“Great things never came from comfort zones.”
Let me introduce you to Huxley!
A skincare brand that has taken the Korean skincare world by storm! I first came across Huxley when some of my favourite Instagrammers included the range in their skincare routine. I was rather drawn to the minimalist packaging as well as being intrigued in what they had to offer.
All of Huxley’s products heavily featured their star ingredient: certified organic Prickly Pear Cactus Seed oil. Prickly Pear Seed oil aka the “the secret of the Sahara”, is one of the precious skincare cosmetic ingredients in the world. This oil is more moisturising than argan oil, but feels lighter and absorbs faster due to its high linoleic acid content. It also contains 400 times the natural Vitamin E content of olive oil for a serious hydration, nourishing and anti-ageing punch!
Here’s an interesting fact: The brand gets its name from Aldous Huxley, the author of the novel “Brave New World”, rather fitting to the harsh habitat of the prickly pear cactus!
Incorporating Huxley Essence Grab Water along with Cream Fresh and More in my skincare routine for the last 2 months, I have really noticed a difference on my skin texture and condition. For reference, my skin is oily on the most parts with enlarged pores, redness and breakout spots. Without further ado, let me take you through the Huxley skincare ritual that I have fallen in love with!
Here are my skincare heroes:
Grab Water Essence ($42.05): A light gel essence featuring natural moisturising factors, antioxidants, and peppermint for an instant refreshing boost in moisture.
Fresh And More Cream ($32.70): A soothing, refreshing gel-like moisturiser enriched with hyaluronic acid, amino acids, fatty acids and ceramides for hydration and moisture barrier restoration.
Huxley’s packaging oozes minimalism, modernism and luxury with their slick and weighty glass container. The products have Huxley’s unique and signature scent of fresh wild flower garden with white musk powder, white flower fragrance of roses and lilies. I tend to gravitate to non-fragranced skincare products and was a little overpowered by Huxley’s scent at the first few use. Now I look forward to entering that lush garden twice daily:)
The Grab Water Essence comes in a weighty glass bottle with a dropper system. You only need a few drops to cover the entire face. It has a light gel texture that absorbs quickly into your every pores leaving your skin feeling plump, refreshed and matte. I use the patting technique to lightly massage my skin and to aid the absorption.
Can you tell how lightweight the texture of Grab Water Essence from the above photo! Fabulous if you’re one of those who likes to layer several serums in your routine.
Here comes the other powerful partner, the Fresh and More Cream. I love that there is a spatula provided…
…and that there is a seal on the jar on unboxing it.
The texture of Fresh and More Cream is amazing. It looks dense in the jar but it feels so bouncy, substantial yet light to the touch. It softens immediately on contact with the warmth of my skin, melts away with ease leaving my skin so supple and silky smooth. As mentioned earlier, Fresh and More Cream contains not only prickly pear seed oil, but also hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It holds moisture in the the skin in order to prevent water loss as well as providing antioxidant benefits and helps reinforce the skin’s barrier. My irritated skin loves this cream and an extra thin layer is so much appreciated on the certain stressed days.
I have consistently been applying Grab Water Essence and Fresh and More Cream twice a day for the last 8 weeks and I have only gone through around two thirds of each products! My skin has positively become much calmer and the appearance of breakout spots has greatly diminished. The texture of my skin is much smoother and brighter. Now I have a much better canvas for my makeup to adhere to!
Well, that was a summary of my recent discovered skincare heroes. With my hand on my heart, these are a few skincare products that I can honestly vouch for, that have made a visible difference to my skin complexion. I love that it is simple, hypoallergenic, botanic-rich skincare that does wonders. This hydration combo is perfect for my oily skin. I will look to purchase the toner and stock up on Grab Water Essence and Fresh and More Cream.
You can find Huxley skincare range at Style Korean (here).
Are you a skincare addict? Have you tried Huxley skincare?
Disclaimer: This post featured PR samples. My opinions expressed here are honest and unbiased.