Skincare is one of my biggest beauty obsessions besides makeup. My biggest problem is when everybody starts talking about a new and fabulous high-end product. I wish I could be that girl that could go out and buy that new $60 moisturizer without much thought. Instead, I’m the girl at Target deciding between two moisturizers under $15. Since I know I’m not the only one who needs budget-friendly options, let me introduce you to Fourth Ray Beauty!
I first saw Fourth Ray products when I was adding things to my Colourpop basket (but not planning to purchase anything, of course!) and I saw a toner for $10. You’re kidding, right? That’s when I realized Colourpop had a new sister skincare line! I clicked on the Fourth Ray beauty brand to see a whole page of skincare pop up. That’s when I got really excited.
First of all, the packaging is just very cute. Then I saw the prices and even though I shouldn’t have been that shocked because Colourpop is pretty affordable as well, I was. The most expensive product they have is $20! I think the best part of their products though is that they are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and each product has a custom crystal blend!
That’s when I gave in and added 5 Fourth Ray Beauty products to my bag and…I bought them! It’s been a little over a week since trying these products out so I want to tell you a little bit about each product and how my skin is reacting to them.
AM To The PM Gel Cleanser – $12
The first Fourth Ray Beauty product that I added to my cart was this AM To The PM gel face cleanser because I was running out of the face wash I was using at the time. The name is pretty self-explanatory – you can use this day and night. When I saw the ingredients in this face wash, I got really excited! Most face washes have a nice description but you can’t understand the ingredient list. The main ingredients in this face wash contain Lychee, Hawaiian Ginger, Lotus, and Jojoba protein. Looking further into the ingredients, I found that it contains a bunch of other fruit extracts and even quartz!
The first time I applied a dime size of this cleanser on my Clarisonic, I noticed it had a pleasant scent of watermelon! Not that Jollyrancher watermelon though. Like, the actual inside of a watermelon! After I washed it off, I noticed my skin felt really soft and not tight like a lot of cleansers that I’ve used.
After a week of using this product, I’m pretty sure I can say that I’ve found my new favorite face wash! My skin hasn’t had a bad reaction, it has stayed clear, and it just feels really good after each wash.
Keep Clear Clarifying Tonic – $10
I love using toners after washing my face and for only $10, I couldn’t say no to this one! When I use a toner, I really want to see that it removes any excess makeup that cleanser didn’t get and that it helps remove dead skin.
The main ingredients in this toner are Ginseng, Willow bark, Papaya enzymes, and witch hazel. It also contains tea tree, eucalyptus, quartz, and more fruit extracts!
After I used the cleanser, I put some toner on a cotton ball and swiped it all over my face. When I looked at it though, I was shocked. There was little to no foundation to be found! That’s pretty rare or at least it is in my experience. That only made me realize how well the cleanser worked. My skin also felt really refreshed! It does smell a bit like eucalyptus which I really like.
A week after using this toner, my skin has honestly cleared up and the pores around my nose have shrunk quite a bit! The only downside is that I wish the bottle was a bit bigger because its nearly halfway gone already! But for $10, I cannot complain.
Rose Face Milk – $8
I noticed that Fourth Ray Beauty has a lot of face oils and face milks! I was intrigued by so many but I really love rose products so I had to try this one out first.
The main ingredients of this face milk are argan milk, rose milk, oat milk, and chamomile. With these soothing ingredients, I decided that it would be my new day moisturizer.
A week after using this product, my face does feel very soft and even looks more radiant. My face can get quite red and irritated but this helps calms everything down very quickly. This would be perfect for somebody who has sensitive skin.
After Hours Detox Face Oil – $10
Once I had a day moisturizer, I wanted to add something for nighttime. I saw this detox face oil and I got pretty excited! I hate waking up with a new pimple or full-on breakout so if a product can help prevent that while I’m sleeping, I need it!
This face oil contains bamboo charcoal, tea tree oil, salicylic acid, cucumber oil, and turmeric!
After a week of using this, I’ve been waking up with glowing skin and no new breakouts! It contains ingredients to battle problematic skin but it’s also very moisturizing so I never wake up with dry patches. This has become a staple of my nighttime routine for sure.
Black Satin Bow Headband – $6
The last product isn’t skincare related, but it is super cute! I initially bought this to use when I was using my skincare products, which I do, but I find myself wearing it when I’m out and about because it just makes an outfit that much cuter!
After a week of using Fourth Ray Beauty, it’s safe to say that I love this brand. It’s a brand that believes that good skincare containing good and clean ingredients shouldn’t be ridiculously priced. I’m also obsessed with how each product is packed with skin-loving ingredients! The best part about it all though is that the products work.
I recently just stopped my birth control after 5 years of taking it. I read that “detox” acne is supposed to be pretty horrible but so far, my skin is looking radiant with minimal acne. I really believe these products are the source.
I only got 4 products this time but I already have a list of products I want to try next!
If you are needing a budget-friendly skincare brand, I really recommend Fourth Ray Beauty!
Amanda Burnett is a 25-year-old content creator. Growing up with a disability, she wanted to prove to herself that she was capable of accomplishing her dream life. Today she is helping her audience realize their potential as well! Her goal is to motivate as many people as she can through her lifestyle, beauty, and self-improvement content.