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Skincare Test: Fresh Tomato Glass Skin
How I missed doing this! I'm no pro in skincare and beauty blogging but I simply missed sharing my real experiences with the skincare products that I have been trying. So for today's skincare test, I'll be talking about a few products from Fresh Philippines. This Filipino brand offering affordable Korean-value skincare and personal products totally caught my attention. They have several product ranges but what I will be sharing with you today is their Tomato Glass Skin range.



What I'm going to share with you are the Fresh Beauty Check Skincare Starter Set, the Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion, and the Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Bye Wrinkles Eye Serum Gel. I bought all these products from the official Shopee store of Fresh Philippines. The delivery took a while but fortunately, there were no damages or leakages in my package because it was perfectly and safely wrapped. Good job, Fresh Philippines!

The Skincare Starter Set consists of four products: Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Toner, Booster Serum, and Hyaluronic Water Drop Cream. The set costs around Php 1000, which is a really good deal instead of buying each product separately. I'm not sure if this set is available at physical stores since I haven't checked, so I added the prices of each product for your reference.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser - Php 249
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulates collagen production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Witch hazel extract—Helps fight premature aging, tightens skin, and improves skin tone
  • Tea tree extract—Helps reduce redness and swelling
  • Centella Asiatica—Helps heal burns, prevents scarring and increases the levels of antioxidants within the skin
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I can say about it:
I got used to gel and cream cleansers so this is actually my first time to use a literal "foaming" cleanser. As you can see in the preceding photo, the cleanser is in a liquid form but pumping it out of the bottle produces a huge chunk of foam. I got curious how it's going to clean the skin because I assumed a foam that's super light and airy can only do so much. I use three full pumps of this product every time I wash my face. What I love about this cleanser is it's mild and gentle. It doesn't sting and does not leave my skin tight and dry. But what I didn't like about this cleanser is it doesn't make me feel like it cleaned my face enough. It leaves a silky-like feeling which makes me iffy about it. If you wear makeup, double cleansing is a must because this cleanser won't be enough, for sure.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin pH 5.5 Hydrating Toner - Php 229
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulate collagens production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Niacinamide—Helps improve skintone and regulate sebum production to control acne
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Panthenol—Helps build up barrier against irritation and water loss
  • Ascorbic Acid—Helps lighten dark spots, boosts collagen production, evens out skin tone, and enhances skin radiance

What I can say about it:
After shower, I apply this toner using a cotton pad. The consistency of this toner is watery, just like most toners. This toner is meant to remove excess dirt, balance the pH level of the skin, tighten pores, make skin smoother, and make skin look naturally healthy and glowing. It's very mild and gentle and does not cause a stinging feeling during application. I actually like this toner because my skin always feels refreshed and moisturized instantly after application.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Booster Serum - Php 399
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulates collagen production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Arbutin—Helps even out skintone and reduces levels of dark pigmentations
  • Glycolic Acid—Helps dissolve dead skin cells and clear up blocked pores and blackheads
  • Glutathione—Helps lower melanin production, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves overall skin elasticity
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I can say about it:
This serum has the same consistency with the toner—watery. I use two pumps of this serum every time and lightly spread it all over my face. It's very easy to apply and gets absorbed quickly too.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Bye Wrinkles Eye Serum Gel - Php 229
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulates collagen production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Licorice—Helps treat hyperpigmentation and improve dark circles
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I can say about it:
My skincare routine is never complete without using a product specifically made for my under eye area. Fine lines are slowly becoming evident under my eyes that is why I bought this eye serum gel separately. The product is in a typical roll-on bottle. It's meant to brighten the under eye area and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. But aside from moisturizing my under eye area, there's nothing else this serum gel did for me.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Hyaluronic Water Drop Cream - Php 239
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulates collagen production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate—Helps protect the skin against UVB rays
  • Tocopheryl Acetate—Helps promote healthy skin by moisturizing and preventing wrinkles
  • Ascorbic Acid—Helps lighten dark spots, boosts collagen production, evens out skin tone, and enhances skin radiance
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I can say about it:
This water drop cream is new to me because of its unique formulation. Squeezing out the product gives you a matte-looking and opaque cream but once you spread it out on your face, it dissolves into a watery essence. Which, for me, is really good since my oily combination skin hates heavy creams. Heavy creams make me perspire profusely especially on humid days. The formulation of this water drop cream makes it easier and faster to be absorbed since it's very light on the skin. I only use this water drop cream every morning after the serum and before the sunscreen.


Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion - Php 249
Key ingredients:
  • Tomato extract—Helps achieve clean and glowing skin, soothes skin inflammation, stimulates collagen production, and improves overall health and appearance of skin
  • Shea Butter—Helps protect the skin against UVB rays
  • Tocopheryl Acetate—Helps promote healthy skin by moisturizing and preventing wrinkles
  • Ascorbic Acid—Helps lighten dark spots, boosts collagen production, evens out skin tone, and enhances skin radiance
  • Hyaluronic Acid—Helps increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

What I can say about it:
This was the product that I was most curious about. I've been an avid aloe vera soothing gel user and I thought it was time to try something new. This has a thicker consistency since it's a lotion. I store this inside the fridge to add an extra cooling effect whenever I use it. I use this as a sleeping mask at the last step of my nighttime routine. I scoop an ample amount and spread it all over my face and neck. Since its consistency is thicker than the usual soothing gels, it takes more time to be absorbed by the skin. This soothing gel lotion gives me a slight stinging sensation upon application but it gradually goes away.

What I love about this soothing gel lotion is it gives me a bright and glowing face the next day. What I don't like about this is the packaging. First, it has no scooper so you'll have to use your own if you have one or a clean spoon if you don't. Using a scooper rather than scooping the product with your own hands prevents bacterial contamination. Contaminating the formula may trigger acne, irritation, or worse, an infection in your skin. Yikes! Lastly, I hated the lid of the tub packaging because it doesn't close or lock properly and may also cause bacterial contamination. And if you don't handle it with care, the tub might cause spillage and might break as well.



Below is my morning and nighttime routine for the entire duration of testing Fresh Tomato Glass Skin products. I was not able to get my hands on their sun gel because it was sold out at that time so I used my HG sunscreen instead. I just can't live the day without putting on sunscreen. Sunscreen is life, beshies! This also got me thinking to test their sun gel separately next time. *wink*
Morning routine:
  1. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
  2. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin pH 5.5 Hydrating Toner
  3. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Booster Serum
  4. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Bye Wrinkles Eye Serum Gel
  5. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Hyaluronic Water Drop Cream
  6. Sunscreen
Nighttime routine:
  1. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
  2. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin pH 5.5 Hydrating Toner
  3. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Booster Serum
  4. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Bye Wrinkles Eye Serum Gel
  5. Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion



BEFORE:
These photos were taken last August 10 at around 10AM. These photos show my post-shower face and its current condition—a huge pimple on my upper lip area, uneven skintone, dark spots, and dry areas around the chin.

Skincare Test: Fresh Tomato Glass Skin
AFTER SEVEN DAYS:
Here's my skin condition after seven days of religiously sticking to the Tomato Glass Skin routine. I took these photos on August 17 at around 10:15-10:20AM. The sunlight was intermittent, and although there's a slight lighting difference in the photos, I would like to believe that my face looked brighter than the previous week. Haha. But aside from my pimple that is starting to heal, there's really no significant difference yet. I also noticed a few red bumps and tiny pimples starting to come out. Maybe it's just my skin adjusting to the products? We'll see. But one thing I noticed is how it really moisturized the dry areas around my chin, most especially, the areas on the both sides of my lips.

Skincare Test: Fresh Tomato Glass Skin

AFTER 30 DAYS:
Here's my skin condition after 30 days of using Fresh Tomato Glass Skin products and as you can see, there's still no significant difference. My face appears brighter but looking at it closely, my skintone is still uneven. However, I have to say that my skin feels and looks well-hydrated.

Skincare Test: Fresh Tomato Glass Skin


OVERALL REVIEW:
It was actually nice to try these products from Fresh. Their products are promising, really. And they're quite affordable too. Although the cleanser is not very cost-effective because I ran out of it a week before I reached my 30-day mark and so I had to buy another bottle. I used it day and night so that pretty much explains how fast I finished up the bottle. I also noticed that all these products I tried have exactly the same scent. SO I'm assuming all products in this range would have the same scent. And although it's mild and pleasant—at least for me—people who don't like fragrances in their skincare products might not like it.

Will I repurchase? I don't think I will except for the Fresh Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion. It's the only product that I actually liked the most except for its packaging issues. Lol.

How about you? Have you tried any of these products?

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