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Fresh Beauties

Hello Friends! Cult Skincare Brand "Fresh Beauty" has finally arrived in Australia. Touted as "the biggest skincare launch of 2018", Australia was covered in roses for a week! Fresh Beauty products are now available exclusively to Sephora Australia. You can shop in store or online (@sephoraaus).

上周我被邀请参加一个庆祝Fresh护肤品牌在澳大利亚的约会。在那个约会, 我很荣幸能够与Fresh的创造者见面并交谈,Sephora 也给我一盒Fresh的护肤品。

If you are following me on my Instagram channel @teacupofmakeup, you would have caught some of my demos of Fresh's skincare products. I capture pretty much most of my day on my Instastories, and I also do lots of demos, so do follow me @teacupofmakeup.

如果你在Instagram上关注我,你会看到很多护肤和化妆演示。 请按照我的Instagram! 只需按这里 @teacupofmakeup

Last week on March 27th 2018, I was invited as part of the blogger community by Sephora to attend an evening session to celebrate the launch of Fresh in Australia. Not only did I get to meet and briefly chat with founders of Fresh; Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg and learn about how Fresh was created, I was also gifted a very generous box of Fresh Goodies. Thank you Sephora!

Fresh Skincare was launched in 1991 in Boston USA. The first product that brought sparked off the "Fresh Craze" was the launch of their iconic oval soaps. Now Fresh has skincare, lip care, bodycare, and fragrances. To learn more about Fresh click here!

I have tried Fresh skincare products before (I would buy them from the USA) and hence I feel confident enough to give you my thoughts on the products featured in this post. Generally, I like to test luxe skincare for a reasonable length of time (at least 3 months) before writing about them.

The products I was gifted are (我将会讨论这些产品):

  • Sugar Advanced Kip Therapy

  • Tinted Sugar Rose Lip Therapy

  • Fresh Life soap bar

  • Soy Fresh Face Cleanser

  • Rose Face Mask

  • Deep Rose Hydration Face Cream

  • Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask

  • Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

  • Sample size Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

The first ever Fresh product I tried was their Sugar Lip Treatments. Highly moisturising, the main active ingredients in them are:

  • Sugar which is known to be a natural humectant, to help prevent loss of moisture.

  • A mix of nourishing moisturising oils, which meadowfoam and black currant seed oils.

  • Grape seed oil which helps to smooth and soften and rich in antioxidants.

The Sugar Advanced Lip treatment contains Sea Fennel to help reduce lines and also Orange extract to help protect the lips. There are a number of tinted versions. The one shown above is the Rose Tinted one and it also has SPF 15.

One of the main things that drew me to try these was the unique packaging. It is luxe, has the look and feel of porcelain and it screws shut. You might think "oh it screws shut, big deal!", but actually I found this to be most practical as I have had so many lip balms dry up on me because the caps have fallen off.

They have a light and smooth texture. They melt into the lips. Since they are made of sugar, it is not surprising that they smell like brown sugar with a hint of vanilla. The Rose Tinted one has a light rose scent. They both have a noticeable citrus taste. Not unpleasant.

我尝试的第一个产品是它们的润唇膏。 它们由糖和各种营养油制成。 它们也有不同彩色的唇膏。 上面这张照片中的玫瑰花有SPF 15.他们有轻微的柑橘味道。 它们有一点香草味和玫瑰味。 质地丰富而光滑。 它们觉得舒服,很滋润。 我喜欢它的豪华包装。 有昂贵的感觉。 盖上螺丝,你永远不会失去它的封面。 好聪明!

Fresh's iconic oval soaps were the first products that made Fresh famous. These oval soaps come in a variety of scents and ingredients. The one above is called the "Fresh Life Oval Soap". The oval soaps are vegetable based soaps and each are hand wrapped. They are dense and hard soaps and I found that they generally lasted for a long time. The "Fresh Life Oval Soap" has moisturizing shea butter and is infused with a citrus scent. Each soap is tied with a thin wire which has a semi-precious stone attached to it. To explore more of Fresh's extensive range of oval soaps, just click here. They also have a range of limited edition zodiac inspired oval soaps which come with your birth month's gemstone.

