Dewy Bean Dream Smoothing Bedtime Mask
HOW TO USE ITApply 2-3 pumps of treatment onto cleansed dry skin. Wait one minute before applying toning mist and face nectar or moisturizer and massage for one minute. If applying Haute C prior, allow 10 minutes for the serum to soak in before applying Dewy Bean Dream Smoothing Bedtime Mask
Açai, Aloe, Bamboo, Niacinamide, Moth Bean (Dew Bean), Passionflower, Prickly Pear Seed, Rosemary, Sunflower, VioletFull Ingredient List
Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Propenediol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polyglycerol-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate, Polyglycerol-4 Caprate, Polyglycerol-6 Ricinoleate, Panthenol, Hydroxyethycellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Vigna Acontifolia Seed (Dew Bean) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Acai) Extract*, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Opuntia-Fica Indica (Barbary Fig) Stem Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Centella Asiatica (Indian Pennywort) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Victoria Amazonica (Water Lily) Flower Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurauntium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower + Leaf/Twig Oil*, Viola Oderata Leaf (Violet) Absolute, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot)Peel Oil*, Citric Acid
ABOUT THIS BRANDAs a young girl, Alexis Rose was drawn to the mystical world of plant alchemy. From homemade crystal infusions to magic spells and potions to call forth the rain, her childhood whimsy laid a fertile foundation for her life's work. After completing her studies in aromatherapy and organic cosmetic formulation, Rose launched LILFOX, a playful, soulful line of aromatic beauty rituals to enchant the senses. Still as capricious as ever, Madame Fox approaches beauty formulation as a sacred art form. Sourcing primarily organic and wildcrafted exotic virgin oils, unrefined butters, rare earth clays and high vibration hydrosols from around the world to her studio in Miami, Florida, she hand blends micro batches of luscious skincare recipes and infuses them with exotic essential oils, crystals and vibrant plant energies. Each LILFOX formula is a distinct work of art that is at once whimsical and grounded in technique. Never one to dilute or mask the sweet fruity smell of tropical oils, Fox layers exotic essential oils to compliment, balance and magnify the tart aromas of the plant materials. From the enticing perfumes and tempting body butters, salts and soaks to the succulent range of skincare, LILFOX is an invitation to beauty ritual.
This product has really changed my skin in just 3-4 weeks. I started the night I received it, and basically have used every night. I have combo-dry skin, with hormonal acne. I need products that help maintain my skin clear, but also to help with turnover/texture and breaking up hyper pigmentation. So far, no dry patches, no irritation, just amazing results. Yes, there is a strong grassy/bitter scent, but I don't mind it. I find you must follow directions for this product (and Haute C), so it helps me slow my routine and be intentional about skin care as self care. I was looking for a stronger retinol alternative before I dive into the Maya Chia one, and this fits the bill. This product will become a staple.
I'm super thankful that I got introduced to this product via the beauty heroes subscription. I normally wouldn't have sought out a natural retinal alternative, especially one at this price point, but I am so glad to have it on my shelf. I've been using it every night and it's noticeably improved my complexion and texture in just a few weeks with no dry patches. I have had acne since age 11 and I am now 25 and have hormonal acne and oily skin. In the past year, I have tried to pay more attention to skincare and switched my routine over to clean and more sustainable products. I've tried a lot of topical acne products prescribed by my dermo over the years but I stopped using my prescription retinal (Tretinoin) after trying out Dewy Dream Bean because I liked the results of the retinal alternative better. After applying to my entire face, I find it helpful to add some extra spot treatments to active zits. The product is a little sticky so you have to give it a minute or two to dry before layering other things. I hope this products helps other people too, as it has for me!
LILFOX is a hot or miss brand for me. My biggest problem has always been the heavy scent. The Dewy Bean Dream is by far the worst scent yet though and honestly one of the worst smelling products I‚Äôve ever tried (and I‚Äôve tried A LOT!!). I know this is a fresh product, but it smells very moldy. It actually made me gag and I could still smell it on face and hands after immediately double cleansing. I tried again two nights later, hoping that after letting dry for 10 minutes and then misting and applying an oil would help, but I just can‚Äôt do it. My absolute favorite botanical retinol is Bl√ºh Alchemy (LOVE!) followed by Maya Chia. I will definitely be repurchasing those and unfortunately this is to be dumped/ recycled. I‚Äôve never left a negative review on here before, but I feel very strongly about this...ha. I do like the Haute C though
All the "retinol alternative" products I've used before this have been serums. This is the first time I've seen it in an overnight, leave on mask form. It's a really great option to have, rather than layering serums with oils and creams--I can just put a few pumps of this on my face and go to bed. The stickiness of the gel texture dissipates quickly, and the mask is hydrating. It definitely works--I saw a reduction in my forehead lines after a couple of nights. Also, it has the best scent of any retinol alternative product I've tried. This is the real hero of the month for me!
At first I didn't think this would do much other than hydrate based on the texture. However, I find just like with Haute C serum if you actually follow the directions and wait times between layers the results are amazing. Couldn't believe my eyes.