Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser

by St. Ives   Fresh Skin
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$5.49 - 6 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
8/13/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

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.

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.

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

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.

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