Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Frudia.
One of the problems that I started experiencing with my skin when I turned 30 is dullness and overall lack of radiance. While I’m happy to announce that I almost completely healed my acne-prone skin, I still can’t say that I feel confident enough to walk around without any foundation on. Until recently, when I switched my skincare routine to all the brightening products from Frudia’s Citrus Line. Combining extracts of natural fruit extracts with the latest K-Beauty technology, this highly effective skincare line offers us, 30+ olds, something that we all really could use – more radiant and glowing skin.
Before we begin with the review of each product from Frudia’s Citrus Line, let me share with you my previous concerns about brightening products. For the longest time ever, I was thinking that Vitamin C products cause irritation of my sensitive acne-prone skin. In fact, every time I went for a facial I made sure to mention that I’m “allergic to Vitamin C.” I was so certain about this allergy that I had an entire basket of skincare products containing Vitamin C that I set away to gift to my less sensitive to the ingredient friends.
It was not until I accidentally picked Frudia Brightening Bursting Energy Mask (instead of my regular pomegranate mask by Frudia) that I realized that my worries about Vitamin C were imaginary and my skin didn’t mind at all extra brightness and smoothness that comes with using this product. In fact, the healing qualities of the natural tangerine peel extract made such dramatic change to the appearance of my skin that my previously dull skin finally started shining from the inside! These days, I incorporated Frudia Brightening Bursting Energy Mask into my weekly skincare routine where I apply the mask before important events for an extra boost of radiance and skin brightness.
At this point, I completely forgot that I ever had any issues with Vitamin C products. In fact, I no longer can imagine how I used to live without using all the benefits of this highly effective fruit-derived skincare ingredient.
Frudia Citrus Brightening Toner
If you also have concerns that Vitamin C might be a bit too harsh for your skin, I recommend starting your skincare experiments with Frudia Citrus Brightening Toner. Try following your typical skincare routine and add just this divine smelling toner. The product features a water-like consistency (in comparison to the toner from the Frudia Pomegranate Line that feels much thicker, almost like a serum) that is designed to illuminate and refresh your skin.
I’m not a dermatologist, but every person I offered to try this toner really loved it. In fact, since it’s such a gentle and delicious smelling product, people are more likely not to forget using it on a regular basis! For instance, my mom was never a fan of toners as these felt like an “unnecessary extra step” in her skincare routine, but she loved the scent of Frudia brightening toner so much that she finally started using it regularly. I felt very proud that I managed to “convert” her into becoming a fan of Frudia too – it’s a family thing now!
Formula: 86% Jeju citrus extract that makes your skin feel refreshed and bright.
Frudia Citrus Brightening Serum
When your skin is accustomed to a Vitamin C infused toner, try incorporating gentle but super effective Frudia Citrus Brightening Serum. As it comes from the name, the main effect that this product has on your skin is brightening. Whether you have dark spots or just dull skin complexion, this milky serum will help to bring your skin on a completely different level. Whether you combine it with your regular moisturizer and sunscreen or use it as a part of the brightening skincare routine, it will take just a few weeks until you notice the difference.
Based on my personal experience, I have to say that my skin became noticeably more glowing. At first, I was thinking that it was all about drinking more water and sleeping more, but the effect of using brightening skincare line continued even after my 10-hours long trans-Atlantic flight to Europe. After looking at my skin in my London Travel Guide post, I couldn’t stop wondering why I avoided using Vitamin C serum for so long.
Formula: 71% vitamin extract from the Jeju citrus.
Frudia Brightening Cream
From all the products from the line, I used Frudia Brightening Cream product the least because I was still deeply obsessed with Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Cream and couldn’t stop using it. I also felt that Frudia Brightening Serum is already so effective that I could use any other moisturizer and still enjoy the effect of the radiance-enhancing serum. For the sake of the experiment, I used the cream for two weeks straight and I have to say that products designed to use together should be used together – it’s more effective that way!
The cream features the signature mild citrusy scent of the Frudia’s Citrus Line and offers complexion-enhancing benefits such as brightening and improvement of the look of dark spots. If you were not protecting your skin from the sun during summer, consider switching to this product during the cold season to even out all the damage you made to your skin. While you could use this product both during the day and at night, I recommend testing it in the morning, before applying makeup – so you could experience the immediate skin brightness improvement when it’s most noticeable.
Formula: 61% citrus extract that makes skin radiant, bright, and smooth.
Frudia Brightening Bursting Energy Mask
Finally, the product that started my obsession with brightening products. These days, when I don’t have Frudia Brightening Bursting Energy Mask around before an important event I start getting nervous – what else could I use to immediately transform my skin from tired and dull to refreshed and glowing? Usually, I apply the mask right after I get out of shower – with my hair towel on. I walk around, drink my coffee, pick an outfit and allow my mask to work 15-20 minutes. By the time I’m done with my coffee break, my skin looks rejuvenated and feels super smooth!
This new addition to illuminating skincare products doesn’t limit to the days when I need to be somewhere though. Regardless my schedule, I try applying this mask at least once a week. That way, fruit-derived Vitamin C extract penetrates into my even deeper – which means that my skin gets even more healthy, natural glow. No highlighter needed!
Formula: 46% natural tangerine peel extract that keeps skin clean and luminous.
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There you have it: my secret new skincare obsession that makes my skin look more radiant and glowing. Who knew that Vitamin C could be so beneficial to my skin? Well, I sort of knew as I already tried and loved two out of four skincare lines by Frudia. But with each new line tested I keep becoming even more and more impressed. I guess I know which skincare line was the biggest discovery for me in 2017!
Do you use any Vitamin C products in your skin care regiment? If so, please mention them in the comments below. I would also appreciate any product recommendations for radiance lacking, acne-prone skin!