Lea Black, The Real Housewives of Miami star, came out with her own line of beauty products appropriately named Lea Black Beauty, and I had the opportunity to try a few of them out for myself. If I use the wrong products, my face gets prone to dryness and breakouts, so I make sure to take note of that whenever I use a new item. I’ve been testing out the following for awhile now, but will I keep continue using them after today?
Lea Black Skin Revitalizing Exfoliant
The Lea Black Skin Revitalizing Exfoliant is infused with sunflower and Jojoba oils and Hyaluronic and Lactic acids, as well as a mix of aloe vera, licorice, green tea, white tea, grapefruit, and cucumber extracts. For $49.95 for 1.7 ounces, you’re not going to get a lot of product. The exfoliant has a whipped look with a cream feel, but doesn’t have enough grit to it. However, after a couple of uses, it started to improve the texture and look of my skin, and I was happy that there was no residue leftover on my face after each use like some products leave behind. The best part was that I had no breakouts or sensitivity to the product. Despite the good, I will be opting for a different exfoliant that has more grit and more product for the money that also delivers the same or better results.
Lea Black Skin Revitalizing Daily Face Wash
My first disappointment with the Lea Black Skin Revitalizing Daily Face Wash happened before I even opened the product. At the top along the seam was a tiny split where some of the face wash was squishing out. I went forward anyway and decided to try it out. The face wash is comprised of herbal ingredients, Vitamin C, and grape seed oils, and is meant to be used twice per day. Did the product clean my skin well? Yes. However, it has a perfume smell that I wasn’t happy with, which also stuck to my skin for awhile even after I rinsed the product off. I’ll be happy going back to an exfoliant that doesn’t have such a perfumey smell and also comes with intact packaging.
Lea Black Everyday Moisturizer
The Lea Black Everyday Moisturizer contains the same extracts as the exfoliant, but also consists of a-Lipoic and Hyaluronic Acids, Mango Seed, Shea, and Cocoa Butters, and Vitamins A and E. For $44.95, this moisturizer is said to be ultra-hydrating and lightweight, but the latter it was not. It felt incredibly uncomfortable and heavy for at least the first 20 minutes I had it on despite only using a small amount, and I had to force myself not to wash it off my face every time I used it. It does, in fact, add a good dose of moisture, and my skin felt softer after use, but it’s too heavy and I prefer to use something that really is lightweight but has the same or better moisturizing effects.
Overall, I’m not particularly thrilled with the Lea Black Beauty line as it’s too costly for not-so-great results. Will I continue to use these products? Sadly, no.
Disclaimer: The above are strictly my opinions, and are based off my particular use and review of the products.