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hey guys welcome back to my channel today’s video is one that has been highly requested over the past month or so and trust me i saw all of your requests i’ve just been silently working behind the scenes to prepare for this review testing out these products and i am finally ready to sit down and film this here for you today so yes we are going to be talking about function of beauty skin care i have all three of their skincare products their cleanser their serum their moisturizer i’ve been testing them out i have my opinion formed and of course i looked into all the ingredients so i will let you guys know my thoughts on that so if you want to hear a function of beauty skin care is worth a purchase or something that you can totally pass on you’re in the right spot let’s jump right into it okay before we jump into the review i have two things that i want to quickly clarify so first this video is not sponsored by function of beauty so they’re not paying me to upload this there’s no money exchange in that way at all i thought that this video for this brand in particular would be better received if it were unsponsored but i don’t think there’s anything wrong with sponsorship so that’s not me knocking them but just clarifying not sponsored but function of beauty did send me these products for free so i received them for free to test out but that is the extent of the exchange all right now let’s jump into the review okay so i’m sure a lot of you guys watching this video have heard of function of beauty before but maybe just in the hair care space because they actually just started off as a haircare only brand they were a customizable hair care brand that was the name to their game and you would take a hair quiz talk about your hair type hair goals they would formulate products for you send it over and then you would have custom shampoo conditioner hair mask leave-in conditioner etc i actually do have two reviews up already on function of beauty hair care and they are also unsponsored so if you want to hear my thoughts on those products i will link those below now they have recently launched skin care and it’s the same exact type of thing so it’s customizable skin care you take a skin quiz talk about your skin goals what your skin type is they formulate a cleanser a lotion or moisturizer and a serum based on all of those things that send them over and you have custom skincare so i thought it might be helpful to quickly talk through their skin quiz and just what some of the questions mean and what i selected so that can help you guys to figure out what you want to select so to get to their skin quiz you just go to their website and click on skin quiz and then the very first question is how would you describe your skin type dry balanced oily or combination so i definitely have skin these products on my lap i need to set them aside i definitely have skin that leans more oily than anything but i wouldn’t say i’m fully oily without other issues because i definitely have my days where my skin is just feeling a little bit drier or tighter than normal and i do sometimes get flaky patches on my skin so it felt like combination was the best representation for my skin type question number two was really tricky for me i wish that the answers for this were set up a little bit different so it’s how much makeup do you use on a daily basis none a little a decent amount or full coverage since quarantine i’m sure a lot of you guys can relate to this i actually don’t wear makeup at all on a daily basis so my day-to-day life when i’m not filming i’m completely bare-faced aside from of course sunscreen but when i do film i wear a full face of makeup because i love makeup that’s my me time time to relax i’ve just always loved makeup not that it matters but that’s why i wear a full face of makeup when i am filming so i wish here they actually said how many days a week do you wear makeup they could have made it like a two-part question and then based on that how much makeup are you wearing on those days i don’t know it was tricky to pick this because i didn’t really feel like any of the answers fit what i do but i selected a little because the majority of the time i’m wearing literally none and then a couple days i’m wearing full coverage a little next is how often is your skin sensitive for me it’s all the time while i don’t have extreme irritation all the time i just always have to be mindful of my skin sensitivity and that is why i don’t use fragrance or essential oils in my skincare products because those ingredients definitely cause irritation for me so all the time next you can select your skin goals and here you can select up to three different goals versus i believe with their hair care you could select five different goals but i actually like that we’re more limited here because i was even having a hard time selecting just three side note you don’t have to choose three goals if you don’t want to i felt like for the purpose of this video i did want to do that but if you just want to select one or just two then that is totally fine as well and how i actually went about selecting my skincare goals was not focusing on the name of the goal itself but looking at the key ingredients that they were going to add to the formulation based on that goal so a couple of the names of these goals are a little bit gimmicky i do have to say for example anti-pollution i’m like no but i like the fact that they show us the two ingredients that they will add based on the goal that you select and a lot of those key ingredients are really great but not all things that i felt like i personally had a need for for example hydrate has two really great ingredients hyaluronic acid and blue green algae however i have so many other products already that have ingredients like that in them and i didn’t feel like i had a need for more of those ingredients basically so i landed on anti-aging awaken and calm and soothed so let’s quickly talk