Fenty Skin arrived July 31 with a flurry of excitement from Rihanna superfans and online reviewers. The highly anticipated skin care line boasts a cleanser, a toner serum and a moisturizer with SPF. Given the success of the singer’s inclusive and well-loved line of makeup, expectations were high for another home run.
There have been, of course, some questions about the products’ effectiveness, the ingredients used and the fact that all three items have fragrance. Many reviews of the line have been glowing: Self editor Tiffany Dodson declared it showed “how invested Rihanna was in producing a skin care collection that wasn’t all hype but actually produced real results for all skin types.”
At about $30 per product, Fenty Skin is not the most egregious example of pricey skin care, but we were still curious how it would hold up in the eyes of medical professionals.
Jennifer MacGregor, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, emphasized to HuffPost that skin care should be individualized. Still, she said, there are a few good signs in the Fenty Skin ingredients list, namely in the Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum.
“It has calming…