Your Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops Questions, Answered

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Meet our latest edition to the strawberry family! Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops is a pore treatment + silicone-free primer in one that instantly blurs, refines pores over time, and balances oil for a soft-focus satin finish. Curious about how to use it in your routine or how it works? Head here for an introduction to the product, and keep reading to find the answers to your biggest questions.

Ingredients

What ingredients in the formula help to blur the skin?

Strawberry Blur Drops contains tapioca and rice to instantly blur skin and absorb excess oil without the use of silicone, and gentle encapsulated BHA to help refine pores and control oil production over time!

Strawberry Blur Drops can be used as a silicone-free makeup primer to prep the skin with a satin blur finish! It also works great as a pore-refining, blurring serum before moisturizer to help control oil production over time.

Is it non-comedogenic/non-acnegenic? Is it suitable for acne prone, oily skin?

While Strawberry Blur Drops are not tested as non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic, it was formulated with blemish-prone and oily skin types in mind! It’s packed with great ingredients such as BHA and Strawberry Enzymes, which are known to help clarify and resurface oily prone skin without overdrying. 

How is the Strawberry in this formula sourced?

We source ingredients with a lower environmental impact whenever possible! The strawberry enzymes in this formula utilize all parts of the strawberry to minimize food waste and are cold processed to help conserve energy and water. The plant-derived pore minimizing ingredient is created using an extraction method that helps conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, powered by 100% renewable energy.

Does this product contain fragrance? 

Strawberry Blur Drops is synthetic fragrance-free, and contains naturally-derived fragrance at less than 0.5% of the overall formula for a subtle, juicy fresh-cut strawberry scent!

What does the natural fragrance smell like?

Strawberry Blur Drops has a subtle, juicy fresh-cut strawberry scent! The fragrance is 100% naturally-derived.

Is This Right for My Skin?

What long term benefits does this product offer?

Strawberry Blur Drops instantly absorbs excess oil with rice and tapioca, and over time controls oil production and pore appearance with encapsulated BHA!

What type of finish on the skin does this product achieve?

Strawberry Blur Drops give the skin a satin-pillow finish with a mattifying blur!

Can I use this alone to mattify my skin?

Yes! Strawberry Blur Drops can be worn alone without makeup to give the skin a satin-pillow, soft finish.

Can I use Strawberry Blur Drops if I don’t have oily skin?

While Strawberry Blur Drops was created with oily skin types in mind, combination and dry skin types can use it too! Strawberry Blur Drops contains hyaluronic acid and bisabolol to prevent dryness while effectively refining pores and blurring the skin. It can even be used as a spot treatment in the T-zone or areas where pores are more visible.

Is this product suitable for combo skin that may get oily throughout the day?

Yes! Strawberry Blur Drops are great for combination skin types that may need to control excess oil production both instantly and over time! Strawberry Blur Drops can be used in specific oily areas, such as the T-zone, where oil control is needed most.

How to Use In Your Skincare Routine

How and when do I use Strawberry Blur Drops in my routine?

Strawberry Blur Drops is a treatment-primer hybrid that can be used multiple ways: before moisturizer to help refine pores and control oil production, and as a silicone-free makeup primer after moisturizer to prep the skin with a satin blur finish!

Can you use it day and night?

Strawberry Blur Drops can be used both day and night if desired! If this is your first time using an acid treatment, we recommend patch testing first and gradually introducing the treatment into your routine. Don’t forget to use SPF during the day as well!

Here are a few examples of different skin needs and routines, using Blur Drops in multiple ways:

Dry skin with visible pores: For dry skin, Strawberry Blur Drops can be applied after hydrating serums or moisturizer in target areas where pores are more visible to help blur and refine pores over time.

Combination skin: For combination skin, Strawberry Blur Drops can be used in specific oily areas, such as the T-zone, where oil control is needed most.

Oily skin but already uses BHA/many exfoliants: If your oily-skin routine already contains many exfoliants or actives, Strawberry Blur Drops can be used on top of moisturizer or SPF for instant oil-control!

Oily skin but not breakout-prone: For oily, yet not breakout-prone skin, Strawberry Blur Drops can be used during the treatment step of your routine for instant and long-term oil-control!

Will applying moisturizer or SPF on top of Strawberry Blur Drops affect the satin finish?

To achieve the maximized blurred and satin-skin finish, apply Strawberry Blur Drops on top of SPF or makeup! For long term oil control and pore-refining, use during the treatment step of your skincare routine.

How to Use In Your Makeup Routine

Is Strawberry Blur Drops a makeup primer?

