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🧂Eight Saints Salt🧂: The Navys

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barbarella
You’ve been warned. Those with heart problems, please be advised that this is a high salt content post. I joined Cherie just to spill tea about this brand in particular so enjoy my miniseries on the pitfalls of paying for pretty and overformulated products. See my first post for a general brand spotlight, but here’s the essential tea for this brand: 🍵exorbitant prices are unreasonable 🍵overlapping actives making you buy more for no reason 🍵horrible sticky sweet smells to every product 🍵formulas that combine actives generally advised to be applied separately 🍵they didn’t improve my skin in two weeks nearly enough to buy anything more from them EIGHT SAINTS - High Society
I understand the importance of oils in skincare routines depending on your skin type, the oil’s actives, and your desired outcome. Like the whole brand, this oil includes overlap with other products so buying a “conditioning” oil whose only real active is Vitamin E seems superfluous and just another excuse to over complicate your routine and spend more money. As always, the classic 8S sticky sour smell is present and radiates from your face. EIGHT SAINTS - Night Shift
Peptides and antibiotics I understand, but Vitamin C in a night cream? On top of their products during the day that have Vitamin C also? Your cleanser, your eye cream, your night cream, and your radiance serum all have it too. Wait, what’s the point of putting this on before your Vitamin C night cream? No clue. I’m tired of repeating myself about this brand, but if you’re looking for an over complicated routine close to $600 that uses the same actives over and over and smells like a candy factory’s waste sewer, then by all means splurge. I’m mad to have even given them my $10, so if you’re considering this kit or have seen others here throw stars at products because of the aesthetics or ethics of the brand, stay far away.
Jun. 9, 2020
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EIGHT SAINTS NIGHT ROUTINE 🦋
EIGHT SAINTS - Down to Earth This is definitely a gentle cleanser if that is what you are looking for! For me I feel I had to double cleanse with it, which if I’m looking for something quick, is not always something I want to do. The POSITIVE is it really did leave my skin feel clean, soft, and still very hydrated, I did not get the right uncomfortable feeling I can’t stand with some cleansers. EIGHT SAINTS - No Plans I used this on a day my boyfriend was away for the weekend because I felt it fit! And I loved it from the moment I touched it. The consistency and application was smooth and flawless. It has a slight rose fragrance which isn’t always my favorite, but it was not off putting. My skin was smooth, hydrated, and noticeably happier when I removed it. EIGHT SAINTS - Night Shift Application was easy, and it was fast absorbing. My skin did feel slightly tighter and tacky after EIGHT SAINTS - All In Light weight, but did not feel like it absorbed well. Not wowed by it. EIGHT SAINTS - High Society Hydrating without suffocating. After applying this following the night shift I felt and instant relief from the tightness. My skin drank in everything in seconds and left me with a nice glow EIGHT SAINTS - Cloud Whip Appears to be a thicker cream in the container but almost melts on contact with the warmth of the skin. It delivers beautiful hydration while minimizing pore appearance and leaving a nice even complexion. One of my favorites for sure, which I did not expect it to be! This is the recommended night routine Eight Saints recommended following with the sample kit. As a whole I feel the results were good and my skin was happy. But looking at the prices of their full sized products I’m not compelled to purchase any of their products when I run out. I feel I have gotten just as good of results with more cost effective products
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RachelBrunette
My face smells like a candy shop — sticky
Wow am I deeply disappointed in this cheap sampler kit! I recently got into skincare, and like most things new to me I did a ton of research but needed to go out and try something to see the knowledge put into action. A social media ad recommended this Discovery Kit and I was hype: 10 dollars for a high-end (in price anyway) skincare routine. Clean, vegan, and aesthetic. Nice! For starters, I knew that I was going to have a tale to tell when the sample sizes were significantly smaller than the picture. Yes, they photoshopped the kit to look larger. Hey — not a big deal, they said each sample was less than an ounce so who’s complaining? Not me! Sadly this was the first of many wools pulled over my proverbial eyes. Okay, let’s get serious: this whole brand is way overpriced and not that impressive. My skin didn’t look or feel better after a couple of weeks, not nearly enough for me to want to buy into their $600 (yes that much) routine. I couldn’t even find a single product I liked enough to use the included coupon for. I’m not going to this brand again. It’s the epitome of branding and buzz words slapped onto a lousy product. Not only that, but most of their overpriced products overlap in ingredients and even have ingredients that aren’t usually recommended together in the same product. Their name comes from the idea that only 8 skincare ingredients are effective, but using combos of those 8 makes it look like they ran out of ideas. The overlap in all of their products makes it seem like I’m getting bamboozled into layering the same thing over and over. Like a child who has to paint a rainbow with two colors. Apparently my skin also was confused because these products did nothing to my skin and even felt icky when I used them. I tried taking products slowly out of the routine to find holy grails but everything made me feel gross in some way. I’ll admit I discarded the worst offenders before using them all the way up, they just bothered me that badly. Steer clear of this overpriced, ineffective, and downright icky skincare.
