This article originally appeared on Kathryn's Loves on Dec. 5, 2019.
Codex Beauty is a new-to-me skincare brand that I was recently given the opportunity to try out. As always, with new-to-me brands, I like to delve into the brand itself and find a little more out about it. Codex Beauty is a collective of global skin care brands built on science, natural ingredients, plant-based preservatives, pharmaceutical-grade processes, safety and efficacy trials, sustainability and consumer transparency. Their products are entirely organic, free of harmful chemical compounds and rigorously tested according to biotechnology practices. Codex is a brand that is always in search of new skin care discoveries and technical breakthroughs. The brand has nine products within their collection, and the main skincare products are suitable for all skin types.
The first product I have been trying out is the Codex Beauty Bia Facial Oil (£86.00 for 30ml), which is a lightweight, dry oil that helps to hydrate the skin, seal in moisture, firm and smooth the skin. This is suitable for all skin types and includes a wealth of key skin-loving ingredients, such as;
* Rosehip Oil to soothe, moisturise and soften the skin
* Bog Myrtle to keep pores clean and deliver antioxidants
* Sea Buckthorn to help retain moisture and improve the elasticity of the skin
* Prickly Pear Seed Oil to reduce hyperpigmentation
* Serrated Wrack which helps improve suppleness and elasticity of the skin
* Rosemary to protect from environmental stressors
* Kiwi Seed Oil to control sebum production and help maintain clear skin
* Baobab Oil to give the skin elasticity
So, basically, this is your all-in-one skin wonder treatment. The Bia Facial Oil comes in pastel green coloured glass bottle and has a glass dropper applicator so that you can control the amount of product you are releasing as you only need 2 drops per application. The Oil has a stunning spa-like fragrance to it, and you only need to use it in a morning, so even though this is quite a pricey product, you only need 2 drops per day for the entire face, so you are going to get a lot of uses out of this. I have found that this nourishes my skin as soon as I apply it, and it has worked wonders on keeping my pores more refined and clear, as enlarged, clogged-up pores is something I normally suffer from. This is an investment, but definitely a worthy one.
The second and final product I really wanted to try is the Codex Beauty Bia Skin Superfood (£48.00 for 75ml), a hydrating and nourishing treatment cream for the face, but which can also be used on the hands and body. The Bia Skin Superfood is made with a unique BiaComplex herbal formula that is incredible at treating dry, flaky or irritated skin, to leave it feeling much healthier and silky smooth. One of the key ingredients in this product is Immortelle, which keeps the skin super hydrated by covering it with a moisture-retentive film, so it is not only going to provide moisture to the skin, but also keep it locked in there too. The Bia Skin Superfood comes in a 75ml pastel green tube, and so again, you are going to get a lot of usage from this, and it has a push-down applicator, which I often prefer to jars as then you aren't putting your fingers into the tub, and multiple members of the family can use it. The formula has quite a feint herbal fragrance to it, and the formula is quite balmy, but still creamy at the same time, and as soon as you apply it to the skin, it melts into it instantly, and you can see and feel a difference right away. For longer-term skin problems, I know that you have to wait 6-8 weeks for the skin to renew itself to see a difference, but I do love it when you can see and feel a difference immediately too.