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Pure Essentials Cleansing Facial Wash

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Brand: Johnson's / Type: Facial Wash / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses,

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      17.08.2011 10:25
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      A very effective facial wash from the Pure Essentials range

      Whilst I own many expensive toiletries I consider myself a savvy shopper as I'm always on the look out for a bargain. I enjoy trying and testing out new products and a short time ago I discovered the Pure Essentials range, which is exclusive to Lloyds Pharmacy. There are an extensive amount of products from which to choose; all of which were reasonably priced and I found myself making 6 or 7 different purchases with a total cost of around £5. One of my bargain buys was their cleansing facial wash and this review discusses my experience with using the product.


      If you are familiar with the range you will be aware of their signature colours of white with a touch of blue text, which gives an appearance of calm despite this being what I would consider to be a value collection of toiletries. The 100 ml sturdy plastic tube sits on a transparent lid so will neatly stand in your bathroom cupboard. The tube is uncluttered and easy on the eye with a small amount of information contained on the reverse, which provides the directions for use together with a list of ingredients.


      The lid is easily flipped open and I gently squeeze the tube to dispense a small amount of the transparent good consistency fragrance free wash onto the palm of my hand. As directed I apply to my dampened face and gently massage whilst paying particular attention to problematic areas, such as the lower corners of my nose, forehead and chin. The wash provides a sufficient creamy lather and feels very soft and gentle on my skin. Due to its' extremely reasonable price, which I will provide further on in my review, I had expected to need to dispense a further amount of the wash, but this was not the case, as a little went a long way. The wash was easily rinsed away with warm water and I always splash my skin with cold to close and tighten the pores.

      Unlike many other brands of washes that I have used my skin did not feel dry or tight, which surprised me, particularly due to the citric acid content. However, I cannot admit to my skin feeling moisturised so it was necessary to apply my favourite moisturiser directly after use. We are informed that the wash is PH balanced and I cannot advise of any adverse reactions when using, as I found the product to be extremely gentle as well as effectively cleansing my skin and subsequently removing any dirt and impurities. I would have favoured an aroma, but this is solely personal preference and due to the fact that there is no scent this product is suited to both the male and female population.

      It is impossible for me to advise if this facial wash prevents spots, particularly as my skin has been blemish free for a considerable time, which I believe is due to a healthy diet and using the correct products for my T-zone skin. Whilst some brands of face washes are specifically tailored for certain skin types this product is suited for all. It is recommended that the wash be used morning and night as part of the Pure Essentials regime, but this is simply a sales gimmick in order to sell the remaining products within the range. My experience of using this wash is extremely positive and although I enjoy using my Liz Earle cleanser I am always open to trying out new products. Consequently, Pure Essentials Cleansing Facial Wash receives 5 stars from me together with a huge recommendation.


      As the list of ingredients is rather lengthy I do not intend copying them into this review. However, I can advise that the wash does not contain alcohol. The product should be used within 12 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty.


      The Pure Essentials range is exclusive to Lloyds Pharmacy where you can purchase this 100ml tube for the bargain price of £1.49.

      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading


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