“ Brand: Bnatural / Type: Cleanser / Texture: Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
At the end of last Summer I was hunting for a new cleanser. I came across Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish. The reviews were great, but the price was out of my price range. I found an alternative, The Sanctuary's Hot Cloth Cleanser. I love this product, but recently ran out, and when I went to purchase more I realised it was no longer on 3-for-2, making it a tenner a tube, more than I really want to pay. I decided to try something new, and I purchased two different cleansers to see how they compared. The first was this one, Tesco's Bnatural Organic Cream Cleanser.
Before purchasing, I read a few reviews on the internet and they were good overall. I arrived at my local store, and there were three cleansers left on the shelf, priced at £4.37
The cream cleanser packaging makes the product look more expensive than it actually is. It is in a 150ml transparent bottle, with a pump lid. The label is white and pink with both green and white text.
We are told the cleanser contains 95% certified organic ingredients, it also says the fragrance is 100% natural which I thought may be warning the cleanser had an awful smell. There is a list of ingredients as well as the usual warnings with instructions on what to do should the product enter your eyes.
Unlike other cream cleansers, this one does not come with a muslin cloth although there is muslin cloths in the Bnaturals range to buy separately.
'Massage over the face morning and evening using the fingertips and then gently wipe off'. They go on to say they recommend using a muslin cloth to remove the cleanser.
Applying the cleanser was very easy. I love the pump idea, as it is easier to just pump out the amount you need, however I did find it a little difficult to get the pump to work. I was pushing it and pushing it but nothing came out, eventually I did something and it worked. That's probably just me been dosey though. The cleanser is a white colour, though there is a warning on the bottle which says the colour may vary due to natural extracts. It is a little thinner than the Sanctuary cleanser I had been using, but this has it's advantages as it does tend to spread more easily. As I mentioned earlier, I was a little worried about the smell but this really wasn't an issue for me. Maybe my sense of smell is not up to much, but I didn't think the cleanser had much of a fragrance to it. I prefer this as I don't like to put perfumed products on to my face.
I used a muslin cloth I already owned to remove the cleanser, though a flannel works just as well, if not better in my opinion. I decided to use the cleanser as I used previous similar washes rather than following the directions on the bottle as I feel the process I use is good for the skin. I ran the muslin under hot water and then held it over my face. I then rubbed the muslin on my skin to remove the cleanser before running it under cold water and holding it over my face again. I then patted the skin with a towel. The cleanser didn't make my skin feel tingly or anything like that and it was very easy to wash off so no complaints there.
I have been using the cream cleanser morning and night for a few weeks now, and so far so good. I was a little concerned that a change in face wash may irritate my skin but this has not been the case at all. My skin is radiant and blemish free and feels sparkly clean after use. I have found the cleanser to be very similar to The Sanctuary Hot Cloth Cleanser I had been using previously but the major difference is the price. This is £5 cheaper, which over a year soon adds up. I also like that it is so easy to get hold of, just grab a bottle with your food shopping. Previously I would never have considered buying a supermarket brand of cleanser, but I am so glad I did, this is great, cheap product that is well worth trying.
I did not discover this product personally, it came recommended by my sister! She found it in a well known supermarket and passed it on to me (suffering from mild acne/spots and mild scalp psoriasis), thinking it could work on me. I must admit, I was swayed by its organic/natural presentation and abandoned another more chemical based cream for Bnatural...
I am of the firm opinion that the less unnatural materials we put on our skin, the better. So, this product without parabens (TO BE AVOIDED!!!) and composed mostly organic components, seemed like the way to go!!!
I started applying it in the morning. It's quite rich, white and soft. Not grainy or greasy. The pump makes it a 'clean' experience, also good. The smell, some aren't sold, I found it reassuring!!! Reminded me of my Grandmother. I have a feeling this is another marketing ploy though, as in choosing scents that conjure up images of rolling fields and rose covered doorframes... Anyway, I liked it!
In terms of its moisturising effect, I was not so pleased though. I have dry patches on my neck and face plus spots which are sometimes red and sore. I applied this all over and found that the redness became more red while the dry spots seemed to remain dry. Tried over a week or so but found the same thing every morning. Maybe should have tried at night instead/as well??? I don't like the idea of getting cream on my pillow cases, hence the preference for the morning!
Won't be trying it again, but reckon it could be good for others.
When I saw this Bnatural Organic Cream Cleanser on special offer at Tesco's last month for only £1.99 I snapped it up. Its normal price is £3.97 which I feel is a bit expensive for a cleanser - as my normal everyday cleanser is Simple moisturising foaming facial wash which only cost around £1. However, I am interested in organic products especially for the skin on my face so I was happy to get the chance to try this.
