Flawless Skin Oil-Free Foaming One-Step Cleanser

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$35 - 6.8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
4/1/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Foaming One-Step Cleanser is a liquid-to-foam, water-soluble cleanser that’s an excellent option for normal to dry skin. It removes makeup and rinses easily, and is fragrance-free. Of course, you don’t need to spend this much for a great cleanser, but if you’re determined to do so, you may as well buy one that’s beautifully formulated and fragrance-free, and this one fits the bill.

Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben

Mercier did a reasonably good job of crafting a skin-care line to complement her formidable collection of makeup (color is definitely Mercier's strong suit). From her above-average cleansers to some intriguing serums, it is clear that the skin care wasn't just an afterthought. Mercier is the only independent makeup artistry line we know of whose skin-care products actually have an impressive array of state-of-the-art ingredients. Of course, not everything is a slam-dunk, but following the reviews below will lead you to some wonderful products, assuming the higher-than-normal prices don't offset your decision to shop this line for your skin-care needs. And it's nice that the line has toned down its claims about emu oil, because it was never that miraculous to begin with - it's just one of many emollient oils that can help dry skin look and feel better. 

For more information about Laura Mercier, call (888) 637-2437 or visit www.lauramercier.com.

Laura Mercier Makeup

What sets Mercier's well-organized makeup line apart from the rest is her trademark "flawless face." Mercier believes that perfecting the complexion is the most important step to makeup application, and her line presents some incredible options for doing just that. An added plus is that Mercier's counter staff really have their act together when it comes to makeup application know-how, while the sales pressure is low key. We wish the tester units were more spacious and efficiently labeled, but this isn't an overwhelming line to navigate.

Most of Mercier's foundations are in many ways a step above the rest. Although none of the main foundations offer sun protection, there are formidable options for all skin types, and the pigmentation in each is rich, so a little goes a long way. Other areas where Laura Mercier's makeup really excels are the loose powders, cream blush, mascara, brushes, and shimmer products. It is all too easy and very tempting to put together an entire makeup wardrobe from the Mercier selection, but keep in mind that there are a fair number of standard to lackluster products that simply aren't worth the expense, despite Mercier's considerable makeup artistry expertise.

Mercier's handiwork routinely graces the covers of major fashion magazines, and for the most part her work speaks for itself and epitomizes this line's Flawless Face philosophy. Mercier herself regularly makes special appearances at her counters, and my guess is that sitting in her chair would be an experience to remember!

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  1. Tina
    Reviewed on Monday, November 10, 2014
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    should have read the ingredients
    • I havent actually used it yet but just got it in the mail after ordering it from sephora. I bought it due to its high recommendation on this site but made the mistake of not looking at the ingredients. I'm surprised it got such high marks from beautypedia seeing as how it's loaded with parabens and lauryl sulfates, all of which are known to be awful chemicals for the body (I think parabens negatively affect hormones). I still need to decide if I want to return it or try and use it...

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