You know what they say…. All that sparkles is not gold. And all that’s natural isn’t soothing.
Ok, I made up that last part, but you get the point. Acure Seriously Soothing skincare range claims to be formulated with skin sensitivity in mind, but half the products are more irritating than soothing. Blame it on fragrant oils. 🙁
But not all the range is bad. You can find a few gems here – if you know where to look. That’s where I come in.
Here’s the complete guide to Acure Seriously Soothing skincare range. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
- The Best Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range
- The OK Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range
- The Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range I Don’t Recommend
The Best Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range
Best Cleanser: Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream ($9.99)
Who said you need to double cleanse? Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream uses a mix of natural oils and gentle surfactants to remove every last trace of dirt and makeup from your face. The surfactants gently allow water to mix with oil and dirt, so they can be rinsed down the drain while the oils melt away even the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras. The best part? It leaves your dry skin silky soft and smooth. Goodbye tightness!
Available at: Acure and Ulta
Related: Do You Really Need To Double Cleanse?
Best Moisturiser For Dry And Sensitive Skin: Acure Seriously Soothing Day Cream ($17.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing Day Cream is a godsend for dry and sensitive skin in need of some serious TLC. For starters, it has a huge dollop of Aloe Vera mixed with a few drops of chamomile to relieve symptoms of irritations, including itching and redness. Plus, it features a mix of natural oils and butter – think sunflower oil, Argan oil, and cocoa butter – to create a protective layer on your skin that both moisturises it and protects it from environmental aggressors. The best part? It doesn’t feel heavy on your skin.
Available at: Acure and Yes Style
Related: The Complete Guide To Aloe Vera In Skincare: What It Is, What It Does, And How To Use It
The OK Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range
Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Towelettes ($6.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Towelettes is more soothing than cleansing. Like a proper micellar water, its cleansing powers are so gentle, it can only remove dirt and non-waterproof makeup products. Handy in a pinch, but if you’re wearing a full face of makeup every day, these won’t cut it. But hey, what they lack in the cleansing department, they more than make up in the soothing area. These towelettes are loaded to the brim with every soothing agent you can think of, from aloe to chamomile and even oats. Just don’t rub to take your makeup off! No matter how soothing these wipes are, that’ll still irritate your skin.
Available at: Acure
Related: How To Choose The Best Cleanser For Your Skin Type
Acure Seriously Soothing SPF 30 Day Cream ($18.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing SPF Day Cream is non-greasy mineral sunscreen for normal to oily skin types. Zinc oxide provides broad spectrum protection from all UV rays without irritating skin (but it can leave an ashy cast behind on darker skin tones). Argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter deeply moisturise skin, while bisabolol and niacinamide soothe irritations. The catch? It has a couple drops of blue tansy. I’m not a fan. Blue tansy can irritate sensitive skin, so if you have a problem with it, stay away. At least it’s the only irritant here (you can’t say the same for other products in this range *sighs*) and the bisabolol & co kinda conteract it.
Available at: Acure and Ulta
Related: 3 Reasons Mineral Sunscreen Is Better For Sensitive Skin
Acure Seriously Soothing Solid Serum 3 in 1 ($15.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing Serum 3 in 1 is a multi-tasker: it acts as a makeup remover, facial moisturiser, and dry spot treatment. Does it deliver? Sort of. Its natural oils can definitely take off even stubborn makeup effortlessly. But the addition of natural waxes (they’re what gives the balm its solid shape) makes the texture a bit of a mixed bag. It’s not hydrating enough for very dry skin but too thick for use on the face.
Available at: Acure and Target
Acure Seriously Soothing Eye Serum Stick ($17.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing Eye Serum Stick has blue tansy, too. That’s the only thing I don’t dig about this serum. If you have sensitive skin, it can be irritating. Anyone else will find this serum very hydrating. Hyaluronic Acid plumps up those crow’s feet so they look smaller (for a while), bearberry extract lightens dark circles, while the cooling applicator relives puffiness. You can carry it everywhere with you, too.
Related: The Complete Guide To Treating Dark Circles
Available at: Acure and Target
The Products From The Acure Seriously Soothing Range I Don’t Recommend
Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil ($12.99)
Blue Tansy doesn’t just give Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil its name. It gives its blue colour, too. Cool, huh? Not so fast. Blue Tansy is also the reason this oil made it into the Worst List. Like most fragrant oils, it’s irritating, too. Not something I’d recommend to sensitive skin… It’s a shame because the bulk of this formula is made up of nourishing oils, like sweet almond and jojoba, that deeply moisturize skin and make it soft and smooth… *sighs*
Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream ($18.99)
At first sight, Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream has a lot going for it. It’s loaded with natural oils, like avocado and evening primrose, to create a protective barrier that keeps moisture in and germs, irritants, and pollutants out. It has a few sprinkles of chamomile and calendula to soothe any irritations. Its silky texture glides smoothly on the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy, oily residue behind. So, what’s the problem? It has a few citrusy and lavender oils that can irritate sensitive skin. Boo hoo!
Related: 7 Irritating Natural Ingredients You Didn’t Know About
Acure Seriously Soothing Biocellulose Mask ($5.99)
Acure Seriously Soothing Biocellulose Mask is by far the worst product from the range. Forget about the name, there’s nothing soothing here. It’s loaded to the brim with citrus and geranium oils that are super irritating for sensitive skin! Avoid like the plague!
Acure Seriously Soothing Under Eye Hydrogels ($4.99)
Acure has a habit of pairing soothing agents with irritants, hasn’t it? Acure Seriously Soothing Under Eye Hydrogels is another example. It has plenty of glycerin to hydrate skin and chamomile to soothe irritations… and then they go and ruin the formula with a big dollop of blue tansy and citrusy extracts. Super irritating! I wouldn’t use this stuff on my resistant oily t-zone, let alone my sensitive under-eye area!
Acure Seriously Soothing Serum Stick ($18.99)
Don’t let the name fool you. Acure Seriously Soothing Serum Stick may be called a serum, but feels more like a balm. One that leaves a greasy residue behind. But that’s not the only reason I’m not a fan of this moisturiser/serum. It’s moisturising enough for dry skin, but there’s nothing soothing about it. If anything, its fragrant oils can irritate skin.
Have you tried Acure Seriously Soothing skincare range? Share your fave picks in the comments below.