The Facial Bar | Clear Skin & Glow’n

Hi Lovelies, 

When it comes to clear skin, I am willing to pay tons of cash for every great product created for skin, and I know I’m not alone. Numerous brands has come out with skincare as a branch off with the same promise, ” The #1 product that will make you toss your other products” well I actually came across a wonderful brand that show results. 

The facial Bar, a skincare & Beauty brand, sent me some samples to try out, over 2 months ago, and here I am with my review…..shall we begin.


My skincare changes constantly, me being a black women there are numerous products that does not support my type of skin, which is constant back and forth with creams and products. The facial bar, is a skincare and beauty brand that supports women of color skin issues, like acne, dark scarring, etc. When I read more on the brand, I found out they are cruelty free, as well as free of parabens, talc, and formaldehyde.

I was sent a Diminishing clay mask, and a gorgeous highlighter.


The Diminishing Scar clay masque, is made with all natural ingredients; Pumpkin clay, Tumeric powder, Cranberry powder, Aloe Vera, all things that your skin needs. On the website it says to use it twice a week, to see results, so I did just that. I really like this masque, it helped with the redness of my skin and cleared up some acne that I had on my cheeks. When you first put it on, it does have a slight burning sensation, after it just starts to harden. After using it the first couple times, I did see the improvement and natural glow to my skin. Being that this is a powder based mask, it allows you to mix it with other home ingredients, I used Milk, lemon, and honey ( which is a natural skin brightener combination). The product costs $16, which for a organic product is a really great price. Overall, this product does work for me, I like how it’s powder based, it gives you the choice of mixing it with whatever is good for your skin, or to use it with something as simple as, water.


Highlighters have become part of a daily routine for, it seems like I don’t need to do a full face beat, just some highlighter will get me through the day. I tried out one of their highlighters and got the shade Rose. This highlighter is so beautiful, a picture can not do it justice, you would have to see it in person. I love this shade, its easy to build, and blend out. when I swatched it on my arm, it almost felt like air, it wasn’t clunky or chalky, it felt very high end, if not better. They have a 7 shades that looks great on all skin tones, for $14 ea. 

Overall, the Facial bar, has amazing products for amazing products, and being able to deliver high quality products, for affordable prices is even better. Don’t believe me, check out the Facial Bar


Aquation Skincare| Review




Hi Loves,

So I’ve partnered with Aquation x BrandBacker, to review the Aquation Hydro Balancing Skincare Collection. The Hydro Balancing, is a natural moisturizer that helps hydrate skin, enriching the skin with hyaluronic acids (and more big, health words). When trying the skincare line, all I could think about was my up & down skin with the change of every season.

(The skincare Line comes with 3 moisturizers: Cleanser, Moisturizer, & Lotion)


Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser-

I Love Cetaphil, and the consistency of not being so sudsy (if thats a word) and being more medicated than anything, that’s what the Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser acted as. The Cleanser didn’t have much of a smell, unless Medicated is a smell. I love that I didn’t need much to cover my entire face, and even using this as a shower gel worked well. I really liked using this cleanser, it wasn’t harsh on my skin, and I’ve been using it for a little over a week now, and it gives me better and better results.

Aquation Moisturizing Cream-

I use the Moisturizing Cream on my face, after washing w/ the Aquation Cleanser. The moisturizer is very smooth & soothing on my skin. My skin is known for being troublesome, especially in the summer.

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion-

I really can’t use alot of lotion, especially scented ones, so bath & body work and Victoria Secret is OUT! *insert dramatic music.*  This lotion is so soothing against my skin, after a long day, or shower, this lotion works wonders for me. Applying the lotion while my skin is still damp, allows for better results, and allows me to spread it everywhere evenly.

Overall the products were amazing, I loved that it didn’t have a ton of toxins in the ingredients. You can find this product at your local Walmart. Have you tried the Aquation Skin Line? Tell me in the comments, & be sure to “Like” this post.


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