05.07.2013
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Glacial Face Wash
5 fl. oz. for $30
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Expert Reviews
Last Updated:05.07.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

What a mess this cleanser is! Not only does it contain a potentially drying amount of potassium hydroxide (lye to be precise), it also contains a lot of fragrance plus the irritating menthol derivative menthone glycerin acetal. There are several potentially beneficial ingredients in this cleanser, but even taken together they still amount to a mere dusting, and they are rinsed from the skin before they can be helpful.

Steer clear, because this is not the way to clean the face or reduce stress on skin (and remember the stress reduction concept is what this line is built around, yet fails miserably to accomplish). And by the way, this formula is about as natural as polyester. The amount of fragrance ingredients it contains is enough to send sensitive skin into a tailspin of trouble, meaning your sensitive skin will get worse, not better.

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Claims

Glacial Face Wash helps relieve bumps, breakouts and irritation due to stress-related increases in hormone levels and oil production. Formulated with the purest Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial botanicals, this creamy, foaming cleanser is exceedingly mild, so it detoxifies and purifies without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Skin's harmony, balance and glow are restored.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Behenic Acid, Lauric Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Stearic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Luffa Cylindrica Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Laminaria Digitata Powder, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Pentylene Glycol, Perfluorodecalin, Glycosphingolipids, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Phosphate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Sorbate, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, BHT, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol, Eugenol, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (Ci42090), Red 33 (Ci 17200)

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