这个品牌最着名的产品之一是Fresh的肥皂。 这些肥皂是手工制作的。 Fresh的肥皂也用手工来包裹肥皂,用细线捆绑。 每块肥皂都有一块微小的半宝石肥皂。 这些肥皂有很多类型(请按此处查看其他肥皂)。 上面这张照片中的肥皂是“Fresh Life Oval Soap”。 它由保湿乳木果油和滋养油制成。 这种肥皂的质地非常好。 它很耐用,使我的皮肤感觉滋润。

I quite enjoy Fresh's Soy Fresh Face Cleanser. It is a light gel cleanser that smells like fresh cucumbers with a hint of rose. This cleanser is meant to suit all skin types. It does not foam up much (I like cleansers that foam up) but it does leave the skin feeling clean and refreshed. My face did not feel tight after using it. It is a very gentle cleanser. It is fairly effective in removing makeup, but if you are wearing long wear makeup, I would suggest double cleansing.

The active ingredients are:

  • Amino acid-rich soy proteins to help maintain elasticity and healthy skin.

  • Rosewater to help calm and balance the skin.

  • Cucumber extract to sooth the skin.

  • Borage seed oil to nourish the skin.

“Soy Fresh Face Cleanser”是一款轻盈的凝胶型洁面乳。 它非常温和,适合所有皮肤类型。 它有新鲜的黄瓜和玫瑰香味。 成分包括氨基酸,黄瓜提取物,玫瑰水和琉璃苣籽油。 这款洁面乳没有泡沫。 使用后,我的脸感觉柔软清新。 如果您持续使用化妆品,我建议您也可以使用其他产品彻底清洁您的皮肤。

You can see the light gel texture of the Soy Fresh Face Cleanser in the photo above.

Fresh is famous for their rose products. They have quite a range of skincare products made from roses.

In the above photo is the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. This is a light weight moisturiser that almost feels like a gel moisturiser. It is light and airy. The active ingredients are:

  • Hydropatches for a protective moisturizing veil to help attract and retain moisture.

  • Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture.

  • An advanced combination of hyaluronic acids helps attract and increase moisture for deep hydration.

  • Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish.

  • Plum seed oil helps to hydrate and maintain a healthy-looking complexion

It smells exactly like rose water (think: "rose flavoured turkish delights"). It is refreshing, light and effective. Though it is advertised as a moisturiser for normal to dry skin, I found that it worked well on my oily combination dehydrated skin. It has a 24 hour time release. I used this during the dryer and colder months and it worked well under my makeup. Some may not like the strong rose scent but I found it quite relaxing.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydrating Face Cream 是一款轻盈有效的面霜。 成分包括透明质酸; 当归叶提取物; 玫瑰水和李子籽油。 他们说它有一个“时间释放”技术,让你的皮肤保湿24小时。 它应该是用于中性至干性皮肤类型,但我可以使用它。 我有油性脱水的皮肤。 质地轻盈,凝胶状。 它吸收到皮肤非常快。 我喜欢在寒冷的月份使用它。

Each of the tubs of Fresh skincare come with a unique seal which you can see above. It is hard to remove and tends to leave a mark. This is a good thing! You are always assured that if the seal is intact, the product is fresh. The packaging of Fresh's products is very clean and simple. I quite like that. The tubs feel heavy and hence a bit more luxurious.

One of my favourite Fresh products is the Rose Face Mask. I think it is pretty neat! I feel like I have just had a spa treatment after I use it. It is made from real rose petals.

It has a very interesting light gel texture. You can see bits of rose petals in it and it has a tea-stain colour. As it feels like a light gel, it is quite different to the most masks I have used. You leave it on for 5-10 minutes (I like to leave it on for longer). It is suitable for all skin types. My skin feels nourished, firmer and looks brighter and most definitely feels well hydrated. This also smells just like rose flavoured turkish delights. I'm almost tempted to dig a spoon in and eat it!

