What’s more important than caring for your skin? Uh, pretty much nothing at all! That’s why we spend so much time writing reviews and sharing our thoughts on these brands. For the most part, we’re writing positive reviews because we want to share the good with you more than the bad. This is where the Formulyst brand comes in to play, in reference to good skin care lines of course. The brand is a top-seller and the products look awesome at first glance. That’s why I dove deeper and you’re soon going to learn all that I know about this brand. Read my review for all the juicy details.
My Formulyst Review
It’s important to nourish and treat your skin the right. Any other approach is just foolish. There are many skin care companies out there that strive to produce products which will deliver long-lasting effects, and one of those brands is Formulyst.
I took a close look at the company and the products to learn what works best and why you should give them a shot. I’ve decided to share an overview of the ingredients used with you and share an in-depth review of some of their products. Before I dive into the products, I want to cover some brand info first.
Formulyst was founded by expert dermatologists with lots of experience in the dermatology field. Even though the company is still very young, it’s definitely dedicated to finding new, effective active ingredients that will improve the quality of their products. They’re dedicated to incorporating technology and innovation to make the best products possible.
The people behind Formulyst are devoted to making complex formulas that improve the health of consumers’ skin, giving it a youthful, refreshed look. Based on my research, their products are 100% free of unnecessary fillers and other nasty ingredients. Instead, they only contain active ingredients that deliver and those that the skin can benefit from.
They offer a wide range of products for different skin conditions and skin types. The website is pretty slick. I like the design and I especially like the designs of the bottles and how they’ve showcased the products on the homepage. It’s got a modern vibe and touch to it. The site’s easy to navigate and you can easily learn more about their products and read up on the ingredients used in them.
The advertising which the brand puts out there makes claims that Formulyst products do not contain unnecessary fillers. They claim to only use good, active ingredients within their formulas. Want proof of this? Simple enough, on the ingredients list on each label, you will find all this info.
From my research, I can see that the main ingredients that are in the Fomulyst products are Vitamin C, AHA’s, peptides and other vitamins as well as some popular plant extracts.
The Vitamin C is the best of the best when it comes to skin care. That’s primarily why the folks over at SkinPro and La Mer both use it so much. It helps the skin by fighting off free radicals, while also helping to improve the tone and the texture of the skin.
The AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) help with exfoliation. They keep the top layer of your skin healthy looking, removing the dead skin cells, and leaving behind the fresh-looking skin.
They use peptides too. For those unfamiliar, peptides are short chains of amino acids that support the collagen in the skin. Collagen is a long-chained molecule of amino acids and the peptides help with the production of collagen. This ultimately helps the skin by fight off signs of aging and smoothing out fine lines.
The various plant extracts are selected for their specific properties. Depending on the products that you purchase, they are going to contain different extracts for different objectives.
The Formulyst company’s product range consists of serums, eye creams, face cleansers and moisturizers. I’ll be focusing on the serums and moisturizers that this company produces and analyze some of them in more detail.
But First: Some basic knowledge…
A serum is formulated to be lighter in texture than the standard cream or moisturizer. A serum is easily applied, feels better on the skin and can penetrate deeper, having its effect from the inside out. They are usually made with higher concentrations of active ingredients so they are more effective in their performance.
The serums by Formulyst have specific effects on the skin. There’s a collagen-supporting serum, a vitamin serum, anti-wrinkle serum, ultimate youthful serum and a blemish clearing complex. All of which are pretty darn great if you ask me. But don’t take my word for it. I’ve touched upon some of the best products below.
Active Serum – Vitamin B, C, E, Ferulic + Niacinamide
This water-based serum helps the skin fight the effects that environmental pollution has. It destroys the skin faster than you can imagine. You’ll find lots of good stuff in here. For example, vitamin C is an antioxidant and a supporter of collagen regeneration. The ferulic acid along with the vitamins B and E are supporters of the vitamin C and they ensure that the product is going to work stellar. The niacinamide helps you retain moisture. It also helps brighten your skin tone and improve your texture.
Ultimate Youth Concentrate
This serum is formulated to help with deeply hydrating the skin, while at the same time supporting the production of collagen and smoothing the tone and texture of the skin. It;’’s water-based and contains many unique and essential peptides that work their magic on the collagen. There is also folic acid, hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients which help the skin retain its youthful look and supple feel.
As with the other serums made by Formulyst, this is also a water-based serum that contains beneficial plant extracts, hyaluronic acid, proteins, and peptides. If you buy this, plan on the product being able to penetrate the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and toning and texturing. In other words, diminished signs of aging are in your near future.
The dryness of the skin is one of the major factors when it comes to premature aging and damage in general. So, that being said, proper care is necessary, and here’s where a moisturizer comes in.
You need to know what a moisturizer is first…A moisturizer is a cream designed to deliver moisture to the skin, also helping it retain that moisture, and ultimately effectively preventing drying of the skin. Formulyst makes two moisturizers which I’ve covered briefly below.
Super Hyaluronic Water Moisturizer
Since hyaluronic acid is an essential compound in healthy skin, any product that contains it is helpful for the skin. The Formulyst Super Hyaluronic Acid Water Moisturizer is one such product and it’s pretty damn awesome.
It helps the skin replenish the moisture by literally pulling it from the atmosphere via the Multi Hyaluronic Acid Technology. This water-based moisturizer also contains jojoba seed oil and Armenian plum kernel oil that help keep your skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Anti-Aging Night Cream
This night cream fights wrinkles while you sleep. Simple as that I guess. No, but really, it’s made with the Encapsulated Retinol Technology that’s basically delivering highly concentrated retinol deep into the skin. You’ll find that it also contains jojoba seed oil and safflower seed oil which nourish the skin, locking in the moisture and leaving behind youthful-looking, significantly smoother skin. If you want to take a look at the whole list of ingredients for each product, then check out the website.
Conclusion: Formulyst Looks Good But Still A Newbie
This is a relatively new brand of skin care products, that launched in August 2018. Since it’s so new, it hasn’t been long enough for consumers to write reviews online. From the few that I read, there are some positive reviews of their serums, but as this brand but not enough to make a 100% absolute positive case that you should buy the products. I’ll most likely look back at this and see what comes of it from a consumer perspective.
Looking to buy some products? If so, Formulyst offers a “bundle deal,” if you wish to try some of the products out. They’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee as well, so you’ve got nothing to lose really.