Syrene Skincare is a beautiful range of products inspired by what nature has to offer, both on land and sea. It’s a New Zealand brand, founded in 2016, that so far contains a few choice products that answer the main skincare needs of cleansing, toning, moisturising and of course, masking. I was sent three products to try, the Aquagel Oil to Foam Cleanser, the Aquagel Refreshing Toner and the Aqualight Moisture Gel Lotion.
The Syrene Skincare products offer something a bit different, which is quite a challenge in the skincare market where, let’s face it, we’ve seen pretty much everything. There’s a definite K-Beauty vibe about the range, both in the packaging and the products themselves. It’s also worth noting that the range is a luxury collection, with most price points sitting around the £50 – £100 mark, but they do smaller versions of some of the products, so you can try them out and see how you get on.
The Syrene Aquagel Oil to Foam Cleanser is a really interesting product that comes out as a slightly oily (but not greasy) gel that breaks down into a milk, then eventually a creamy foam. It’s light and refreshing on the skin, plus I think it bridges the gap between gels and balms, providing that thoroughly cleansed feeling without any stripping or residue. It’s £22 for the pictured 30ml and £46 for 100ml here – link.
The Syrene Aquagel Refreshing Toner was my favourite of the trio. It’s kind of more of an essence as it’s quite thick and gel-like in consistency, but you can apply it to cotton and use it as a toner, however, I like to use it by pouring into my hand and pressing it on to my skin before serums. This is a perfect buffer for stronger products like retinol and acids, but it also works well as a lightly hydrating serum, if you’re looking to gently tweak your skincare routine with a touch more moisture. It’s £58 for the pictured 150ml, or £23 for the smaller 30ml here – link.
The Syrene Aqualight Moisture Gel Lotion is pretty much as it sounds, providing light moisture in a gel formula that sinks in quickly, leaving skin feeling hydrated without the greasiness, so great for those with oily skin types; it also works beautifully with the aforementioned toner, making this an ideal duo for balancing tricky skin. It’s very nice, albeit fairly unremarkable, but I’m a fan of no-nonsense moisturisers as I think their job is to work alongside the more complicated skincare products that were applied before the final moisturising step, so they should do as little as possible beyond adding hydration, sealing everything in and not causing any issues. It’s £23 for the pictured 30ml and £58 for 100ml here – link.