I shall be reviewing a face wash today. Anything which has acne control mentioned over it can’t be skipped, so I bought myself Vivel Purifying Face Wash, which claims to contain green tree extracts and is also dermatologically tested. Please read on further to see if green tree extract or the product claims turned out to be true in combating the acne.
Product Being Reviewed:
Vivel Purifying Face Wash (for oily/normal skin).
Green Tea, a known anti-oxidant scavenges free radicals caused due to pollution to purify the skin and antibacterial agent fights pimple causing infection. Oil balanced formula washes oil off the skin and gently cleanses to remove impurities without causing dryness.
INR 65 for 50 ml. It comes in a white-coloured tube packaging with a green coloured flip-top cap. As such, the cap is sturdy, so this can be carried while travelling without worrying about product spillage. Nothing fancy about this face wash’s packaging as most of them have a flip top cap with a tube beneath.
Aqua, sodium Laureth sulphate, Decyl glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betane, meltooligosyl, Glucoside/ Hydrogenated starch Hydrolysate, Acrylates/ stearath-20, methacrylate, Crosspolymer, Polysorbate-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium PCA, Polyquaternium-47, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, fragrance, DMDm Hydanation, Triclosan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Camella Sinesis Leaf extract, Benzophenone-4, C1-11680, C1- 74160.
My Take on Vivel Active Essentials Purifying Face Wash:
It is a transparent gel-like face wash which has a little citrus (y) smell to it. The smell is not at all bothersome. On the contrary, it feels light and pleasant. Only a little bit of face wash is required to cover the entire face. One more thing worth mentioning is that it does not lather much despite the presence of sodium laureth sulphate. Because of this, I never get a squeaky clean feeling after washing my face. However, my face has never felt dry or stretchy. Also, a lot of water is required to take this off from the face which is a big drawback. It also claims to be soap free which is good for my oily and acne-prone skin.
Now, coming to the most important part which is the acne-combating or acne-preventing properties. Well, neither did it aggravate the existing acne nor did it help to control the occurrence. I have been keeping my skin routine the same, but I still find one or two zits popping up now and then. Unfortunately, green tea extracts could not do wonders to my skin.
Summing the pros and cons:
Pros of Vivel Active Essentials Purifying Face Wash:
- It is soap free and dermatologically tested.
- Has green tea extracts which is supposed to be a soothing ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.
- Smells pleasant.
- A little bit of face wash is required to cover the face.
- No stretchy, dry feeling.
Cons of Vivel Active Essentials Purifying Face Wash:
- It does not lather at all (it may not be a con, but I don’t get a squeaky clean feeling despite the lather, again a personal choice).
- Does not help in preventing the recurrence of acne.
- Lot of water is required to take this off from the face.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Vivel Active Essentials Purifying Face Wash?
No, I shall not. It is just another face wash, nothing great about it!
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