Health and Beauty April 3, 2021
The 123FRÉ Set from Fré Skincare aims to make your daily skin care routine (and your skin) as smooth as possible with this three-step routine which focuses on fighting back against exercise and sweat induced skin damage including breakouts, dehydration and signs of aging.
I was lucky enough to go through most of puberty fairly blemish free but since starting to work out more in my late 20s I noticed a pattern with certain sweaty classes and spots appearing on my forehead. The 123FRÉ Set consists of the Purify Me (150ml) hydrating facial cleanser, the Revive Me (60ml) deep replenishing serum and the Protect Me (60 ml) ultra-light moisturiser with SPF30. All the products are cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and are suitable for all skin types. Starting with the Protect Me moisturiser, this is to be used directly before a workout, and on rest days it can be used as a daily moisturiser, only a small amount is needed, and it quickly absorbs into the skin. The SPF 30 protects against photo aging as it shields from UVA, UVB and IRA rays whilst softening the skin at the same time, it is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and water resistant.
The Argania Active Complex also works to prevents sun damage and dark spots, the essential fatty acids maintain the skin’s health by restoring its natural barrier function and the sterols help to retain the moisture in the skin in all weather conditions. Vitamins A, B5 and E are included to fight free radicals produced by pollution, for firmer skin and wrinkle prevention. The Protect Me also includes Chamomile, Melissa and Rooibos (flower and leaf extracts) which have antioxidants, anti-bacterial, calming and soothing effects on skin, whilst the Symcalmin and Bisabol calm redness, prevent irritations and itchiness. The Purify Me is to be used after your workout, apply it directly to damp skin and gently massage in, then rinse well and pat dry, this helps to prevent breakouts, restores natural pH balance, unclogs pores and removes toxins. Featuring Argania Active Complex again but this time it works as a natural cleanser, with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight post-sweat blemishes.
The Jojoba Beads gently exfoliate the skin by removing excess oils and dead skin cells leaving the skin with a healthy glow and feeling soft and smooth, the Aloe-Vera soothes inflamed skin and the Shea Butter is absorbed to moisturise without clogging pores. Lastly the Revive Me is to be used after your workout and Purify Me cleanse and every evening on non-workout days, a little goes a long way so only a small amount is needed, massage into the skin until fully absorbed. This serum regenerates collagen and elasticity whilst replenishing lost vitamins and minerals for improved skin firmness, the Argan Stem Cells revitalise and protect the dermal stem cells, for improved elasticity, reduced wrinkles and increased skin firmness. The combination of all three products leaves the skin feeling fresh, soft and supple without feeling smothered, it is gently scented which lends itself to use in the gym, an overpowering perfume smell when you are working out hard isn’t pleasant. The 123FRÉ Set is a simple but effective skin care routine designed for those who want to be able to embrace the sweat of a hard workout without the unpleasantness of the post exercise breakout. RRP £84
- SPF moisturiser
- Gentle but effective cleanser
- Specifically for skin that sweats
- Cruelty free and vegan
- Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and supple
- Lightly fragranced
- Comes with a wet bag you can throw in your gym bag
- Pricey set