VERSED Skincare Review: Here Are My Honest Thoughts

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Back when I first started reviewing skincare products, there were not a lot of good affordable options. You had your more expensive products from places like Sephora or Dermstore and you had drugstore skincare. Thankfully, we have come a long way from apricot scrubs and cold cream. Now we have brands like Versed that bridge the gap.

Skincare that is affordable is great, but only if the products actually work. So I decided to put Versed to the test. In this review, I will be sharing each product I’ve tried, I’ll share a bit about the ingredients and the claims, and I will tell you about my experience using the product.

Versed Skincare Review

About Versed

Versed Skincare is a relatively new brand that was founded in 2018 by Katherine Power, a successful entrepreneur and experienced beauty industry professional. The brand’s mission is to create high-quality, clean, and affordable skincare products that are accessible to everyone, without sacrificing effectiveness.

At the heart of Versed Skincare’s philosophy is a commitment to transparency and sustainability. They use only safe and ethical ingredients in their products, and never test on animals. Versed Skincare products are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from harmful ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Versed Skincare aims to offer a simpler, more affordable alternative to traditional luxury skincare brands, making skincare accessible to a wider audience. Their products are designed to address various skin concerns while providing a natural and healthy glow.

Versed Skincare Review

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. However, I did receive some of these Versed skincare products as PR.

Day Maker Microcrystal Skin Exfoliator

Day Maker Microcrystal Skin Exfoliator is a creamy cleanser formulated to enhance skin texture and tone. It features superfine microcrystalline, a 100% plant-based, biodegradable exfoliant, providing an alternative to traditional microbeads. The exfoliator is infused with black currant and raspberry leaf extracts, known for their antioxidant properties, which help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation. The uniform microcrystals, made from cellulose, are designed to be gentle on the skin, avoiding the rough texture of traditional seeds or shells. Suitable for breakout-prone and sensitive skin, as well as all skin types looking for a smoother and brighter complexion, this exfoliator aims to deliver refined pores and a smoother skin texture.

My search for the perfect exfoliator has been quite a journey due to my skin’s tendency to be dehydrated, leading to dry patches and flakiness. When I discovered this exfoliator, I was immediately impressed. The microcrystals in the formula are fine enough to be gentle on my skin, yet plentiful enough to effectively buff away the dry flakes. Unlike other exfoliators I’ve tried, this one doesn’t strip my skin of its natural oils, nor does it leave behind an oily residue, which has been a common issue with other scrubs.

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Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

Versed Day Dissolve Balm is a gentle cleansing balm that effectively removes makeup and impurities while keeping your skin moisturized. Infused with vitamin E, this balm is designed to melt away even the toughest of makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. The natural blend of eucalyptus and clove leaf oil gives this balm a light, spa-like scent that is refreshing and invigorating. As you massage the balm into your skin with wet fingertips, it softens into a gentle milk that rinses away easily, leaving your skin feeling clean, soft, and refreshed.

I am not a big cleansing balm person, because I keep my makeup pretty minimal and I don’t use any hard-to-remove products on my eyes. I do reach for cleansing balms when I have covered myself in lipstick or eyeliner swatches. This worked fine for that purpose but I can’t speak to how well this will remove a full face of makeup. 

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Baby Cheeks Hydrating Milk Toner

Baby Cheeks Hydrating Milk Toner

Versed Baby Cheeks is a hydrating toner that restores your skin’s natural pH balance and removes post-cleanse hard water residue, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. This gentle formula is designed with sensitive skin in mind and is enriched with humectants that draw in moisture, as well as nourishing amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. This toner has a milky texture that’s infused with algae extract, bamboo extract, and coconut water to leave your skin feeling silky smooth and residue-free. With a pH range of 5.0-6.0, this toner is a great addition to any skincare routine, providing gentle and effective toning for your skin.

