08.13.2013
0
7
St. Ives
Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser
Rating
6 fl. oz. for $5.49
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:08.13.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser is a somewhat greasy cleansing lotion that certainly removes makeup, but the residue it leaves behind doesn’t make this preferred to a water-soluble cleanser unless you have very dry skin.

Claims

Effectively removes makeup and impurities from your skin. The added emollients, botanicals, and moisturizers infuse the skin cells with vital nutrients and moisture for a revitalized complexion.

Ingredients

Water, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Lanolin Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Yellow 5

Brand Overview

St. Ives At-A-Glance

Strengths: A couple of water-soluble cleansers, a gentle microdermabrasion alternative; some good, inexpensive body lotions; excellent hand cream.

Weaknesses: Overly abrasive scrubs; ineffective anti-acne products; dated moisturizer; overall, the facial-care products are substandard, even if they are inexpensive.

Two things set this line apart in the minds of consumers familiar with the brand: the Swiss angle and their apricot face scrubs. This notoriety didn't translate to thoughtfully formulated products, though. Instead, most of the scrubs are too abrasive, and the apricot is simply there as an extract, never mind that in a scrub it doesn't have any significant benefit for skin. The same can be said of the selection of supposedly Swiss-based herbs. Most of them have soothing properties, but it doesn't matter to skin if the ingredients came from Switzerland or South Dakota. If anything, the whole Swiss angle is getting a bit tired. You can bet that there are no scientists working high in the Swiss alps to formulate these products. St. Ives is a line with very little worth considering, so feel free to breeze right by as you shop for skin-care products at your local drugstore.

For more information about St. Ives, owned by Unilever, call (800) 333-0005 or visit www.stives.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula Begoun herself.

Member Comments

No members have written a review yet. Be the first!

WRITE A COMMENT
Enter a title for your review
 
First Name, Last Initial
Optional
Email Address
 
How would you rate this product on the following:
Results
Value
Recommend
     
     
     
Review
500 characters left
 
SUBMIT
CANCEL

Terms of Use

585623-IIS1 v1.0.0.376 3/5/2015 6:04:08 AM