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Skin type: combination, sensitive
Today, I am here to share my views about ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser. It’s a three-in-one product which gives a visibly radiant, glowing skin. Kindly read on to know more.
Price: $42 for 100 ml
A 3-in-1 gel cleanser, exfoliator and mask to nourish, smooth and visibly brighten the complexion. Moringa seed extract cleanses and removes makeup, while jojoba spheres gently exfoliate and melt away to leave skin clear and smooth. Pumpkin enzymes remove dull cells, revealing a radiant glow. Suitable for all skin types and ages.
Smooth a small amount over your face, neck and décolleté working in small, circular movements. Rinse away with warm water, muslin cloth or damp cotton wool. Repeat as desired to remove all traces of stubborn makeup and leave skin beautifully clear. Use daily for an optimal skin. Leave on for 15 minutes twice a week to allow the mask to activate.
White truffle, wild yam & willow bark. Caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, jojoba esters, lactobacillus/pumpkin fruit ferment filtrate, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, water (aqua), coconut alkanes, sucrose laurate, sucrose stearate, phenoxyethanol, limonene, vaccinium vitis-idaea seed oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, coco-caprylate/caprate, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, cedrus atlantica bark oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, ethylhexylglycerin, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, linalool, moringa oleifera seed extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower extract, disodium phosphate, rosa damascena flower oil, citric acid, citronellol, benzyl benzoate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.
It is packaged in an aubergine coloured tube with a golden chrome coloured screw-on cap. This tube comes packaged in a white and aubergine coloured cardboard box. The packaging can be termed as travel-friendly.
My Experience with ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser:
I had heard and read about ESPA, and hence picked up a few face and body skincare products for myself. Before I start, let me tell you I have a combination skin, which is sensitive. It tends to dry easily and, at the same time, gets irritated or breaks out in summers. So today I will be sharing my views about ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser, which is an exfoliating cleanser cum mask.
It’s a white coloured gel with soft, smooth granules. It gets applied easily, does not hurt or feel scratchy. Jojoba granules are ultra-soft and they feel smooth and soothing against the skin. Initially, I started using this pro cleanser on a daily basis as a regular morning face cleanser.
First, I would moisten my facial and neck skin with warm water. Then, take a dollop of this pro cleanser in my palms and use my fingers lightly to massage this all over my face and neck, until the jojoba spheres melted. I would wait for five minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Even after washing with warm water, the skin would feel a bit oily, as if some serum or cream has been applied. This feeling goes away after some time, leaving the skin smooth and soft. The cleanser gives a radiant glow to my face and skin feels softer and smoother. It firms and tones the skin, making it look younger. Once a week, I used to leave this cleanser on my face for ten to fifteen minutes.
This became my daily regime but a few days later I realised that it was making my skin a bit dry and stretchy. So, I stopped using it on a daily basis and started using it thrice a week. This routine was okay for me until I noticed that I started getting some breakouts on my face, especially when I left this formula on my skin for ten to fifteen minutes. I was a bit confused. It was either the product not suiting my skin type or my skin misbehaving due to extremely hot summers!
I was in a dilemma, so I completely stopped using this product. Meanwhile someone at home started using this product and it started showing brilliant results, without any irritation or side effects. Wow! I asked if they’re using the clenaser on a daily basis and the reply was a definite yes. The person I am referring here has a normal skin type, by the way.
So here was the catch: this product does have something that irritates and breaks out my sensitive skin. Well, that does not mean it will not suit other people with sensitive skins. Two days ago, I again tried this product and I got one or two tiny bumps on my face, which will eventually dry up or go away. It either makes my skin dry and stretchy, or I get one or two bumps.
I am definitely not repurchasing this cleanser for myself at least. I have used this cleanser on and off over a period of three months before finally reviewing it. Overall, it’s a good product, which does not suit my skin type. In my opinion, this product is okay for normal skin type. Combination, dry, sensitive and oily skin types should try a sample or travel size first before opting for the full size.
Pros of ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser:
• Three-in-one product – cleanser, exfoliator and mask.
• Thoroughly cleanses, removes dead skin, dull cells and any makeup residue.
• Gently exfoliates, leaving skin clear and smooth.
• Gives a radiant glow.
• Nourishes, tones and firms the skin texture.
• Skin feels smoothened, soft and supple.
• Visibly brightens the complexion.
Cons of ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser:
• Not suitable for my skin type!
• Tends to dry and irritate or cause breakouts.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser?
Yes, I do recommend but I am definitely not repurchasing this for myself.
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