05.16.2014
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Gentle Hydro Cleanser
Rating
6 fl. oz. for $25
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:05.16.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This cleanser contains gentle cleansing agents that remove makeup without drying skin, and Clarisonic includes a bunch of extras, too, such as collagen, elastin, and numerous antioxidants. Those ingredients look good on the label, but offer little benefit to skin when in a cleanser because the cleanser is rinsed from skin. Also, keep in mind that collagen and elastin in skin-care products cannot fuse with or somehow shore up collagen and elastin in skin.

Where this cleanser really goes astray is by including several fragrant oils. Lemon, lime, bergamot, and orange all cause irritation and are a problem for use around the eyes. Using this cleanser with the Clarisonic brush means these irritants are pushed deeper into your pores, where their problematic effects are magnified. Any gentle, water soluble (and, ideally, fragrance-free) cleanser can be used with the Clarisonic brush, so this overpriced entry can be ignored.

Claims

Non-foaming cleanser that removes impurities while soothing and comforting. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants.

Ingredients

Water, PEG–7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sucrose Cocoate, Gluconolactone, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Skeletonema Costatum Extract, Acetyl Citrull Amino Arginine, Silanetriol Trehalose Ether, Arginine PCA, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Soluble Collagen, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide

Brand Overview

Clarisonic At-A-Glance

Strengths: Cleans skin well, but not as well as the claims state.

Weaknesses: Very expensive; system provides only minuscule amounts of cleanser (though you can use this with any cleanser).

The Classic Clarisonic system is one of the most expensive ways to clean your face on a daily basis we've ever seen. It is a battery-powered, rotating brush with adjustable power levels for different skin types, along with two different brush heads for normal or sensitive skin. It also comes with 1- ounce-each tubes of Clarisonic's three cleansers (for $195 you'd think they could at least give you more than a three-week supply of cleanser). Does the expense mean you'll get significantly cleaner skin? Is Oprah Winfrey on to something by naming this device one of her favorite things? Read our review of the Clarisonic system to find out!

For more information about Clarisonic, call (888) 525-2747 or visit www.clarisonic.com.

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