Coconut Face Milk
Fourth Ray Beauty’s Coconut Face Milk is a good hydrating product for normal to dry skin, with a couple of things holding it back from ranking among the best.
Packaged in a clear bottle with a dropper dispenser (more on that in a moment), this has a milky texture that sinks into skin quickly, leaving it feeling immediately hydrated and plumped. The result is skin that feels noticeably smoother with no greasy residue – instead, you’re left with just the slightest dewy glow.
Moisture here comes from non-fragrant and antioxidant-rich argan oil, as well as fatty-acid and antioxidant-packed squalane. As the name implies this also contains coconut oil, juice, and water, which all help skin retain moisture. There’s also soothing marshmallow and aloe, alongside skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.
It’s a great lightweight hydrator, except that it contains fragrance. It’s not overpowering – it’s a light coconut scent – but still, fragrance like this puts skin at risk for irritation.
One more note: because this is in clear packaging, it needs to be stored out of direct light, which can break down the antioxidant ingredients inside.
Still, there’s enough to like about this product that it handily earns our recommendation!
- Light yet hydrating texture is good for normal to dry skin.
- Leaves a non-greasy, yet dewy finish.
- Contains hydrating and antioxidant-rich argan oil and squalane.
- Includes coconut ingredients to boost skin’s moisture.
- Contains soothing marshmallow and aloe.
- Has to be stored out of direct light.
- Contains fragrance, which puts skin at slight risk for irritation.
A deeply nourishing drop of moisture to relieve dry skin. Formulated with Coconut Milk, Marshmallow Root, and Aloe, this formula delivers intensive nourishing, softening and balancing properties.
With as much focus on the metaphysical as on the scientific, Fourth Ray Beauty is the brainchild of Seed Beauty, the creator of social-media savvy lines like Kylie Cosmetics and ColourPop. The brand says its focus is on wellness-inspired skin care, and that the name Fourth Ray is derived from the fourth ray of the rainbow, which represents “beauty, harmony, purity, wholeness, and integration.”
Its lineup consists of mainly the basics when it comes to a skin care routine: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and acne treatment. The formulas are largely unremarkable, with a lack of impressive ingredients, and most of its products contain fragrance. The standout is their cleansing oil which bypasses most of the pitfalls of its competition.
When it comes to its approach to acne and oily skin though, this brand with a New Age philosophy has a decidedly old-school approach by including witch hazel, alcohol, and other irritants that can make acne and oily skin worse.
Fourth Ray infuses each of its products with crystals to, as stated on its website, “cleanse not just your skin but your energy.” This is just marketing, though; there’s no scientific research proving that crystals can do anything for skin.
You can learn more about Fourth Ray Beauty on its website, fourthraybeauty.com.
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