Product Type: Tesco body care
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Cucumber face wash
Tesco Cucumber Facial Wash
Member Name: -becky-
Tesco Cucumber Facial Wash
Advantages: Price, packaging
Disadvantages: Left my skin dry, tight and blotchy
I often have several different face washes on the go at once as I think changing mine every so often stops my skin getting used to one in particular. It might sound a little odd but I think that if my skin gets used to the ingredients in a product it might not work as well as it does when I first began to use it, so I switch between a couple that I know are reliable and aren't harsh on my sensitive and dry skin.
At just 74p for a 150ml tube in Tesco's I thought this cucumber face wash would be worth a try to add to my small collection. Like a lot of people, I tend to judge quality on the price. High end skin care brands often work well (not always) but also have the price tag to match, so I'd much rather save my money and find something cheaper by a bit of trial and error and also reading reviews to guide me on my way.
The tube for this face wash is pretty basic, it's plain white with grey and green detailing and writing on the front. Crisp white always catches my eye as a fresh and natural product, which is what I hoped this would be. The lid is easy to open and allows just the right amount of product out of the tube for each use. I found that the clear gel product had just a nice consistency to it and wasn't too runny at all.
Being enriched with vitamin E and also being a cucumber face wash which is generally meant to soothe irritation and give a bit more of a radiant look to your skin, I was hoping I was onto a winner with the new found bargain...how wrong was I?!
I used an average amount of the face wash (the same as I'd use with any other) and found it didn't lather up very well. I continued to apply it to my face in circular motions as instructed on the tube and massaged it into my skin. After rinsing it off I could feel a tightness in my skin straight away and it also felt very drying to my skin. About 10 minutes after use my skin went a little blotchy, red and left me with a slight burning sensation on my face. I do have sensitive skin and react to a few things, so I don't know whether it was just my skin type or the product itself. Just to make sure that it wasn't anything else that my skin had reacted to, I tried it again on another occasion paying more attention to what I'd put on my skin beforehand but still found that it had the same affect. It definitely is not suitable for me and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone else with sensitive skin either!
Maybe the 74p price tag does have a downside. It was worth a try I suppose.
Summary: Not for anyone with sensitive skin