I was recently sent the Amarte Heart & Seoul Collection, along with a full size Natural Finish BB Cream for review. This collection is a luxurious, and spa-like skincare system meant to cleanse, hydrate, protect and rejuvinate the skin. The Amarte brand uses Eastern holistic minerals with Western innovative medicine for the perfect marriage of East and West.
Can we just stop for a moment and admire how absolutely gorgeous the packaging is?!
I know it’s just packaging, but the branding and presentation is what you see prior to actually using this product. The message I got from this packing was luxe, nourishing, and feminine. I couldn’t wait to try everything out!
The bottles all contain pumps, which I love for sanitary reasons, as well as for product control. I was surprised to see such a small amount of product released from the pump; however I learned quickly that a little goes a long way with this brand.
I followed with the HydraVeil Hydrator, a light gel that tones and prepares skin for moisture absorption and retention. The gel feels great going on (it is infused with cucumber, which makes it quite refreshing) and assists in hydrating without becoming greasy.
Next I applied the HydroLift Cream, which is a creamy, silky moisturizer containing retinol for smoothing lines and wrinkles. I don’t really have wrinkles, but I have been freaking out about some fine lines that I’ve noticed around my eye area, so I am thankful for the retinol! This product has been perfect for me, leaving my skin completely hydrated throughout the day, but I believe it may be too heavy for oily skin types.
The Eyeconic Eye Cream is quite emollient, almost a bit heavy if you apply too much, but it leaves the skin under the eyes super smooth and super silky. It also contains retinol (score)! I absolutely love it, but I should mention that the tiniest amount really does go a long way with this product. It takes a bit of to absorb and can get a little greasy if too much is applied. Nonetheless, I have never used an eye cream this good. I swear I already see a difference in the lines around my eyes after using this morning and night for a few weeks. Incredible.
Finally, let’s discuss the Natural Finish BB Cream. I tried both shades, and the shade Natural fits me best since I have been self-tanning. Unfortunately, the full size product I received was the Light shade, but I’ll definitely hold on to it for my paler days! It’s a little disappointing that this BB Cream doesn’t come in a deeper shade to match darker skin tones – this seems to be a problem with many BB Creams.
The Natural Finish BB Cream blended seamlessly into my skin, and I was surprised at the level of coverage. The cream covered my imperfections better than most BB Creams I’ve tried – the tint definitely provides a solid medium coverage. My skin felt moisturized all day, and looked completely natural. Plus, it contains SPF 35+, so there is no need to worry about layering with another sunscreen after use.
My takeaway from the experience I’ve had with this skincare line is that it is probably a bit heavy for those with oily skin. I even got a touch of oil in my T-zone on particularly hot days. However, the products are super luxurious smell amazing, and seem to do a great job of cleaning and moisturizing skin, and minimizing the appearance of aging. I will definitely be purchasing the Amarte Eyeconic Eye Cream and Natural Finish BB Cream in the future!
Have a great day!
Products were provided to me by Amarte but I was not compensated for this post in any other way. All opinions are 100% my own.