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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

♒ H20+ Skincare Brand Review ♒

Hello everyone! I hope you're doing well. Today I'm going to give you a brief introduction/review to the skincare brand known as H20+. I'd first like to mention that this is not a sponsored post in any way at all. I wanted to make a post on this brand because it really helped my skin in the past, maybe it could help you too! I'm not going to do a huge in-depth review on the products because that would make this post wayyyyyy too long. If you want to know more about any of them, please feel free to ask me! (。◕‿‿◕。)

Before I jump into the products I wanted to fill you in with some background information on my skin. I have oily/dry/combination skin that's quite sensitive and a teensy bit of rosacea on my cheeks as well. For the longest time I didn't have a skincare regime. I suffer from acne and at one point I had skin so dry it would peel on its own (ew, I know). H20+ was one of the very first brands I ever tried out when I first started getting into this sort of thing. It helped clear up my skin and made it look/feel healthier than ever before.

Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty long post, BUT I'll be using these nifty dividers to help split up the text so it's not like a chunky-ass brick wall

Let's get started then!
The products I'm going to list all the products I'll be talking about, but first I have to mention that they have repackaged and renamed some of their products since the last time I purchased them. The updated names will be listed in brackets.
  • Eye Oasis Moisture Replenishing Gel (now called  Eye Oasis Moisture Replenishing Treatment)
  • Face Oasis Hydrating Gel (now called Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment)
  • Oasis24 Hydrating Booster
  • Face Oasis Cleansing Water
  • Face Oasis Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser
Just a small note: I've only ever purchased the exfoliating cleanser (and then repurchased the cleansing water) in a full size product. The rest of the items I got a really good deal from purchasing the "special sets" that look like this:
Picture from Glamour.com
Unfortunately after the whole repackaging thing they did, you can't get this exact set anymore. The new set they offer in this Face Oasis line replaces the water cleanser (very left product) with a product called Oasis Mist. Still worth buying imho because the hydrating gel itself is quite pricey. If I remember correctly, at the time of my purchase, the set was nearly the same price as just purchasing the moisturizer on its own (just for your reference sake, I don't really remember exact prices sorry!).
Eye Oasis Moisture Replenishing Treatment
This product claims to be "A fast-absorbing, oil-free intensive hydrating treatment formulated to target the delicate eye area with phopholipids, multivitamin complex and moisturizing marine botanicals.

The tube is quite small, maybe the size of a nail polish bottle. (I usually judge the amount of product I use by the size of the container it comes in). A little goes a long way with this product! It works to plump up my under-eye area and it makes it look well rested. Although this is a very good product, I don't find myself using this much as I am still young. My under-eye area doesn't need that much care at the moment so I didn't repurchase this.
Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment
This product claims t that it is an "oil-free moisture gel" that "delivers deep hydration while minimizing the appearance of fine lines with phospholipids, multivitamin complex and moisturizing marine botanicals."

This product is the main reason I got into this brand in the first place. I received a sample of this long ago and it made my skin feel phenomenal. It moisturizes so well and leaves your skin looking and feeling young, supple, and healthy in the morning. The jar is a bit small but this product spreads very well because it is a gel. It sort of lingers on your skin for a bit before it gets absorbed. If you are suffering from dry skin you HAVE to check this product out. This is my most recommended item out of all the products I will talk about in this post.

I wouldn't really use this as a day moisturizer, just because it's so hydrating. It may come off looking "oily" so instead I just used this at night.
Oasis24 Hydrating Booster
This product claims to be "A nutrient-intensive, oil-free moisture supplement for depleted skin with omega plankton, moisturizing marine botanicals and Sea Mineral Complex"

This is probably my second favorite product out of all of the ones I've tried. I've never used a serum or anything like that before so this was a new experience for me; I almost didn't know what to expect. I would use 1-2 pumps of this and pat it all over my face/neck. This product really made a difference in the way my skin absorbed the hydrating gel at night. I felt like this really gave the gel more "oomph"!
Face Oasis Cleansing Water
This product claims to be a "water-light cleanser gently washes away impurities while replenishing vital moisture with provitamin B, moisturizing marine botanicals and Sea Mineral Complex"

This really does feel like water on your face but it lathers up beautifully into a light foam almost. It removes all my makeup and just does a great job being an effective yet gentle cleanser. The bottle is huge for this product but you don't need a lot to get the job done since it lathers up quite a bit.
Face Oasis Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser
This product claims to "Deeply cleanse and revitalize skin with this gently refining, oil-free formula with natural fruit enzymes, jojoba beads, and moisturizing marine botanicals"

I picked this up in the full size because it didn't come with the little set they had. I needed an exfoliator and this one was recommended to me by the staff. I do like this product; it does its job well. However it didn't impress me enough for a repurchase. If you want a decent exfoliator, this one will do just fine. I just decided once a week exfoliators like the rice mask one from Skin Food was a better fit for me.
Overall, I think this brand is worth the investment. The products perform beautifully both together and independently. They have the power to soothe and improve troubled skin but remain gentle enough for those with sensitive skin like me. 

They don't have many stores but you can order from their website. The prices are quite reasonable for skincare items and the results are just spectacular. I would consider this brand a mid-high end brand. It's not as expensive as brands like Lancome, but it's not super cheap like L'Oreal or Biore.
That's all for this post. I hope you found it helpful and informative! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me, I'll try my best to help you out. Have a wonderful day~ >‿‿◕

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