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I recently purchased products from this new upcoming Skincare Brand Called Byoma – what first caught my attention was of course the colourful packaging; but when checking them out; I appreciated that their ingredients were listed all on the back, in order of most-to-least concentrated ingredients, AND these specific products I liked the look of, were both Fragrance and Essential oil free 🙂
The brand itself is cruelty free and Vegan AND it seems like refillable packaging is coming soon.
- I was intrigued and have been enjoying these products, so I thought that I would swatch and review them for you, so that you can see the textures and how they sit on the skin, in case you were interested in the brand or a specific product overall!
So in this video I also discuss potential product releases, my overall thoughts on the brand: Dupes and recommendations.
I hope you enjoy watching!
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In this Video, I’ll be Swatching and Reviewing products from Byoma! They are a Vegan and Cruelty Free Skincare brand that I picked up at my local pharmacy.
Their bottles are recyclable with a reusable pump and refills are coming soon!
- I’ll be sharing my thoughts and if I recommend this brand overall (and if there are any possible dupes!) All product links will be linked down below.
Of note: all these products are fragrance and essential oil free but the brand itself does have some scented items.
Furthermore, all these products contain a patented: Tri-Ceramide Complex which is designed to mimic essential lipids found in the skin and replenish them. The 3 Key components are Ceramides, Cholesterol and Fatty Acids which are meant to restore the skin’s natural moisture levels and build up the skin’s barrier, to ensure the skin is functioning at its best every day.
This is similar in concept to the J-Beauty Brand Curel which also loads their products with ingredients like ceramides and fatty acids; to also restore the skin’s barrier.
Lactic acid is included but I believe it’s quite a small amount and is used as a pH adjuster.
Now let’s get on with the video!
First up is the Hydrating Serum! – £12.99 for 30ml.
This is a facial serum meant to provide both moisture and hydration to the skin and strengthen it while adding a healthy glow.
Note: This bottle can be recycled in normal plastic waste if you unscrew the pump. And the Brand will be coming out with refills soon.
The Key ingredients include the aforementioned Tri-Ceramide Complex (Ceramide P, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cholesterol) to restore the skin’s natural moisture levels and prevent trans epidermal water loss. As well as other ingredients such as Phytosphingosine, and Squalane which is a great emollient that mimics the skin’s natural sebum so it shouldn’t exacerbate acne. Glycerin is also included to hydrate the skin. So overall this product works to reduce dryness while improving the skin’s barrier function.
You can apply this serum daily and onto damp skin (for optimal hydration which works for dehydrated skins), applying 4-6 drops or for Dry skins, you can double this number to ensure maximum moisture.
In terms of the scent, this doesn’t really have one, it just smells of the oils.
And in terms of the texture, this is definitely lightweight and milky! It has that nice emulsion feeling to it; which reminds me very much of The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid Emulsion or at the most, the Curel Milk Lotion, but this is slightly lighter. It feels lightweight, hydrating and moisturising with no greasy finish. I would recommend this to all skin types including sensitive skins and I think dry skins might slightly prefer this over oily skins.
My only issue is the dropped has a hard time picking up product – I feel like I have to spend a bit of time sucking up enough product to dispense, and there doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of product in the bottle – I might run out of this quite quickly.
But the juice itself is really nice! I think this actually works really well as a makeup primer as it doesn’t have that greasy feeling and will adequately hydrate the skin before applying foundation. I would recommend this.
Next up is the Brightening Serum! – £12.99 for 30ml.
This product aims to improve the skin’s tone and texture and ease the look of hyperpigmentation and an uneven skin tone, while hydrating the skin.
Key ingredients include Hyaluronic acid which is a humectant and hydrates the skin by drawing water into the skin. The key brightening ingredients include Ascorbic Acid which is Vitamin C (although we don’t know the %) and Niacinamide which is also brightening – so they’re a great brightening duo that even sensitive skins could use as this doesn’t feel intensely acidic or irritating to the skin.
Other Notable ingredients include Liquorice Root Extract which may help brighten the skin, along with Green Tea which is soothing . Squalane is also included as another lovely humectant as well as Oleic Acid and provides that softening finish to the skin.
In terms of the texture, this definitely feels lightweight. It’s definitely the gloopiest out of all 3 serums, whereas the hydrating serum was more of an emulsion, this is a bit more gel-like, but it’s definitely still a lightweight gel and definitely doesn’t feel oily or greasy on the skin. It provides a mild hydrating finish but I wouldn’t call it massively hydrating or moisturising which is fine since the aim of this really is to help with brightening and pigmentation. I do think a good dupe for this, especially if you’re looking to ease up pigmentation and brighten the overall look of the skin, is to actually check out the TIAM Vita B3 Serum which I swatched and reviewed in my previous video, I’ll leave the link down below – but it doesn’t mean that this is a bad product; I think it will definitely work for oily skin types and those living in hot and humid weathers. In terms of the scent, this also doesn’t really smell of anything.
