Since I lost my makeup bag I’m slowly making the switch to organic beauty products. However, there’s one product that I’m having difficulty giving up and that’s Philosophy Purity cleanser. It smells like a day spa (relaxing), but after careful inspection it doesn’t have the best ingredients for my skin. I knew there had to be an organic product that cleansed my face with a nice smell. Since I’ve fallen in love with Avalon Organics Grapefruit & Geranium hand & body lotion (read review here) I figured I would try the Avalon Organics Lavender cleansing gel.
The price was great ($6.00) and it had a nice lavender scent. I used the product for two days, but had to return it since it left my face feeling so dry, when I smiled my skin felt as though it would crack.
After speaking with the vitamin skin care rep at my local Sprouts market, she recommended two cleansers that she uses for her combination skin, which is what I have, Derma-e Facial Cleansing Gel and A–D–E creamy cleanser by Earthscience. She explained that she switches between the two. It made sense so I purchased both for about $9.00 a piece. On most days I use Derma-e Facial Cleansing Gel, but when my skin feels dry I use A–D–E creamy cleanser by Earthscience.
I have been rotating between both products for the past two weeks.
Pros: Certified organic, light scent of pineapple, not tested on animals, dissolves makeup leaving my face feeling clean without drying, low foaming (but you get used to it) and it’s made in the USA.
Cons: Packaging is generic, I know it’s so minor, but what can I say I’m a sucker for cool packaging.
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 pumpkins
Pros: Paraben free, hypoallergenic, not tested on animals, moisturizes as it cleans, light scent and made in the USA.
Cons: Contains PEG-8 Stearate-synthetic Polymer made from Oxirane (Ethylene Oxide) and fatty acids, used as an Emulsifier / Humectant / Surfactant
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 pumpkins
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