Cinch started with one product, Face Cheat, a spray moisturiser that took the place of multiple products, including a primer, illuminator, and powerful antioxidant treatment. The all in one formula was an innovative take on a quick and easy beauty routine for those who are rushed, however, it wasn't suitable for my skin type. You can read my full review here.
Since giving my feedback and requesting a product better suited to dry skin, in 2017, Cinch expanded the range with two new products that they kindly sent out to me; Face Cheat(er), a cream version of the original spray, and Face It, a cleansing micellar water. I've finally given them a go and here's what's going down!
FACE CHEAT(ER) - Cream Moisture + Glow 50mL - RRP $39.95AUD
I did manage to finish my Face Cheat spray, but I found myself having to use other products for hydration, as it didn't contain enough emollients to help with my dry skin. The answer was a thicker formula with those extra moisturisers to give dry and normal skin the same 72 hours of hydration. Just like Face Cheat, it takes place of many different products and leaves an immediate dewy glow, plus strengthens skin in the long run with its Superox-C* active. It can be worn alone or under makeup.
The product is a light textured cream that disappears into the skin upon application. It comes in a 50mL white bottle with an airless pump in the minimalist Cinch Skin design. A full pump dispenses a little too much product, but it is quite easy to control the amount. It has no fragrance.
I am so thrilled with this and I am super glad that my feedback was taken into account. Sure, it's not as convenient for travel as the spray, but it has its merits. It leaves my skin glowing, and it doesn't feel tight at all. It also doesn't have as much of the tingle/hot feeling that the spray has, which is good for those who are slightly more sensitive.
FACE IT - 5 in 1 Cleanser + Glow 200mL - RRP $19.95AUD
A bonus was the release of a skin cleanser. It removes makeup from eyes, lips, and the face, including the waterproof stuff, plus it doesn't need to be rinsed, which is rather unusual for a micellar water type product. The formula also gently exfoliates, and tones and balances pH with the help of Lactic Acid (AHA).
It offers an immediate subtle glow, plus hydration, and of course, a good clean for all skin types. About 5 or 6 pumps are needed per cotton pad, but of course, several pads may be required for makeup removal. It comes in a clear bottle and has no fragrance.
I normally rinse micellar water and such because they tend to be drying, and I'm not used to getting a fantastic cleanse out of them either. I was totally shocked that Face It was as gentle as it was, even on the eyes. This photo speaks for itself, look at the glow! So happy!
*Superox-C is a vitamin C active made from Kakadu Plum. It is licenced by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics.
Have you tried any products from Cinch Skin? Let me know what you think!
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