I got a sample of this. I haven’t even used it up and I’ve had it for a very long time. My first impression after reading the ingredients was: Is this a mask or a cleanser? It has kaolin2 to absorb oil but it’s going to be on my skin for like, a second.. I don’t.. understand.
It has the same consistency as that Neutrogena mask and cleanser 2 in 1. I used it a couple times but I really don’t like it. I find this product strips my skin way too much and takes a ton of water just to get it off. Even then, I’m left with a whitish residue on my face and dry patches everywhere – and my skin is oily! Very oily! I used it a lot during the humid summer but my skin just rebelled afterwards. I’m shocked it says for normal to oily skin on the package. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone with normal skin at all. One look at the ingredients should tell you to stay far, far away. Ouch, lemon extract1. I had to slather on a lot of moisturizer after washing with this cleanser. The only plus is it lathers well.
|1lemon extract||Lemon extract in skincare is a known skin sensitizer and irritant. It can have antibacterial properties but it’s incredibly irritating, as lemon juice has a pH of 2, which is very acidic and its use is linked with damage to your skin’s acid mantle. Lemon extract/juice/peel/oil does way more harm than good. Using lemon juice on your skin, or products containing lemon extract, lemon oil, lemon peel and even other citrus extracts and peel oils (like orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.) can cause brown discolorations and red rash looking irritation when you go out into the sun. This is a reaction known as phytophotodermatitis.|
|2kaolin||a clay much like any other, absorbs excess oil and dirt from skin. High in potassium and can be used in cleansers to give a silkier feel. Also has anti-caking properties; said to be ideal for sensitive skin.|
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