Beauty, SkincareNew for March: BeBella® Probiotic Skincare by Alyson March 5, 2017 This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own. Hello! I hope you guys had a relaxing weekend! I’m currently coming off of a high from today’s event (check my IG for pictures and videos!) and my heart is honestly so full from meeting you guys and chatting about my blog. <3 Anyway, I wanted to show you this new skincare line that I’ve been trying out for the past week or so. You guys know that my skin is all kinds of messed up lately, so I totally said yes when BeBe & Bella asked me to try their products with probiotics. You know me, I’ll try almost anything for my skin. Now, the BeBella products are VERY different from what I showed you in my last skincare haul (which was filled with very strong skincare) and as you would have seen, not one contained probiotics. I’ve actually tried one probiotic product from a very expensive and well-known brand (which people swear by), so I thought trying a whole skincare line made with probiotics wouldn’t hurt. So why probiotics in skincare? BeBe & Bella, which is a family owned business ran by women, created this product line based on Japanese skincare layering. I feel like Asian skincare is all the rage these days, so I’m sure you would have seen at least one article online about how many steps go into an Asian skincare routine. So anyway, after some major research, BeBe & Bella found out that by adding probiotics into skincare, they saw faster cell turnover (fresher, younger looking skin) and more hydrated and even skin. Just like adding probiotics to your diet, it can benefit your skin too! Ok, now on to the review… WHAT BeBella® Facial Cleanser BeBella® Purifying Facial Toner BeBella® Facial Essence BeBella® Hydrating Night Cream BeBella® Eye Cream BeBella® Probiotic Facial Essence Stick BeClara™ Probiotic Skin Brightening BeBella® Probiotic Collagen Pro HOW TO USE It’s recommended to use these products in order: Facial Cleanser, Toner, Facial Essence, Eye Cream and then Hydrating Night Cream. The whole idea is to layer the products and then take the oral supplements for faster results. With the Probiotic Facial Essence Stick, you can use it as a way to refresh and smooth your skin throughout the day. It can be used over makeup and it helps to speed up a more even skin tone. You can take up to 3 capsules of the Probiotic Collagen Pro and up to 2 capsules of the Probiotic Skin Brightening. Again, it’s recommended to take these supplements with the BeBella skincare regimen. RESULTS Since I tested this skincare line for a little over a week, I won’t be able to tell you the long-term results, but I can tell you that I definitely saw positive results immediately. None of these products I felt were drying at all. The Facial Cleanser is very foaming and reminiscent to a lot of Japanese foaming cleansers I’ve used in the past. I love a good lather, so I felt it working to remove all impurities. Wasn’t drying either. The Purifying Facial Toner also reminded me of Asian skincare. It wasn’t a toner I was typically used to, which are exfoliating toners, so this one felt very gentle and refreshing, and was able to remove the extra dirt residue on my skin. Now, the Facial Essence was quite interesting to me. Usually, essences are in a liquid form and you pat it into your skin, but I like how they adapted to American skincare by making the essence in gel form/serum. It wasn’t messy to apply – I used two pumps and found that it absorbed into my skin immediately. The last two favorites of mine have to be the Eye Cream and the Hydrating Night Cream. Both are unbelievably moisturizing and I was blown away with how thick the Eye Cream was. I mistakingly used it for the day and it was too rich to be wearing under makeup (smudges everywhere), but it was so dreamy to use at night. To date, I think this is the most moisturizing eye cream I’ve ever used! And then comes the Hydrating Night Cream. Based on the texture and the look of the night cream, I would have never guessed how moisturizing this cream was. In February, I was layering at least two moisturizers on my skin (more in a video later) and found that it wasn’t enough, but this one moisturizer alone did the job. It’s not greasy and feels in between a gel and a cream. Although it says night, I’ve been loving it for the day too. As for the oral supplements, taking the Probiotic Collagen Pro was nothing new to me (read about my past experiences with collagen here) and I already knew that taking it would have nothing but amazing effects on my skin, hair, and nails. If you’re not taking collagen already, I highly recommend that you do, especially if anti-aging is a concern. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a change in the scarring with the Probiotic Skin Brightening supplement, but I do have high hopes for it if I take it longer. Lastly, I didn’t see much of a scarring difference with Probiotic Facial Essence Stick in a week. Again, it’s something that you’d have to test longer to really see the results. But when I used it throughout the day, I liked how it was easy to apply (especially over makeup) and how it smoothed out my skin. WARNING, ACNE PICS AHEAD! As you can see, my acne did not change much within the past week. To be fair, BeBella helps with scarring and hydration and I can honestly say, I have seen a big difference in hydration already. I think improving skin texture and scarring will take some time, but seeing some sort of positive difference in a short amount of time is a good sign. I also think this skincare system is a great way for you to get your feet wet with Asian-inspired skincare. It has so many elements (but in a simplified form!) that you’d get if you did an X-step Asian skincare routine. However, because acne is my number one concern right now, I’ll need to find acne clearing products to use. UPDATE: Some of my acne is clearing up and my skin isn’t as dry as before. Things are looking up! GOOD FOR Dry, normal skin Anti-aging concerns Scarring issues Clear skin OVERALL B+ PRICE BeBella® Probiotic Essentials Starter Kit – $80 BeBella® Facial Cleanser – $65 BeBella® Purifying Facial Toner – $52 BeBella® Facial Essence – $70 BeBella® Hydrating Night Cream – $120 BeBella® Eye Cream – $55 BeBella® Probiotic Facial Essence Stick – $65 BeClara™ Probiotic Skin Brightening – $27 BeBella® Probiotic Collagen Pro – $31.95 To purchase, use code PRIMP20 to get 20% off, buy here.