Thursday, August 16, 2018

Facial Cleansers: Compare


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Pros
Gentle and effective cleanser; does not contain sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan; rosewater and cucumber extract give it a pleasant smell; gentle enough to be used on eyes; it is soap-free so it won't leave behind any film or residue
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
Gentle and effective foaming cleanser; pleasant smell; small amount goes a long way
Cons
Expensive; you will still need to use makeup remover
Not an effective anti-aging treatment; tested on animals; not moisturizing enough for very dry skin
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 (including sensitive)
Suitable for all skin types but might not be moisturizing enough for very dry skin
Suitable for normal to combination skin types
Skin Concern
Very gentle cleanser for soothing and softening skin that is easily irritated
Gentle, exfoliating cleanser for aging skin
Gentle cleanser for soothing aging skin and restoring its natural eco-balance
Price
$15 or $38
$10 (MSRP)
$45
Size
1.7 or 5.1 fluid ounces
5 fluid ounces
5 fluid ounces
Technology or Active Ingredients
The cleanser's active ingredient is soy protein, which provides amino acids that help maintain skin's moisture, elasticity and firmness. Additional important ingredients in the cleanser include borage seed oil for nourishment, as well as cucumber extract and rosewater. Cucumber extract is known for possessing powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It provides an immediate cooling effect and helps to calm skin. Rosewater is known for its calming, balancing and toning properties and helps to reduce redness in the skin.
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.
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
No, it does not contain synthetic fragrances, but it is formulated with rosewater and cucumber extract, which give it a pleasant smell.
Yes, it does contain fragrance.
Yes, it does contain fragrance.
Ingredients
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Peg-35 Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, BHA, BHT.
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
(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 white tube 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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