Tribe Skincare Review 2.0

About a year ago I wrote my first blog post reviewing Tribe Skincare’s products. So I thought it was about time that I sat down and wrote an updated review, considering that I’ve now been using the brand for over a year.

I first came to try the brand after hearing Hannah Schroder rave about their cleanser. I had been struggling to find a cleanser and skincare routine that I loved so I decided to purchase the trial kit.
The fact that Tribe has an option to purchase minis of almost all their products is a big plus for me. It means that before investing hundreds into their products you can trial mini sizes and see whether the products will work for you. Over time I eventually went from the trial size to the full-size, after seeing what products worked for me.

At first I thought Tribe’s products were quite expensive, but over time I’ve come to realise that they’re reasonably priced, when compared to other products on the market. Considering that their products are Australian made, include Australian ingredients and are natural, they’re a bargain!
There’s also the fact that they have a 10% off combo builder on their site, sales throughout the year and there’s also 10% off influencer codes circling around as well.

Also, all of their products smell like Fruit Tingles! Or to me, I actually think they smell like those Lemonade Icy Poles I had when I was a kid.

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Clean Me! Balm Cleanser

The Clean Me! Balm Cleanser is a gentle liquid balm, which contains Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oil, to assist with calming down your skin. The ingredients also work together to help melt away makeup, dirt and oil to reveal fresh and clean skin. It’s even safe to use on your eyelids, to remove makeup!

Each night I use between 2-4 pumps of the cleanser. The amount I use is generally influenced by the fact of whether I’ve worn makeup or not throughout the day.
To use I take the cleanser and rub it over my face for around 30 seconds and rinse off. Then sometimes I’ll also go in again and do a double cleanse. Again, it just depends on how my skin is that day and what I’ve had on it.

What I love most about the cleanser is that it not only cleans my skin, but it also leaves it feeling hydrated. There’s just nothing better than the feeling of your skin being cleaned and nourished at the same time. Because in the past I have used some cleansers that left my skin feeling dry after use, which isn’t pleasant.
I also feel that it has just changed the behaviour of my skin. I was never someone who got large breakouts, but often small ones every so often, but since using this cleanser they’re almost non-existent! Not to mention that my skin looks a lot more vibrant and full of life.

Out of all of the Tribe Skincare products this one takes the title as my favourite. It’s also not only my favourite Tribe product, but it’s also my all time holy grail cleanser! A fun fact is that since buying the mini in January 2019, I haven’t used another cleanser.

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Scrub Me! Exfoliant 

The Scrub Me! Exfoliant contains crushed oats, which assist with gently buffing away dead skin cells to smoothen out your skin’s texture. Then when mixed with water, the fruit enzymes and white clay activate, which help to further exfoliate and clean your skin.
The best thing about this exfoliant, is that it’s actually a 2-in-1 product. It can be used as either an exfoliator or a mask, or even both!

This product comes in a powder form, of which water is then added to it to achieve a paste. This paste is then what is used as the exfoliator and mask. You could just use the straight powder, but it would be messy, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
After adding water the product smells strongly of oats and very much like porridge. This is because the product contains crushed up oats, so don’t think you’re going insane.

The way I use it is to first use it as an exfoliator and scrub my face for 30 seconds. This allows the dead skin cells on my face to be removed, and then after scrubbing I’ll leave it on to act as a mask. Generally, I leave it for about 5-10 minutes, but the general rule is to leave it until it’s dry. I’ll then remove with water and pat dry my face.
After removing, my skin is left feeling ‘brand new’ and is soft and silky to the touch. All of the bumps that were on my skin previously are gone and instead I’m left with fresh looking and feeling skin. The only other exfoliator that I’ve used which compares to this one is the Sand & Sky Exfoliator. They’re both very similar in the fact that they’re 2-in-1 products, which is why I feel my results are the same with either.

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Let’s Roll! Hydrating Eye Serum 

The Let’s Roll! Hydrating Eye Serum contains Aloe Vera to assist with calming and hydrating the skin, while the Hylauronic Acid fixes fine lines.

I first tried this product after deciding that I needed to finally bite the bullet and purchase an eye serum / cream. Previously I had never used one and thought that at 20 years old I probably should start. I came to deciding on the Tribe Skincare eye serum as I had heard great reviews from some bloggers I follow, and considering they hadn’t steered me wrong with the cleanser, I thought it take the punt.

The applicator was one of my main reasons for purchasing. The cold metal roller ball on the end not only applies the product, but it also provides benefits for your under eyes. The benefits include assisting with the puffiness of the under eye area and encouraging lymph drainage to reduce the appearance of dark circles. When applying the serum, the ball is rolled across your under eye area around 10 times (ensuring the eyelid area is avoided) and left to soak in. It’s a super simple application process, and easy for someone on-the-go.

Since finishing the serum I’ve gone ahead and used some other eye creams, and as much as I enjoyed the Tribe one, I’m starting to think that it might not have been for me. It hydrated my eyes, but I was still left with dark circles most of the time unfortunately.

 

Hydrate Me! Night Moisturiser + SPF Day Moisturiser 

The Hydrate Me! Night Moisturiser is a soothing facial lotion, which contains Rosehip Oil, and Hylauronic Acid. The ingredients work together to assist with locking in moisture into your skin, and calm redness.

Each night, I would use around 2-3 pumps of the moisturiser and spread it evenly across my face and neck. It absorbed quickly and left my skin with a glowy appearance.

Unfortunately, after using both the Night Moisturiser and SPF Day Moisturiser for around two months I found that they didn’t work for me. As much as I loved the fragrance of fruit tingles and how it applied, my skin just didn’t seem to love them. After using my skin started to break out, and my skin tone seemed to become more uneven. There was even a bit more pigment coming out of my skin, which wasn’t normal for me.

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Fruit Tingle! Body Moisturiser 

The Fruit Tingle! Body Moisturiser includes fruit enzymes, which aim to dissolve dead skin cells. The sweet almond oil helps to nourish and hydrate, while also assisting with evening your skin tone and leaving your skin free of dry patches. It’s basically perfectly designed to help treat keratosis pilaris.

Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition where the skin produces too much of the protein keratin. This causes hair follicles to become blocked, and causes bumps to develop on your skin. It typically occurs on your arms, thighs and cheeks. They’re generally white in colour, and sometimes red, but don’t cause irritation or itchiness.

I actually suffer with keratosis pilaris myself and it’s something that I’ve been pretty self conscious about. It’s been on my arms for as long as I can remember and even though I’ve tried so many different products, nothing seemed to reduce it. So I decided to take another chance and try out this body moisturiser after seeing Hannah Schroder rave about its results. Since trying it I’ve never turned back. This moisturiser has made it almost completely disappear! My arms are no longer extremely red and bumpy, but instead smooth and hydrated.

This can also be used as an all over body moisturiser, which I have done previously. It keeps my skin hydrated, and I’ve also found it helps with the dry skin on my elbows. But I feel like this moisturiser is one I’d probably save just for my arms, as using it all over has made the bottle disappear really quickly.

 

I’ve really loved using Tribe Skincare’s products and I’ll definitely be continuing to purchase them in the future.

Have you tried any products from Tribe Skincare? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them and whether or not they worked for you.

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