Thursday, August 16, 2018

Facial Cleansers: Compare


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Pros
Affordable; gentle and effective cleanser and exfoliator; oil-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic; soap-free, so it won't leave behind any film or residue
Affordable; gentle and effective cleanser; non-comedogenic
Gentle and effective foaming cleanser; pleasant smell; small amount goes a long way
Cons
Not an effective anti-aging treatment; tested on animals; not moisturizing enough for very dry skin
Tested on animals; contains fragrance, so not good for sensitive skin; you will still need to use makeup remover
Very expensive; contains fragrance, so not good for sensitive skin; foaming ingredients may be needlessly drying for skin; you will still need to use makeup remover
Skin Type
Suitable for all skin types but might not be moisturizing enough for very dry skin
Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types
Suitable for normal to combination skin types
Skin Concern
Gentle, exfoliating cleanser for aging skin
Basic, affordable cleanser with no frills
Gentle cleanser for soothing aging skin and restoring its natural eco-balance
Price
$10 (MSRP)
$6.80 - $12
$45
Size
5 fluid ounces
8 or 16 fluid ounces
5 fluid ounces
Technology or Active Ingredients
This anti-aging cleanser's active ingredient is a Natural Shiitake Complex, which is a natural antioxidant derived from shiitake mushrooms that are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Formulated with fine microbeads to exfoliate surface cells, the cleanser works to speed up your skin's natural renewal process and enhance the youthful appearance of your complexion in just 4 weeks.
This cleanser has a very basic formula consisting of water, gentle detergents and glycerin, a humectant.
The cleanser contains tulip tree extract and mallow extract. The tulip tree extract (amplified by Bioglucane) has de-polluting properties, which help to purify skin, protect the integrity of its natural defense barriers and maintain its overall eco-balance. The mallow extract has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to sooth and protect dry and sensitive skin.
Fragrance
Yes, it does contain fragrance.
Yes, it does contain fragrance, but a fragrance-free version of the cleanser is available.
Yes, it does contain fragrance.
Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polyethylene, Lauryl Glucoside, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glycol Distearate, Laureth-4, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Algae Extract. May also contain: Sodium Hydroxide
Water, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer, glycerin, PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, sodium laureth sulfate, butylene glycol, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, phenoxyethanol, masking fragrance, panthenol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA, methylparaben.
(Chanel doesn't list ingredients on their website). Beautypedia.com: Water, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Laurate, Polyethylene, Lauric Acid, Potassium Myristate, Myristic Acid, PEG-3 Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Fragrance, Lauryl Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Polyquarternium-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Mallow Extract, Methylparaben, Liriodendron Tulipifera Leaf Wax, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
Product Design
It comes in an opaque pump bottle to limit exposure to light and air.
It comes in an opaque pump bottle to limit exposure to light and air.
It comes in an opaque white tube to limit exposure to light and air.
 
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