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Didn’t I just show you a whole lot of facetheory skincare products in last months New In Beauty for August? Yes, indeed I did. And only days after I hit publish, I received a new parcel called “All eyes on peptides” with even more skincare and the reformulated version of the oil-free moisturizer. But that wasn’t the only thing, I was also very lucky to receive the ZIIP Halo – new version of the ZIIP GX I have been using for a while now, and the new serum release from The Ordinary.
I am not going to lie, getting PR from The Ordinary still feels a little unreal. It is one of the brands I have discussed in length on here, pretty much since they were launched, and when I go through my archives, the only other brand that comes close is The Inkey List. And MAC, but that is makeup, not skincare.
Have you tried any of the products pictured?
New in from The Ordinary – The Ordinary Soothing and Barrier Support Serum
I had seen the Soothing and Barrier Support Serum from The Ordinary (30 ml for 23 €, full review coming soon) all over my social media feeds and immediately put it on my “to buy” list for winter, but with me only returning from France three weeks ago, I haven’t made any purchases yet that aren’t sensible things like warm sweaters and closed shoes for the kids.
The serum claims to hydrate, soothe and help repair the moisture barrier, something I will need during winter. And it is hot pink, which is probably more a gimmick than a feature, but will make for interesting pictures.
New in from ZIIP – the ZIIP Halo
I have been using the ZIIP GX pretty much for a year now, I got mine in October 2022, and it has replaced the NuFace as microcurrent device in my routine completely. (More info: ZIIP vs NuFace – which one is better for you?)
Earlier this year they launched the new one, the ZIIP Halo (389 €, full review coming soon) with a few improvements and new programs to use it with, and now that it is finally available in Europe, I was kindly sent a version to test. When I asked on Instagram if you were interested in a comparison to the ZIIP GX, the answer was an overwhelming yes, so I am planning that for the future.
New in from facetheory
From what I understand, facetheory launched a few new products, but also revamped some of their existing ones, and packed a selection along with some other bestsellers into a parcel to send it to people on their PR list. That parcel was called “All eyes on peptides”, indicating the inclusion of the new Polypep Collagen Boosting Serum (30 ml for 49 €, full review coming soon) and the reformulated Ocuwake Eye Cream PRO (30 ml for 35 €, full review coming soon).
It also contained the Vitamin C Cream Cleanser (170 ml for 16 €, full review here), the Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner (200 ml for 18 €, full review here), both of which seem to have been around for a while, and the Supergel Moisturizer PRO (50 ml for 30 €, full review coming soon), which again is reformulated – I received the original version in August.
All reformulated products have gone up noticeably in price, the eye cream without the PRO for example is 24 € opposed to 35 €, so I need to take a closer look what they added to justify the increase.
I had already been testing their products for a while, so as soon as I had taken the pictures I threw these into the mix as well and will be able to film a video review pretty soon – which will probably quite a long one as it includes a total of 9 products…
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