In my sample bowl this week is Soap and Glory’s Vitamin C Facial wash. Without reading anything about it, I figured I’d give it a go in the morning when I give my face a light wash before applying makeup, serums and potions. It did the job, my skin felt refreshed, it was easy to rinse, no lasting residue…was that a micro bead?…I felt one or two, but figured it was I was mistaken. So another liquid facial wash, a few micro beads…this one with vitamin C. Nothing to write a post about…or is it?
I am most concerned about a cleanser’s ability to clean, and less interested in whether it contains what I would usually use as a serum rather than rinse off during the washing, so the vitamin C part wasn’t a big selling point for me. I was about ready to write this one off, when I decided to hop over to Amazon and read more about it. This facial cleanser HAS micro beads, made of some type of wax, I read. And then there are all those exotic Chinese ingredients–which must be where the scent comes from, and it’s supposed to be aces for removing makeup.
What has me going back to the sink for another go, you ask? That makeup removal claim, of course! For years, I have been doing a double wash, one to remove makeup, the next to clean the skin. On the second go, I use my Clairsonic Mia to remove every last stitch of makeup and to help all my magic serums soak in. Last year, I started using makeup remover wipes; I had purchased a pack for travel and just kept using them. I felt it was a bit wasteful, so when I got a full sized container of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup, a 3-in-! Makeup melting balm, I got the bright idea to find, for once and for all, my holy grail makeup remover.
Since then, I have tried a trove of micellar waters, cleansing oils, cloths and and balms, so I was completely game to try Soap and Glory’s offering.
As a woman with normal to oily skin, who lives in a humid climate, I like something that removes makeup easily, but doesn’t leave a greasy residue on my skin, as most of the makeup removers I have tried do. Well, Soap and Glory’s Vitamin C Facial wash does not, I repeat, not leave a greasy residue. And it removed my makeup like nobody’s business. While I was nonplussed with the first run on morning clean skin, this stuff is definitely a champ when it comes to makeup removal. It does have just one draw back for me, however, it’s strong, marigold like scent. If you have not smelled a marigold–those golden flowers people up north plant because they are bright and hardy–let me just say, they are pungent–and often used to keep critters away in gardens.
So, if you don’t mind strong scents, you have normal to oily skin AND you like a clean non greasy feeling after washing your face, Soap and Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash could be for you! Do you have a favorite? If so, what’s on your sink?