through those key ingredients so for anti-aging they say this will help to visibly reduce the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles for more youthful looking skin the two ingredients they add are a peptide and centaur asiatica this peptide in particular has definitely been shown to help to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines but it’s not something that’s going to make any sort of structural change to the skin in a way that a retinoid would like tretinoin for example so that something like that is what i would consider to be a true anti-aging ingredient because it’s actually helping to prevent the signs of aging this is not quite like that while it can help to temporarily improve the appearance of those things at least while you have that product on the skin it’s not making permanent changes if that makes sense so nice ingredient but was a little bit of a letdown that that’s what they use for anti-aging especially because the other one is centella asiatica and that is an ingredient that i would more so consider to be something that i would classify in the common sooth department it’s a really nice anti-inflammatory ingredient it has wound healing abilities it has been shown to calm and soothe the skin so i was a little bit confused to see that that was their other chosen anti-aging ingredient when there are so many others that i think are going to provide you with more potent anti-aging effects it is an antioxidant it has been shown to boost collagen synthesis and studies which is great that’s definitely a component of anti-aging don’t get me wrong but again is this something that you should rely on for structural changes to the skin definitely not so i do wish that they had things here that were a little bit more promising but they’re not bad ingredients i like to see them they’re just not super crazy impressive at least for anti-aging next i selected awaken and the title of this goal and honestly the description all of it sounds a little bit gimmicky to me but i liked the ingredients that would be added so it says it will boost skin vitality by increasing access to immediate oxygen helping to stimulate circulation and keeping skin fresh it’s like what does fresh even mean but the ingredients that they add are magnesium aspartate zinc gluconate and copper gluconate magnesium aspartate is an amino acid that helps to hydrate the skin and zinc and copper gluconate actually both have some similar benefits so they help to soothe and heal the skin and have also been shown to help to promote cellular regeneration so that’s probably what function of beauty meant by keeping the skin fresh and then the other thing that i really like about zinc gluconate is that it’s antibacterial so can definitely be helpful for those that are acne prone like myself especially in combination with other acne fighting ingredients if you’re wondering why i didn’t personally select reduced breakouts as a goal that’s because they add niacinamide and salicylic acid amazing ingredients two of my favorite ingredients actually but i already have a lot of products with niacinamide in them so i didn’t feel like i had a special need for that here and salicylic acid is something that can definitely irritate and dry out the skin and because i already have prescriptions for my acne i didn’t want to add more to my routine that would cause further irritation so i love those ingredients if you’re acne prone and you don’t have them covered elsewhere but just for me i didn’t need more and then the last goal i selected was coleman sued they say it will help to soothe damage and sensitive skin and that they will add neem liquid and aloe extract so neem liquid is something i wanted to look into further because neem oil is something that has definitely been shown to help with certain skin conditions skin diseases those that are acne prone but it’s also incredibly potent and it’s kind of a controversial ingredient it can be really irritating so that’s just not something i wanted to take a gamble on but it’s actually neem extract and the extract doesn’t have those irritating components to it or components that cause irritation so good to go there i don’t know how much that contributes to calming the skin but the extract is supposed to help with that then you can select your fragrance and based on everything that i said i’m sure it’s no surprise that i selected fragrance free i like the fact that they say this is ideal for sensitive skin to reduce irritation so for those that are not super familiar with the potential for fragrance to irritate the skin i appreciate function of beauty for calling that out the other selection is something let’s see that citrus and cucumber so do you i prefer to stay away from citrus especially that can really really cause irritation for me so fragrance free and then here they pull up your skincare regimen show you the products that you’re going to get and something that i almost missed that i wanted to call out is that while they do default to a specific formulation you can actually change that if you want something else for the cleanser and moisturizer so for the cleanser you can pick jelly or micellar gel the biggest difference is that jelly is non-lathering or creamier my cellar gel is a lathering formulation and for the moisturizer you can select gel lotion or cream and there i feel like that’s a little bit more straightforward the gel is the lightest weight the cream is the heaviest or thickest and i’m going to shock you guys i actually didn’t select gel i wanted something in between so i selected lotion okay so that’s it for the skin quiz i hope that that helped you guys out now let’s move on to each of the three products and if i personally think they are worth the purchase so let’s start off with their cleanser you get five ounces of product with any format so i should clarify that if you change the format it doesn’t change the amount of product that you get or the price point both are five ounces of product for 24.