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barbarella
EIGHT SAINTS NIGHT ROUTINE 🦋
EIGHT SAINTS - Down to Earth This is definitely a gentle cleanser if that is what you are looking for! For me I feel I had to double cleanse with it, which if I’m looking for something quick, is not always something I want to do. The POSITIVE is it really did leave my skin feel clean, soft, and still very hydrated, I did not get the right uncomfortable feeling I can’t stand with some cleansers. EIGHT SAINTS - No Plans I used this on a day my boyfriend was away for the weekend because I felt it fit! And I loved it from the moment I touched it. The consistency and application was smooth and flawless. It has a slight rose fragrance which isn’t always my favorite, but it was not off putting. My skin was smooth, hydrated, and noticeably happier when I removed it. EIGHT SAINTS - Night Shift Application was easy, and it was fast absorbing. My skin did feel slightly tighter and tacky after EIGHT SAINTS - All In Light weight, but did not feel like it absorbed well. Not wowed by it. EIGHT SAINTS - High Society Hydrating without suffocating. After applying this following the night shift I felt and instant relief from the tightness. My skin drank in everything in seconds and left me with a nice glow EIGHT SAINTS - Cloud Whip Appears to be a thicker cream in the container but almost melts on contact with the warmth of the skin. It delivers beautiful hydration while minimizing pore appearance and leaving a nice even complexion. One of my favorites for sure, which I did not expect it to be! This is the recommended night routine Eight Saints recommended following with the sample kit. As a whole I feel the results were good and my skin was happy. But looking at the prices of their full sized products I’m not compelled to purchase any of their products when I run out. I feel I have gotten just as good of results with more cost effective products
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RachelBrunette
My face smells like a candy shop — sticky
Wow am I deeply disappointed in this cheap sampler kit! I recently got into skincare, and like most things new to me I did a ton of research but needed to go out and try something to see the knowledge put into action. A social media ad recommended this Discovery Kit and I was hype: 10 dollars for a high-end (in price anyway) skincare routine. Clean, vegan, and aesthetic. Nice! For starters, I knew that I was going to have a tale to tell when the sample sizes were significantly smaller than the picture. Yes, they photoshopped the kit to look larger. Hey — not a big deal, they said each sample was less than an ounce so who’s complaining? Not me! Sadly this was the first of many wools pulled over my proverbial eyes. Okay, let’s get serious: this whole brand is way overpriced and not that impressive. My skin didn’t look or feel better after a couple of weeks, not nearly enough for me to want to buy into their $600 (yes that much) routine. I couldn’t even find a single product I liked enough to use the included coupon for. I’m not going to this brand again. It’s the epitome of branding and buzz words slapped onto a lousy product. Not only that, but most of their overpriced products overlap in ingredients and even have ingredients that aren’t usually recommended together in the same product. Their name comes from the idea that only 8 skincare ingredients are effective, but using combos of those 8 makes it look like they ran out of ideas. The overlap in all of their products makes it seem like I’m getting bamboozled into layering the same thing over and over. Like a child who has to paint a rainbow with two colors. Apparently my skin also was confused because these products did nothing to my skin and even felt icky when I used them. I tried taking products slowly out of the routine to find holy grails but everything made me feel gross in some way. I’ll admit I discarded the worst offenders before using them all the way up, they just bothered me that badly. Steer clear of this overpriced, ineffective, and downright icky skincare.
