PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer by Alpyn Beauty
Alpyn Beauty

PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer

alpyn beauty PlantGenius® Melt Moisturizer with Bakuchiol 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

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Skin Type

it feels and smells great and has really helped my combination skin

- Sephora User

there is minimal scent and works great with my combination skin

- Sephora User



it melts into the skin and hydrates it but the best part is my skin still feels hydrated even after i wake up the next morning

- Sephora User

when i apply this, my skin instantly looks hydrated and plump

- Sephora User



this moisturizer did not irritate me at all or give me any of the more hard core effects of a retinol

- Sephora User

all i’ve gotten is results, i’ve tried a plethora of moisturizers over the years and many were good but still left my skin feeling dull and a little rough, this one is a definite standout

- Sephora User



after every application my skin looks so plump and radiant

- Sephora User

it moisturizes and hydrates beautifully making my skin soft, supple and visibly bright and plump

- Sephora User



i have fallen for this luxurious and rich yet lightweight moisturizer that keeps my skin súper nourished and glowing throughout the day

- Sephora User

a lightweight mositurizer that literally melts onto my skin, i've been using this as night and i live in the cold so i definitely need an added hydration and fell in love with the fact that it has a plant based ingredient with similiar benefits at retinol

- Sephora User


good for acne

from the first day my skin felt soft, more radiant, smooth and zero breakouts

- Sephora User

i have sensitive skin, prone to breakout but haven't experienced any with this moisturizer

- Sephora User



my skin is so soft and my wrinkles and fine lines are diminishing

- Sephora User

so far i have had a pretty significant improvement texturally and my fine lines have filled in quite nicely

- Sephora User
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sephora userJanuary 21, 2020

Exciting product -great ingredients

I received this complementary for review, but as a skincare enthusiast myself, I believe in the importance of ingredients! Thus, my review will focus heavily on the ingredients. First off, with hyaluronic acid being listed so high, it's not surprising to me that this does have an immediate smoothing effect. When I apply this, my skin instantly looks hydrated and plump. It is also high in antioxidant-rich ingredients, which are used to help the skin fight environmental stressors/free radical exposure. Some of my favorite ingredients include organic aloe, which is a great ingredient for calming/irritation as well as bakuchiol. Personally, I've had incredible results using bakuchiol and I consider it my "daytime retinol (alternative)". In the research on bakuchiol, we see the same receptor activation in the presence of either retinoic acid and bakuchiol - suggesting a relation. I don't consider bakuchiol to be the same as retinol/retinoids, but it does seem to help prevent breakouts/smooth my skin in the same way as retinol does (specifically retinol; I experience dryness with retinoids but not retinol - no dryness with bakuchiol). There is no fragrance in this product but the last two ingredients contribute to scent: lavender and orange. In usage, there is barely any discenable scent; I suspect these are at VERY low concentrations in this product. As far as using the product, it is a surprisingly lightweight cream even though it does contain excellent occlusive ingredients. It performs well under makeup, and I have not experienced any breakouts even though my skin is prone to acne. The only potential con I have is price, but considering this product is made in the US/sustainable/clean/cruelty-free/from a smaller brand, I do feel the price is fair. We don't talk enough about sustainability, and it's such an important conversation - it is VERY exciting to see a brand embrace this direction! Overall, it's definitely a recommendation from me!

sephora userJanuary 21, 2020

very hydrating, lightweight moisturizer

I have been using Melt Moisturizer for couple of weeks and I am in love with it. I use it in my AM routine but can be used both AM/PM. From the first day my skin felt soft, more radiant, smooth and zero breakouts. The texture of this moisturizer looks thick but don’t let that fool you. When you apply on the face, it feels lightweight, very hydrating, sinks in quickly and leaves you glowing. It is non greasy and sits well under makeup without pilling. Some of my stubborn acne scars have lighten up like almost gone with use of this moisturizer. Very excited to see more positive results in coming days. From the beautiful packaging to light scent to amazing result, this product is total keeper. The Melt Moisturizer was gifted by a brand and Octoly for testing and review. I am delighted I got to try it. I would be repurchasing it for sure.

sephora userJanuary 29, 2020

great cream

This gorgeously packaged moisturizer is packed with many beneficial ingredients: ceramides, squalane, bakuchiol, glycolic acid, just time name a few.. has a thicker consistency than my expectations when they claimed weightless. But it does MELT easily with the heat from your hands that leaves a velvety & importantly a non greasy finish. It does feel weightless on my skin once product is massaged into skin. I’ve noticed my skin plumper & glowy after a few weeks of use. I’ve used this with my retinol (from BeautyBio) & I’ve had no signs of irritation or flaking skin. I have sensitive acne/eczema prone skin & this cream didn’t instigate any patches! It is getting extremely dry too! But I do have to say I’d prefer to use this cream for cooler days in spring or fall. Not so much for the extreme colds or when it’s hot out. It does have an herbal scent to it. Sensitive smellers might want to be careful with this but I honestly love the scent! The freshness is amazing. I also love that it only contains clean ingredients, vegan & crueltyfree ✅ **received a free sample in exchange for an honest review**

sephora userJanuary 22, 2020

Super Effective!

I love how weightless this moisturizer is. The texture is creamy and light with a velvety finish. It makes my skin feel refreshed immediately after application and it skins in pretty quickly. The glass packaging is quite heavy and durable. In fact, my daughter dropped it on the floor once and it didn’t break, so I’m impressed! I’ve been using the product for about a week now. After the first use, I actually had a little bit of purging. What that means is that I had three whiteheads that appeared on my t-zone. They only lasted 24 hours and I did not have any more purging after that which was nice. I am not upset at the fact that it happened because I understand that the product has Bakuchiol, a powerful anti-aging ingredient that can cause that to happen. Once the purging was gone I started noticing my skin already becoming slightly brighter and firmer. Which is very impressive for such short time use. My skin looks healthy and naturally glowy so I’m super stoked on the results already. I also find that the product provides enough hydration even during the winter months right now. I do use a Hyaluronic serum right before and they pair quite well together. My prefer frequency of use is once a day in the PM. And I always wear sunscreen during the day which is so important when using anti-aging products. All in all, I’d definitely recommend this product!

sephora userJanuary 24, 2020

I am giving this cream another shot

It is my first time hearing about this brand and trying anything from it. I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to receive this product complimentary for testing purposes, but as of this moment this product did not convince me. I have been using it for a little over a week now and I can say it's an interesting product. I love the packaging, I can tell it's good quality, even though for this price I would have preferred a pump. I am not usually very sensitive with smells, but this one has a strong herbal smell that it's been bothering me. As for the cream itself, I was expecting a lighter consistency that would easily absorb into my skin, but it was not the case, it had a thicker consistency that I had to massage it and massaged into my skin to absorb it faster. I am going to give it another shot, but for now on this is my honest opinion.


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Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oilhazard
Olea Europaea Fruit Oilacne
Sorbitan Stearateirritant
Cetyl Alcoholacneirritant
Benzyl Alcoholhazard
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oilacneirritant
Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oilacne