Review Fresh Black Tea Age Renewal Cream
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Review: Fresh Black Tea Age Renewal Cream

On the hunt for the best anti-ageing cream? Us too! Find out why the Fresh Black Tea Age Renewal Cream is a splurge worth considering

I love staying abreast of the top beauty picks and spotted Fresh’s Black Tea Age Renewal Cream winning a Grazia 2023 Skincare Award. It’s also been all over TikTok, so I decided to try it for my dry, wintery skin.

It was about time – considering how much of a beating my skin took this past winter from the howling winds off the North Sea and the never-ending central heating. I swear, just a few months ago, I had a gorgeous glow going on, but winter really took its toll on me.

Who is Fresh?

They’re known for pioneering unique ingredients like soy, sake, and sugar; marrying these innovative ingredients with centuries-old beauty rituals, Fresh has created a truly unique skincare experience. Born in 1991 as an apothecary curating the world’s finest natural ingredients, the brand has become a beauty industry leader. 

Fresh offers a complete skincare range – from iconic lip balms to targeted face masks. Each product is meticulously crafted, marrying the power of nature with cutting-edge science.

This results in visible improvements to your skin’s health and radiance, a transformation that goes beyond a simple mask or moisturiser. Fresh isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling the difference a thoughtfully formulated, effective product can make.

Fresh Black Tea Cream

Reviewing Black Tea Age Renewal Cream

Let’s move on to the main event: the Fresh Black Tea Age Renewal Cream. First things first, the packaging is gorgeous. It comes in this sleek, frosted glass jar that looks right at home on my bathroom shelf. It’s not the biggest tub, at 50ml – but a little goes a long way.

The cream has a light, whipped texture that feels luxurious when you smooth it onto your face. It has a faint, herbal scent – likely from the black tea – that’s really calming, and it doesn’t have the perfumy fragrances typical in many face creams and serums.

This cream marks a significant milestone for Fresh, as it’s the first product to feature their proprietary BT Matrix, a unique blend of black tea and rambutan leaf extracts. The BT Matrix works synergistically to address the loss of skin structure caused by a natural decline in collagen.

Black tea, rich in polyphenols, adds another layer of benefit with its well-known antioxidant properties. These polyphenols help fight free radicals and prevent skin damage. It also has plant-derived squalene, which protects the skin against moisture loss and free-radical damage, and pink porcelain lily, which smooths the skin.

I just cleanse my face in the morning and night, pat it dry, and then dab a pea-sized amount of the cream onto my fingertips. I make sure to gently press it into my skin, starting from the centre and working my way outwards. It absorbs super quickly, which is brilliant because you don’t want to be waiting around with a greasy face in the morning rush.

Our Results

So, the big question: did this fancy cream live up to the hype? Honestly? Yes, it did. After about a week of using it twice a day, I definitely noticed a difference. My skin felt much more hydrated, and there wasn’t any more tightness or flaking.

My skin also seems a bit plumper and, (dare I say it?) more youthful-looking than before. I also noticed those pesky fine lines around my eyes seemed to be a little less noticeable. Of course, I still have my laugh lines, but overall, my skin looks brighter and healthier. It even has this subtle glow, which is just what I needed to combat that winter dullness.

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My Verdict

All in all, I would recommend the Black Tea Age Renewal Cream. However, it is a bit on the pricier side, and like I said, the tub isn’t massive. But a little goes a long way, and if you’re looking for a luxurious, effective cream that’ll give your skin a real boost, this is definitely worth the splurge.

Think of it as an investment in your glow, and your skin will thank you for it. Just maybe budget for a little top-up every few months because once you try this cream, there’s a high chance you won’t want to be without it.

Another big plus is that this cream surprised me with its versatility. It’s surprisingly lightweight for winter but still effective – and I know it would also be perfect for those humid summer days. I have a feeling it can offer consistent nourishment and hydration year-round.

Simple, Effective Skincare

The Black Tea Age Renewal Cream has become a staple in my routine, and I’m so glad I gave it a go. My skin feels fantastic, and I’m rocking that healthy glow even on the greyest of days. It’s definitely an excellent choice for dry winter skin, so if you’re looking to splurge on a luxurious product, this one delivers.

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