“ Brand: Amie / Type: Facial Wash / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Cleanses, Purifies / Product line: Amie Morning Dew „
I have used amie's 'Morning Clear Purifyinf Facial Wash' for many years now, and I would highly recommend it over most other face washes for young skin.
This face wash comes in a 150ml, 5.07 fl.oz matte pastel pink squeeze tube. At the top, it has the logo 'amie' in silver, and underneath in green it says pure & natural beauty. It uses a colour scheme of baby pink, fushia and green, with an appealing floral design along the bottom of the bottle. It boasts that it includes harmonising natural extracts: orange blossom, mayblossom, elderflower and raspberry, and it is pH balanced and soap free. The beautiful and clean look of the packaging really caught my eye, and it gives the impression of a fresh and natural face wash.
After rinsing face with water basically smooth on a 10p sized amount and then rinse off after massaging it into your skin. Follow with a scrub, and then moisturiser (you don't need the scrub really, it justs helps), I use the other scrub and moisturiser from the amie range. It's that simple. I use it morning and night and it has kept my skin really soft and clear.
It has a nice clean smell, and is a pale pink which matches the bottle. It feels slightly lumpy but smooths into your skin really easily, and rinses off quite easily too, no need for a toner as it is not a cream face wash. It feels very cooling and clean on your skin, though sometimes when you wash it off there is some remaining on your skin, so you need to be careful.
Aqua, caprylic triglyceride, theobroma cacao seed butter, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, cetyly esters, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, synthetic beeswax, Phenoxyethaneol, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, betaine, panthenol, citrus aurantium amara flower extract, rubus idaeus fruit extract, Sambucus nigra flower extract, crataegus monogia fruit extract, benzophenone-4, sodium hydroxide, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, disodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sorbitan acid, CI 15510 (orange 4), CI 17200 (red 33)
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Where to buy.
Boots discontinued it, but it is easily found online for about £5.00
I would highly recommend this for young skin, 11+, as I have used it for years and it has kept my skin super clean, and after trying other face washes I couldn't find any other with results that were as good, very good value for money
I bought this ages ago, and wanted to eat it. It smells that good. I have very sensitive skin and perioral dermatitus, which is a pain especially when you are cleansing you face. It's brilliant for that, doesn't cause aggrivation, soothing in some ways, doesn't dry out the face. It has a strange texture, almost oily feel, but it won't leave you feeling caked up. On it's own, used twice a day, it calmed down my red, angry skin, but I didn't feel stripped dry clean. Except a few spots surpassed its meek benzyl whatever based acne fighter, and my pores were looking a bit worse for ware. I threw it to the back of the cupboard and forgot about it for a while. It wasn't until a few months later that I fell in love with this, I started using Clearasil Ultra deep pore treatment scrub. This is like a raging bull to your skin, way way harsh, but enough salicylic acid to floor a horse, so my skin cleared up. But it became very tempremental, easily reddened, it didn't help at all with calming. So Now I use that for one week, then Amie for a while until I feel I need a few days spot treatment. As partners they are brilliant, really reccomend it. I'm happy that I can recognise the ingrediants, and its been advertised on many of my favoured natural skincare websites, so I feel like I'm treating my skin when I use this. I am looking forward to trying out the moisteriser from this brand, I hope its as good as this.
My only other problem with it is that its very easy to use too much or too little, its hard to tell if you are using the right amount, and it doesn't lather up, so it doesn't feel like its cleaning your skin. Not good with mascara either.
I confess, I am in love with the Amie moisturiser. So whilst in boots one day, stocking up on moisturiser, they had a 3 for 2 offer on all skincare. Dumping 2 of the moisturisers into my basket, I hesitantly added this; the Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash.
The packaging of this product is gorgeous, a 150ml clear tube, showing the thick pink liquid inside. On the said tube is pretty green and hot pink flower details. Also of course the brand, name of product, short product description and naturally active ingredients, printed following the same colour scheme.
Upon opening this product you can smell the wonderful floral scent. It is fairly fruity and fresh but you get that hint of fresh cut flowers. I presume the scent is down to the orange blossom, elderflower, mayblossom and rasberry.
You are advised to use this morning and night by smoothing it over your wet face and rinsing away with warm water. I squeezed it out and was surprised by just how thick it was, luckily the whole in the tube is small so it is very easy to control how much of the liquid comes out. I didn't follow the instructions exactly, I first rinsed my face with warm to water to open up the pores, massaged in the face wash and then rinsed my face with cold water to seal the pores. To my surprise the wash didn't foam up at all although this is probably due to the lack of sodium lauryll sulphate.
I was dissapointed with the results, almost immediately after my skin felt dry and way too tight, this carried on even after moisturising. To give it a fair test I continued using the face wash for a few more days. Unfortunately every time my skin felt drier, after less than a week my skin was extremely dry and flaky in patches.
Overall I really wouldn't recommend this as it just dries up skin whilst cleansing. Luckily as it was 3 for 2 I didn't have to pay for it, nor would I ever pay for it as it doesn't work!
