Codex Beauty Skincare Review
Skincare is a top priority when it comes to my beauty routine. We all know, taking care of and nourishing your skin is essential to a flawless face and perfect makeup look. But let’s be honest, finding the perfect skincare routine can take some time and is all about trial and error.
Whenever I’m looking to add a new product to my skincare routine, it has to my pass the test. I’m happy to report I’ve found two products that are not only great for my skin, but for the planet too.
Scroll on to read more about why I’m loving Codex Beauty’s Bia Skin Superfood and Exfoliating Wash.
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A few weeks ago, Codex Beauty sent over some products for me to try and, today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this clean, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare line.
BIA SKIN SUPERFOOD
Product Description: Ultra-hydrating and deeply nourishing, Bia Skin Superfood is a cream for face, hands, and body. Made with our patented, potent BiaComplex™ formula, this multi-purpose cream provides all-day moisture, protects the skin’s barrier, and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin texture.
Bia Skin Superfood is nourishing for all skin types, but thanks to the moisturizing and rejuvenating properties of immortelle and marsh mallow, this cream is especially great for soothing dry, flaky, or irritated skin.
?SIDE NOTE: Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of your skincare or makeup? If you’re like me and only understand the word water on the label and really don’t have the energy to look up every ingredient, you’re going to love this gem of a website, Skincarism.
All you do is copy and paste the ingredients and then it breaks it all down to show you what’s in the product- if its irritating and if you should avoid it based on your skin type.
Bia Skin Superfood Ingredients
Overall, the ingredients are not bad. This product is paraben, EU allergen, sulfate, alcohol, and silicone free. Which means, that it will be less irritating for most people with a normal skin type.
However, the Bia Skin Superfood does include fragrance which would irritate and sensitize some people’s more sensitive skin. I typically avoid products with fragrance, but after spot testing, I didn’t notice any irritation.
The moisturizer contains citric acid, which is great for anti-aging but again can irritate those who have sensitive skin. Lastly, there are a few fungal acne triggers and Comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients that you might want to avoid.
Bia Skin Superfood Review
I’m not going to lie, I was really skeptical at first. I’m not too familiar with the clean beauty movement and tend to stay away from those type of products. I was pleasantly surprised by the results of this moisturizer.
I used it every night for about two weeks and have seen a considerable difference in some of the drier spots on my skin. I even had a sunburn and I’m pretty sure it helped heal the area faster.
Again, for those with really sensitive or oily skin, I would maybe be more cautious with this product. Though they claim it’s for all skin types, there are a few ingredients that could cause irritation and even break you out.
BIA EXFOLIATING WASH
Product Description: Bia Exfoliating Wash lightly exfoliates and tones skin, making it gentle enough for everyday use. Jojoba grains provide exfoliation without irritating the skin and castor oil helps clear pores and impurities and evens the appearance of skin tone. This wash never leaves skin feeling tight or dry and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin flakiness.
Bia Exfoliating Wash Ingredients
The exfoliating wash is also paraben, sulfate, alcohol, and silicone free. It does however, contain ingredients on the EU allergen list. Like the Superfood, this product does contain ingredients that are comedogenic and irritating to sensitive skin.
On the positive side, the wash is formulated with salicylic acid- which helps to fight acne. It also contains three anti-aging ingredients: beta-carotene, tocopherol (vitamin E), and citric acid.
This product uses Jojoba grains to “gently” buff away dead skin cells. Gently is in quotes because any physical exfoliator does some unneeded damage to the skin. I typically gravitate to a chemical exfoliator (which is waaay more gentile and does a better job).
Bia Exfoliating Wash Review
With that being said, I didn’t mind this product at all. I was super cautious of the pressure I used when buffing my skin and made sure it was wet beforehand, so it didn’t tug or pull.
For some unknown reason, my forehead decided it was going to dress up as a desert for Halloween, and never changed back. It’s weirdly the only consistently dry spot on my face. Like flakey dry, TMI sorry. As I said before, this combo really helped to eliminate those dry spots and I was really happy with the results.
OVERALL, I really liked these two product and will continue ton integrate them into my nighttime skincare routine.
About Codex Beauty
Codex Beauty is a data-drive, eco-friendly skincare brand dedicated to creating high-performance products with as little impact on the environment as possible. With a commitment to environmental and social stewardship, the brand plans to have zero carbon footprint by 2025, exercise fair trade practices, and integrate suitability into all core business practices.
Codex Beauty was founded by scientist, Barbara Paldus. She is fluent in five languages and has a PhD. from Stanford. She created Codex Beauty with a focus on plant-power and real results.
Codex is currently led by an all-women executive team. Can we say GIRL POWER?
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Have you tried these skincare products? Are you into the clean beauty movement? If so, what brands do you use? Let me know in the comments!