I love a good milky toner. They are great for hydrating the skin without leaving a thick heavy feeling like a moisturizer. To get the most out of a milky toner, I apply more than one layer to the skin. I spread it all over my face, let it sink in, then apply another layer. I repeat until my skin won’t drink up any more product.

If you are wanting to add a milky toner to your routine, this is a great option.

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Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream

Versed Skincare Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream is a lightweight, gel-cream formula quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and non-greasy. Packed with powerful ingredients like sodium hyaluronate and aloe leaf juice, this moisturizer hydrates the skin from the inside out, helping to retain moisture and improve its overall texture. The addition of green tea leaf extract is a nice touch, as it soothes the skin, reduces inflammation, and helps fight against damaging free radicals.

This is a very light moisturizer. On my combination skin, it does not provide enough hydration. That isn’t to say this moisturizer is bad, but it is not meant for my skin type.

Overall, I would recommend this moisturizer to those with oily skin or those that don’t like the feeling of moisturizer.

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Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream

Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream

Versed Skin Soak is a rich and luxurious moisturizing cream that deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin. Formulated with restorative ingredients like vitamin E, algae extract, and squalane, this cream helps to replenish lost moisture while also combating the signs of aging. Its smooth and velvety texture provides a luxurious feel on the skin, and it absorbs easily without leaving any greasy residue. This makes it an ideal moisturizer for all skin types, including oilier skin types that can use it as a night cream or as a heavier moisturizer during the winter months.

When they say rich moisture cream, they really mean it. I tried wearing this during the day but found that it just melted off my face in the summer heat. There was no way I could use this with SPF and makeup. However, it was perfect for giving me the glazed donut finish that I like for nighttime. I could see myself reaching for this moisturizer during the late winter when my skin is drier.

If you have dry skin, this is the moisturizer to pick from Versed.

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Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream

The Versed Zero G Smoothing Eye Cream formula includes line-smoothing algae extract, firming peptides, and deeply moisturizing olive oil to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area. The cream has a buttery texture that glides on smoothly, leaving a soft-focus finish and an illuminating effect due to the ethically sourced mica.

I don’t really like this cream. First, I would not call it a cream. The texture is very light and jelly-like. It applies nicely to the under eyes and workers well with other products. However, it is not very hydrating and does little to help illuminate the eye.

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Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen

Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen

The Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 is the ultimate daily protection for your skin. With non-nano zinc oxide as the active ingredient, this mineral sunscreen physically blocks both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Its formula also contains antioxidants that help to fight off environmental and blue light damage, providing three-way protection against premature aging. The peachy hue helps to neutralize the white cast commonly associated with mineral SPF, and blends seamlessly into a natural, skin-like finish.

I love trying new SPFs. I am always on the hunt for the best formula. When testing, I found this SPF to be thicker and heavier than I prefer. It is hard to spread and takes a while to work into the skin. The only time I reach for this is when I am not going to be wearing makeup. I brought it with me to the coast and I will be packing it with me on my trip to Washington later this fall. That being said, I would not repurchase this SPF.

You may like this if you are a mineral sunscreen loyalist with dry skin. Otherwise, I would skip it.

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Versed Bodycare Review

Buff It Out AHA Exfoliating Body Scrub

The Versed Buff It Out Exfoliating Body Scrub is the ultimate solution for achieving a smooth and bright complexion. Infused with lactic and glycolic acid, this creamy body exfoliator effectively targets hyperpigmentation, bumps, and dry patches. Uniform, microfine pumice ensures a gentle yet effective exfoliation, while pomegranate enzymes boost cell renewal, leaving your skin looking fresh and bright. This body scrub is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and helps banish body breakouts, chicken skin, strawberry legs, and uneven texture.

I have been a diehard fan of the First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser since it launched. But when I saw that Versed offered a similar product, I immediately added it to my cart. The Versed Body Scrub is just as effective as the First Aid Beauty and it costs a little bit less. Since I go through so much of this type of scrub, it just makes sense to buy the Versed.

