Standard Beauty Product Reviews

I don’t know about you but I love discovering new beauty brands. I’ve always heard people chatting about Standard Beauty products but I had yet to purchase any myself. Even though their products sound fantastic and loved by many South Africans. When they contacted me and asked if I would like to trial some of their products I was thrilled! After much deliberation, I decided on the Hydrating Jelly Mask and the Double Power Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish.

But let’s backtrack for a minute… If you haven’t heard of Standard Beauty, let me give you a little bit of background. Started by Ann-Kathrin Joos. She had a belief that good quality skincare and beauty products should be as affordable as possible, and that the formulas and ingredients be clean. Standard Beauty is a 100% woman-owned and women operated local business and they strive to uplift as many women as possible as the brand grows.

Standard Beauty Products Review

They have a wide range of products including ranges for pigmentation, serums for all concerns, jelly masks and so much more! All of their products are cruelty-free (both the product and the supplier), contain no parabens, artificial colors, silicone’s, or petroleum oils and the majority are made right here in South Africa.

Now that you’re a little bit more familiar with who Standard Beauty is, let’s dive into the two products I chose.

Double Power Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish

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First up let’s chat about the Double Power Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish. I adore a great exfoliator and find that as soon as I don’t have a decent one in my skincare regime, my skin gets very upset with me and in these dryer months starts to look incredibly dull.

The major highlight of this exfoliator from Standard Beauty is that it is both a chemical and physical exfoliator. The chemical aspect is made up of the BHA salicylic acid (2%), an ingredient well known to help with congestion such as black and white heads.

In terms of the physical component, the product contains 100% biodegradable (no microplastics) jojoba beads that gently buff the skin leaving it looking healthy and luminous.

I’ve been using the product twice or three times a week for just under 3 weeks now and it’s been great! I tend to use it in the morning so that my skin is prepped for the Jelly Mask in the evening (you can’t use them at the same time). My skin feels incredibly soft after using it but not at all irritated. While I usually prefer a chemical exfoliator, I do really enjoy the feeling of a physical exfoliator so I really get the best of both worlds with this product.

Hydrating Jelly Mask

Next up is the Hydrating Jelly Mask which really intrigued me! I know masking seems like a massive schlep to most but I’ve found a way to work into my routine at home and my skin is definitely grateful! The jelly texture of this mask is amazing and I think it’s going to be brilliant in the hot summer months. It goes on like a dream with the silicone spatula (included in your purchase) and feels very cooling on the skin. Once removed, I didn’t feel like there was any residue left and my skin felt wonderfully hydrated for a good few days afterward. I love that there is a small percentage of vitamin C in the product, it just adds a great brightening aspect to give you that glow (which I’m definitely after in winter).

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16 Comments

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    Jen
    May 31, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Double Power Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish

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    Linda
    May 31, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Ooh excited about the exfoliating polish!

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    Liesl
    May 31, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Defintely the Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish

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    Sarah
    May 31, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    That hydrating jelly mask sounds sensational 😍 always love spoiling my skin with a comforting mask after having to wear the ‘other’ mask all day!

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    Natasha
    May 31, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    For sure the hydrating jelly mask!

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    Kirby
    May 31, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    The hydrating jelly sounds amazing for the winter 😍

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    Sarah
    May 31, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Definitely the Salicylic Exfoliating Polish!

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    Jenni-Lee
    May 31, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    The jelly mask, feel like the texture and application could be an experience self

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    Janine
    May 31, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Hydrating Jelly Mask

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    Sam Watermeyer
    June 1, 2022 at 6:20 am

    I’ve been using a number of their serums for about 6 months and love the impact they’ve had on my skin. Cannot wait to try the *Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Polish*!

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    Karin
    June 1, 2022 at 7:00 am

    The Jelly Mask please

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    Kirsty
    June 1, 2022 at 8:28 am

    I’d love to try to Exfoliating Polish. Never used a chemical one and a hybrid sounds perfect! Also love that it’s biodegradable.

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    Mary-Ann
    June 1, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    The hydrating jelly mask looks perfect for winter💧

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    Wendy
    June 2, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    The Jelly mask sounds wonderful, especially now for winter!

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    Scarlett
    June 2, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    I love a good exfoliator, so the exfoliating polish looks awesomely to me!

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    Stephanie
    June 5, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    The hydrating jelly mask sounds interesting.

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