Fig + Yarrow Apothecary x Target Collaboration Review
Target has been blowing us all away lately with their updated beauty section, with a mix of k-beauty, and natural beauty additions. First off, this line ranges from $19.99 to $23.99. For an artisan line of small-batch handcrafted skincare, I’d say this is quite affordable and accessible for those who may want to explore green beauty but feel it’s budget-wise out of reach. The packaging is extremely luxe, with glass bottles, and the minimalist look that millennials live for. These products look absolutely stunning on my shelfie! The only thing I didn’t grab from this collaboration is the Palmarosa Charcoal cleanser but have heard great things about it. Beyond Target, Fig+Yarrow sell a wide variety of products on their site (which is beautifully designed), but at a higher price point.
Brandy Monique, is the founder and maker of the products out of Denver, where her formulations are raw, organic, and use wild crafted ingredients. They do not include any SLS, synthetic ingredients, fragrance, petroleum, parabens, gluten, and GMO. To truly understand the formulation and the chemicals therein, Fig+Yarrow also believe in full ingredient transparency, so consumers can screen a product. This means that generic ingredients like fragrance either need to be natural or have their sub-ingredients listed. Fig+Yarrow is cruelty free, and sustainable.
The Products + Reviews
Day Nutrient Booster Serum
This serum is designed to boost moisture and facial elasticity. The serum balances and neutralizes the skin through restorative and moisturizing botanicals. This serum contains hyaluronic acid for moisture, sea salt rids the skin of impurities, calendula flower antioxidant soothes and calms the skin, and glycerin creates a protective layer that gives a glow and creates a protective layer that prevents moisture loss.
Night Nutrient Booster Serum
This serum provides reparative and anti-aging benefits. This booster protects the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors, while boosting collagen production, which plumps the skin and provides anti-wrinkle benefits.
I really like both of these serums. They mix well with all of the serums I have in rotation, and I do feel they give me a boost. They make my skin feel hydrated, plump, and definitely give a glow. They do not make my skin feel greasy and sink into the skin immediately. The packaging is cute and the pumps are awesome! More serums need pumps instead of droppers. These are quite inexpensive for an organic serum too, at only $19.99/1oz. I think these serums are great for beginners who want to add a serum into their routine but don’t know where to start. For me, they aren’t must haves in my collection as I have so many serums that give me similar benefits + more. I’ve recommended these to quite a few people who are new to skincare and want to be able to buy all of their skincare at a target price range. Also, it helps that they’re labeled for ease of use; when I make a routine for someone I recommend they keep the notes in their phone which is what I did when I started my skincare journey. These serums are full proof with the day and night labeling! My biggest complaint is there is no full ingredient list on Target’s site, it’s only on the bottle. So, if you want to check the ingredient list online before purchasing, you can only see an ingredient overview.
Eyebright Coffee Bean Eye Cream
It is a blend of botanicals, shea butter, coffee extract, and aloe, that repair skin, restore elasticity, boost collagen, increase firmness, and smooth fine lines in the eye area. Coffee extract helps to de-puff and increase circulation while brightening.
I used this product for about a month before I moved on to test some other eye creams, but my husband, friend and sister have now been using this almost 3 months at this point. I don’t have dark circles, I rarely get puffiness, and I don’t have fine lines (thanks, retinol!). My biggest concern is my hooded lids. My husband and sister get puffiness and dark circles, and my friend is concerned about fine lines in the eye area and already has some.
I do feel like this eye cream was nice and hydrating, wore well under makeup but didn’t notice any tightening effects on my upper lids. This is why I moved on to another eye cream. My husband and sister both feel that this cream definitely made the puffiness decrease below their eyes with continued use, but both felt like getting more sleep actually would help them more than the eye cream itself. As for the dark circles they both felt like they saw a little improvement, but nothing drastic. Little is better than none right? For my friend, she has been using retinol below her eyes to target the wrinkles and feels this eye cream has kept her eyes hydrated throughout the retinol dryness and reduced the visibility in her lines a bit. Verdict: Overall, I think this eye cream is most effective at reducing puffiness and moisturizing the eye area and lessening the appearance of fine lines but not reverse them. To be fair though, besides cosmetic procedures and retinol, I don’t really think any product can fully reduce wrinkles but should be used as a preventative step to avoid getting them in the first place.
Rosehip + Argan Oil Facial Serum
An exceptionally nourishing blend of botanical oils for skin repair, diminishing fine lines, moisture retention, and protection from environmental factors. Argan has the benefits of healing, protection against free radicals, skin-softening, moisture retention, and anti-aging benefits.
This is a really dry oil, so I think combo and oily skin types would like this. Even when I pat this into my skin, I experienced pilling, which doesn’t happen with any other oil. Therefore, it’s best to use on skin with no water-based serums. I love the feel of this on my skin, so I’ve been finishing the bottle up on my body, because it sinks in immediately, is hydrating, and leaves zero residue. Overall, I think because of the pilling situation, I’d rather buy an Acure oil if I’m looking for an oil on a budget. I haven’t experienced any pilling with the seriously soothing blue tansy oil by Acure.
Orange Blossom Lavender Complexion Water
Neroli and lavender provide soothing, smoothing, cleansing, and balancing anti-aging benefits to the skin. It also contains aloe, witch hazel, green tea, licorice, and goji berry.
It smells mostly of orange blossom. First off, this sprayer could be worse, but it could be better. It doesn’t spray in a straight stream, but it could spray in a wider circumference. I love the smell of this, it’s hydrating, the packaging is chic, it has really nice ingredients, but definitely not a must-have item. But, are any mists really a must-have item in our arsenal? Okay, maybe Josh Rosebrook’s hydrating accelerator…