Versed Skincare Review: the GOOD 👍🏿 and the BAD 👎🏿 | Affordable Cruelty Free Skincare
always f those landfills fill them up put more gunk in the landfills hey guys welcome back to the style and beauty doctor here on youtube and in today’s video we’re going to be talking about verse skin care which is a relatively new comer to the drugstore skin care scene verse touts themselves as the cleanest drugstore skincare period they’re vegan cruelty free and they’re have a lot of ethos and sustainability when it comes to skincare so i picked up a couple of products to try so let’s talk about it keep watching so verst has an ethos of skin care should not be complicated and i agree with that it shouldn’t be complicated because some of the you watch some of these skincare videos and it’s like do i need a phd in chemistry to wash my face in some cases yeah maybe but let’s talk about verse so they say that they’re the cleanest drugstore skincare brand period developed for you with you and with our plan in mind our mission is simple make good skin and clean products for all now i just want to note that um words like clean um i haven’t come across the word natural yet because i’m just reading through their site as i’m filming here um but these aren’t regulated terms so brands sometimes just throw these words in there because they elicit an emotional feeling in some consumers um and a lot of it can be marketing but i will continue high performance not hype formula first our products are made with proven ingredients of skin changing levels and without the fussy packaging and conventional retail markups so you only pay for what matters the goop inside the bottle i can get with that but please hold put a push pin in that guru guided think of us as your personal skin gurus from the prescriptive icons on every product to our regimen building skin decoder quiz to our always buzzing dms and text meta text message based skin hotline we got you okay i like that so it’s like their customer service is on point it seems i don’t have any personal experience with it if you have you know please leave a comment below but i do like when you can go to a skincare brand and ask questions about products and you know what you should use with what or hey i’m having this type of reaction with this product what should i do um if if they are good with that then i think that’s a really great thing another branch um to try to you know follow suit with something like that so they are sustainably minded sustainability is a part of every decision we make from recyclable and pcr packaging to fuel efficient shipping methods that have us nearing carbon neutrality and more and then there’s a link where you can see their impact sustainability is not my like obviously i’m not going to be like you know what f those landfills fill them up put more gunk in the landfills but um it’s not something that i’m well versed in i mean obviously you know i try to reduce as much waste if you go on the birth site you can read all of this information but clean means more to us than ingredients we are also committed to reducing waste lightening our carbon footprint and preserving earth’s ecosystems and then they have a list of things that they don’t put into their uh products one of them being parabens the thing with parabens there was a small study some years ago that talked about uh how dangerous parabens were then that theory was debunked you know sometimes when the bad news goes out first and then someone’s like hey well actually that’s not true it’s like people already have it in their mind that you know the bad things like oh my god so like i feel like with parabens the damage was already done and consumers were like well no i don’t want those parabens in there and now even though you know there are studies that show that you know they don’t have that effect that negative effect that people were so worried about it’s kind of too late so it’s like brands who know better still have to kind of like write no parabens on there first up the wash it out gel cleanser with rose water and seaweed extract you get 6.
4 fluid ounces i’ll have the prices up on the screen um this is vegan cruelty free fragrance free dye free um basically it’s a gentle cleanser with a light frothy lather and a dash of refreshing mint um you massage a dime size amount of gel into your wet skin for about 30 seconds rinse thoroughly and pat dry you can use this am and pm i actually really like this one thing you know if i can get a little superficial for a bit but you know these kind of superficial things do matter because it’s what kind of sometimes draws some of us to certain skincare brands the packaging on this is really nice like it’s aesthetically pleasing i love the font i love the color and the price you know what i think i should bring up price because it does matter because this wasn’t very expensive let me go into my target purchases so this cleanser was 12.
99 so this did its job you know it’s a gentle cleanser i personally don’t like to spend a lot of money on cleansers um because i do feel like a lot of whatever benefit you’re getting from them you know can kind of go down the drain sometimes when you wash your face so i personally don’t like to spend a lot of money on cleansers i think i would probably cap my cleanser spending at maybe like 30 35 bucks unless something was like really really cool and i was like oh i’ll spend 40 on it but i feel 12.
