Tell me you’ll clear my skin and I’m sold.
Seriously, I’m a sucker for all things claiming to clear my skin. If you struggle with breakouts and cystic acne like I do, you can probably relate. That’s what happened when Hello Aglow targeted me on Facebook and Instagram. I had instant heart eyes at the pretty packaging so I thought I’d give them a click. As I ventured around their website, I read their about page and felt like they were speaking to my every thought and desire.
So, after weeks of convos with Claudia and debating, I finally caved and bought the whole Clear Skin Kit. It wasn’t cheap, but was it worth it?
Product: Hello Aglow Clear Skin Kit
Clarifying Hydration Dew Ingredients: Aqua (ionized water), Rosa Damascena (Rose) flower, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumbers)*, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit (Saw Palmetto Berry) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula) Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Roman Chamomile)*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Pearl Powder.
Radiant Cleansing Nectar Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil*, Aqua (ionized water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) flower, Crataegus Oxyacantha Stem (Hawthorn) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Roman Chamomile)*, Helichrysum Italicum Flower*, Colloidal Silver, Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf (Manuka) Oil, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Natural Grain Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E).
Clear Skin Elixir Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano), French Pink Clay, Aqua (ionized water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Coral, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Crataegus Oxyacantha Stem (Hawthorn) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract*, Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf (Manuka) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Roman Chamomile)*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (TeaTree) Leaf Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Natural Grain Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E).
Flawless Nourishment Cream: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Beeswax*, Coral, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Punica Granatum Seed (Pomegranate) Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed (Rosehip) Oil*, Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf (Manuka) Oil, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E).
Retail Price: $139
Time Used: 3 months
Perks: No Parabens | No PEGS | No Phthalates | No Sulfates | No Silicones | No Mineral Oil | No Glycols | No DEA | No TEA
The Clear Skin Kit has four products that work together to help you achieve, you guessed it, clear skin. To make this review easier to digest, I’ll go product-by-product to tell you why you won’t find me as a loyal Hello Aglow customer (sad, but true).
Clarifying Hydration Dew (separately $29)
This plant-based spray was designed to reduce redness, kill bad bacteria, smooth skin, reduce oiliness, clarify and tone. Its active ingredients are rosewater, cucumber, and fennel seed. All of this sounds wonderful, but tbh I didn’t find it to do any of these things. I will say, it is super refreshing and smells wonderful, but I don’t think it’s worth the hefty price tag.
Radiant Cleansing Nectar (separately $34)
Next! I used this, in conjunction with the dew, morning and night in attempt to clean off makeup and dirt. Here’s the problem: it didn’t remove my makeup and dirt. It’s oil based and not meant to be used with running water. This is fine and dandy if it still cleans. I found myself running to my standard face washes to get my face completely clean at night. The only positive about this is that it smells yummy! But that’s not enough for me to spend $34. Womp womp.
Clear Skin Elixir (pictured above, separately $49)
This is the product I was most excited for! After reading reviews from other bloggers, I thought this was going to do the trick. Sadly, it didn’t. (Are you catching a recurring sad theme here?) The idea of an overnight mask is awesome. Put in some work while you’re catching some z’s is ideal! The problem is that because it sat on my skin for so long, all it did was dry it out. After using it daily and noticing my skin getting more and more oily (it needed some moisture!), I took my use down to every other day…and then once a week..and then eventually, never. It just didn’t do the trick. Finding the #balance was literally impossible.
If you decide to try this out, I would suggest using it as an overnight spot-treatment, rather than applying it to your whole face. The drying aspect is great for clearing pesky pimples, but it’s not so great for achieving balanced skin.
Flawless Nourishment Cream (separately $43)
First of all, this cream is not a cream. It literally feels like lip balm on your face. I don’t know about you, but that’s just not cute. On the website it says it’s ideal for daytime moisturizing. I’m sorry…but nope. It’s just not. The cream doesn’t absorb quickly and leaves your face feeling sticky. Although, it is really is deeply moisturizing, I can’t use a daily moisturizer that doesn’t absorb into my skin. Also, it smells like a pink Starburst to me. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not.
So you’re thinking… “Wow, Sam. That was a tough review. What’s the deal?”
At the end of it all, my skin didn’t clear. Which, obviously, was a huge disappointment after spending that much money. Especially because clear skin was the whole point!
#HonestyHour… we’ve had this review in the hopper for a while. I wasn’t excited to write about it because it wasn’t working, and we want to introduce you guys to products that we think are worth it. But it wasn’t until I started using Cocokind products recently, that I was inspired to spill the beans on Hello Aglow.
Stay tuned for a full Cocokind review (in the meantime check out The Vanity for more tips), but here’s the sneak peek: this company creates pure, nutritious, and meaningful skincare products that are food-grade, organic, and absolutely affordable. Best thing about them? My skin has never felt better. Seriously. You won’t want to miss this review!
The reason why I’m comparing Hello Aglow to Cocokind is they have similar missions…organic ingredients, nourishing skincare, and breaking the mold of the past. Both companies have oil-based products. One works and the other doesn’t.
I bet you could guess by now that Hello Aglow will not receive our CO stamp of approval.
Just like any and all of our other reviews, this is MY experience and my experience only. Hello Aglow has obviously had great success with other customers. Just because it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! Let us know if any of you have tried it! We’d love to hear your experience.