This organic cream cleanser contains geranium , aloe vera, rose, jojoba oil and lavender oil along with a whole host of other appealing, natural ingredients. It is made form 95% certified organic ingredients and does not contain any mineral oil or parabens. The fragrance is 100% natural.
It comes in a very convenient pump dispenser that is easy to use. It pumps out just the right amount each time and even though I'm almost at the very end of this product the pump is still working perfectly, allowing me to squeeze the last little bit out of the bottle.
The cream itself is very thick and rich. You spread it onto your face, massage it in, and then use a soft, wet wash cloth to remove it. I find this feels like a very luxurious way to wash my face. The smell of this product is old-fashioned but just divine. To me it smells quite like roses although it only contains a little bit of rose oil blended in with everything else. The cream is very soothing on my skin and as soon as I spread it on it makes my skin feel calm and absolutely wonderful.
I also use this cleanser in the shower and then simply rinse it off under the shower as well and I find this technique works just fine as well.
Although as I mentioned before I do find the regular price to be a bit expensive, after reading another review of this product here on dooyoo and finding out a bit about methylparabens (which this doesn't contain) and also learning that this product is modeled on the much more expensive Liz Earle cleanser, I may decide to spring for this next time I go shopping instead of my regular stuff. It really is a very good, luxurious cleanser.
Organic skincare ranges have been around for a while now, but seem to have really taken off lately thanks to the negative press surrounding the use of parabens and their perceived link to premature aging. Parabens are a preservative used in almost all off the shelf cosmetics, the most common being methylparaben and propylparaben, used to extend the shelf life of products. Look in almost any regular skincare or makeup item and I almost guarantee you'll see methylparaben lurking at the bottom of the ingredient list. Most scientific research has concluded that the small amount of methylparaben used in cosmetics is unlikely to be harmful, I've become interested in discovering brands that have made the decision to 'go organic' and exclude parabens from their products. After all, anything that you apply on your skin is absorbed into the blood stream, so it's good to know that there is nothing potentially harmful in the products that you're using.
Bnatural is a relatively new range, launched in 2007 by Tesco, and which aims to use as high a percentage of certified organic ingredients as possible and the range contains 95% certified organic ingredients, no mineral oil or parabens, 100% natural fragrance, and like all Tesco's own brand beauty products, it's not tested on animals. Best of all in these credit crunched times, the range also puts a strong emphasis on being affordable - the Organic Cream Cleanser costs just £3.69 for 150ml.
The Organic Cream Cleanser contains geranium essential oil, a natural cleanser, to help balance and refresh the skin, and aloe vera for its soothing and moisturising properties. It also contains organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter, organic avocado oil, and organic rosehip seed oil, all of which work to condition the skin. It seems to have recently been renamed and was previously called Skin Brightening Cleanser and was marketed as being a cheaper alternative to Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish.
The packaging of the range is great - the cleanser comes in a tall, chunky 150ml plastic bottle which has a pump dispenser. The colour scheme is lovely - cream and pink, and very low key and classy. The packaging makes the product look far more expensive than it is, and it's a product that I actually keep out by the sink as it looks so good (not something that even my premium brand cosmetics normally get treated to)
To use, you simply dispense a 5p sized amount onto your fingers and massage over your face working in circles using your fingertips. You then rinse off - the instructions recommend using their own muslin cloth, but I have used it with a regular face flannel and just rinsing off with my fingers, and can't really say I've noticed a difference.
The pump dispenser makes it easy to get just the amount you need from the bottle meaning minimum wastage. The cleanser is white in colour and really thick and creamy and feels silky on your fingertips. Despite feeling thick it spreads well over the face and feels really rich when applying - you can definitely notice the moisturising presence of the cocoa and shea butter. I suffer from the dreaded combination skin, and it can be difficult to find products that work to tackle the oily patches without irritating the areas that tend to be drier. In that respect this is a great product: on rinsing off my skin doesn't feel at all tight or dry as it normally does with cheaper cleansers - it feels clean but nourished. This works fantastically whenever I am suffering from a bit of a dry patch as it really feels like it's taking care of the skin, and it quickly eliminates any flakiness.
My normal issue with cream or liquid cleansers is that I find they are not very deep cleansing and I can see a large amount of dirt left behind when I use a toner which often leads to breakouts further down the line. However, this seems to be very deep cleansing as well as nourishing as my toner doesn't seem to pick up any dirt at all after I've used this.
My only issue with this product is the smell. The fragrance is 100% natural and this is put across as a good plus point to the product. The smell is certainly natural smelling, hard to put my finger on it, but the rosehip seems to be the dominant scent, but I personally find it quite musty.
However, I find this product so good in every other aspect that I'm prepared to overlook a smell that's not quite to my taste. I would rate this cleanser as being up there with lots of the premium brand products I use, proving that you don't need to spend a fortune to have good looking skin.