Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash

My face skin suddenly turned dry several months ago. This happened as a result of too often being exposed by air conditioning and lack of hydration. After a while I was so lazy to treat my face by applying mask. I depended only to daily moisturizer and peeling. As the result, my face became so dry.

Realizing that I started getting itchy rash, I went to shop to find new product which is more hydrating. Then the Vitamin E line of The Body Shop had caught my attention. I bought the toner and facial wash. I have written my review on the toner formerly, now I will share my opinion about the facial wash as well.

A gentle facial wash that lathers on the skin to leave it feeling clean, soft and refreshed.
Size: 100ml

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Cocamide DEA (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Carica papaya (Papaya Seed Oil) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Methyl 2-Octynoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour), CI 15510 (Colour), CI 17200 (Colour).

The consistency is creamy. I find that it doesn’t lather well if I use it while my skin is dirty or covered by makeup, but will if my face is cleaner. Therefore I prefer cleanse the makeup first with cleansing milk before wash it with this product. It does cleanse and leaves my skin feeling slick and moisturized instead of squeaky.

It smells exactly the same as the toner: typical TBS Vitamin E fragrance, which smells like classic rose.
It’s not stripping nor making me break out so I guess this facial wash is gentle enough for my skin.

To see how it works, I tried to wash my face using this product without initially removing my makeup (I used BB cream and loose powder). Surprisingly it cleaned up my face pretty well. I deliberately apply cleansing milk afterward just to check whether it surely cleansed properly or not, and I found that it does a good job of cleansing the makeup from my face. I got no traces of makeup residue on my cotton pad. But still, I prefer double cleansing.

I also intentionally tried not to apply toner after using this product to check how the product moisturizes the skin. My face didn’t feel tight. But after ten minutes, my face felt a little bit itchy as a sign that my skin dehydrated.


Rabia said...

Great Share..Thanks for it..
facial Cleansing

Stephanie said...

Hi there! Maybe you can use a moisturizer suited for drier skin types. I've tried the Olay Total Effects in Gentle formula and it's great at eliminating those patchy, dry skin. Plus, it's a drugstore brand, so it's quite affordable!

But, if you have combination skin type, you can try the Olay White Radiance Intensive Whitening Lotion. It moisturizes combination to oily skin decently and is pretty lightweight on the face.

Also, drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday to make sure that your skin is well taken care of from the inside.

Hope this helps a little bit in solving your dry skin problems :)

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SafexSolutions said...

Great post..Is it best Facial Cleansing Product? Can I use it in Winter?

mapple said...

Hi SafexSolution, I personally love this facial foam. I read that this is detergent-free. So must be mild enough. In my personal opinion, it must be quiet suitable to be used for winter since it is intended to moisten the face. Besides, it also contains soy oil. I don’t know whether it is the best or not, but I’m quiet satisfied with it