Why I Can’t Wait to Try Pharrell’s New Skin Care Line Humanrace

Why I Can’t Wait to Try Pharrell’s New Skin Care Line Humanrace

Whenever I hear the news of a celebrity launching their own skin care brand, I groan and roll my eyes. Let’s face it, we all know that these celebs typically don’t use the products they’re shilling and have top aestheticians and dermatologists on speed dial. A lot of celebrity skin care is actually just being really rich and able to afford procedures and products that we normal people can’t. Like, do you *really* think Kylie Jenner is using a $20 St. Ives scrub dupe on her face? Let’s just be real here for a moment … she’s definitely not.

But there seems to be an exception to that rule, and that’s Pharrell Williams. For years, people have wondered about Pharrell’s skin care routine and how he’s managed to look 25 for his entire life. For pretty much my whole adult existence, Pharrell has credited a routine of Cetaphil and cold water for his enviable, youthful glow, but real ones know that there definitely had to be more to the picture. After years and years of people wondering if he’d come out with a skin care line of his own, Pharrell finally launched Humanrace, his all-gender skin care line. And since its release, it’s been sold out, with new drops selling out almost immediately. Iconic!

 

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The Humanrace Skin Care Line

I gotta say, this has been the only celebrity launch (besides Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty) that I’ve been interested in. Pharrell partnered with his longtime dermatologist Dr. Elena Jones to create the first three products in the Humanrace line: the Rice Powder Cleanser, Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator, and the Humidifying Cream. Together, these three products make up what Pharrell and Dr. Jones considers the foundation of a good skin care routine. All of the products are also tapping into the sustainability train and are packaged in recyclable, refillable jars and bottles and also feature the brand’s name in Braille.

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Humanrace Rice Powder Cleanser

Who remembers the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Powder Cleanser? Well, I do, because it was one of my all-time favorite beauty products, and it seems like the Humanrace Rice Powder Cleanser might be a gentler version of it. It’s priced at $32 and is formulated with a blend of clay, rice powder, snow mushroom extract, and fruit extracts that gently cleanse your skin (and apparently remove makeup!). To use, simply dump a little of the powder in your palms, add water, and massage your face for at least a minute. It turns into a milky texture with a slight grit to it—perfect for those who love a good (but not skin-tearing) physical exfoliation.

 

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Humanrace Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator

Next up is the Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator, which is the chemical exfoliation product. It boasts 8% glycolic acid and 2% fruit enzyme AHAs, which work together to slough off dead skin cells, dirt, and debris. I’m honestly kind of confused about this product being released with the cleanser, which both have AHAs and are used to exfoliate the skin, but the instructions for the Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator say to use every two to three days.

 

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Humanrace Humidifying Cream

But the star of the Humanrace collection is the Humidifying Cream. The star ingredient is snow mushroom extract, a unique ingredient that acts like hyaluronic acid (aka it draws in water). But since the molecules of snow mushroom extract are smaller, it can penetrate the skin more deeply, hydrating the skin more than your typical HA. This cream also features hyaluronic acid, squalane, tiger leaf extract (or cica/centella asiatica), and adaptogens to create a nourishing, hydrating moisturizer experience, without the heaviness of your typical cream product.

 

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So are you interested in trying Pharrell’s new skin care line Humanrace? Or any other celebrity skin care lines? Let me know in the comments!

 

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