Thursday, August 16, 2018

Facial Cleansers: Compare


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Pros
Excellent cleanser and exfoliator that improves skin's tone and texture; can adjust brush heads and speed based on skin type; device is waterproof, so you can use it in the shower or bath; can use brush heads on other areas of your body such as your back, neck and décolleté ("Body" brush head is basically just a larger version of the "Normal" brush head); comes with 1 oz. trial sizes of Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser
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
Gentle and effective foaming cleanser; pleasant smell; small amount goes a long way
Cons
$200 is very expensive for a tool to help wash your face; brush heads cost $20 - $25 each and should be replaced every 3 - 4 months; only receive a "Normal" or "Sensitive" brush head with purchase and have to purchase others brush head types separately
Expensive; 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 (including sensitive)
Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive)
Suitable for normal to combination skin types
Skin Concern
Provides gentle cleansing and exfoliation to maintain healthy skin and/or alleviate skin concerns such as seborrhea dermatitis, rosacea and acne
Very gentle cleanser for soothing and softening skin that is easily irritated
Gentle cleanser for soothing aging skin and restoring its natural eco-balance
Price
$195 (2-year warranty and 90-day satisfaction guarantee)
$15 or $38
$45
Size
The device measures 7" x 2.8" (L x W) and weighs 2.2 pounds. The brush heads are about 2" in diameter.
1.7 or 5.1 fluid ounces
5 fluid ounces
Technology or Active Ingredients
Hand-held device features a dual action brush head that oscillates at a sonic frequency of over 300 movements per second. It enhances the effectiveness of your cleanser by gently massaging your pores open to loosen dirt and oil and exfoliate away dead skin cells. It has rechargeable batteries that last for 30 minutes, and it comes with one of two replaceable brush head options - "Normal" or "Sensitive". There are four additional brush heads options sold separately including "Delicate", "Deep Pore", "Acne" and "Body".
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.
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
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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.
Ingredients
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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.
(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 three colors - Graphite Gray ("Normal" brush head included), White ("Sensitive" brush head included) or Pink ("Sensitive" brush head included).
It comes in an opaque white tube 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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