Wednesday, April 2, 2014

/Skin/ 365 Everyday Value Facial Cleanser

this was purchased by me.

Since my skin has been acting up these days (ie: getting dry patches, rashes, and being itchy), I've been looking for gentle, not so chemically-filled, reasonably priced cleansers for my face. On a trip to Whole Foods I found this and thought it might be a good cleansing option for my troubled skin.

I paid $5.99 for this bottle and it contains 16 fl oz/437 ml of product. I tried looking for a bottle that was for normal to dry skin, but I couldn't find one so I picked this up anyway because my skin can get rather oily throughout the day and it was summer. This one bottle lasted me 7 months (!) with everyday use, I purchased it in August and I finished it last month, but sometimes only for my morning cleanse. I noticed that the packaging for this cleanser resembles that of Cetaphil's cleansers so I was expecting the actual 365 product to look like the Cetaphil's too: a white liquid cleanser. Well, the 365 version was actually very different.

As you can see, this is actually a clear, gel-like cleanser. It has a faint scent, it's a bit clean and citrusy, but it's barely noticeable. I actually liked it because it was soft and pleasant, not at all overpowering like some other products. On the back of the bottle, there's a product description as follows:

"-Independent test results show this cleanser to be gentle yet effective at removing dirt, oil and make-up
-Clean rinsing formula is easily washed away--no pore-clogging residue left behind
-Leaves skin feeling soft and clean without over-drying
Great for face, hands and body"

This is the ingredient list.

I noticed that there are some ingredients in this are also in the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, but there are no parabens or sulfates in the 365 product.

This doesn't foam up during cleansing, instead it emulsifies and becomes milky. I was able to use one pump to cover my entire face and neck. It's a refreshing facial cleanser for the warmer months as it helps wash away excess oil while maintaining the skin's moisture. I found it to be relatively gentle and it didn't cause any breakouts for me (I think this helped to calm any breakouts I got), however it did sting my skin if it was excessively dry (also if I had broken skin). In the colder months, though, this was a tad too drying for me so I reserved it mostly for morning cleanses. Unlike the Cetaphil cleanser, this one does a decent job of removing make-up. Not really eye make-up, but it'll take off pretty much anything else. I've tried this as a body wash as well and it cleanses ok. I just don't think it's what I need in a body cleanser, I prefer soap over this.
This is a good alternative for the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser if you don't want something sulfate-filled/paraben-included/animal-tested. The price per ounce/ml is cheaper for this as you end up paying about half the price for the same amount of product (Cetaphil is around $10). The only problem you might have with this is the fragrance...
All in all, the 365 Value Facial Cleanser does everything it promises to do. I would recommend it for those with very oily skin and as a summer cleanser. I plan to repurchase this when summer comes around.

.removes make-up
.gentle on the skin
.one bottle lasts a long time

.not that great for hands and body

bright young person loves it

this much.

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