A brand I just keep on featuring on my Instagram lately. I’ve been falling in love with their products and really trying an assortment of them in the past few months. Their cult-favourite Rose Hibiscus Coconut Face Mist is something I initially tried last summer when the hype was real and for some reason I kind of forgot about the brand. My love affair sparked once more when I was able to snag their Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment (see post). From there, I wanted more! I saw this Herbivore True Blue Skin Clarifying Duo from Sephora and thought it would be a great way to try more from the brand without spending a ton of money. Read my thoughts below.
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This set set retails for $42CAD and is a $60 value. You get 0.3oz of Lapis Balancing Facial Oil and a 1oz jar of the Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask. I’ve always wanted to try Lapis oil but didn’t want to swallow the $90 price tag on something I was unsure of. The oil is meant to balance skin while improving visible redness and blemishes. Lapis is formulated with 100% pure plant oils and no fillers. It’s refreshing that I can pronounce all of the ingredients. Squalane, coconut, vitamin E, rose, tansy, kukui nut and jasmine are what you’ll find inside.
The Blue Tansy Mask is something I was curious about but didn’t feel like I needed. It’s formulated with natural AHA’s and BHA’s using enzymes from pineapple and papaya to exfoliate the skin. Blue tansy oil is the star ingredient and is known for soothing irritated, red skin. Aloe leaf helps to clear pores. It sells for $60CAD for 2oz.
LAPIS OIL PROS:
-Love the thin, precise dropper
-Absorbs nicely and doesn’t feel greasy on skin
-I can apply this to my oily forehead without making it worse
-The oil moisturizes yet still balances trouble areas
-100% pure plant oils, it’s like a vitamin concentrate for your skin
LAPIS OIL CONS:
-Quite expensive ($90CAD for 1.7oz/50ml)
-No trial size unless you buy a value set
BLUE TANSY MASK PROS:
-Dries nicely and doesn’t feel super tight on the skin
-Skin feels super soft and smooth after using
-Doesn’t make my face sting
BLUE TANSY MASK CONS:
-Quite runny to apply
-Expensive at $60 for the full size
-No trial size unless you buy the value set
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE TRUE BLUE SKIN CLARIFYING DUO:
Lapis Oil: 4.5/5
I’ve found myself reaching for this often, even over my Sunday Riley Luna oil. I feel like even if I have blemishes and am oily during the day, I can apply this at night and wake up with better skin. This isn’t an ‘oily’ oil that sits atop the skin and just feels greasy. Lapis soaks in nicely but still makes skin feel thoroughly moisturized. The ingredients list is impressive and I don’t doubt that long term use of this oil could really transform and benefit your skin. I suffer from redness and occasional blemishes (mostly texture) and found this to actually help. It smells botanical but not pungent, just natural. They’re onto something.
Blue Tansy Mask:
I do like this mask, I’m just not sure I’d pay $60 for the full size. I tend to leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it off using a washcloth, as it kind of dries into a thin gel on your face. It doesn’t sting my skin which is lucky, but I honestly kind of prefer the harshness of clay masks over this. I like when I can feel a mask sucking out all of my sins and then washing it off and feeling like new. This is nice but it hasn’t wowed me. I’ll continue to use it until it’s done because it’s still a decent product.
Have you guys tried these or other Herbivore products? Get the set here.