Borghese sent me a few things to review a while back and I jumped right in. I’ve been obsessed with skincare lately. I am usually a major skincare addict, but there is so much new and exciting stuff that has been released in the last few months that I am constantly wanting to hop from one skincare line to the next, not sticking to a regimen for any length of time. I have been using these for a couple weeks, and while I’m not sure of the super long term benefits to either of these products, I still wanted to tell you about them! 

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Borghese’s brand was built on a heritage that dates back to the 14th century when people sought the healing waters of the Tuscan Earth. They source from thermal springs, and were using organic treatments far before they were trendy. I had never heard of the brand, but dove headfirst into the Fango line, starting with the Mineral Micellar Cleansing Water and the Radiance Facial Oil.

micellar cleansing waterCleansing water has been very “in” in the past few years. The purpose of the Fango Active Mineral Micellar Cleansing Water is to be a mineral-rich, extremely mild solution to cleanse with, no rinsing required. It’s supposed to remove makeup and tone skin in one step. The lid lifts open, and you are able to take a cotton round and pump the solution onto the round, working the formula over your face. This particular product contains Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Grapeseed Oils to calm and nourish and Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe, moisture and leave skin fresh and soft. 

More often than not, I’m wearing makeup and need to remove it at night. I’ve found that while this does help to loosen up eyeshadows and mascara, I still turn to my trusted cleansing oils that really dissolve all traces of that stuff. For that reason, I don’t use this at night. I feel like I’m wasting it if I’m going to go back in with a cleansing oil anyway. But in the morning, I’ve been getting pretty good use out of this. I don’t always wash my face with a cleanser in the morning, I kind of play it by ear to see how my skin feels. I recently added a self tanning overnight mask to my nightly routine, and I’ve found that using the micellar water is the perfect way to start my skincare regimen in the morning- getting that layer of tanner off my face in a quick swipe is no problem with this stuff! No cleansing required! But for $30 a bottle? I’m not sure I’ll be investing after my bottle is gone.

radiance facial oilMy favorite of the two products was definitely the Radiance Facial Oil. The oil is supposed to transform the skin’s texture, soothe dull, dry skin, help nourish and restore lipid loss due to aging and environmental damage, leave skin hydrated and soft, absorb quickly for a non-greasy feel, and improve the look of fine lines, elasticity, and radiance. That’s a TON of claims and I’m majorly addicted to facial oils. I would have to say this really met my standards though!

The mix of the oils (Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Grape Seed Oils) offer a really unique texture here. As I apply this to my skin, I feel like it transforms from a thin liquid to a serum underneath my fingertips. The feeling is almost one of a makeup primer- it really is a subtle effect, but it is very fast absorbing and does leave my skin with the feeling of slip that a primer would. I’m really enjoying this and because of the many benefits it claims, I’m finding I can use it morning and night with minimal skincare besides this, and it works like a charm to keep me hydrated. I have been applying this eye cream and this overnight mask that I’ve been testing lately, and I’m waking up with super glowy skin. I’m totally hooked! At $60 for an ounce, it’s definitely cheaper than some of my favorite oils from L’Occitane! 

fango skincareThese were fun to try. I’m trying their makeup next! If you ever get a chance to check out their Radiance Facial Oil I would highly recommend it! Have you tried this brand before? What did you think?

13 Comments on Borghese Skincare

  1. MarciaF
    June 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I like the sound of these, though not the prices which we have no control over. It’s been a long time since I’ve used anything from Borghese so it’s nice to see how much they’ve changed.

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    June 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the look of those products!! And the ingredients too. Great idea to use micellar water in the a.m.

  3. Anastasia
    June 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm (2 years ago)

    That facial oil sounds fantastic! My skin loves a good oily serum 🙂

  4. Mai
    June 1, 2015 at 10:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I do like micellar waters but $30 is a bit much for what you’re getting. I think if I had drier skin, I’d like the oil better!

  5. Nidia - Lit From Within
    June 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve also been testing these, and I really like them. The oils are so light and work well even with my oily skin. I don’t use a lot of waterproof makeup, so I’m finding that the micellar water works well enough for me.

  6. Kat Dinges
    June 2, 2015 at 9:03 am (2 years ago)

    Skin care stuff is one of the hardest to justify pricing for. If it works, it’s totally worth it, but then along the way you find something that works that’s less expensive. This sounds really nice though.

  7. Erika
    June 2, 2015 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

    I read lovely things about this brand and that oil definitely intrigues me.

  8. BeautyJudy
    June 2, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    The oil piques my interest!

  9. Amber
    June 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I already commented, but I don’t see it. sorry if this is a dupe! I haven’t ever had great luck with Micellar waters, but I love the look of the ingredients in the facial oil! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lisa Heath
    June 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Micellar Water is freaking amazing. I’ll have to try this one out!


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