can cause facial skin damage and pre-mature aging, FRÉ developed a product revolving around addressing the effects of intense exercise and sweat on facial skin. Using a unique blend of organic Argan oil, Argan leaf water extract & Argan stem cells, it combats environmental damage, reduces pre-mature aging, and promotes a healthy and natural glow.
I know what you’re thinking, that almost all sounds too good to be true. Well I’m here to tell you it’s absolutely not. I have been using FRÉ religiously for the past month and have seen AMAZING results. Previously, after an extremely long run where sweat would build up and then dry on my skin, I would develop tiny bumps all over my forehead that would stay inflamed for a couple of days and disappear until the next long run. I also had some painful hormonal acne on my chin that would (obviously) pop up every month.
Since using FRÉ, the tiny bumps have completely disappeared and while I still had a few spots during my time of the month, they were no where near as bad as usual. Not to mention my face is the SOFTEST I’ve ever felt it in my entire life. I’ve always had pretty smooth skin but the ‘Revive Me’ serum has taken it to the next freaking level.
Which speaking of the ‘Revive Me’ serum, it is a part of the 123FRÉ Set. This set is comprised of 3 hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested & non-comedogenic products:
Step 1: Protect Me is an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won’t clog pores and won’t sting eyes when you sweat (tested that one first hand and yep, no sting!). Plus there’s no white cast!
Step 2: Purify Me is a hydrating facial cleanser that prevents and treats breakouts, de-stresses and re-balances skin pH, post-workout
Step 3: Revive Me is a specialized anti-aging serum that boosts fatigued skin with vitamins and minerals, regenerates collagen and skin elasticity, creating an energized healthy glow. It has also taken care of the extreme dryness/chaffing I experience from running outside in the wind!
I use the ‘Purify Me’ and “Revive Me’ daily (sometimes twice) but have begun using ‘Protect Me’ before any workout, regardless if it’s outside or not. I’ve noticed that it’s protected my skin even more from drying out and chaffing.
With all of these positive changes, I’ve begun to walk away from my long-term makeup routine. Previously applying BB cream, a powder to set it, bronzer, blush and a little highlighter every single day, I’m going (mostly) makeup FRÉe. I say mostly because I’m sorry, it’s winter and I’m pale AF so I still need a little bronzer and blush so I don’t look like a complete ghost (I like being tan I’M SORRY). Although I must have been having a good “roll out of bed and rush to that AM workout class without brushing my hair day” because here I am with absolutely nothing on my face (not even chapstick) – further proof that FRÉ actually works!
Not only do these products work wonders, they also smell incredible! Like can someone please make a full body lotion that smells like the serum because I will buy it in boatloads (yes, it’s that good).
Last and certainly not least, I love FRÉ for the social good they do. With every 123FRÉ Set purchased, FRÉ will plant an Argan tree, also known as the “Tree of Life”, to help replenish the endangered Argan forest and support women who harvest Argan oil in Morocco. Planting Argan trees has a multi-layered impact by creating sustainable development, protecting the planet and empowering women. Can we talk about all the wins with that?
All the yes. Get some FRÉ in your life immediately. It’s a must for women who sweat. And your skin will thank you for it.