99 so definitely not very affordable that is a pretty steep price for the amount of product that you get regardless of the formulation that you choose they say that this will effectively remove makeup it’s not drying it will provide you a deep clean and it’s also non-irritating non-irritating deep clean and non-drying are often not said in the same sentence about cleansers because a lot of the times those cleansing agents that will give you that true deep clean can definitely be more irritating and drying than others so i was a little apprehensive about that but when i did dig into the ingredient label i found that the cleansing agents in it are truly sensitive skin safe they’re mild yet effective so i was happy to see that but i don’t personally agree with the claim that this will remove makeup i don’t think it does that at all so if you are hoping for an all-in-one at least the one that i got this jelly formulation doesn’t do that for me but i’m totally fine with that if i’m wearing a full face of makeup like this i like to go in with something else first anyway that’s specifically designed to remove that makeup and then i’ll always follow up with the second cleanser so i don’t have a problem with that but just be aware and then when you scroll down i actually didn’t realize this either but they have three base ingredients that they add to every single cleanser regardless of skin type and skin goals so i was really hoping that these would be universal skincare ingredients and things that would be safe for sensitive skin as well thankfully they are they’re battane alantoin and panthenol all of which are going to help to hydrate the skin and the lantern and panthenol in particular are known for their ability to help to calm and soothe and panthenol is a great protecting ingredient in general so i was happy to see that those were their base ingredients and aside from the base ingredients everything else that we’ve talked about there’s really not anything else that i feel like i need to call out on the label there were a couple other nice ingredients like glycerin which is very standard in almost every single skincare product that’s a great hydrator and glycolipids which will help to replenish the skin but other than that really nothing else to call out aside from the fact that there are no fragrances or essential oils or irritating ingredients so very impressed excited about this ingredient label it definitely gets my stamp of approval the formulation is good it’s just a nice basic creamy cleanser it’s lightweight and i don’t have any issues with it but i was definitely a little bit let down when i got it because when i saw the word jelly i thought it was going to be just like the geek and gorgeous jelly joker cleanser if you guys watch my cleanser holy grails video then you know that i am obsessed with that stuff i will link that video below if you haven’t seen that yet but that’s what i was hoping for and it’s just not at all what this is but again nothing wrong with it good basic cleanser and something that i think would work for a lot of different skin types because while it is creamy it’s not heavy at all so if you’re oily and worried about that i think it’s totally fine next is the serum so this one has 1.
2 ounces of product in it and retails for 49.99 it is a little bit more than you normally get with the serum most serums have one ounce of product in them but 49.99 definitely not a super affordable price either i have to say though for a serum that’s not that crazy to me i have seen serums that are far far more expensive than that so we’ll talk about price at the very end of the video and just kind of my thoughts there not the worst i’ve seen but of course it’s not super affordable here again they actually have the same exact base ingredients as the cleanser and as far as ingredient highlights same thing here as with the cleanser as well so nothing else that i need to call out also free of fragrances and essential oils also gets my stamp of approval i mean obviously when you look line by line the ingredient labels are not identical because they’re different products but the highlights that i think are really worth calling out same formulation of the serum is definitely nice it’s not super watery but it feels really nice and refreshing and lightweight on the skin it’s hydrating i feel like it makes my skin look nice and glowy without being greasy or feeling heavy so i do really like this i think it’s a pleasant application process am i super impressed by all the ingredients added knowing that price point and knowing this is supposed to help with anti-aging i’m not obviously when it comes to a cleanser i’m far less critical of the ingredients because you’re immediately rinsing it off the skin but especially for a serum that claims to have the highest concentration of active ingredients definitely a bit of a letdown and when you compare that to something like my dermatology needleless serum that i talk about all the time that one is pricier but i think that the price point is warranted in that scenario because you get really great anti-aging ingredients here i’m kind of like uh feels like a flop and while i of course knew the ingredients i was getting ahead of time i was wondering if maybe they would add in other things aside from those key ingredients and they didn’t so a bit of a bummer in that case but definitely not a bad product next is their moisturizer and this one i think hurt me the most that price point same price point as the serum 44.
