April 15, 2021

I Tried Bangn Body’s New Skincare Duo And I Have Some Thoughts

Spoiler alert: they’re bangn.

You know those brands that seem to pop up out of nowhere? The ones that manage to capture the entire Instagram explore page in what seems like a matter of moments? Bangn Body was one of those brands. Launching in 2019, the golden tubes of their Firming Lotion were quickly a mainstay on both social media and in women’s beauty cupboards everywhere.

With a purely body care focus, the brand became infamous for these body lotions that both nourished your skin and gave you that I-just-summered-in-Barbados glow. With all that in mind, you can imagine our excitement when we found out they had launched two new facial skincare products—the Hydrating Facial Cleanser and the Firming and Brightening Beauty Treatment. Naturally, we had to review them so you, too, could know what all the fuss is about. You’re welcome.

Photography & Creative Direction: Nicola Sevitt

The Hydrating Facial Cleanser

The Sell: The first step in your skincare routine, Bangn Body’s Hydrating Facial Cleanser is designed to cleanse, hydrate, revive and refresh the skin. With soybean seed extract, sunflower seed extract, pineapple fruit extract and coffee bean extract, this foaming wash will have your skin looking lively and fresh in no time.

The Price: $52

The Review: I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover but in this instance I think it’s fine to make an exception. The packaging of this cleanser is to die for. Luxurious to the touch, weighty and in that gorgeous pale blue colour, the bottle has slotted in perfectly to my tonal shower situation (…tell me you’re a beauty editor, without telling me you’re a beauty editor). The formula itself is also great—gently foaming and cleansing with ease without stripping the skin of all those delicious natural oils. My only gripe is that my dry-as-dry-can-be skin usually needs something slightly more nourishing so I would recommend it more for people with an oily to combination skin type. The best bit? The bottle comes in 100 percent recyclable glass.

The Score: 7/10

The Firming & Brightening Beauty Treatment

The Sell: The multi-functional product your beauty routine has been missing. This jar contains your serum, mask, primer or lightweight cream moisturiser (depending on what you’re in the mood for). With tremella mushroom, pineapple fruit extract and green coffee bean extract, the silky treatment nourishes, protects and hydrates the skin with ease.

The Price: $62

The Review: I love a multi-purpose product (I mean, who doesn’t) but particularly when it is this good. The Firming and Brightening Treatment is nourishing, hydrating and yet lightweight and non-sticky—making it the perfect addition to either your morning or night time skincare routine. My favourite way to use it was as a moisturiser in the morning as the coffee extract really helps to depuff and wake up the face. The primer versatility also means it sits perfectly under my makeup. Win, win!

The Score: 9/10


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