Next up is the Clarifying Serum! – £12.99 for 30ml
This a vegan, cruelty-free, fragrance and essential oil free, Daily-Use Serum that aims, through regular use, to decongest pores and balance the skin’s sebum, promoting a clearer complexion for spot-prone skin WITHOUT drying out the skin.
This is recommended to more oily skins and I would agree; however Dry skins with blemishes could still use this as this product is hydrating.
This aims to calm down inflammation, support the skin’s barrier and reduce the look of breakouts.
Key ingredients include of course the Tri-Ceramide Complex (Ceramides, Cholesterol and Fatty acids – skin barrier function) as well as a combination of Blue Tansy (Tanacetum Annum Flower Oil) which is high in antioxidants, skin soothers and protectors; to clam down and soothe the skin.
PHA (Gluconolactone) is included which is a gentle exfoliant that sensitive skins can use. It exfoliates the skin to unclog pores and targets spots. Zinc Lactate is included which helps reduce the proliferation of acne-causing bacteria in the skin. Oleic acid is included which is a great emollient.
Hyaluronic Acid is included to hydrate the skin, and phytosphingosine, which also works to kill acne-causing bacteria.
Additionally, you use this serum by applying 4-6 drops onto the skin. Then, follow up with a moisturiser!
In terms of the texture, this is the lightest out of all the serums as it’s the most watery. It really runs down the hand and does not feel sticky or tacky. It almost feels like a solution. I also get no scent from this.
A thicker dupe for this would be The Ordinary’s Zinc and Niacinamide Serum however you wont be getting that PHA exfoliation.
And last, but not least is the Moisturising Gel Cream! – £11.99 for 50ml.
This is a lightweight, oil-free, daily, fragrance and essential oil free, Vegan and cruelty free gel-cream moisturiser that aims to hydrate dehydrated skin and can be used both in the AM and PM.
This contains the Tri-Ceramide Complex (Ceramides, Cholesterol and Fatty Acids) which is moisturising and skin-barrier replenishing. Niacinamide which is a jack of all trades, it does so much for the skin, is included; it brightens, helps with pores and helps protect the skin. Green tea is added to also help soothe and protect the skin as well.
This product overall works to improve the tone of the skin, reduce redness, calm inflammation and support the skin’s barrier function.
Now this is geared towards all skin types – I would agree; especially those with oily, dehydrated and sensitive skins. I actually think dry skins would be more suited towards Byoma’s Moisturising Rich cream as it’s slightly thicker and more emollient.
You can use 1-2 pumps (I personally use 3) to cover both the face and the neck. The texture is lovely; it is a gel cream, it feels lightweight, non greasy and not sticky or tacky. It softens the skin and absorbs fast! This will work under makeup too! In terms of the scent, I get nothing from this either which is great.
I believe you can recycle the bottle (but not the pump) and re-fills are coming soon! And Note: You can recycle the packaging after rinsing out the bottle (but not the pump – but the pump is seemingly re-usable). Re-fills are coming soon!
In terms of the texture, a dupe of this is the Dr G red Blemish Balm as it also contains Niacinamide as well as Cica components.
Overall I think this is a really decent brand! I’m quite impressed by the texture of these products in particular; they don’t feel sticky tacky or greasy which is nice!
I’m sure they’ll expand their range in the future and probably include an SPF since they have a ‘’protect’’ step on their packaging that has not yet been fulfilled.
These are very simple; they’re not bursting at the seems with actives and cocktails of extracts etc BUT they do contain ingredients that are tried and true and do help the skin and aid the skin’s barrier; so they’re definitely effective. I do appreciate the suitability of these products to almost all skin types; they’re not too irritating or acidic so they should suit sensitive skins which is great.
I think my personal favourite is the clarifying serum as it’s the lightest in texture and has quite a good combo of actives which should surely help improve the skin’s textures and pores. I would recommend it if you’re looking for a spot-reducing serum that’s very gentle.
And that’s it for this video! If you would like me to review more products from the brand then let me know 😊
Byoma PRODUCT LINKS:
Moisturising Gel Cream: LINK
Clarifying Serum: LINK
Brightening Serum: LINK
Hydrating Serum: LINK
Rich Moisturising Gel Cream (Mentioned – This may be better for Dry Skin): LINK
Also: The Brand is also Available at Boots: LINK
Videos + Products Mentioned:
- Dr G Red Blemish Balm Review: LINK
- The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion: LINK
- The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc: LINK
J-Beauty Brand Curel Swatches + Review:
TI’AM Vita B3 Serum: LINK
TI’AM Brand Swatches + Review Youtube Video:
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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