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Skin

Meet The Core Four

by Julia Gibson

• By Julia Gibson

As much as I love the wide (and sometimes wild!) world of skincare, I have to keep it real — I’m a simple girl at heart. Give me a basic routine to stick to and I’m happy. That’s just one of the many reasons why I’ve fallen head over heels for Facile Skincare’s Core Four products: Bare Necessity Gel Cleanser, Barely There Lightweight Moisturizer, Dew You Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Lip Jelly Lip Moisturizer. The first launch from Facile Skincare, these simple and reliable cleansing and hydrating everyday essentials have made my routine so easy (or should I say facile?). Not only are they formulated to work with each other for maximum results, they’re fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan and sustainably packaged. And yes, I know I may be biased — but even though I’m a longtime Facile fan and cohort, I am still a discerning (read: no bullshit) beauty writer, okay? With that said, please meet my skin’s new best friends: the Core Four.

The gentle cleanser: Bare Necessity Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cleanser

This soap-free, low-foaming cleanser deep cleans pores without stripping away skin’s natural oils (meaning no dryness). Using gentle surfactants and sea salt to cleanse and balance and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and strengthen skin, Bare Necessity is a great beginning step in any routine, morning or night.

I’m *very* picky about cleansers, so I had high hopes for this one. Needless to say, it exceeded my expectations. The clear gel is a great texture, and I love the level of foam I get using it with my Foreo. I use this at nighttime after taking off my makeup with micellar water, and my skin always feels completely clean but without any of the hallmark tightness of other gel cleansers. You can really tell that the hyaluronic acid is doing its job in this formula.

The cloud-like cream: Barely There Lightweight Moisturizer

Barely There hydrates, softens, and nourishes skin without the heavy feeling of traditional moisturizer. Featuring Vitamin B5, green tea, freshwater algae, Evodia Rutaecarpa fruit extract, and a proprietary blend of apple, watermelon, and lentil, this light cream reduces inflammation, balances pH, protects and repairs skin, and leaves skin feeling smooth and plump.

While there’s no fragrance in Barely There, it’s scent has been compared to what you might think a cloud might smell like. I wasn’t wild about the smell at first, but now I secretly crave smelling it. And honestly, I like it way better than any moisturizer with fragrance (no irritation here!). I love Barely There for daytime — it’s just the right amount of hydration that I need throughout the day.

The holy grail HA: Dew You Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This highly concentrated HA serum depuffs, moisturizes, and noticeably energizes skin. Its silky smooth formula absorbs quickly, calms inflammation, and delivers a constant stream of hydration throughout the day. Consider this your new hero serum.

Confession time: I have never used a hyaluronic acid serum before, and I don’t know what I was thinking going so long without one. Now that I’ve been using this morning and night, my skin feels more hydrated than ever! I love the smooth gel-like consistency of Dew You. It’s slightly tacky upon first touch, but it sinks in super quickly and layers beautifully with Barely There and other serums.

The “one-in-every-bag” lip product: Lip Jelly Lip Moisturizer

This is the kind of perfect lip product that you’ll never want to be without. Lip Jelly softens and conditions lips with its long-lasting, hydrating blend of Peptides, Jojoba Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids. All that added moisture means ultra-soft, super nourished, and fuller looking lips.

It’s official: I can’t live with just one of these. I’m ordering one for my nightstand, one for my desk, one for my going out bag…but seriously, I love this product. The texture is thick and lasts for a long time on the lips, which means my lips stay moisturized throughout the day. I haven’t had dry lips since I started using Lip Jelly, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I love to layer with a few dabs of lipstick or lip tint for a glossy sheen over my lip color.

As you can see, the Core Four has easily become a mainstay in my skincare routine (I mean, it basically has become my skincare routine). On their own, these products are amazing. But used together, they’re even better. Buy the set below and see what I mean.