- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 17/20
- Quality: 18/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Gentleness: 19/20
- Total: 89/100
6. The Selfless by Hyram Collection
Overall, I think the collection has its pros and cons. Let’s start with the eco-friendly packaging. I appreciate that all the products are made with recycled materials (like carbon neutral sugarcane bioplastic) and the ingredients are consciously sourced from Brazil. The brand also stands for social change (with every product purchased a portion of proceeds go toward providing communities with clean drinking water). And I’ve been trying to use more clean beauty products, so this line is a great start.
The brand is also thoughtful in its messaging. While the directions on every label clearly state when you should use each product, they also include a symbol in the front (a moon or a sun) that gives you a quick indicator of whether it’s for your morning or night routine. It’s a small design feature that makes a big impact.
Now, you already know how I feel about the nozzle applicators. I understand that it’s supposed to help cut down on using too much product at once, but it defeats the purpose if I can’t actually get the product out. I much prefer how the cleanser is packaged (in a simple squeeze bottle).
As for how each product felt on my skin, Hyram stuck to his word and created a gentle line that kept my sensitive skin happy throughout the whole routine. None of the products were heavy or irritating and the fact that most of the formulas were fragrance-free or lightly scented was a major bonus, as overpowering scents can really stop me from making a purchase.
So, is the collection worth the $$$? Kind of. It’s important to note that the prices are higher than the Inkey List products, which I was surprised to see given that they co-created the line together (so keep that in mind when purchasing).
The strongest contenders are definitely the cleanser and the retinol serum. They have both proven to be essential to my skincare routine and will continue to be moving forward. The products I wouldn’t buy again are the Mandelic Acid & Rice Bran Gentle Exfoliating Serum and Salicylic Acid & Sea Kelp Pore Clearing & Oil Control Serum (and the packaging has a lot to do with that). Overall, there are some hits and misses in the line, but it does deliver on its promise to soothe, smooth and clear up sensitive and acne-prone skin.