Incredible Indie Vegan Skincare | Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Review

Indie Skincare | Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer

You’d think by my mid-twenties, my skin would be a little less oily and a little less acne-prone. But no. As an oily skinned gal, I am always on the hunt for the perfect moisturizer that will leave my skin feeling soft and supple, but won’t break me out.

I was STOKED when Alanna Paige, the creator and founder of Bare & Free Beauty, reached out to me to try the brand’s Hydrating Face Moisturizer. Please keep reading for my thoughts on this incredible indie skincare brand.

What is Bare & Free Beauty all about?

Bare & Free Beauty is a New York-based, luxury vegan skincare brand founded by Alanna Paige. Unlike other Cruelty-Free skincare brands that offer select vegan products, Bare & Free Beauty is 100% Vegan. No more compromising between what is good for the health of your skin and what is good for the planet. Read more about the brand’s story here.

In addition to selling beauty products, Bare & Free Beauty offers spiritual services.

Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Claims

The Hydrating Face Moisturizer is a lightweight gel-based cream that contains clinically supported technology to help skin with continuous hydration for up to 72 hours. It promises to deliver 2X the moisture boost by day’s end.

This moisturizer is enriched with our a unique Vita-plexβ„’ blend of powerful antioxidants, Vitamin E, C, and B that will leave skin feeling supple and dewy. The moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid and aloe to boost hydration. Finally, this moisturizer contains polymers and humectants that are meant to aid in locking in moisture.

Indie Skincare | Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer
Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer

Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Packaging & Price

The Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer comes in a recyclable jar with a twist top. The outer design is clean, minimal, and classic.

The Bare & Free Hydrating Face Moisturizer retails for $30.00 USD. Each jar comes with 2 fl. oz or 60 mL of moisturizer. This breaks down to $15.00 USD per fl. oz or $0.50 USD per mL.

By comparison, the clean skincare brand, Herbivore, sells its Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème for $48.00 USD. This contains 1.7 fl. oz or 50 mL of moisturizer. This breaks down to approximately $28.00 USD per fl. oz or $0.96 USD per mL.

Bare & Free Ingredients 

All Bare & Free Beauty products are made without sulfates, parabens, silicones, gluten, and talc. Additionally, the brand’s products are carcinogen free and eco-friendly.

Key ingredients in the Hydrating Face Moisturizer include Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Vita-Plex, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B5.

Bare & Free Beauty products are made in the United States.

Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Application

Use your finger or a skincare spatula to apply a liberal amount of the Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer to the face. The moisturizer feels lightweight and slightly tacky upon initial application.

As someone who wears makeup daily, the tacky feeling leaves a great base for foundation or base makeup to stick to. This is particularly helpful on days when I need to rush out the door but still want to wear a little bit of makeup.

After 30-45 seconds, the moisturizer loses it’s tacky feeling and dries down. Once dried down, my skin looked healthy and plump. Most importantly, this moisturizer left my skin feeling hydrated all day and did NOT break me out.

This gel-based moisturizer is a wonderful daytime moisturizer for anyone with oily, acne prone skin. I didn’t find that this clogged my pores or made me breakout. The Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer felt gentle on my skin when other makeup products made me break out.

Finally, this moisturizer does NOT pill up when worn underneath makeup. No need to worry about your foundation crumbling away throughout the day.

Where can you buy the Bare & Free Hydrating Face Moisturizer?

Bare & Free Beauty is an indie skincare brand, so it is only available on the Bare & Free Beauty website. Click here to check out the Hydrating Facial Moisturizer or here to shop more of the brand’s skincare.

Final Thoughts on the Bare & Free Hydrating Face Moisturizer

I was blown away by the Bare & Free Hydrating Face Moisturizer. As someone with sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts I need to use products that are gentle, but still effective. I love the way that this moisturizer locked in hydration without making me breakout.

Also, as some who wears makeup daily, it is essential for me to use skincare products that play well with my makeup. Not only did the Hydrating Face Moisturizer leave my skin plump and primed, but it did not cause my foundation to pill throughout the day.

Finally, I am stoked to recommend a dope indie beauty brand that makes Cruelty-Free and Vegan products! Check out Bare & Free Beauty if you like supporting woman-owned and women-founded indie brands.

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Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Review

Do you enjoy supporting indie beauty brands? Check out my series on the 19 indie beauty brands I want to try in 2019 – volume I, volume II, volume III.

For more indie beauty reviews please read my review on the Juvia’s Place Nubian Eyeshadow Palette or the Juvia’s Place Warrior Eyeshadow Palette.

Looking for more skincare related posts? Check out this review of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer & Weightless Setting Spray.

Disclaimer: I was gifted the Bare & Free Beauty Moisturizer for testing purposes. All thoughts an opinions are 100% my own. This review is not sponsored in any way.


Have you heard of Bare & Free Beauty? What type of skin do you have? Please let me know in the comments below.

17 thoughts on “Incredible Indie Vegan Skincare | Bare & Free Beauty Hydrating Face Moisturizer Review

  1. I’ve never heard of the brand before, so I like that you introduced this to me. Also, I love it being an Indie brand! The product sounds very good and I’m actually looking for a good hydrating moisturizer so I’m going to check this one out.

  2. This brand sounds fantastic and I love it’s values.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Alyssa
    THESACREDSPACEAP.COM

  3. This brand is one I have never heard of before, but it sounds so amazing.
    They got some pretty lovely values and it’s always nice to have some opportunities to choose from, especially in the vegan section of skincare πŸ™‚

    1. Its a newer indie brand founded by another member of the blogging community on IG & Twitter! I really enjoyed getting to work with them and I think its great that they are completely Vegan!

      1. I actually realized that I follow the owner on Instagram and always comment on her posts and stories ahaha. My brain just didn’t connect the two since I didn’t realize she started her own brand πŸ˜…

  4. This sounds like an amazing brand! I need gentle skincare, too, since my face is so sensitive. I’ll definitely have to check out their website! Glad this worked out so well for you. 😊

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