Mineral Cleansing Foam

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$65 - 5 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
1/8/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Mineral Cleansing Foam is an exceptionally standard water-soluble foaming cleanser for normal to oily skin. This is no more a mineral bath for your face than just soaking it in salt water would be (salt, aka sodium chloride, is the fifth ingredient in this cleanser), and we wouldn’t recommend that as a way to “maintain the moisture balance of the skin.” Almost any water-soluble cleanser at the drugstore is preferred to this overpriced option.

A soft foaming cream that effectively cleanses the face while preserving its comfort. This soap-free, gentle cleanser is like a mineral bath for the face, and helps to maintain the moisture balance of the skin. Skin feels fresh, purified and more-radiant. Impurities, which tend to dull the complexion, are removed, leaving the skin brighter and healthy-looking.

Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Peg-14m Glycol Distearate, Sodium Benzoate Sodium Hydroxide Methylparaben Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-39, Citric Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Pca, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Pentasodium Pentetate, Ferrous Gluconate, Linalool, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Fragrance

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is credited with giving tailored elegance, power, and sex appeal to standbys like men's suits, and turning Hollywood's A-list stars into fashion icons as they parade through countless award ceremonies adorned in his simple yet elegant creations. According to Armani, "Elegance doesn't mean being noticed, it means being remembered." That statement has been parlayed into the designer's makeup collection, where the products are replete with the textures, colors, and flawless application that assure your natural beauty will be memorable rather than masked.

Because Armani has always been passionate about textures, it's no surprise that his makeup (which is the main reason to check out this line) presents an impressive collection that features some of the smoothest, lightest textures you're likely to find. From foundations to powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras—even pencils—the makeup selection includes some truly stellar products. According to the brochure for Armani's makeup, the supreme textures and silky application are the result of Micro-fil technology. This supposedly allows for a precise blending and layering of select ingredients, offering a heightened sense of color that fits like a second skin.

Regardless of how that technology is labeled, almost all of the makeup contains standard silicone polymers along with ordinary ingredients like nylon-12. Of course, many cosmetics companies have their equivalent version of Micro-fil, but Armani seems to have taken it one step further, though not always toward desired results. For example, the eyeshadows, while very smooth and easy to blend, aren't much for intensity, a point the counter personnel made clear.

There are a few other instances where the pricey products aren't all they're made out to be, but this is the world of cosmetics, and although the fantasy is for every product to be perfect, that's hardly ever the reality. Still, there are many compelling reasons to explore this collection. Although not fully distributed across the United States, it has a presence in most major cities and the products may be purchased on Armani's Web site. Makeup is where it's at for Giorgio Armani's cosmetics line. The skin care was a blatant, exceedingly overpriced afterthought and is not worth considering.

For more information about Giorgio Armani, owned by L'Oreal, call (877) ARMANI-3 or visit www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.

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