Friday, July 13, 2012

Skincare: Makeup Remover

Earth Science ADE creamy cleanser

Meet A-D-E Creamy Cleanser!  It has no artificial colors or mineral oils, no animal testing, and ingredients are paraben-free and hypo-allergenic.  Doesn't it sound just perfect?  I'm assuming the alphabet soup-like name implies the vitamins, but I don't see them listed in the ingredients.  Unless they are under a fancy name I don't recognize.  For example, I see Retinyl Palmitate which is synonymous with Vitamin A.  The Paula's Choice website gives some helpful info about that.  I remember reading that it loses its effectiveness when exposed to light so if you want it for its wrinkle reducing properties make sure to purchase it in an air tight, opaque container.  It seems to be included in the ingredients here in a 'name dropping' way.

Earth Science ADE creamy cleanser

Earth Science ADE creamy cleanser

I love this cleanser because it is full of ingredients that the typical layperson can understand - sunflower seed oil, Jojoba seed oil, Sweet almond oil, Apricot kernel oil, Soybean oil, Avocado oil, Aloe juice, and Grapefruit seed extract.  Secondly, it goes on very light, is super easy to rinse off, and it has the most delectable fruit scent.  Made by a California based company called Earth Science, it can be found at Whole Body, which is the beauty product division of Whole Foods.  

It works pretty well with mascara or gel liner.  I rub a nickle sized amount over my (dry) face, rinse, then remove whatever smudgy residue is left under the eyes with a Q-tip and Sephora's liquid eye makeup remover.  It feels like rubbing lotion on the face.  It does not bubble or foam up.  I am happy I found this cleanser and I like Earth Science's products.  They also make a great hair conditioning masque that works well for dry hair.  The A-D-E cream cleanser feels so nice that I'll be skipping the try-out-other-brands phase and going right to repurchase.  :)

Disclaimer: that long word, third up from the bottom, on the left hand side - [Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate] complicates what was supposed to be a simple, positive product review.  It is used instead of parabens as a preservative.  It is now said that parabens have a unfounded and undeserved bad reputation, that they are perfectly harmless as a preservative, and that companies switched to [the long word ingredient] as a marketing tactic to avoid the negative attitudes surrounding parabens.   

[Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate] is supposed to be irritating for sensitive skin, which is weird because that little red label on the front of the bottle claims this cleanser is specially made for those with dry or sensitive skin.  

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