Is there anything that Rihanna can’t do? She’s a singer, dancer, producer, ambassador, model, makeup mogul and now she’s taking on the skincare market with the launch of Fenty Skin UK.
Read on to learn more about the brand, the ingredients, the products, and get links to individual products.
There are five main products in the range, plus two refills. These include:
What is it? A cleanser that doubles up as makeup remover.
What is it? The latest addition to the FS lineup, this eye cream contains hyaluronic acid, green tea, Horse chestnut, and Persian silk tree to hydrate the super-thin skin around your eyes. It also brightens dark circles, reduces puffiness and defends against environmental stressors. And because it’s a non-greasy gel, it cools the skin too. The Flash Nap eye cream on its own costs £28, but you can also buy it as part of a bundle with an eye-roller tool (pictured) for £36.
Eye rollers help to gently massage eye creams and gels into the skin while the metal also cools, to reduce puffiness. What’s notable about this particular eye-roller tool is its shape. Most rollers are small roller balls that work fine but mean you have to roll them over a fair bit to cover your entire eye area. Fenty Skin’s tool is flatter and wider meaning you can cover a greater area, quicker and easier.
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What is it? Another multipurpose miracle, this toner that doubles up as a serum. It gets its name from the fact it’s slightly thicker in consistency than a standard liquid toner, but it’s more watery than traditional serums and isn’t quite as thick as a gel.
What is it? This moisturiser comes with SPF, meaning you don’t have to buy and apply two products when this one will do. It’s also rare because few moisturisers come with such a high SPF. Especially not at this price. You can also buy a refill for this moisturiser once you run out.
What is it? A non-comedogenic overnight moisturiser that promises to moisturise your skin for eight hours. This also comes with a refill.
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What is it? This kit includes all three Fenty Skin products, plus a refill for the sunscreen.
What is it? This bundle is only currently available directly from the Fenty Skin site – so not Boots or Harvey Nichols, yet – but you can get it shipped over to the UK.
It contains all five, full-size Fenty Skin essentials – the cleanser, toner, moisturiser, overnight cream and the new Flash Nap eye cream – at a reduced price of $139. If you were to buy each of them separately, you’d end up paying $160.
The Boots collection can be ordered online for home delivery, or you can order online to collect in-store. It’s not currently on sale directly from the high street.
Harvey Nichols is selling the same range of products found at Boots, for the same prices. If you already have an account with Harvey Nichols, or can visit the store, this would be a great place to buy Fenty Skin UK, but the benefit of buying from Boots is that you’ll also get Advantage Card points.
The Harvey Nichols Fenty Skin UK range includes:
Having had bad experiences in the past with harsh skincare – in which one product discoloured her skin and scared her from trying anything else for a long time – every product in the range focuses on clean formulas that are also vegan and gluten-free.
The main Fenty Skin ingredients – and their benefits – are:
You can read more about hyaluronic acid in our explainer, or get more details about why antioxidants are so important. We’ve also got a guide to the acids in your skincare which covers some of the other Fenty Skin ingredients listed.
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If a fully inclusive beauty range and gender-neutral skincare line weren’t enough, Rihanna is rumoured to be working on the launch of a haircare collection called Fenty Hair.
These rumours stem from the fact her company – trading under the name Roraj Trade LLC – filed a trademark application for the phrase “Fenty Hair” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As the application explains, Fenty Hair will sell: “Non-medicated hair care preparations; Non-medicated dandruff shampoo; Hair styling preparations; Hair straightening preparations; Hair relaxing preparations; Hair waving preparations; Non-medicated hair restoration lotions; Hair bleaching preparations; Hair colouring preparations; Hair glitter.”
This covers a broad range of products, and there’s no guarantee that Fenty Hair will sell all of these products. In fact, only because a trademark application has been filed doesn’t guarantee the brand will launch. Brands often file such applications to make sure other people don’t claim it.
However, given that Rihanna isn’t already occupying this space, we’d say there’s a strong chance Fenty Hair will soon launch. What’s more, given her history of championing inclusivity and diversity, we’d expect Fenty Hair to offer something for all hair types, particularly natural hair.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget