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My Thoughts on Beauty Pie (ask and thou shall receive). | Barely There Beauty

My Thoughts on Beauty Pie (ask and thou shall receive). | Barely There Beauty

Beauty-Pie-skincare-review

 
2022 yippee!

I can safely say I never want a year the likes of 2021 ever again. Things went from bad to worse to even worse, culminating in the death of my father and I think that’s all I’m going to say about it because I’m trying out trying to remain positive. A happy new year to you all, and straight onto the skincare.

Beauty Pie have been on my periphery perhaps since launch but I’ll admit I was put off by the subscription model (as I am with them all..) and soon forgot about them.

Last year however they were kind enough to send me a selection of products and a number of you jumped on asking for my thoughts of the Featherlight SPF 50 in particular.

I’d like to think I’m a good person to ask regarding sunscreen because I’m supremely picky with it. I think I’ve been spoilt for choice with Korean products (that in my opinion are just undeniably better than their western competitors), although lightweight, non-white-cast formulas, SPF 50 and great sunscreens are much more prevalent these days and readily available to most.

For those who just wanted to know the bottom line, yes I very much like the Beauty Pie SPF and would recommend it. Here’s why:

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Beauty-Pie-skincare-review

It’s called the Feather Light SPF and I can attest to that. It has a
fluid consistency that would dribble off your finger should you let it.
On my normal-ish skin (can lean a little combination, a little dry in
this wintry weather) and over my quick morning skin routine it has a
really beautiful dry down. Soft, slightly velvety, not shiny, no heavy
feel, no white cast. This imperceptibility lasts the whole day.

As
far as ingredients go, it contains a mix of UVA and UVB sunscreens – no
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate I’m glad to report though, which can cause
reactions in skin including mine.

The product is formulated without these things:

Parabens,
Hydroquinone, Benzoyl Peroxide, Sulphates, Phthalates, Triclosan,
Formaldehyde, Benzophenone, MIT, PHMB, D5, Cocoamide DEA, MCT, Mineral
oil.

It does however contain alcohol and fragrance, which are the
only reasons I wouldn’t give this 10/10. Alcohol I can just about
tolerate as I’m sure the formula wouldn’t apply, settle and dry down so
wonderfully without it, but I don’t see a need for a fragrance, even if
it is light, floral and really quite pleasant.

Beauty-Pie-skincare-review

Here are the rest of the ingredients if you’re interested:

Aqua
(Water), Dimethicone, Octocrylene, Alcohol Denat., Diisopropyl Adipate,
Polysilicone-15, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,
Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate,
Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole
Sulfonic Acid, Arginine, Propanediol, Silica, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Pentylene Glycol, Pongamia Glabra
Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Polysilicone-11, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride,
Decyl Glucoside, Actinidia Arguta Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum
(Tomato) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract

I
like this SPF enough to group it among my other favourites – the Hyggee Relief Sun (which I believe is being discontinued?) and the Nuori Mineral Defence.

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The other products I was sent I’ve so far tested less rigorously:

– I’m already using a retinol product at the moment so don’t want to start/open another – the Super Retinol will have to wait for now. If you’ve tried it I’d love to hear your thoughts.


The niacinamide serum is lovely! Very fluid so it seeps right into the
skin – something I like for a layering product. If you weren’t
particularly impressed with The Ordinary’s niacinamide offering as I
wasn’t, I would suggest trying this instead.

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– The vitamin C capsules… I am as yet undecided. I love the capsule format for
freshness – especially important in this type of product – but texture
is so often a problem for me and vitamin C and so it also is here. It’s
thicker and more slippery than I’d like, especially as I currently have
the luxury of using Skinceuticals’ vitamin C serums which are
delightful.