Karuna AM+PM Collection:
Karuna has been in my glam closet for at least 5 years now. Their sheet masks are some of the BEST! Last year the brand launched a new clean beauty line and have now added the NEW Karuna AM+PM Collection to that line. The new clean beauty line is free of parabens, SLS, Mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, and parathletes! When Karuna reached out to try the new cleanser and hydrating serum before it launches I immediately said YES!
The NEW Karuna AM+PM Cleanser is a gentle foaming cleanser that cleans and nourishes the skin. Olive oil, Hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and lavender oil left my skin feeling clean but not squeaky. The foam texture is light. It actually felt hydrating while I washed my face. My skin was actually glowing after; it looked hydrated. I keep it in the shower to make it easy to clean off and I will say a half a pump goes a long way.
I tried it both at night to remove my makeup and morning to refresh my skin post-sleep. While it worked great for both (I did still need something for my eye makeup) I prefer it for morning refresh. I just loved how fresh and glowing my skin looked after.
I also tried the NEW Karuna AM+PM Hydrating Serum. I REALLY liked this serum. A small drop is all I needed for my face and neck. It is basically the serum in the hydrating sheet mask that you can use morning and night when there isn’t enough time to mask! Peptides, lavender oil, coconut water, and vitamin B3 help to hydrated without leaving a sticky feeling or heaviness. The texture is more watery than silk. It absorbs super quick and to my surprise matte! My skin feels soft and plump after applying it.
There is a light reflector in it that leaves the skin glowing. Great for summer coming up when I usually skip heavier products and just go with a cc cream. The scent is light— I can really smell the B3 in it– probably from years of spa work with that specific ingredient. I don’t smell the lavender at all. It is soft enough that a cream or oil would layer over it perfectly for added hydration or moisture.
Overall, I really like both products. The cleanser is in my shower for my morning routine and I like the serum in the morning also.