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barbarella

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I’d rather get coal than this oil
I'd rather get coal than this horrible oil. I really thought I would atleast like the oil since I didn't like the other two products the brand had gifted me but I was wrong. Once I had gotten a whiff of that familiar nauseating scent I knew I would hate this but decided to try it out. I tried this out for 2 weeks in the day and night at the same time I did the moisturizer that I spoke of in my other review. I wanted to try it to see if this would work better with the moisturizer but..It did nothing since the minute I applied it. This only left my face greasy with a horrible scent and the oil didn't absorb in it just sat on my face strangely. I hated the feeling and had to wash my face after seeing it wouldn't sink in after 30 minutes. This didn't help with my redness or truly anything and it wasn't even nourishing. Overall, It's a waste of time kind of product and I won't use this again. Claims: A concentrated facial oil that absorbs quickly for highspeed overnight repair Targets: Redness, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles Texture: A transparent liquid that feels lightweight and almost watery Some ingredients: 32% cannabis sativa seed oil to help strengthen the skin barrier Bioflavanoids to support healthy skin function Potent plant oils for intensive repair to the skin Price: $54 This is too expensive and not worth it Recommendation: No I don't recommend this because of the strong lingering scent and it being expensive for 1oz. high - High Expectations Cannabis Seed Facial Oil
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🧂Eight Saints Salt🧂:The Whites
🧂Eight Saints Salt🧂:The Whites
You’ve been warned. Those with heart problems, please be advised that this is a high salt content post. I joined Cherie just to spill tea about this brand in particular so enjoy my miniseries on the pitfalls of paying for pretty and overformulated products. See my first post for a general brand spotlight, but here’s the essential tea for this brand: 🍵exorbitant prices are unreasonable 🍵overlapping actives making you buy more for no reason 🍵horrible sticky sweet smells to every product 🍵formulas that combine actives generally advised to be applied separately 🍵they didn’t improve my skin in two weeks nearly enough to buy anything more from them EIGHT SAINTS - Soulmate This face cream has a god-awful smell that reminds me of my granny’s old flowery perfumes, but I actually did like this treatment otherwise. It’s very basic, however, in that its main thrust is its glycolic acid content, an AHA chemical exfoliate, and the hyaluronic acid for hydration. This is no exclusive formula, however, so the price they ask seems trivial in the face of other affordable chemical exfoliating serums and treatments. Nothing unique here, but this one does its job. EIGHT SAINTS - Cloud Whip I had spent maybe two minutes on Google and lifestyle blogs and Reddit at my humble skincare roots before I knew that mixing actives is something of a science and art like alchemy or ceramics. Of course, I expect a high end skincare company to have more experience than I do in formulas and with lab equipment, but I’m truly shocked at how much overlap and contradictions on their own routines there are. This cloud whip is truly a hydrating night cream, but no one advises to apply Vitamin C in the PM, like no one advises to use AHAs in the AM. (This brand advises mixing these within products as well as applying them over each other day and night). Here is Vitamin C cream sitting there like a fat toad ready to croak how it knows skincare better than I do and that ten layers of Vitamin C and multiple doses of glycolic acid a day is a necessary and expensive thing. There’s no prince here to be found with a peck; I’ll pass letting this stuff close to my face again.
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barbarella
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