Continuing with my series of skin care, especially for the coming winters, today I am reviewing a cleanser from Caudalie. Caudalie is a French Pharmacy brand, which has some very nice, natural, gentle yet effective skin care products in its itinerary; which are loved my makeup artists all over the world. My skin is normal to combination type, which turns dry in winters. I had, more or less, given up on all foaming cleansers for my face; since foaming cleansers left my skin a bit too squeaky clean for my liking, and with a tight, dry and stretchy feel to my skin. Hence I always preferred cream and oil-based cleansers for my face. However, I had heard a lot of rave reviews regarding this brand, and had used a sample of this cleanser. Yes dears, I liked the sample so much that I bought the full size version of this cleanser.
A naturally effective blend of grape extracts, sage, and chamomile provide vitamins, purifying benefits, and soothing effects, removing makeup and impurities while improving overall complexion well being. From the first use, the complexion is immaculate, toned, and radiant. This delightful wash works for all skin types, and is especially tuned to the needs of combination and sensitive skin. Refresh your skin with Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. It transforms into light and airy foam, which gently yet effectively removes make up, dirt and oil from your skin, for a deep cleansing experience. Ideal for all skin types, including even the most sensitive skin, it’s enriched with extracts of grape and chamomile to calm and soothe redness. This caring cleanser will leave you with a rejuvenated and clear complexion. Dermatologist tested.
Directions For Use:
- Apply morning and evening onto damp skin.
- Rinse with water.
- Do not shake before use.
- Clear your skin with the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser, a purifying formula with a gentle touch.
The cleanser is free from parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, any mineral contents, Sodium Laureth Sulphate; as well as any product of Animal origin. It contains 98.7% ingredients of plant origin. Caudalieis against animal testing.
I got it for 13 GBP (including shipping) for 150 ml of product.
My Experience with Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser:
I was a bit apprehensive when I first tried out the sample of this product. However, after 1-2 washes, I fell completely in love with this foaming cleanser, so much so that I immediately bought it online after I finished up the sample bottle. The product is a thin, watery liquid, which comes inside a green color plastic bottle; having a pump. The pump is covered by a whitish, transparent, plastic lid. The pump is rather of a special quality. As soon as you press the pump, the liquid inside the bottle converts into airy, weightless foam. What you get on your palm is not the liquid, but the foam (yes, just like a shaving foam, but of course, much lighter). One pump of the bottle is enough to cleanse your face and neck area; however, if your face is full of makeup, 2-3 pumps of foam will be needed.
The foam can be applied to either dry or wet skin. On applying to the skin, the foam disintegrates into mild, gentle, and transparent soapy water. The soapy water does not have any strong fragrance; in fact, the fragrance is mild, like cucumber, and extremely fresh. This soapy water is effective enough to cut through from any type of skin product; from sunscreen to very heavy makeup. It does not irritate the eyes. It removes all makeup without any major scrubbing needed. It has not broken me out.
It cleans my face very well, without leaving any squeaky or stretchy sensation on the face. It leaves a nice glow to my face, and my face feels really clean. Since only a pump or two is needed for each time use, this cleanser will easily last me 4-6 months with once a day use.
In fact, being a foaming cleanser, it will suit all oily skin types; being very mild cleanser, it will suit all dry skin types; and being made mostly of plant products and very mild fragrance, it will suit even the most sensitive skin types.
Pros of Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser:
- Mostly plant origin ingredients.
- Against animal testing.
- Does not contain parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, minerals, sodium laureth sulphate, or any animal product.
- Plastic bottle, sturdy packaging.
- Pump dispenser.
- Pump converts the liquid cleanser inside into foam; which then squirts out.
- The foam is very mild, airy and lightweight.
- It immediately converts into a soapy water texture on contact with skin.
- Can be used on dry as well as wet face.
- Very mild, fresh fragrance.
- Does not irritate the eyes.
- Very gentle, yet extremely effective cleanser.
- Gets rid of all makeup, without much scrubbing needed.
- Does not leave a squeaky, tight feel to the skin.
- Has not broken up my face.
- Will last a long time.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Dermatologist tested.
Cons of Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser:
- Not available in India.
Would I Repurchase Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser?
Yes, of course.
Would I Recommend Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser?
Yes, I will. It is suitable for all skin types, and can be used for any dirt or grime or makeup, during any time of the year. French pharmacy brands are renowned all over the world for their excellent quality, and brands like Bioderma and Caudalie are prime examples of this. If you ever get you hands on this one, hold tight. Do not let go of this. You will definitely fall in love.
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