99 is a really great price really aesthetically pleasing um packaging the cleanser itself felt great um it has a little slight soothing feeling there is a smell to it it smells a little like mint just like a little hint of mint scent in here so the mint smell is peppermint oil which can be sensitizing for some especially sensitizing over time so if you’re someone who might be potentially worried about something like that you might want to skip it so i like this i would use it again if i didn’t already have 50 million other cleansers next up we have the photo please brightening a tightening mask and it has turmeric and kaolin clay in here this is a red clay mask with turmeric that generally exfoliates to help brighten skin improve the appearance of skin’s texture and leave your complexion looking energized so with this you apply an even layer to clean dry skin you leave it on for like 10 to 15 minutes and then you rinse it off with cool water it says you can use this one to three times a week and it’s funny too because one i love the packaging on this because well with a jar sometimes you can kind of scoop things out but with something like this i feel like it’s so easy to kind of you know just squeeze it out and this is a more sustainable packaging i like things that have like little i don’t know it’s just it’s something very simple and it’s important but it’s not like on the grand scheme of things one of the most important things but i like packaging like this especially something that you can really tighten so that you’re not drying out the products or letting in like all kinds of gunky gunks getting in there this was 9.
99 um there’s 12 plus applications in here and it’s funny i initially when i picked this up i didn’t see that it said 12 plus applications because as i used it i was like wait a minute like i’ve used this twice um i do think you’ll probably go through this pretty quickly if you especially if you’re using it you know twice a week or so you could you could go through something like this pretty quickly the thing with it um my skin felt okay afterwards there wasn’t anything to write home about nothing super dramatic i wouldn’t even though this is funny because although i was drawn to this because it said brightening and tightening i in my mind i was like that’s not going to do much brightening and tightening for me but i was still drawn to it i think if you’re looking to brighten and really improve the texture of the skin that they have another product that i think that i would prefer to use more than this mask but that’s the thing with skin care you know there’s so many products out there because a lot of us have different preferences you know we have different skin issues and skin types and for some a mask might be the great thing for them but for me i’d rather use another product to help to brighten and you know improve the skin’s texture and that’s a perfect segue to talk about the verse we can glow daily brightening solution this is a four acid complex plus bear berry extract um the four acids in here are glycolic um lactic as a leg and kojic so glycolic acid is a very popular anti-aging acid um it’s in a lot of you know anti-aging products and things that are going to help to brighten and improve the skin’s texture um glycolic acid for some people can be you know irritating and it can be a little much um so this also has lactic acid lactic acid is another alpha hydroxy acid that helps to exfoliate the skin um it helps to improve the skin’s texture but lactic acid is a little uh more hydrating and it’s not going to be as harsh on some skin types as glycolic acid is so azelaic acid i would say is a more it’s not as harsh it’s often used for acne or for rosacea so as a lake acid is a is a nice and acid sounds so like dramatic right but um if you’re if you’re kind of like ranking them i would say as a lake acid is probably you know it it can be less irritating than your glycolic or your lactic and then this also has kojic acid which is you know something that can help with brightening but anyway enough about the acids in here i actually like this this is something that you know it has a pump on it you’re going to take a cotton pad or a cotton ball and then you’re going to you know kind of pump maybe one or two pumps on there and put it on the skin um depending on where you’re starting with your skin you might notice a difference within you know 24 hours um obviously if you’ve never like if it’s been a while since you’ve exfoliated you’ll probably see more dramatic results than someone who you know is this being in touch with your skincare routine i would prefer the brightening solution over the mask for brightening and improving the skin’s texture and for me it’s just a matter of how they get into the skin you know something like this is going to penetrate the skin in a different way than a mask would so me it’s like a mask is fun because it kind of helps you to like relax and sit for a couple of minutes and kind of luxuriate but if i really wanted to like get in and get out like this is where it’s at for me so next up the versed silk slip conditioning lip oil it came in a package like this um this has jojoba oil and vitamin e and you squeeze and swipe you put this on your lips as often as you please um it’s for all skin types now i love a lip oil for my lips it just feels so good on however i didn’t love this one this is not going to you know pull me away from my favorite ulta lip oil this felt very sticky and it felt very thick now of course you know an oil like this is going to feel a little bit thicker on um but the stickiness is what i didn’t like and then i also kind of felt like it didn’t last very long either so this is a no for me but um i do prefer to have the old the ulta lip oil the juice infused lip oil you know the ones i’m always talking about i’ll link it below as as well as i’ll link all the products that i’m mentioning here below as well next up the day dissolve