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Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Review: Everything You Need To Know

August 14, 2020 Nicole Daliana 5 min read 2 Comments

What is the “New Culture of Skincare” and is it worth the hype?

Fenty Skin Start'rs

Everything revolving Rihanna goes viral and breaks the internet. We throw that phrase around loosely, but really not many other people have that power besides maybe Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner. Rihanna has not only conquered the music game, but also beauty, fashion, and now skincare too. There seems to be nothing Queen Rih can’t do!

Back in 2017 when she launched Fenty Beauty, the whole world lost their marbles and fell in love with the Fenty brand because of how inclusive she made every product. With over 40 shades of foundation, she made sure to create something for everyone.

Anything Rihanna touches turns to gold, so we knew she could do no wrong with a skin care care line. I mean.. have you seen her skin?! Always glowing like a freaking unicorn. (I’m kind of a big fan if you can’t tell.)

Keeping that same inclusivity that we know and love her for, Rihanna launched Fenty Skin, the largest brand to support gender-neutral skin care on the market. Yes, that means it’s for the MEN too. With brand ambassadors like ASAP Rocky and Lil Nas X, the fellas don’t have to feel “too cool” for a good skin care routine. We want you to glow and look good with us, boo! ✨

The New Culture of Skincare

The first impression when you receive your Fenty Skincare in the box is just wow. If you know me, you know I live for a good stylish aesthetic, and she definitely delivered. All three products feature this pretty purplish-gray packaging, designed with super modern and easy-to-use twist or pump caps (which, if you’re clumsy like me, you never have to worry about losing a cap). What I love most is that it’s only a 3-step process because honestly, skin care routines can be quite draining and hard to keep up with and being a mom now – I barely have the time.

Fenty Skin Start'rs

The Start’rs Routine contains 3 very simple and specifically targeted steps to create your best skin. Cleanse. Tone. Hydrate, with sun protection. I wanted to give it a full week run before I created an opinion on it, and I will honestly say I’m very impressed and satisfied with the results! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience — AND the smell! It smells absolutely fxcking incredible.

Also note that all three products are gluten-free and vegan, made with coral-reef friendly materials. Being an island girl, it was super important to Rihanna that they incorporated tropical ingredients that are harmless to our skin, and recyclable materials for the sake of mother earth. Isn’t she just amazing?


Let me get a little more in depth about each product, so you know exactly what to expect when you try it!

Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser $25

Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove-It-All Cleanser

You can definitely cancel makeup wipes because this product gets it alllll. I have tried many makeup remover products and face washes that almost always leave residue behind or left my skin feeling super stripped and dried out. I absolutely loved the simplicity of the twist-top cap and how smooth the product comes out. All you need is a quarter sized amount and some water to create a creamy lather that removes all your makeup, dirt and oils. I washed my entire face with it, even over my eyes and felt no type of irritation or burn, so that’s definitely worth mentioning!

You will notice a slightly fruity smell with this collection which mainly stems from the Barbados Cherry, which carries more Vitamin C than an orange (believe it or not!). Vitamin C is actually not only great for your immune system, but it works wonders for brightening dark spots and impurities on our skin too. After washing my face with this cleanser every day for the past week, I’ve noticed my skin definitely has been looking brighter and very glowy which I couldn’t be happier about.

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toning Serum $28

Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum

Personally, I struggle with toning issues with my face and I’ve tried witch hazel products in the past that really stripped my skin and left my cheeks super red, itchy and blotchy so I was a bit hesitant with trying this one. My skin damn near hugged me after I applied this, soaking in all the benefits and visibly glowing right after.

“Fat Water does it all, it makes pores and dark spots less visible, brightens, smooths, fights shine – all without stripping skin.”

Rihanna during her Fenty Skin press release

Unlike other toners, this product is a 2-in-1 benefit, and doesn’t make your hands or face sticky after application. It’s the little things for me. This product works almost instantly once you apply it to your cleansed face which is the crazy part. I’m not sure if it’s all the Vitamin C or niacinamide, which is a form of vitamin b3 that helps reduce appearance of dark spots and evens your skin tone, but I am definitely not complaining. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using Fat Water for the rest of my life.

Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen $35

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

This right here is the future, I automatically knew this product was special when it was the only one that came in its own specially wrapped box. The mechanics of this product is actually pretty awesome because the outside packaging is reusable, so you only have to purchase refills as you go along. I’m not as savvy to record my own videos (yet) but I need you all to watch this video and see how cool and innovative it is!

Besides the insanely dope packaging, the actual formula itself is genius. Instantly, I loved the fact that this product pumps out pink, but melts into the skin once you rub it in leaving just a sheer and weightless protection. Also, the fact that this sunscreen doesn’t have that awful sunscreen smell was a plus. The fragrance levels in all 3 products are less than 1% and all naturally scented. Thanks to the Kalahari melon in the formula, this moisturizing sunscreen is rich in antioxidants and smells sweet as its cool gel-like texture glides across your skin leaving a soft velvety feel with no grease or white cast. Who needs a filter?

Another huge bonus of this product is the perfectly smooth and flawless canvas your face becomes for your (Fenty or non-Fenty) makeup. Now you know, as a beauty lover or appreciator, nothing looks better than makeup that looks like skin. What better way to have a flawless face than a kick ass skincare routine that looks good with or without makeup?

Either way, Rihanna is getting my coins. She hasn’t failed us yet. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. For a total of $75, you can own the entire Start’rs Routine! Buy them now while they’re still in stock! (She’s already sold out TWICE😳)

Thank you so much for reading! I’d love to hear your opinions about Fenty Skin. Have you tried it yet? Which product is your favorite? Do you love Rihanna as much as I do? Comment below and let’s talk about it. 😋


  • Dany mercier August 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been using it for For a week now and honestly that’s like the best skin care I’ve used so far And for the price is really good, I appreciate your review that we have no choice but to stand queen RIh ! ❤️❤️

    • Nicole Daliana August 14, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you babe! That’s what I’m saying!! Rih never disappoints, I’ve never paid these prices for QUALITY skin care until now!

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