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- Barneys New York recently launched a beauty line, Barneys New York Beauty.
- The collection consists of skin-care, body-care, and lip-care products.
- We reviewed every Barneys New York Beauty skin-care product to find out which ones are worth trying.
Even if you've never lived in New York City, you've probably heard of Barneys New York. The iconic department store was known for carrying both luxury and up-and-coming designers, promoting avant-garde fashion, and, of course, being a favorite destination for "Sex and the City"'s Carrie Bradshaw. However, after filing for bankruptcy in 2019, all the Barneys stores were closed and the brand sold off all its remaining inventory. There was relatively no news about Barneys for nearly two years, until Authentic Brands Group, the company that had acquired Barneys intellectual property, announced in September of 2022 that it had partnered with South Korea-based Gloent Group to reinvent the brand within the beauty category.
The Barneys New York Beauty collection currently consists of 10 skin-care products, four body-care products, two lip-care products, and, rather randomly, a premium Norwegian drinking water lineup. Here, we're going to focus on the skin care products, nearly all of which revolve around an ingredient developed by Barneys called Glocela. The antioxidant-rich Glocela combines eight active ingredients (cloudberry seed, cranberry, bilberry, edelweiss, Iceland moss, rock samphire, red algae, and alteromonas) whose main functions are to strengthen the skin's barrier and protect against free radicals.
The Glocela ingredient was what made me the most excited to try the Barneys skin-care products; my skin is chronically dry, and I'm always on the lookout for ways to build up my moisture barrier. This is especially true since I was recently diagnosed with rosacea, meaning I need to steer clear of all things irritating and gravitate more toward products that moisturize. So I decided to try all 10 of the skin-care products — keep reading for my honest review of each, as well as all the insider info you need to know about the brand.
Barneys New York Beauty Skincare Details
The skin-care collection includes a serum, a gel moisturizer, a thick moisturizer, a cleanser, an essence, and five sheet masks.
All the products except for four of the five sheet masks include the ingredient Glocela. The most important component of Glocela is the cloudberry seed, which improves skin tone, elasticity, and hydration.
All the skin-care products can be used on any skin type, but it's important to note that several products include active ingredients like AHAs, which could cause irritation.
The products are not fragrance-free, and have a light, fresh scent.
The brand lists many plant-based and cruelty-free formulations, but it's not clear from the website if every product has a similar claim.
The skin-care product prices range from $48 to $168.