Cleanser Testing

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tried: The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser sample (btw, did you have any idea that they did samples? I didn’t! The sample container is way too cute. I love it more than the product, lol!)

Price and size: mine was a sample, but the full-size is 6.75oz and costs $12 (stats off the US site, Canada’s doesn’t have a catalogue)

Pros: My face didn’t turn into a blotchy mess, didn’t swell, and didn’t smell distinctly strange after the fact.

Cons: The cleanser did not smell fantastic. At all. It was gross. (Luckily, it didn’t linger). In addition, it didn’t make my skin feel clean, and it didn’t take off my make up very well; I had to re-cleanse with another cleanser and give it a good scrub.
The Final Decision: I’m not buying this. I’ll keep hunting, even if it means I have to have swollen hands for a few days – I’ve been spoiled by finding affordable, fantastic cleansers, and I won’t settle for anything less any more. I enjoy washing my face. My Freeman’s and Biore made it a treat – it was my favourite part of my shower! I have a teeny tiny sample of this, and I can’t even bring myself to finish it.
This would be good for you if: You have very dry, sensitive skin, and do not want something to take off your make-up. I think the residue-like feeling it left behind would be very moisturising, and it was definitely good for really sensitive skin, but it wasn’t anything special.

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