How are you gals! Hope all is well at your end :)) Today, I am here to share my latest skin care purchase which is getting my love and attention these days. It is a mild creamy cleanser from Andalou Naturals. This meyer lemon infused creamy cleanser is formulated for normal to combination skin beauties, still I tried it out of my curiosity for I read about its natural ingredients such as lemon, manuka honey, aloe, jojoba extract, rosehip oil etc., which work on oily skin as well. Moreover, my skin seems more or less combination type with improved texture and less break outs hence this cleanser totally worked on me. Let me also give you a small introductory brief about Andalou Naturals before exploring their products. All information is sourced from the net or from their official website.
“Founded by natural product pioneers Stacey Kelly Egide and Mark A. Egide, Andalou Naturals launched nationwide with Whole Foods Market in March 2011, with innovative fruit stem cell science based skin and hair care. Made thoughtfully and beautifully in Northern California, Andalou Naturals are Non-GMO Verified, Gluten-Free, 100% Vegetarian, Eco-Friendly, and Cruelty-Free.
The brand is sold primarily in the U.S. and Canada through natural health and beauty channels, as well as exporting to 11 different countries worldwide.
In their own words: “We Champion Certified Organic, Natural Origin, BioActive, and Fair-Trade Certified Ingredients, Pure Essential Oils, Vegetarian, Eco-Friendly, and Cruelty-Free Standards. We Reject Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Synthetic Colors and Dyes, Artificial Fragrances, Triclosan, GMO, PEG, MEA, TEA, DEA, Synthetic Preservatives and Parabens.”
Now that you know about Andalou Naturals, please read on further to know about this amazing cleanser.
$12.95 for 6.0 fl oz, I managed to get it for $5.99
Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science renews skin at the cellular level, blending nature and knowledge for visible brightening results. Fruit Stem Cell Complex and Manuka honey, rich in enzymes and antioxidants, gently diffuse into a velvety lather of creamy emollients to lift away impurities, as refreshing Meyer lemon and vitamin C stimulate circulation for improved clarity, tone, and texture. For fresh, clean skin, and a luminous complexion.
This creamy cleanser comes in a sturdy dark green plastic bottle packaging with pump dispenser. Since it does not have any safety cap over pump dispenser opening, I feel it is unsafe for travel purpose, also considering its bulky 6 fl oz size. It has a very strong fruity lemon honey mixed smell which is kind of overpowering, but it hardly stays for a second or so, no issues so far.
My Experience with Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser:
I had been looking for a decent cleanser after I finished off my Boscia one as my next repurchase order is under scrutiny by hubby 😛 and I wanted a quick alternative for my daily use. I am happy that I got an opportunity to try this Andalou Naturals Creamy Cleanser meanwhile. I was really fascinated by their claims of meeting minimum 70% certified organic ingredient content in all their formulations apart from supporting non-GMO products. I can feel that it is more or less natural for my skin as my face looks more bright yet soft and hydrated even when winters are back here with double dhamaal and dryness is all around.
This white cream like cleanser is slightly thick in consistency and forms immense lather in the shower in just 2 pumps which is more than enough to cover my face and neck. It rinses off easily without leaving any slick or oily feel unlike with other face gels or creamy cleansers. It does not rip off moisture from my skin, I just feel squeaky clean skin with soft glow, truly. I have tried Neutrogena Naturals Facial Cleanser too and while comparing it with this Andalou cleanser, I may say that Andalou cleanser worked slightly better for I do not feel any stretchy or dry skin even after using it twice a day. It also reminds me of Cetaphil cleanser sometimes because it looks like Cetaphil in texture and more or less, it also cleanses skin mildly which makes it perfect for any skin type irrespective of its overpowering fragrance.
I usually love to use it prior to scrubbing and deep cleansing so that my skin is softly cleansed and prepared for scrubbing and other sessions! Moreover, I always felt that whenever I opted for complete acne medicated skin care regimen, my acne and other issues do get resolve, but slowly my skin also loses its glow and softness. No matter how many efforts we put in, we cannot get rid of break outs and blackheads permanently, isn’t it? Hence, I always look for mild cleansers because my toner and day/night cream are already treating my skin disorders or acne. This cleanser seems a good deal for me especially in harsh winters when my skin is already craving for moisture and smoothness. It also keeps oil at bay for 3-4 hours which is amazing and I do feel that it will serve me well in summers too as it keeps in check oil secretion while maintaining hydration which is much needed. I must tell you it does not treat acne or blackheads; however, it melts away whiteheads and it does help in preventing future break outs and blackheads. Like I say, we have other treatments for acne and blackheads, this just clears and smooths out the skin which is of prime importance for me. I can see that it cleared my skin up to great extent in conjunction with OH skin care regimen and as long as I am using the night invigorating gel, I feel I should use this mild cleanser to soothe and smooth my skin. I also dropped the idea of repurchasing Bosica cleanser or any other high-end face wash as I can get 4-5 Andalou cleansers at that price 😛 Overall, a must-try cheap cleanser which works well and is comparable to many high-end cleansers honestly.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser:
- Andalou brand meets minimum 70% certified organic ingredient contents in all their formulations, hence this creamy cleanser is more or less natural as compared to other drugstore or high-end brand products.
- It claims to work on normal to combination skin, but it did work well on my oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin type.
- It won’t act on existing acne or zits, but it does prevent future breakouts and further damage.
- It easily rinses off without leaving any oily cast, just squeaky clean and hydrated skin.
- It is really mild to be used prior to scrubbing the skin.
- It does not dry out or rip off moisture from the skin.
- It also controls oil for 3-4 hours, also imparts glow to the skin.
- Such tempting list of naturally-derived ingredients which will work on any skin type.
- Just 2-3 pumps of cleanser is enough for the face and neck.
- Available at cheap deals and discounts all year round.
Cons of Andalou Naturals Meyer Lemon Creamy Cleanser:
- Its pump dispenser opening does not have a safety cap, hence it won’t be safe for travel purpose.
- The smell is really strong which might bother many of you.
- It may not work on existing acne or blackheads, though it surely prevents further damage, to be honest.
- I would love to get it for 5-6$ only unlike its original retail price 😛
Well, I do not have any major reason to skip this cleanser that comes at a good deal, it is really good for all skin types. If it works well on my skin, then I am sure all of you will love it! However, I would like to give it a second thought in summers before declaring it to be my HG cleanser. Yes gals, more or less, I am loving Andalou Naturals stuff and I am hooked on to it till it disappoints me or till hubby clears my purchase order 😀 Do try it out, its really amazing!! I am on my way to explore their BB creams, toners next, what do you say gals???
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