Friday, January 28, 2011

The Body Shop Passionfruit Facial Cleanser

Mmmmm...nothing like a passionfruit scented facial wash to wake you up in the morning. Or is there?

The Body Shop says:
Wash away excess oil, makeup and impurities with a refreshing cleansing gel that gently cleanses without drying to leave skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.Organic honey-Moisturizes and helps condition the skin. Helps protect and preserve the forest as well as providing necessary income for beekeepers, an increasing number of which are now women. Passion fruit is native to Southern Brazil. It's a small, round, dark purple fruit with as many as 250 seeds inside. That's where the magic lies; the seeds are pressed to produce incredibly moisturizing and fragrant oil. Glycerin is an effective moisturizer which helps improve softness and maximize hydration.

So I'll start off with the scent. It's a snooze. Boring. And strange. I don't really think it has a "passionfruit scent". It doesn't even smell like the passionfruit body butter I reviewed not too long ago. But that's Ok. A product doesn't have to smell great to work.

But in this case it doesn't work too well either. It doesn't cleanse that well. Unless I wash twice. And it's a tad drying. The one thing I like about it is that when you do get it to lather (usually on the second go round) the lather feels so soft. Another thing I like is that it doesn't break me out. Which I can't afford, that Ponds facial cleanser left enough blemishes for me to deal with.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, don't get this in your mouth. The first couple of times I used it it kept ending up in my mouth. And it tastes gross.

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Methylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Red 4 (Colour).

Overall, it's just aight. Have you tried it?