If you take one thing away from this blog it is probably going to be that I am a total hype victim. Packaging and hype sells me as long as the ingredient lists stacks up.
Honestly, I’ve been sleeping on this review for MONTHS while trying to find the time to finally sit down and make my blog look presentable before I told people to check it out.
I think I first saw Krave Beauty products on the explore page back in December? January? idk, while browsing IG and the Kale-Lalu-yAHA totally caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? I looks like liquid candy and kale was totally hot at the moment so I basically blacked out and purchased the matching set to get free shipping. I’ve been using the products since January and here are my fully developed thoughts on this range. *spoiler: they’re good*
facts: A gentle, sulfate free, pH balanced, hydrating gel cleanser.
the good: The first thing you’ll probably notice about this product is that the bottle is extremely generous considering how little you need to wash your face and neck area. I’ve used this in my heavy rotation of cleansers since January and I want to say I have at least 1/3 of the bottle remaining.
The cleanser is a low to no lather gel consistency that feels super gentle and leaves skin feeling smoother than when you started. Idk how it does that, but it does. The cleanser rinses completely clean and doesn’t leave skin feeling even an eensie bit tight or stripped.
I honestly think that this is the perfect basic, no frills cleanser that would work on any and all skin-types. I could confidently recommend this to my mother and my teenage younger sister and know that it would work for both drastically different skin situations.
the bad: I’m not too proud to admit that I am a mouth breather. As such, it is my experience that the Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser has the worst soapy taste I’ve experienced in years since dumping SLS. This is the products only downfall in my opinion and is probably not a big deal to anyone who doesn’t walk about life with their mouth open like a trout.
Kale-Lalu-yAHA – $25
facts: A 5.25 Glycolic acid, hydrating exfoliator filled with antioxidant leafy greens.
the good: FRAGRANCE FREE. Pay attention skincare industry! I am so over unnecessary fragrance and the lack of transparency in fragrance ingredients and I’m SO glad that Krave Beauty totally omits it from their formulations (forgot to mention that above but yes the cleanser is also fragrance free).
Let me tell you, if you are an acid toning novice, struggling with texture you NEED THIS. I notice a massive difference in my skin texture and clarity whenever I abandon this product for a few days. My skin is absolutely prone to closed comedones and clogged pores and this helps keep them at bay.
With regular use my skin has improved in texture (cya tiny bumps), appears brighter, more even toned and absorbs my serums so much better.
The price point is INSANE, it’s so affordable. It’s gentle enough to work up to every night usage (definitely work up to this though, don’t go ham unless you’re confident in your skin’s resilience).
the bad: Not sponsored I swear, I cannot for the life of me think of a con. Maybe a pump dispenser would be dope for this product, or some way to keep it airless, but that has nothing to do with the product so /shrug.
I don’t know if I could recommend these products more really. If you are looking for affordable, basic, simply formulated but EFFECTIVE skincare then Krave Beauty is for you bby.