It’s safe to say that my skin takes quite a beating. As a runner, it is regularly exposed to the elements, not to mention a LOT of sweat. Wiping my salt-encrusted face post-run is like using an exfoliator. Gross, I know!
As a busy woman, I like a ‘no fuss’ skincare routine that’s quick and simple. I have recently had laser skin rejuvenation to reduce the redness on my face. This is something I would highly recommend, if, like me, you suffer from mild rosacea.
Having spent a lot of time (and money) getting my skin looking good, I’m wary of trying new products. Because let’s face it (see what I did there?) when our skin looks it’s best, we feel our best!
So, when I was asked to try the FRÉ Skincare collection I was initially in two minds. Their easy, three-step routine is great for runners and active women, like me. Skincare is such a personal thing, what works for one person, might not work for another. The only thing to do was to try it out.
What is FRÉ?
FRÉ Skincare is a vegan skincare brand for active women, packed with antioxidants and Argania active complex ingredients which protect your skin during and after your workout. The 123 Fré Set includes a Purify Me Cleanser, a Revive Me Serum, and a Protect me Defense Moisturiser – which also doubles up as an SPF. Creating a clear complexion and a healthy glow whilst combating breakouts, dehydration and the signs of ageing.
The range is:
- Won’t clog pores
- Suitable for all skin types
Step 1: Protect me
The Protect Me moisturiser contains SPF30 so you can apply it before a run. On days that you don’t work out, you simply use it as you would a regular moisturiser. It protects your skin from UVA, UVB and infrared rays and air pollution. I just need to look at the sun and I go bright red, so it’s important I wear SPF when I run. This one works great as it doesn’t sting your eyes when you sweat. There is nothing worse than been almost blinded by a sweat/sunscreen combo mid-run!
Due to its lightweight formula, it absorbs quickly – so on non-run days, you can continue with your makeup routine.
Step 2: Purify me
Initially, this felt a little greasy. I personally prefer a foaming cleanser that creates more of a lather. I also found it a little hard to get out of the bottle – top tip, stand it upside down! However, I was won over by it with daily use. It doesn’t strip my skin of moisture leaving that tight face feeling as some cleansers do. The Jojoba beads help remove dead skin cells and oil from your face, leaving it hydrated and refreshed. Sweat creates the perfect warm, moist environment where bacteria thrives, so we should be aiming to wash our face as you get in from that run or before you leave the gym.
Step 3: Revive me
This was, hands down, was my favourite product out of the three. It’s super hydrating and leaves my skin feeling really soft. I’ve been using this daily. You only really need a tiny amount – a little goes a long way. It is designed to help improve the firmness of the skin and combat the signs of ageing. I’m nearing 40, I need all the help I can get!
These products really impressed me. I liked the fact there was only three – making it a quick and easy simple skincare routine. SPF is really important to me when outdoors. Even with my sensitive skin, I’m happy to report I haven’t had any adverse reactions or breakouts from using any of the products
With every skincare set purchased, the brand will plant an Argan Tree, to help replenish the endangered forests. If you want to try it out yourself, you’ll get 25% off with the code RUNWITHRACHEL for a limited time only.
For more details on the FRÉ Skincare range click here.
*I was kindly sent these products to try, with no expectation of a review. All opinions and photographs are my own.