'I got my hands on QV’s hydrating skincare collection. Here are my honest thoughts.'

Thanks to our brand partner, EGO QV

You know how there are some brands you just trust? They've been around for yonks, they're available at all the stores, and they always do what they say they're going to do? QV, is one of those brands. They're so reliable you almost look past them. Yet, there are so many bad products out there that you always seem to venture back to the reliable ones. 

I first tried the new QV Face products last year and couldn't stop banging on about them on the You Beauty podcast, which I co-host three days a week. I was SO impressed with how hydrating they are and the luxuriousness of the formulas for such an affordable price. 

For context, let me tell you about my skin because it's a real mess. It's so sensitive, literally everything seems to make me red for a solid 30 minutes. It's definitely not cute in the morning if I need to look presentable. And the dehydration... my goodness, my face is like a drought-stricken river bed, begging for some water. This is why I need good hydrating products that are going to effectively give my skin some hydration, and quickly. 

What is QV Face skincare?

The QV Face range offers a complete skincare regime, from cleansers to moisturisers. These products have recently been reformulated with ceramides, and each product is completely free from fragrance and combines ingredients like, niacinamide, avemide15, vitamin B3 complex, and safflower oil to help protect and hydrate delicate skin. In simple non-science words, they are formulated with clever ingredients that make your skin firmer and your complexion clearer and more radiant. 


Sign us ALL up. 

There are 12 products in the range, however I'm going to be telling you about two of my faves. The products range in price from $5.99 to $24.99 (which is an absolute delight to see in the current climate), and you can get them from most pharmacies. 

QV Face Gentle Cleanser.

We begin with the first step of any skin routine – cleansing. I am time-poor and lazy, so I like to cleanse in the shower, so having a pump top like the QV Face Gentle Cleanser is a huge win because of the ease and accessibility. It can be near impossible to open some products when your hands are all slippery. I also love that it's affordable, so if my husband uses it, I won't have a heart attack, unlike the time I caught him using an expensive bath oil all over his body. It's also soap-free and amazing for sensitive skin, so any residue isn't going to irritate my son's precious skin. It's so wild the things you start worrying about when you're a parent. 

Here's why I love it. 

  • The new ceramide formulation helps to support your skin barrier, whilst the safflower oil protects your skin against the drying effects of cleansing or moisture loss during cleansing, while the vitamin E provides antioxidant benefits.

  • It maintains the skin's protective properties and doesn't strip away natural oils like soap can.

  • It's enriched with safflower oil, it's super gentle and is a lightly foaming cleanser. This makes it ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.

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QV Face Nurturing Night Cream.

The QV Face Nurturing Night Cream is heaven. It's honestly the best way to describe it. Imagine going for a really long jog, but you're not good at jogging (lol me), and you get home, so parched you think you might self-combust. Then, you finally have the biggest glass of water in the world. This is exactly what this product feels like on a dehydrated face. I said a few months ago on the podcast that this product feels way more spenny than the price tag lends itself to, and so many people who have since bought it have agreed. It's so rich and luxurious. 

Here's why I love it. 

  • It hydrates your skin while you sleep by replacing vital moisture lost during the day.  

  • The formula is non-comedogenic, so it won't block your pores even though it's thick.  

  • It can improve skin elasticity and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

  • The vitamin B3 complex helps reduce skin sensitivities, and the safflower oil replenishes moisture levels.

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The verdict.

They're great for someone starting out in skincare or someone that doesn't use many products. They're also great for people with complicated skincare routines (guilty), because their gentle formulas slide in nicely and pair beautifully with more intense activities. 

I genuinely can't imagine a human who wouldn't like these products. They're universally excellent and you really couldn't want much more from your skincare. They're gentle, effective, nourishing, hydrating, and affordable. It's all there. 

Shop the fragrance-free QV Face Gentle Cleanser and QV Face Nurturing Cream from your local pharmacy.

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Our new refreshed QV Face range is a complete facial skincare regime scientifically formualted for sensitive skin types. Each product is completely free from fragrance & irritants and combines ingredients like Ceramides, Vitamin B3 Complex, Safflower Oil and Vitamin E to help protect and hydrate delicate skin. The result? A fresher, firmer, more radiant-looking skin.