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With my bank balance as it is currently I'm not looking to spend a penny that I don't have to. As things have been running out in the house I've been looking to use others before replacing them. In the kitchen I'm starting to use up things from the freezer. I'm being much more experimental and have found a number of new recipes that are actually quite good. I ran out of toothpaste in the bathroom and found that in my drawer of samples and unused gifts there was a handful of small toothpastes. Makes me sound really cheap but it's just that kind of month unfortunately. My face wash ran out last week and I started to search through the drawer for a replacement. At the back of the drawer was exactly what I needed.
A green tone container that read Aveda exfoliating cleanser. I remembered getting this last Christmas and that whoever it was that bought it for me had left the price tag on it (£19.99 for 150ml). A lot of money for a facial cleanser. My regular is just short of half that price. Maybe when it's a present for someone you pay a little more but wow that's still a lot.
Reading the back it says that this cleanser will help to remove impurities and skin dulling surface cells as the cleanser is Tourmaline charged. As with a lot of these make-ups, cleansers and creams that are advertised as having this, that and the other in them it doesn't really help me because I have no clue what these chemicals and such are! Normally I would shrug and just try the product and never find out what the ingredient is but as I'm writing this review I'll lend you a hand and look this one up for you.
A crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium and either lithium or potassium. It's classified as a semi-precious stone and comes in many colours.
I can't seem to find exact wording as to how it is used in this or other facial washes. My assumption is that small grains of it are in the wash to rub across the skin and take off dull or dry skin flakes.
Other ingredients include jojoba beads and mango butter. All of which leave the skin feeling super soft afterwards. Never a bad thing! I have sensitive and sometimes rather dry skin especially in the winter months so having a wash that makes my skin feel nourished before thinking about putting a facial cream on is great.
I used a good sized bit the first time but found that I only needed to use a small amount so for the price you pay for this at least it'll last for a while. I generally use a facial wash every other day so should last for about 4 months.
Something I've noticed about this wash is that it has helped to clear up the skin at the corners of my nose. I'm not spotty but sometimes a little red or dry in those spots.
As for smell I'm not sure how to explain. It's has a rather pleasant fragrance however faint.
The cleanser itself isn't harsh on the skin like some more gritty ones. Wet the skin and then rub on the cleanser and build up the lather. It foams quite nicely and washes off with ease.
If you see this in the shops don't be put off by the price. It'll last a while and works really well. I'm really glad it was in my drawer of extras and unused gifts. There's a whole product line by Aveda in the Tourmaline range so keep a look out for them.
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