BRYT SKINCARE is a brand that I had vaguely noticed in Waitrose. I’d never heard of anyone using it and never read any reviews until just recently when I was asked if I’d like to try it.
What intrigued me most was that the products contain superfruits and that made me think that they might just have something different and interesting about them so I thought I would give them a try.
BRYT Skincare advocates a simple 3-step process of Cleansing, Nourishing and Protecting to maintain an uncomplicated yet effective regime.
They have developed what they call an Advanced Phytoscience System (APS), which includes pure aloe vera, healing allantoin and rich ‘super antioxidants’ extracted from organic Australian wild-harvested plums Kakadu,
Burdekin and Illawarra – these superfruits contain up to five times more antioxidant power than blueberries.
I tried 5 products:
“An extremely gentle, water-based cleansing solution that removes all traces of make-up, including stubborn eye make-up. The fragrance free formulation is suitable for all skin types, even the most delicate, sensitive skin. Key ingredients: Advanced Phytoscience System (APS); olive oil; almond oil.”
I was so disappointed with this product. I always trial skin care products for at least a week but I’m afraid that it just didn’t work well enough for me. I stopped using it after 2 days. I need a product that takes off all my make-up including my mascara after which I cleanse. This doesn’t work with the make-up brands that I use.
“A soft foaming cleanser to wipe away all traces of grime and impurities. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, environmentally friendly natural apple extracts produce an extremely skin compatible light foam. Key ingredients: Advanced Phytoscience System (APS); natural apple extracts; essential
oils of bergamot, mandarin, orange, rose absolute, mimosa and sandalwood.”
The foam was really light and to be honest I would have liked it to be richer. I appreciate that this range is aimed at young adults though so perhaps for them a richer foam wouldn’t be a preference. The foam dissipates on contact with the skin but nevertheless it’s an effective cleanser.
“Specifically created for dry and dehydrated skin, rehydrating natural oils and skin-balancing active ingredients penetrate down to cell level to revive and rebalance, rediscovering its natural equilibrium. Key ingredients: Advanced Phytoscience System (APS); African Baobab oil; hyaluronic acid; essential oils of basil, coriander, rosemary, lavender, petit-grain and jasmine.”
I’ve used this serum both day and night before applying moisturiser. It sinks into the skin quickly and feels calming. It doesn’t have the plumping effect that I look for in a serum but then it doesn’t claim to.
“Suitable for all skin types, this light, mattifying day moisturiser contains SPF15 and hydrates the skin without clogging the pores, while simultaneously absorbing excess serum. Natural antioxidants help to protect the skin against free radicals which damage DNA. Key ingredients: Advanced Phytoscience System (APS); African Mongongo oil; essential oils of green tea, bergamot, lemon and mandarin.”
It’s always good to have an SPF in your day cream even in England in the winter. The cream is quite dense, a little like a cold cream in that it looks white on the skin when it’s first applied. It soon sinks in though and provides a good level of hydration that last throughout the day.
“Extremely effective on all skin types but in particular skin prone to dry patches, eczema and rosacea, this nourishing and therapeutic night cream treats the skin through the twilight hours. Active vitamin E, clinically proven to reduce redness and the swelling of acne, blends with shea butter that melts into the skin.”
This feels great going on. I apply it on top of the Nourish Serum and it provided a good level of moisture. It was calming and I haven’t experienced any dry patches which can sometimes crop up in the cold weather.
So what did I think of the range over all? I love the packaging which is bright and fun. The ingredients are all the current favourites and more. I think it’s true to say that I’m not the demographic that the range is aimed at and so it seems harsh to say that as a range it didn’t deliver for me but I’m always honest about my experiences of using products.
That said, it’s way more effective than I would normally expect from any brand stocked in a supermarket and the price point is good. I won’t be throwing out all my skin products and replacing them with Bryt. But I’d happily use it again as an everyday skincare staple.
You can find some of the range in Waitrose stores and the whole range is available on line here.
Have you seen this on the shelves?
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