Friday, March 14, 2014
Nude Purify Cleansing Wash
I bought this for my morning shower. To gently cleanse and wake up my skin. The marketing description on Sephora.com convinced me to give it a try. Key points that swayed me:
- meant to control breakouts and balance oily and combination skin
- contains cinnamon, ginger, and burnet root
- does not contain a whole bunch of bad stuff (ie. sulfates, parabens, GMOs etc)
- gluten free
- 100% natural fragrance
I like the consistency, it's semi-opaque with tiny white beads suspended throughout. I suppose the beads are meant to exfoliate, but there are not enough of them, and they melt really quickly. So I don't think there is much of a resurfacing effect. The cleanser feels gentle but effective... and really is a pleasure to use first thing in the morning.... except....
The 100% natural fragrance is not my favorite. Personally I can only describe it as "plastic vanilla cookie"... doesn't really smell very natural. The first few weeks, it was a bit off-putting... now after several weeks of using it, I'm still not a fan, but also no longer weirded out by it.
After I use this up, I'm moving onto something better scented. But I think eventually I might come back to Nude, it got my face clean without any negative side effects: no dryness, no breakouts... So one thumb up :)