The all natural skincare line, L'BRI, emerged after one of the the companies owners was involved in an industrial plant accident, leaving him with third degree burns. Brian and Linda Kaminski began using aloe to help ease some of Brian's pain and were amazed at how the product aided in his healing. Thus, the two set out to share their story and help others experience the healing properties aloe possesses.
L'BRI has six main categories on their website: skin care, anti-aging, sun care, health & wellness, and cosmetics. I was provided a sample of their 3-step regimen which includes a face cleanser, freshener, and lotion. Additionally, I received sample packets of L'BRI's face/body exfoliant, eye repair gel, facial masque, and facial peel. After using the product for a week (how long the samples last) my skin indeed felt softer and more smooth!
This post will provide you all with directions on how to use each product, and my opinions on each one. It is also important to keep in mind that I was provided samples lasting one week thus I was not able to provide an in-depth review on how my skin visually changed.
As I previously explained in my Frank review post (a bit more info on my skin type here), I have sensitive skin therefore I was sent the gentle 3-step regimen. I recieved my samples of L'BRI very quickly, this made me feel that the distributor, Lora, really valued my opinions, review, and feedback.
The samples arrived in a very cute, sheer, PINK bag making them easy to transport and store. The products themselves came in 2 oz. bottles (3-step regimen) and small sample packets(exfoliant, masque, peel, eye gel). I also recieved standard brochures that informed me of the products purpose/ingredients along with general company information.
The companies main point is how powerful aloe vera is and how it can revitalize your skin. Aloe vera alone contains 75 nutrients, 20 essential minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and 200 active compounds (L'BRI).
The 3-step regimen is your everyday face cleanser, freshener, and lotion. It is advised to use the products morning and night.
Cleanser (Retails for $16.50//6 oz.)
The cleanser was creamy, scentless, and once applied acted almost like a lotion. I wasn't too crazy about the cleanser simply because I prefer ones that visibly show on the surface of my skin (I feel like it's actually cleaning when I can see it). However, I did enjoy that it was fragrance free and if paired with my clarisonic I would be able to take all of the makeup/grime off.
The cleanser is aloe-based.
Freshener (Retails for $16.50//6 oz.)
The freshener is a pink liquid that restores your skins pH balance while providing additional moisture. It is to be used twice daily after using the cleanser, scrub, masque, or peel.
The freshener is alcohol free and contains these soothing ingredients: aloe vera, arnica, ginseng and chamomile (SOLD).
I did not see an direct difference in my skin after using the freshener but it did feel clean and awake.
Moisturizer (Retails for $23.95//4 oz.)
The gentle moisturizer was also fragrance free (yay!) and is applied after using the freshener. It contains aloe (shocking, right?), botanicals, deep sea plants, and vitamins. It fights against moisture and fine lines.
When using the moisturizer I could definitely feel and see how moisturized my skin was. It did not feel tight, flaky, and was soft!
So... what's the verdict?
As far as the 3-step regimen goes, I am not sure how I truly feel about these products. My skin certainly did feel softer and moisturized but due to only using the product for a week I was not able to see a true difference in my skin.
HOWEVER, I am certainly not against using this product and really love how natural the 3-step products are. For me, this is very important because we should only use skincare that is natural and aims to protect our skin and not destroy it.
Also, when you first use skin rejuvenating products like this, all impurities will be brought to the surface (aka ZITS). I rarely break out and after a week of using L'BRI I did notice certain imperfections *cough *cough, zits (yikes) surfacing my skin. This made me see that the product was working.
The facial peel is a gel made with fruit enzymes from green papaya, pineapple and aloe vera.
After applying a very thin layer and waiting around 30 seconds, you begin massaging your skin in a circular motion. This is when the magic happens. After rubbing for a less than a minute you will begin to see small brown/black beads being formed. THIS IS DEAD SKIN CELLS.
Once finished, rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with the freshener.
This product is also useful for people suffering from rosacea, sensitive and acne-prone skin.
This product can also be used on feet, elbows, and hands (yippee!).
Facial Peel (Retails at $38.95//2 oz.)
YIKES! Sorry you all had to see my scary feet, but the peel did wonders for my feet!!
I absolutely loved this product and my skin felt smooth immediately after use. I used the peel more on the upper portion of my feet and if I had done one more round on my heels they would have been 100% better.
Facial Masque (Retails at $28.50//4 oz.)
The facial masque aims to tighten and tone your skin. It also speeds up the healing process of skin, reduces wrinkles/fine lines and decreases pore size.
Facial masque and peel SHOULD NOT be used on the same day. Lora uses her masque on Sunday and Wednesday nights and the peel on Monday and Friday.
Once the masque is applied you wait 15 minutes then rinse and follow with freshener.
The masque was very interesting because I had never used one that went on clear and in a gel/liquid form.
As you can see in the image above, the masque firmed up and was TIGHT. After about 6 minutes I was unable to move my face at all. Once I took the masque off I did have some redness (you can see this above as well) and my skin yet again felt very smooth.
Face//Body Exfoliant (Retails at $17.50//4 oz.)
The exfoliant is creamy with small beads mixed throughout. It works to lift dead skin cells without scratching your skin. That is exactly what I liked about this product: it wasn't grainy or too harsh on my skin.
Rub the exfoliant in circular motions for a few moments, rinse with water, pay dry and follow with freshener.
Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel (Retails at $38.95//2 oz.)
The eye gel comes in a green gel (aloe based) and is used twice daily. The gel works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, enhance collagen production and skin elasticity. Unfortunately, I was not able to use the gel long enough to really see any improvement around my eyes.
HOWEVER, the gel can be used to de-puff eyes by allowing it to cool in the refrigerator. I was able to try this and the calming effects of aloe along with how cool the gel was did make a difference in my eyes; they appeared more awake.
I really enjoyed the L'BRI products that I was able to try. I believe that due to their ingredients the products all will have amazing benefits if used long enough. I unfortunately was only able to feel the immediate effects of my skin rather than the long-term effects. With that said, my skin did feel softer, more moisturized and cleaner. My favorite product is the peel and will definitely recommend this to others.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to either contact me, or visit L'BRI's site.
If you are interested in sampling before you buy or ordering any of these products please contact, Lora.
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