The Best Skincare for Athletes [FRE Skincare review]
My best beauty secret? Well besides drink lots of water— be careful about what you put on your body just as much as inside it. After all your skin is going to absorb whatever you put on it — so finding something that is high quality and chemical free is super important. Now I have to be honest I have been on the search for a skincare routine that can combat my dry skin for years. I am psyched to share [what I hope to be!] the end of my skincare search with - FRE skincare which has not only solved my dry skin problem but is perfect for anyone that sweats!
When it comes to skincare — I've tried it all.
I was lucky enough to have clear skin through college — but once I hit the real world I was blessed to experience the joys of adult cystic acne. Thankfully after a few years the acne disappeared as mysteriously as it came — although not without leaving behind it's fair share of scars. So basically years of over the counter and prescription medications have left my skin super dry and acne has left it looking like
I have tried day cream, night creme, serums, oils, soaps, toners, exfoliants, and homemade remedies to try and combat the dryness. I have bought everything from the expensive brand name to cheap drugstore options. While some were better than others, overall I wasn't wowed by many. And yes I do know it takes 8-12 weeks for any skincare routine to really set in. When I say I have tried a lot of things I mean over the course of years, not weeks.
So when FRE skincare reached out back in February and asked if I wanted to try their 123FRE I figured "what do I have to loose". It's worth mentioning that FRE 100% does not pay for sponsored content. So unlike other brands that might pay influencers to post about their product - FRE will only send you product to see if you like it. If you don't like it there is no obligation to do anything further. However here we are almost 6 months later - I am still using [and loving] FRE and have all but abandoned all my old products.
What is 123 FREE?
FRE only makes three products. Purify Me face wash, Revive Me serum, and Protect Me SPF moisturizer. Together these products make up 123 FRE — easy as 1-2-3. Seriously. Take it from someone who used to use face oil, face wash, toner, eye cream, night cream, etc this is THE easiest skincare routine I have had in years.
I typically wash my face at night with the face wash, and then apply Revive Me serum. In the morning I rinse with water, apply another small dose of Revive Me, and then finish with Protect Me. My face feels hydrated without turing into an oil slick — and the dry Sahara flakiness has all but disappeared.
The price might seem intimidating — I hear you. $115 for three little bottles but belive me when I say I have been using the same original set for almost 6 months and I'm not at the bottom yet. We're talking under $20 a month. Not a bad deal when you consider how expensive skincare can be!
For ladies [or gentlemen] that sweat
I am clearly no stranger to being sweaty. Fitness is my life — almost literally — so it's important that my products fit into my lifestyle. Turns out that FRE skincare was developed specifically for sweaty skin. What does that mean?
FRE was actually conceptualized as a solution to traditional sunscreens that would sweat off five minutes into a run. Ladies please tell me I'm not the only one this has happened to - I know I've been there. FRE's Protect me SPF moisturizer is not only lightweight but doesn't leave your face looking ghost white after application. Sweaty or not that is a reason to keep this stuff around - my previous day cream with SPF would always leave a slight white tint to my already pretty pale skin.
All three products are also hypoallergenic [perfect for sensitive skin!], non-comedogenic [won't clog pores!], and non-animal tested. Ok I'll admit that last part has nothing to do with being sweaty. But it's still pretty awesome.
Good for you. Good for the planet.
It's not just the best skincare I've found. It's great skincare from a company that is dedicated to giving back. For every 123FRE set that is sold FRE will plant one Argan tree - creating a self sustaining system.
As if the 123 FRE set is not already enough of a deal - I love a good discount almost as much as I love a good sweat session. FRE is giving you 15% off your order when you use this link and use code 'SARAS'
If you're over sunscreens sweating off your face and stinging your eyes while out on a run or honestly just looking to up your skincare game you need to check out FRE skincare.
**This post is in partnership with FRE Skincare - although they did sent me product to try all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own**
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