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Decleor is a premium French skincare brand which I love and I use a number of products from their range.
I tend to buy the products in sets as I feel that normally represents better value for money and the Aroma Cleanse came in one of the sets.
Decleor do quite a few cleansers which they brand as Aroma Cleanse which includes a cleansing milk, gel and mousse but this review is of the cream version which is suitable for dry skin. Note that Dooyoo have shown a product description above for a kit which includes the cleansing milk and not the cream I am reviewing.
As I bought mine in a set it came in a plastic tube with a flip top which contains 50ml of product. Bought alone the product comes in a 250ml bottle.
The product comes out of the tube easily, but I do wonder how easily it would come out of the bottle as the consistency is very thick.
This is a rich cream cleanser which is suitable for dry skin. It is quite a thick consistency and feels very soft and creamy when applied to the skin.
Simply apply with your fingertips and massage onto your face and neck. You will only need a small amount .This product is so gentle it can be used on your eyes as well.
Remove the cleanser either by rinsing off with water or with a cotton wool pad soaked in water or toner. If you try to remove this with a cotton wool pad alone it will leave product on your face.
This is very gentle on the skin and does not cause any irritation on my very dry sensitive skin on application.
The ingredients used in this include Angelica and Geranium Essential Oils, Cotton and Ginkgo Biloba Essential Waters and Oat Milk all of which are suitable for dry skin.
It has a light floral smell which is not overpowering.
What do I think?
I love Decleor products as they are made from natural ingredients, but this isn't my favourite cleanser as I feel it is too thick and creamy and it is very difficult to remove without using lots of water or toner on a cotton wool pad and even then I feel there is a residue left on my face.
It is very effective at removing make up and dirt but it takes ages to remove the cleanser and can still leave skin feeling a little tacky. After using this skin does feel soft but because the cleanser is tough to remove my face is quite red as my skin is very sensitive and I have to work hard to remove all traces of the product.
I have tried using this like a facial wash and apply to my face and then add water to create lather and I think it works best this way. However I actually don't like cleansing my skin this way. I prefer using a more liquid cleanser which I remove with cotton wool pads or a Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser where you don't use lots of water to take the product off as I find water irritates my skin and eyes.
Plus if I buy something described as a cleansing cream I don't expect to have to rinse the product off as I think that defeats the object of using a cleansing cream.
I would recommend this to people with dry skin that is not sensitive who don't mind using water to rinse it off. I think it would be too rich for normal or oily and combination skins so would not advise this particular Decleor cleanser.
It isn't my favourite and I much prefer their cleansing milk or my new favourite the cleaning water which I have already reviewed. Primarily because my skin is sensitive and I need products that are easy to apply and remove without over working my skin.
Price and Availability
Decleor is sold in beauty salons and department stores such as House of Fraser or John Lewis, but I usually buy online from Salon Skincare or other online retailors offering the best deal. It costs around £22 for 250ml at full price but can be bought for less if you shop around online. It will last for ages but is still quite expensive. Once opened it has a shelf life of 12 months.
I am afraid this only gets 3 stars from me as although it is effective and kind to skin, it takes a lot of work to remove all traces which is not good for very sensitive skin as it causes too much redness.
An absolute must-have for a complete cleansed skin, free from make-up and impurities / This essential kit includes: Decleor Aroma Cleanse Cleansing Milk Face & Eyes 400ml This ultra-light milk gently dissolves make-up and impurities from the face and eyes / Suitable , it softens, calms and decongests to leave the skin fresh, clear and perfectly balanced / Decleor Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion 400ml This lotion immediately refreshes the complexion and is essential to use after cleansing to complete the effective removal of make-up and impurities from the skin / Alcohol-free, it is suitable , preparing the skin for further skincare products application / Directions for use: Use the Cleansing Milk every morning and evening, apply with the fingertips, using light circular movements, then wipe off with a cotton pad / Follow with the Tonifying Lotion / Apply the lotion to face and neck with a cotton pad, every morning and evening after the milk / PLUS: Receive a free Decleor Aroma Cleanse Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream 15ml sample / A soft cream formula which exfoliates and smoothes the epidermis / It gently absorbs and eliminates impurities, and does not contain exfoliating particles, the gentlest and most natural way to renew your skin / It: Helps cleanse skin and removes impurities / Removes dead skin cells / Helps stimulate the cellular renewal process / Your clean, healthy and smooth skin recovers its even texture and has a healthy glow /