Thursday, November 30, 2023

Facial Cleansers: Compare

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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
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
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
Skin Concern
Gentle, exfoliating cleanser for aging skin
Basic, affordable cleanser with no frills
$10 (MSRP)
$6.80 - $12
5 fluid ounces
8 or 16 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.
Yes, it does contain fragrance.
Yes, it does contain fragrance, but a fragrance-free version of the cleanser is available.
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.
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.
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