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Skin Ceuticals Gentle Cleanser
Member Name: jjrose
Skin Ceuticals Gentle Cleanser
Date: 29/03/12, updated on 29/03/12 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Gentle cleansing action
Disadvantages: Not very effective removing make-up
I'm one of those unlucky teenagers who have problems with facial skin. I have been battling acnes and red spots ever since I hit puberty. Compared to 2 years ago, my facial skin is looking better but I have to make sure that I choose the right products for my skin to keep the acnes as minimal a problem as possible. This is when I was recommeded the above product by one of my friends. I bought this product quite some time ago per my friend's suggestion and also since I've got some gift vouchers.
The Skin Ceuticals gentle cleanser comes in a white plastic bottle with a black nozzle that has press-and-pump action similar to lotion bottles. The bottle is simple in design and the pump is quite smooth, so I have no problems trying to get the pump to work. I've paid around £20.00 for a 240 ml bottle of this cleanser from amazon.co.uk. Personally, I think it's a bit pricey for a facial cleanser but the quantity you get is twice as much compared to some other cleansers.
As for how it works, I usually use one to two pumps in the showers and this is enough to clean my face if I have a light layer of make-up on. However, after a long day at uni, my face gets really oily and I would have to wash my face twice to get all the make-up and oil off my face. One problem I have is that it doesn't really clean my eye make-up, especially it leaves dark smudges of eye liner and it is really frustrating to see the panda eyes when I come out of the shower. In retrospect, I think it is because this cleanser is aiming for a gentle touch and maybe removing eye make-up effectively requires some heave duty chemicals.
From my experience, I think the product does leave my skin smooth and clean without any irritation. The main reason I started using this product to tone down my acnes and spots; but after using this product for two months, it doesn't really feel that the product has any significant affects in controlling the acnes. In my opinion, I think it is a good cleanser for normal sensitive skin; it just doesn't do a good job in terms of keeping acnes at bay.
I finished this product about 3 months ago and since then I've started to use a different type of cleanser. From my experience, having a good night sleep and good eating habits have a great influence in reducing the acnes. Therefore, I think choosing the right cleanser is important but there are other factors at play in my case. The product from Skin Ceuticals didn't leave me disappointed but I'm not entirely impressed by its performance, especially since the price is quite high and I expect it to deliver well. Nevertheless, this product might the right one for someone with the right skin type, so I wouldn't rule this out completely.
Thank you for reading. :) x
Summary: Good cleanser, just not the right one for me.