Friday, February 28, 2014

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Cleanser

Water , Glycerin , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Lauryl Glucoside , Potassium Accylates Copolymer , PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate , Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate , Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate , Ethylhexylglycerin , Caprylyl Glycol , Potassium Sorbate , Fragrance

  Today the review is of Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. 

  This product claims to be clearing yet gentle and non stripping. I will say I agree with that. :) 

  But let's go over all the finer details. 

  The texture is kinda runny and it is a pale yellow in colour. It does lather well, but not as well on a wash cloth as it does just in your hand. It should work well on a facial brush or a facial buff pad. But if you just use your hands, it works best I'd say. 

  The fragrance. It smells oddly enough like a lemony cologne if you could imagine. After smelling it a second time it smells like Love's Baby Soft Lemon. Not sure if you all remember that line of perfume or not, but that's what it smells like to me. It's not over powering and of course it doesn't linger. 

  The results? I like it! I'd definitely purchase it again, in fact I PLAN to buy it again. I like the Purpose cleanser, but this cleanses better without stripping your skin. Plus at the end of the day my skin isn't so greasy. I feel it delivers on that note of cleansing, but not stripping. Now, if you have drier skin the Purpose may be a better choice because it leaves even more natural oils on your skin. But if you're in the middle like me, this is maybe a better choice. 

I purchased this at Walmart for like almost $9. To me that was a bit expensive, but I know that is the price of things now days. You may be able to find it cheaper somewhere else. Walmart is not always the cheapest place, and honestly not my favorite place to shop. Shop around for sales. :)

Thank you for reading. :)



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Purpose Facial Cleanser Review

Ingredients: Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroampho PG-Acetate Phosphate, Fragrance, Quarternium-15, Tetrasodium EDTA.

  I'm reviewing the Johnson & Johnson Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. It's fairly inexpensive. I think I spent around $5 for it at Walmart. 

  As you can see it is fairly clear with a slight yellow tint to it. It's fairly thin as opposed to creamy, it looks a lot like hand soap. The fragrance is what I'd call a fresh but chemically smell. It doesn't smell bad, but I know nothing in nature that smells like it. (I'm just sayin.) 

  Now, right off the bat this company has violated in my book. Why? They market this as a soap free cleanser. I'm not sure what they are calling soap, but right off the bat in the ingredients list, you'll see there is both Sodium Laureth Sulfate AND coco betaine I'm like, really J&J? The last lie I saw like this was on Cantu, but that's another review all together. 

Seriously though.. You got TWO "soaps" back to back. I guess they mean lye soap? Soap opera? Soap the TV show? I don't know. 

  Now having ranted on that, the actual product is not bad. I was using the Clean and Clear cleanser and it was a little drying. I would say it was more for oily "teen" skin. After this I was looking for something that lathers and cleans some of the oil from my skin, but didn't make it feel like dry leather. The Purpose doesn't dry my skin out too much. It's really gentle. The hype is that it is as gentle as plain water. Now I'm not about to go slathering this stuff in my eyes to prove it, but my skin does feel similar to the way it would if I just rinsed it with warm water. And that is the semi issue. I notice my skin is kinda greasy by the end of the day. I can't say that's bad or good. I seal my skin with coconut oil after washing, but I have been doing this for years, so it's not that. The cleanser is just super GENTLE. It does not dry your skin- period. You just get a very gentle clean. If your skin is oily, I'd go with something a LITTLE stronger. Either that or follow up with an astringent. It's not a bad product, just very gentle.  I have pretty aggressive eczema on my hands and this doesn't break me out, so that's great. Did I mention it's gentle? :)

One thing I noticed, if you use a wash cloth you won't get a good lather. I usually rub my skin with my very damp cloth, then lather this in my hands. I would imagine if you use a scrub pad or facial brush it would lather very well. 

  All in all, I actually would buy this again and I would recommend it to my 30 and up friends. Or anyone with dry skin or sensitive skin. I'd give this product 4 out of 5 stars. :)

Thanks for reading. :)


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review

So this came in my BzzKit from I had tried this before, but I'm not sure it was in sensitive or not and honestly I was not that impressed, but this one was different. It actually worked better. 

There's not a whole lot to say. It's a razor. It gives a pretty close shave, and doesn't irritate your skin too much. It's great for underarms and legs, but for "tight" areas it's a bit large, but they all are. Now days a razor has 100 blades, so it can't be exactly compact. 

Now compared to the competition, which is Venus by Gillette, honestly Venus wins, BUT only by a small margin. Venus cuts closer IMO. I didn't get a whole lot of irritation from the Venus either, but maybe the Schick is not cutting as close because it's for sensitive skin. I don't know. 

Given the choice, I'd probably buy Venus over Schick. But they are both pretty good choices. 

I'd give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. 

* I received these products and coupons from BzzAgent. I wasn't paid, but even if I WAS my opinion will always be MINE, not a promo. *