Today for your reviewing pleasure I have decided to take a look at another Acure product. I have reviewed one of their facial masks and you can read all about that in my Acure: Cell Stimulating Facial Mask post. Instead of reviewing another facial mask I will actually be talking about one of their facial cleansers.
I will be up front with this and tell you that this was not my favorite face wash that I have ever used. There are definitely some pros and cons with this product that I will be going through. So be prepared to be hit with some knowledge with this review. First and foremost let’s see what Acure has to say about their Facial Cleansing Gel with superfruit and chlorella for combo to oily skin.
“This gentle antioxidant rich cleanser is hard at work, washing away dirt and oil while removing makeup to leave your skin radiant and refreshed. Won’t strip your skin’s natural acid mantle for superior moisture balance and protection. Wash away those worries!” – Acure
As always I will start with the cons of this product and end with the pros. I personally like to end my reviews on a good note ❤
I could not get this cleanser off for the life of me. I don’t know what it was about this cleanser (maybe it’s the gel) but I always felt like I had a slight residue left over. No matter how much I rinsed my face off with a washcloth or whatever I could still feel this slight film to it. I really don’t like that.
When I first started using this cleanser things seemed to be going pretty great. My skin was looking really good but every once in awhile my face would break out. This usually happened around the time I’d get my period so I attributed it to hormones rushing about. Can’t fault a cleanser for crazy hormones after all.
As time wore on though my breakouts started to get closer together and they began to last longer. Next thing I knew I went an entire month with a breakout. I now believe this has more to do with the fact it feels like it leaves residue behind. My skin can be pretty sensitive and I think after a while it just couldn’t handle it.
Speaking of my sensitive skin this product also seems to really dry my skin out. Luckily I have a moisturizer I can use but seriously this gel cleanser seems to dry it out more than my usual facial cleansers have.
There were some pros to this product though. A little goes a long way and it lathers up rather nicely. I also like how it smells. Some cleansers smell so… I don’t even know a word for it! They smell so medical. Does that make sense? This product has a nice smell to it.
It’s vegan, sulfate, paraben, and cruelty free. Those are all really important things so I’m giving them brownie points for that. In fact that is originally why I decided to try this product in the first place.
Acure’s Facial Gel Cleanser also comes at a fairly decent price. A four fluid ounce bottle it going to run you about ten bucks. That’s really not that bad at all. You can also find Acure products at Target, many food co-ops, and online. So the availability is a selling point.
My skin did not like this product. That being said skin types are so different that just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work for your skin. This isn’t an overly expensive product so I think it is worth the gamble to try it out for yourself. If it doesn’t work out you’re only out ten dollars, which isn’t terrible.
This product is cruelty free and vegan (which means no animal products are used to create it) so you have the peace of mind that you are not harming animals in anyway while using this facial cleanser. There are more products coming out like this but there isn’t a huge market available so I would give it a shot if you’re in the market for a new cleanser and can’t find another brand.
That being said I would go into it with some lower expectations. I don’t want you to be incredible disappointed if it turns out your skin reacts to this cleanser the way my skin did. If you have sensitive skin you might want to skip this product all together.
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Also if anyone has used this product before please comment below. I would be curious to see if I was the only one who seemed to have these issues or if it was common among users. I think that would help provide a lot of insight.