99 1.5 ounces of product and while yes that’s more than the serum it’s not very much for a lotion especially when you compare that to other moisturizers that one hurt so this says it will give you skin quenching hydration locked in smoothness major skin conditioning and also claims to be non-irritating and suitable for sensitive skin this one compared to the other two actually has a completely different set of base ingredients so the first is tsubaki oil or green tea oil really nice calming and soothing ingredient it also has squalene which helps to moisturize the skin and vitamin e which is a great antioxidant that helps to condition so i like that set of base ingredients as well and i kind of like that it’s different from the first two products and then aside from those base ingredients and the key ingredients that we already talked about based on my skincare goals the only other ingredient that i think is worth mentioning that was added to this moisturizer is lepicin and that is a natural moisturizing factor that will also help to soften and smooth the skin again fragrance and essential oil free check check check formulation of this again kind of similar to the cleanser it’s nothing that i was super blown away by but i also don’t have any issues with it it’s just a good basic moisturizer and i have to say is very very lightweight actually so i would be curious to see what the gel formulation is like because this i feel like is best for normal to oily skin and if you had dry skin i just don’t think this would be enough for you so lightweight really great daytime moisturizer for me i am happy with the formulation but again nothing that i was like oh my gosh i’m so obsessed with it about this you know so if you were to buy all three of these products as a bundle you actually do save a little bit of money and they take twenty dollars off so what should be a hundred and twenty dollars turns into one hundred dollars plus 7.
99 for shipping unless you subscribe to the service which of course is not affordable so while the 20 off is nice it still is definitely a pricier brand service side note for their hair care what i did when i first purchased that was subscribed to it and then i immediately cancelled it so i didn’t have to pay for shipping but then i didn’t have to pay for a second automatic shipment i don’t know i should be saying that but also i actually was able to lend you guys a 20 off discount code for function of beauty so that of course was very kind of them they didn’t need to do that because again this video isn’t sponsored but highly appreciated so if you are interested in purchasing this you can get 20 off so it will be 80 versus 100 but again still not very affordable so i wanted to just give my final overall thoughts on this and if i personally would purchase these products for that price point so there’s a couple scenarios in which i would use my own money to purchase these products the first would be for a treat yourself self-care kind of moment you guys know i’ll be the first to say for most skincare categories you do not need to spend a lot of money to get quality effective products i mean hopefully that translates on my channel because i review affordable skincare all the time but with that being said i can totally appreciate the fact that there is something fun about treating yourself and especially with skincare items that just feel like you’re really pampering yourself i understand that and that is a scenario in which i would say this kind of thing would be worth it because also can we talk about this packaging it’s the cutest thing i’ve ever seen oh my gosh i love it so much so that is one and then the other would be for a gift i think that this would make such a great gift i love that you can actually add the name so if you were to gift it to someone you could put their name on it it’s nice and personalized again so cute definitely has that gift quality to it that i talked about in my holiday gift guide video but i think that’s another scenario in which yes i would spend my own money on something like this for everyday use is this something that i personally am inclined to spend this kind of money on honestly i’m not aside from serums i mean especially cleansers these are in contact with their skin for seconds i just i don’t find a need at this point in my life to spend a lot of money on a cleanser but i mean this is just me talking remember moisturizers i will spend a little bit more money here for a really really nice formulation but kind of similar to cleanser for me because there’s so many good affordable ones serums on the other hand i am willing to splurge here especially for a really impressive concentration of active ingredients that i’m trying to go after or just have a good combination of ingredients to actually help with anti-aging or whatever my goals are but this one unfortunately just doesn’t hit the mark for me so again i feel like my dermatology needleless serum does that better than this one so that’s why i’m okay spending that kind of money there if this had more going on in that department then i would say 50 for a serum of that size is a pretty good deal so those are my final thoughts on function of beauty skin care i really hope this video was helpful for you guys please let me know your thoughts in the comments below have you tried function of beauty are you going to try it after watching this video what are your thoughts price point packaging formulation ingredients etc i would love to hear them all we can chat in the comments below if there is anything else you would like to see from me next leave that request in the comments as well i would be happy to do that for you otherwise my next video will be up in a few days so until then i hope you have a great few days you