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!
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.
Cleansing 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.
My 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!