The active ingredients are:

  • Pure rosewater.

  • Cucumber extract and aloe vera gel.

  • Porphyridium cruentum, a "smart" algae.

  • Antioxidant-rich green tea.

It is quite a refreshing mask to use during the hotter months. I like to keep mine in the fridge for that extra soothing and calming effect. The unique gel texture does not feel tacky at all. I think I once forgot to rinse it off (my skin looked great).

我非常喜欢Rose Face Mask面膜。 它有轻微的凝胶状质地。 它非常舒缓和滋润。 它适用于所有皮肤类型。 它由真正的粉红色花瓣制成,您可以在凝胶内看到玫瑰花瓣。 它也非常冷却。 它由玫瑰水,黄瓜提取物和芦荟凝胶制成; 紫球藻,一种藻类和富含抗氧化剂的绿茶。 这让我的脸感觉很好! 我的脸看起来更明亮更坚硬。 我喜欢把这个面膜放在冰箱里,这样可以让你更舒缓。 你会在脸上做5-10分钟,然后洗掉它。 它有一个美味的香味!

Here you can see its tea-stain colour.

I thought it might be interesting for you to see its light gel-like texture with the little bits of rose petals in it.

One of the younger range of products from Fresh is the Lotus Youth Preserve line. They have just released a Youth Preserve Rescue Mask.

This was my first time using the Lotus Youth Preserve Cream, so I can only give you my first impressions. It is advertised as moisturiser "formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex that’s proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture".

The active ingredients are (7 hence the "Super 7 complex" name):

  • Lotus flower extract, sourced from Laos, which is meant to have wrinkle-causing free radicals.

  • Blue-green algae extract to help minimize early signs of aging.

  • Hibiscus fruit extract for hydration.

  • Fig fruit extract to help preserve ideal moisture levels.

  • Vitamin C for its antioxidant and protective properties.

  • Vitamin E.

  • Vegetable glycerol attracts water and seals in moisture.

It is meant to be suitable for all skin types. Although the texture is lighter than other creams, it has a light gel like consistency. However, it does not feel as light as the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. It absorbs fairly quickly and does not feel tacky. I found that my skin felt and looked moisturised. It does smell a lot like cucumbers. I wish there was more of a fig scent to it (I love cucumbers but not as much as I love figs). It kept my oily T-zone in check for maybe 1-2 hours.

My overall first impressions of it was, that it was moisturising but I can't really say if it is super moisturising compared to the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream. I think I preferred the texture of the Rose cream. I did include it as part of my nighttime face routine a couple of times and I did not wake up to an oil slick of a face.

I wasn't terribly impressed by the scent. I found it a bit annoying but it did go away after a while. I'll have to take a raincheck on this one. Perhaps it might be more suitable for my oily dehydrated combination skin in Winter. I do note that when I was doing a "patch-test" on my hands (I have very very very dry skin all over my body), that my hands did look remarkably smoother and more toned (hurray!).

这是我第一次使用这款产品。 所以我对我的看法没有信心。 但是,我确实使用了它几次。 质地比“玫瑰”厚一点,香味也不那么好。 我的皮肤确实感到滋润。它的主要成分: 7全效复合成分」有效提供保湿及提升光泽,缔造年青美肌。糅合7种高效护肤成分,包括睡莲萃取、蓝绿藻萃取、洛神果萃取精华、无花果萃取、维他命C 和 E、植物甘油。当我在手上尝试时,我注意到我的手看起来很潮湿和光滑。

Oh milky goodness. It is a "creamier" moisturiser than the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream but it did still feel gel-like.