I don't really use things for my face much, I usually just give my face a splash of cold water. But I know I should be kinder to my ( sensitive/combination/dry - it's complicated ) skin and recently a 3for2 on facial skincare was on offer at Boots so I thought what the heck? I bought this, Simple cleansing facial wipes and a cucumber clay mask.
Amie Morning CLEAR Facial Wash is aimed at teenagers, and people in their 20's. Basically if you have young skin. It's around £4-5 for an 150ml tube, which I find quite reasonable. It's pH balanced and, well, you can Google that for more info. It also contains no harsh chemicals and it's soap free , so this making it kinder to sensitive skin too. It claims to remove dirt, make-up and oil from your face leaving it refreshed , soft and smooth without stripping or drying out the skin. It's against animal testing too, which may add attention to dear animal lovers like myself!
It's got a gorgeous smell ( you can barely smell it when it's in the tube, but test it on your hand, or when you put it on and the smell kicks in ) of orange blossom, elderflower, may blossom and raspberry. Okay so I'm not sure I can smell everything from there but whatever I smell , I love it!
To use ( you can use a cleanser first, but this is not necessary ) you just massage a good amount over WET skin then rinse away with warm water. Use morning and night and also , on the tube it says follow up with Amie Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser , but I don't do that and honestly, it's perfectly fine on its own ?
Well , in my opinion I think this is amazing! It smelt lovely and the results were great. My skin was noticeably cleaner, smoother and softer. I hardly wear make-up, just the odd foundation or lip gloss so I'd have to go in further to see if it's good at removing make-up as well as dirt! It doesn't foam up much but this is probably because it's soap free, but no one wants foam in their eyes right ? It still works just as good! Some people have said it leaves an oily residue on your face, but I didn't get that effect at all. I think it may differ depending on your skin type.
I recommend this to pretty much anyone, no matter what skin type you are. It's not directly for the younger skin groups , so if you're NOT in the target market for this product, I wouldn't worry. I'll definitely keep using this product, this is the one for me. 5/5!
This is a facial wash that is aimed at teenagers and on the bottle it says Purely for young skin. However I'm 30, loved the look of the packaging and the fact that it didn't sound like it would be harsh in anyway and so bought it. I got mine form Waitrose for £4.95 for 150ml. This is actually more than I would usually spend on facewash - normally spend a couple of quid on a supermarket or Boot's on brand but I figured maybe I should actually start treating my skin a bit more kindly so this sounded nice.
The facial wash is free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, GMO or animal extracts. Now ok I don't know what half of those are but at least it sounded like it was a fairly natural product and not full of chemicals that might irriate or dry the skin.
The fragrance is orange blossom, elderflower, mayblossom and raspberry. However I would say it is only very lightly fragranced and it just has a pleasant mildly fruity/ floral smell.
The facial wash itself is pale pink and when you squeeze it out of the bottle it comes out quite slowly, is quite thick and actually looks more like a moisturiser in my opinion! In fact when i squeezed some out the first time I had to check the bottle again to make sure I hadn't picked up a moisturiser by mistake. I think this may be because it is soap free that it has this texture. When you massage it into your face it does not foam up at all but I think that is quite nice too as you don't get bubbles in your eyes!
It was easy to rinse off under the shower which is where i always cleanse my face. Afterwards I could actually notice a difference, my face felt refreshed , clean and soft. My skin was not dry afterwards which is sometimes what happens on my forehead after using other facial washes.
I would recommend this facial wash - it is simple, soap free, ph balanced and is a great everyday cleanser whether you are 14 or 40 I would say.
The Amie skincare range is the brainchild of Fiona Parkhouse, an ex-Estee Lauder marketing executive. She wanted an affordable and effective skincare range that her own twelve year old daughter could use, and that wouldn't contain harsh chemicals. Everything in the range has been teen-tested.
I read about this range in a newspaper article and as I am on a quest of my own to find pure products without unpleasant chemical additives, I decided to give the facial wash a try. Admittedly I'm older than the target market of teens and twenty-somethings, but that didn't mean I couldn't use it!
The newspaper article stated it was on sale in Boots and Superdrug, so I popped in Superdrug and found it at £4.95 for a 150ml tube. It's a soft pink colour, with a delicate floral scent. I found the texture was quite creamy to use. It doesn't really foam up much, but that's probably because it doesn't contain a lot of chemical foaming agents such as sodium laurel sulphate or sodium laureth sulphate (known skin irritants). It's also good to know it doesn't contain parabens, mineral oils, petrochemicals, genetically modified ingredients and has not been tested on animals. It is made up of 96.8% natural ingredients.
What it does contain are may blossom and elderflower to decongest and prevent spots and orange blossom and raspberry to tone. It's PH balanced and soap free.
Overall I found this has a good cleansing effect and is fine for washing off make-up. It leaves my skin feeling tingly, but although it's good for the t-zone, my cheeks are starting to feel a little too dry and in need of more moisturing than usual. I suspect this is one best left to the teens and twenties who might be suffereing from oilier skin breakouts. Still, I wish I'd had something like this when I was a spotty teenager!
Soap-free cleanser that removes dirt and impurities without leaving your skin dry /