Strawberry Blur Drops can be used as a silicone-free makeup primer to prep the skin with a satin blur finish! It also works great as a pore-refining, blurring serum before moisturizer to help control oil production over time.

Can I wear this under and over makeup?

Yes! Apply a pea-sized amount of Strawberry Blur Drops before moisturizer to help refine pores and absorb excess oil, and apply a pea-sized amount before makeup or foundation to achieve a satin-skin base! Be sure to let Strawberry Blur Drops fully absorb before continuing on to the next step of your skincare or makeup routine.

Will this affect the finish of my foundation?

You can incorporate Strawberry Blur Drops into your makeup routine as a primer to add a satin soft-focus glow to your face makeup, while helping to absorb excess oil!

Is Strawberry Blur Drops a mattifying primer?

Strawberry Blur Drops absorbs excess oil for a mattifying blur effect and soft, satin-pillow skin finish, without the use of silicone! It can be used as both the oil-controlling treatment step of your routine before moisturizer, and after moisturizer to prep for makeup!

What contributes to priming the skin?

Strawberry Blur Drops does not use silicones to blur pores and prime skin, compared to other blurring products! We use tapioca and rice to absorb excess oil and bio-based gel derived from coconut and castor oils that act as a silicone-like film-former with moisturizing properties.

How Is This Product Different from Other Glow Recipe Products?

What is the difference between Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops and Strawberry Smooth Serum?

Strawberry Blur Drops is our new treatment-primer hybrid that instantly blurs pores and absorbs excess oil without the use of silicone! Strawberry Serum is a treatment targeting breakouts, congestion, and uneven skin texture. Both Strawberry products can be used in the same routine for complementary benefits!

Do I need both Strawberry Blur Drops and Strawberry Smooth Serum in my routine?

Strawberry Blur Drops is a great option if your main skin concerns are noticeable pores and excess oil, and Strawberry Smooth Serum is a great option if your main skin concerns are breakouts and uneven texture. Both Strawberry products can be used in your routine for complementary benefits! Strawberry Blur Drops can be used both before moisturizer as an oil-control treatment alongside Strawberry Serum’s potent breakout-busting formula, and after moisturizer as a blurring primer with a satin finish. You can always mix and match products in your daily routine based on what your skin needs each day.

Can I use this product with Strawberry Smooth Serum even if both contain BHA?

Yes, you can! Strawberry Blur Drops are formulated with gentle encapsulated BHA that is safe to use with other exfoliants in your routine, including Strawberry Smooth Serum.

What is the difference between Strawberry Blur Drops and Dew Drops?

Strawberry Blur Drops is a silicone-free treatment-primer hybrid that instantly blurs, refines pores over time, and balances oil production for soft satin-pillow skin. Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is a hydrating skincare-makeup hybrid serum that brightens the skin over time with niacinamide while prepping the skin for makeup with an instant dewy glow!

Can I use both Strawberry Blur Drops and Dew Drops together?

Yes, you can! For makeup prep, Strawberry Blur Drops can be applied in specific oily areas such as the T-zone where oil control is needed most, while Dew Drops can be used to highlight the cheekbones or brow bone for a cosmetic dewy glow. For your skincare routine, Dew Drops can be applied as your hydrating niacinamide serum for long-term brightening, and Strawberry Blur Drops can be applied after for long-term pore-refining and oil control.

When can I use Blur Drops vs. Dew Drops?

When you want to achieve satin, soft-focus skin you can use Strawberry Blur Drops, and when you want to achieve a more dewy, lit-from-within look, apply Dew Drops! Both products can be used together in either your skincare or makeup routines for their respective blurring and highlighting benefits.

Safety

Is this product safe for use around the eyes or eyelids?

We recommend using ophthalmologist-tested products around the eyelids and eye area! Our Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream is a great eye cream to use all around the eye area, especially before using eye makeup.

Is this safe for use during pregnancy?

Our Strawberry Blur Drops contain encapsulated BHA, which is an ingredient commonly not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We always recommend consulting your doctor for the best advice

Are there any other ingredients to avoid when using this serum?

Strawberry Blur Drops pairs great with most ingredients, although we’d recommend avoiding direct usage with benzoyl peroxide. As always, we recommend patch testing before using!

The Packaging

What is the proper way to store my Strawberry Blur Drops?

We recommend storing Strawberry Blur Drops in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. 

What is the recyclability of the packaging?

Our Strawberry Blur Drops bottle is made up of 41% post-consumer recycled plastic and can be recycled through our Terracycle program, and the outer carton can be recycled curbside! Please rinse out the bottle before recycling.

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