FRÉ Skincare Review
Founded in 2014, FRÉ Skincare targets women with active lifestyles. Formulated specifically for post-workout, sweaty skin, their products are popularly featured by many Instagram workout gurus clad in athleisure on the beach. When the brand sent me their products to review, I put on my only pair of Lululemon leggings and headed to my cycling class with their 123FRÉ set in tow.
What’s in the 123FRÉ set?
- PROTECT ME Moisturizer
- PURIFY ME Cleanser
- REVIVE ME Serum
- A blue cloth FRÉ makeup bag with cinch closure
Who is it for?
Based on how hydrating each product is, I think that these would work best for people with dry to normal skin. The ingredients look like they’re targeting bacterial acne, dehydration, and irritation - problems that I assume they’re tackling by way of “sweat”.
PROTECT ME Moisturizer
SPF 30, argan oil, squalene, vitamins A, B5, & E, chamomile. This is a creamy moisturizer that takes 5-10 minutes to absorb. It does feel like a sunscreen. The cream’s richness make this a good pick for dry, irritated skin. It does leave a sheen that you need to mattify with powder - fine if you’re working out (especially in a dark cycling stadium), but something to note if you’re planning to use this under makeup.
PURIFY ME Cleanser
I asked the FRÉ rep about the pH, and it is formulated to be between 4.9 and 6 to protect the acid mantle in the skin barrier. This has a milky consistency with little blue jojoba beads for exfoliating sweaty skin. This is a really hydrating cleanser thanks to the Shea butter content. My favorite item in the set!
REVIVE ME Serum
Argan oil, fatty acids, squalene. This has a similar ingredient list (minus the SPF) to the moisturizer and is really similar. However, it feels silkier and has a thinner texture for faster absorption. This leaves a smooth finish.
This is available in the USA and Canada on their website, freskincare.com. The set retails for $115. That feels on the high side to me, but the package sizes are generous, and I could see these lasting for a while.
I was surprised by how hydrating each product was. They all share a slightly floral fragrance and use argan oil as a foundational ingredient. (FRÉ plants an argan tree for every set sold.) I don’t know if it made a difference for sweaty skin in particular, but it’s a solid set for those who lead an active life.
I received these products free to test.