I gotta say, I LOVE this mask! The Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask does instant wonders. Very aptly named. It has the most interesting texture. When I first opened the tub, I was expecting it to be gel or clay like and have a dark colour. I was obviously mistaken. Fresh described the texture as "velvety whipped". Indeed. It felt like velvet, looked a bit like a hybrid clay-gel thingie. It is hard to describe the texture accurately, uhmm maybe like the soft chewy part of a good pavlova, or something like that. It has a pleasant fragrance, less cucumber, a touch of rose and a hint of English Breakfast Tea. Delish!

The active ingredients are:

  • Black tea ferment (well documented to have lots of antioxidants).

  • Lychee seed extract which is meant to maintain the skin’s elasticity.

  • Polysaccharides to help smooth the skin. (p.s. I did google this.)

  • Jicama root juice for its hydrating and nourishing properties.

You apply it on clean skin and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. I like to leave my masks on for longer than the recommended time (mostly because I sometimes forget I have a mask on when I am using Fresh's products, which is a good thing, I think).

My skin definitely feels refreshed and moisturised. It also has a cooling effect to soothe the skin. This is another mask that I like to keep in the fridge. This mask has won a few awards and deservedly so. It seems to smooth out those bits of my face that I want smoothed out. My skin also looks a brighter after using this. There is a nighttime version which is a "sleeping mask" which I really want to try.

这是一款由红茶提取物制成的非常独特的面膜。这个Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask的质地很特别。 很难形容。 它看起来像橡胶,但实际上感觉非常平滑。它的主要成分:

  • 红茶酵素提供高效抗氧化保护,预防肌肤因自由基侵害而形成皱纹,同时可软化及平滑肌肤,提亮肤色

  • 荔枝籽精华有助肌肤维持弹性

  • 多糖类可平滑肌肤

  • 墨西哥豆薯根汁液以保湿及滋润功效见称

我非常喜欢这个面膜! 它有一个非常舒缓的效果。 它使我的皮肤看起来更柔软,更健康。 我也喜欢它的香味。 它闻起来很好! 我也喜欢把它放在冰箱里,以增加它的舒缓效果。 我强烈推荐这个面膜。Fresh也有一个夜间使用的红茶面膜。 我听说它也很好。我真的想尝试一下!

Look at it! It reminds me a bit of cake mixture. But it feels so velvety smooth when applied.

Another of their "hero" products is the Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner. I have used it before and (regrettably) I have tossed out the empty bottle. It is a very pretty product. You see rose petals swirling around in this golden delicious liquid. It does smell like rose water. It feels refreshing on the skin and is fairly effective at removing the remnants of my makeup (after washing it). It did not leave my skin feeling dry or tight. I remember that I liked it very much, so I think I will add it to my Sephora wish list. The active ingredients are:

  • Rose fruit extract es.

  • Rosewater and rose flower oil.

  • Angelica leaf extract.

  • Hyaluronic acid.

I definitely want to get another of this after I have finished my (many) toners. I do recall that I did not feel the need to apply a moisturiser after using this.

我也喜欢它们的Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner。它非常漂亮,而且还有美丽的香味。我几年前尝试过,记得我非常喜欢它。这是一个非常好的柔膚水。我记得我的脸在使用后感觉滋润。 我还会买它的。


Pictures from the Sephora Event

From left to right: Alphie Sadsad, National Artistry Lead for Sephora Australia; (little old) me; Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman. Both Alina and Lev were SO nice and humble and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. I also liked the fact that Lev said that he liked to dress very comfortably (he did look like he had his PJs on, very cool PJs, just like me, Tee Hee).

The week that Australia was covered in roses. I took this photo of this display set up outside Pitt Street's Sephora. The whole of Sephora was decked out in these huge gorgeous roses. I guess people who were new to the Fresh brand must have thought "Well then, its all coming out roses isn't it?".


I hope you found this very quick review helpful! Drop me an email ( or DM me on my Instagram (@teacupofmakeup) and let me know what you would like an in-depth review of. I hope you found this review useful. Yours Truly with Lots of Love, TeacupOfMakeup. 待会见! 可爱的小茶杯!


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