In today’s article, I’m sharing my detailed and honest Alpyn Beauty review after testing 9 of their bestsellers. I tested nearly the entire Alpyn skincare line including their Pore Perfecting Liquid Exfoliator, Melt Moisturizer, Bounce Cream, Ghostberry Moisturizer, Cream Cleanser, Lip Plumping Mask, Vitamin C Serum and Niacinamide Firming Serum.
Alpyn Beauty is a sustainably sourced skin care line formulated with a proprietary blend of wildcrafted alpine botanicals and actives grown in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The feminine brand has a clean, minimalistic look and seems to continuously strive to create innovative and interesting formulas. My personal favorites from the Alpyn Beauty line are the Pore Perfecting Liquid Exfoliator, Wild Huckleberry 8 Acid Polishing Peel, Bearberry Vitamin C Serum, Alpyn Beauty Triple C Bounce Cream. Read on for Alpyn Beauty’s hit and misses!
Super Peptide & Ghostberry Moisturizer
I’ve been testing the Alpyn Beauty Super Peptide & Ghostberry Moisturiser this winter. This is specifically formulated for wrinkle repair and has a very rich yet silky custard like consistency and no scent. I find the ingredients are impressive with 8 peptides to help relax lines, 5 ceramides, Ghostberry & Tasmanian Pepper. Peptides and ceramides have been all the rage lately, and I normally see these in serums not moisturizers. I do prefer these types of actives in my serums, since moisturizers aren’t designed to penetrate the skin as effectively. But if you’re looking for a moisturiser with plenty of anti-aging actives, I have to say the Alpyn Beauty one is thoughtfully formulated. It’s just not something I would personally go for.
Pore Perfecting Liquid Liquid Exfoliator
This is a standout in the Alpyn Beauty line – it’s very effective and feels like a treatment on its own. This would be great for you if you deal with breakouts or have oily skin. There’s a bit of a sulfur like scent to it, but I can feel it working immediately. It’s packed with actives, including 2% salicylic acid, borage seed, tremella mushroom, vitamin c, sodium hyaluronate, peptides and more. There’s a bit of sulfur like scent to it that may be off-putting to those with sensitive noses. But it’s so subtle, I don’t notice it too much unless I’m really trying.
Juneberry & Collagen Hydrating Cream Cleanser
I have to say the Alpyn Beauty Cream Cleanser is an interesting and fun cleanser to use. It’s a true cold cream like the ones our parents used, but with a modern twist. This feels incredibly creamy and hydrating and the little jojoba beads provide a bit of manual exfoliation. I still find an oil cleanser to be more effective than this at removing makeup, but if you’re in the market for a natural cream cleanser, I’m pretty sure Alpyn Beauty is the only clean beauty brand that makes one.
Here’s what OBL reader San says about the Juneberry Collagen Cream Cleanser,
I love this “no suds” cleanser, and it cleans my face quickly and beautifully. It was first given to me as a gift. I had not heard of the product line before, but quickly made note of it when I first tried it.
The new Alpyn Beauty Triple C Brightening Bounce Cream was a pleasant surprise with its unique fluffy texture, indulgent formulation and super citrus scent. This cream’s bouncy! If you’re a Vitamin C lover, this is a great brightening addition to layer on top of Vitamin C serum. It begins with a base of 50% organic Aloe juice and contains a plethora of ingredients, most notably three forms of clinically proven Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside).
While moisturizers can often be boring to me, the Alpyn Beauty cream is a fun hot pink shade, actually has a “bouncy” consistency, and smells like a glass of orange juice. Alpyn Beauty Triple C Brightening Cream has a jelly like cream consistency and feels hydrating on the skin in a juicy way not a sealant way. This is also a pretty thick cream, so not ideal if you’re looking for something very thin and lightweight Because of the various nourishing oils included, the cream also feels velvety and absorbs without leaving a feeling of residue or film sitting on top.