cleansing balm this has eucalyptus oil and vitamin e this was really nice now it’s no different than your regular cleansing balm um i feel like you know if you’re gonna make a differentiation between cleansing balms it’s probably going to be like maybe the price or um maybe the fragrance or lack thereof but this is a pretty decent cleansing balm it kind of smells like noxzema so it was kind of making me feel like reminiscent of like my 12 year old skincare routine um but basically the way cleansing balms work is you know you get a dollop in i would say within with this one and with most cleansing balms anyway because most of them come in this kind of packaging is to try to scoop out enough um before you kind of massage it into your face because then what you don’t want to happen is that like oh shoot i’ve already massaged this into my face to remove my makeup but i need more and then like you’re putting like your your makeup back into the container so just make sure you scoop out enough but you massage it and it turns into an oil dissolves into an oil and then you massage it on your face and that’s going to help to loosen up even things like um liquid lipstick waterproof eye makeup mascara your your foundation your 10 layers of foundation if you you know massage this into the skin it’s going to help to loosen that up and then you wash your face and your next step would be to move on to something like this your gel cleanser or your cream cleanser um right after that and you’re doing your double cleansing and if you want more information on properly cleansing your skin make sure you check out my girl are you probably cleansing your skin video here on the channel next up the shortcut overnight facial peel um this is something that has this has lactic and glycolic acid in it um and you smooth a thin layer onto clean product free skin you leave on overnight and then you cleanse in the morning now a phrase that i quite often say here on this channel is don’t do the most and i feel like loki verse said in these directions to don’t do the most because you put this on product free skin like i feel like if you do too much sometimes with certain acids and mixing them with other actives that you know you can irritate the skin and cause some unnecessary issues and then you know a product that might have worked well for you all of a sudden you’re like oh i don’t want that on my face because it burned me when it’s like girl know you burned you because you did too much don’t do the most but anyway all that to say i didn’t love this i it’s like a cross between like a cream and an ointment um and you it feels good on the skin but if i’m gonna do a peel and this is just my personal preference because you know again there are different skin skincare products out there and different types of formulas because we have different preferences and different tolerance levels and so on and so forth but if i’m gonna do an overnight peel i’d rather do something that’s in a liquid form just because i know that’s going to penetrate my skin better than this texture would but that’s just me if you’re someone who you’re just trying things you’re just starting out or you know that your skin is you know your skin is pretty much on the sensitive side you know perhaps something like this might be up your alley but it wasn’t for me but it could be for someone so this was 9.
99 which it’s not bad i think one of my favorite and i don’t think it’s really an overnight peel but uh the blue plasma from paracord md was one of my like favorite like peels that came in like a liquid form um that one is of course a lot more than 9.
99 but see that’s where i wouldn’t mind spending more money to to get a product that i like that i know is going to be more effective than to spend ten dollars on something that i’m like i don’t like it you know what i mean so that’s my thoughts on that so those are the verse products there were a couple of other things that i had my eye on trying out like their vitamin c powder and i wanted to kind of look at their retinol but they didn’t have it at target and i you know i just didn’t want to wait to order it online and get it because to be honest with you sometimes i buy products to try to review and sometimes my attention span doesn’t work well and i forget about them which is the case with a bunch of ordinary products that i bought during quarantine that i was like oh this is great i’m home i can do a bunch of reviews this is what happens sometimes but i’ll probably try to do that somewhere down the line if it makes sense but that is my overview on some of the verse products that i have tried i would say overall it seems like a really nice brand especially if you’re someone who is looking for you know you’re looking for certain um ethics in your skincare brands and you’re also looking for something that’s affordable um just understand that some of these things like these clean and natural not that i’ve seen i don’t think i’ve seen anything here use the word natural anything that i’ve used use the word natural in it but just understand that these aren’t things that are regulated and sometimes they can kind of be used for marketing but i think it’s a pretty decent line i love the aesthetics the price points are really good and you’ve got some pretty standout things i think the cleansing balm and the the cleanser were really nice i really loved the um brightening solution so there’s some pretty standout products in the her skincare line again i did a video on the mineral sunscreen i will link that above and below but let me know have you tried any products from reverse skin care what do you think what do you think of the brand as a whole would you try any of these products you know just get all chitty chatty in the comments follow me on social the links will be in the description box um because when i’m not here on youtube i’m spreading my cheer elsewhere on the internet and i will see you in my next one bye guys