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Press Restart Gentle Retinol Body Lotion

Press Restart Gentle Retinol Body Lotion

The Versed Press Restart Gentle Retinol Body Lotion Unscented is formulated with pure retinol, hydrating squalane, and enriching cocoa butter. This body lotion offers more than just hydration. It aims to enhance skin firmness, improve texture, boost brightness, and address body blemishes along with their subsequent dark spots. The encapsulated retinol works gently to rejuvenate the skin, complemented by ingredients that lock in moisture to combat dryness. This non-greasy formula is designed to provide the benefits of retinol not just for the face, but for the entire body. It can be massaged into dry skin areas, aiding in reducing the appearance of skin crepiness on the chest, firming the skin around the knees, and smoothing rough elbows.

I know that retinol is a great anti-aging ingredient. It is the best way to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. If it is so good at reducing the signs of aging on the face, then it makes sense to also use retinol on the body. A few years ago you couldn’t find many options for a retinol body lotion. Now there are options at every price point. I like this one from Versed because it is affordable, comes in an aesthetically pleasing package, and is unscented.

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Total Package Replenishing Body Lotion SPF30

Total Package Replenishing Body Lotion SPF30

Total Package Replenishing Body Lotion SPF30 is a multifunctional body lotion that skillfully blends hydration with broad-spectrum sun protection. Its lightweight formula features cupuaçu butter, known for being twice as hydrating as shea butter, and grapeseed oil, a source of soothing antioxidants. This combination replenishes moisture effectively without leaving a heavy or greasy feel. The lotion includes a sheer, non-sticky mineral SPF, derived from non-nano zinc oxide, which provides defense against UVA, UVB, and blue light rays.

I really appreciate the unscented formula of this sunscreen, especially since it’s perfect for sensitive skin. What’s impressive is how it feels more like a luxurious body lotion than your typical SPF, thanks to its soothing ingredients. It’s been a game-changer for my dry skin. I didn’t find it heavy or greasy, and it absorbs pretty quickly, unlike some other sunscreens that can take ages to rub in. Just a note, occasionally the bottle may become clogged, although it’s easily remedied by removing the dispenser and clearing it out. Additionally, while SPF 30 is suitable for daily use, I personally prefer a stronger level of protection, particularly for prolonged outdoor activities or beach days.

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Overall Thoughts On Versed Skincare

For the most part, I enjoyed the Versed skincare products I tried. Of everything I tested, my favorites are the Day Maker Microcrystal Skin Exfoliator, Baby Cheeks Hydrating Milk Toner, and Buff It Out Exfoliating Body Scrub.

While you can buy Versed at Target, don’t forget to check out the Versed website for special deals and promotions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Versed products considered natural?
A: Versed is a clean brand, which means they use non-toxic ingredients, both natural and lab-created. They focus on safe and effective ingredients, regardless of their origin, and avoid toxic or questionable ingredients, whether natural or synthetic.

Q: Is Versed vegan and cruelty-free?
A: Yes, Versed is proudly vegan and cruelty-free, certified by Leaping Bunny.

Q: Are Versed products free from parabens and sulfates?
A: Absolutely. Versed products are free from parabens, sulfates, and over 1350+ questionable ingredients.

Q: Are Versed products safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A: Most products are safe for new moms and moms-to-be. However, it’s recommended to skip Press Restart, The Shortcut, and Doctor’s Visit during pregnancy or nursing, and consult your doctor before using Weekend Glow, Keep the Peace, Just Breathe, and Back-Up Plan.

Q: Are Versed products ethically made?
A: Yes, Versed is committed to ethical practices. They vet their manufacturing partners based on formula quality, production at accessible prices, and a commitment to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which include safe and fair labor, product safety, and environmental stewardship.

Q: Does Versed ship internationally?
A: Yes, Versed ships to Canada, the UK, Australia, and partially to the EU. For orders of $100 or more in local currency, international shipping is free. For countries not listed, Versed can be found at Boots, Cult Beauty, LookFantastic, and Revolve.

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