I enjoyed Alpyn Beauty’s Vitamin C serum but my friend didn’t! The consistency is unusual I must admit – like a mousse cream serum. I like that it’s jam-packed with actives including Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tripeptide-29, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein and even Bakuchiol.
This serum has an interesting texture that’s different from the majority of Vitamin C serums in the market. Bearberry Vitamin C serum isn’t a transparent serum but more of a creamy milky color and has an airy mousse-like consistency. It fees weightless on skin, absorbs very quickly and provides the slightest tingling from the actives. However, not everyone will enjoy this type of texture and some might find it off putting.
Bearberry Leaf, Licorice Root and Vitamin C help with hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The airy, weightless formula has no pilling issues and works well under makeup and sunscreen. Alpyn Beauty Bearberry Vitamin C serum has an interesting resinous yet citrus scent.
While most luxury clean beauty serums are 1 oz, I appreciate that Alpyn Beauty’s is a whole 2 oz. You get twice the usual amount of product, which makes their a very affordable luxury product in reality.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Squalane, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bakuchiol, Tocopherol (Mixed), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Azelaic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Linoleic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Waxl, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid (Dha), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Lactic Acid, Tripeptide-29, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Water, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract
The new Alpyn Beauty Lip Mask is a super thick, dense moisturizing lip balm and mask in one powered by sweet blue agave leaf and hyaluronic acid. Willow bark softens lips and chokeberries and Vitamin E nourish lips. Sweet blue agave lead provides hydration. I find this to be an effective SOS lip treatment for when my lips need a major makeover. It stays on your lips for a long time and works for a longer period than most lip balms.
The Alpyn Beauty 8-Acid Polishing Peel is a smooth and creamy product that smoothes texture and brightens the complexion using a double exfoliation method.
This peel combines both a blend of acids and physical exfoliation from bamboo powder to provide the best of both exfoliating worlds.
Alpyn Beauty’s Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel is actually effective and neither overly gentle nor irritating. It contains eight naturally-derived acids:
- Salicylic acid
- Citric acid
- Malic Acid
- Tartaric Acid
- Glycolic Acid
- Azelaic Acid
- Ferulic Acid
- Lactic Acids
The Alpyn Beauty Peel helps refine the look of skin by dissolving dead surface cells. I apply for five minutes until it almost or completely dries and rinse off with warm water. I feel a pleasant tingling of the skin that lets me know it’s working, and my skin feels and looks instantly smoother and polished. This product impressed me the most out of all the Alpyn Beauty products I’ve tried and I highly recommend it as a weekly treatment to ensure you’re clearing out your pores and sloughing off dead skin cells.
The Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer is a medium consistency cream, so neither lightweight nor dense. It has more of a whipped texture and sinks into my skin very well. While I enjoyed this moisturizer, I wasn’t head over heels in love. I just didn’t find myself reaching for this as often as their Triple C Brightening Cream.
The Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer does have an impressive list of ingredients that works on a variety of skin issues simultaneously to hydrate, brighten, nourish and provide anti-aging benefits:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Squalane and other hydrating oils
- Vitamin C and centella asiatica
- Bakuchiol (a natural alternative to retinol) and Tripeptide-29
- Glycolic acid to exfoliate
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Diheptyl Succinate, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Stearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Squalane, Tripeptide-29, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycolic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Maltodextrin, Lecithin, Bakuchiol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Ceramide Ng, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
The new Alpyn Beauty Wild Nettle & Niacinamide Firming Serum is a pleasantly goopy serum that works to tighten skin. The cloudy serum features a relatively new star ingredient to the skincare world – rambutan.
Rambutan is a Southeast Asian fruit that’s said to visibly firm and plump the skin. It’s high in vitamin C, vitamin Bs including niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine, good fatty acids and amino acids.
Niacinamide helps improve skin texture and tone and can also fade dark spots.
I personally love a goopy and milky serum and the Alpyn Beauty Firming Serum absorbs and hydrates well. I do feel a subtle tightening effect, but don’t expect miracles from one product.
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Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.