Rihanna has many strings to her bow. As does Fenty for that matter. And now there’s an addition, in skincare form. Teased via her Instagram two weeks ago, there's a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, which might sound pedestrian - a little 90s Clinique even, but there’s solace to be found in the luminescent skin of its maker. “I wanted it to feel approachable, easy and to take the pressure off choosing a routine,” she said. Don’t mistake easy for just another celebrity skincare line, or simple for that matter; formulas include ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, which are lauded by dermatologists. Oil is omitted altogether, and ample attention has been paid to packaging and the planet. Resplendent with coconuts and melon, it also smells like her homeland of Barbados.
Fenty Beauty was touted as one of the most inclusive ranges ever, and her skincare, with its democratic pricing and navigable product stable is set to do the same. Further proof can be found in the face of Fenty Skin, which belongs to 25-year-old gender fluid, Detroit native Jazzelle Zanaughtti (better known by her handle @uglyworldwide) whose Instagram is a visual feast of experimental make-up and eyebrows gone AWOL.
FOR: Taking off the day because according to RiRi “make-up wipes can be cancelled.” There’s Barbados cherry in there, which not only hails from her birthplace, but is also rich in vitamin C.
FOR: Aside from having an excellent name, this evens out skin tone, adds clarity and reduces pores and dark spots
FOR: Hydration, sun protection and skin brightening. The invisible bit sounds like a fake word that people use to describe beauty products, but reviews online suggest this is the real deal. It’s also refillable, so you can skip on unnecessary packaging.
Available from July 31, on FENTYSKIN.COM