Product Review: An Inexpensive Natural Face Wash That Works
Posted Jul 06 2012 9:00am
For years, I was a loyal customer of a popular “dermatologist recommended” drugstore brand of face wash and creams. Their products were gentle on my sensitive and breakout prone skin, and they were wallet friendly and widely available. I was thrilled to have finally found skin care products that worked, and I didn’t think I would ever switch my routine. When I became more ingredient savvy , I was dismayed to learn that the products that I so loved had parabens and fragrances. Mon Dieu! What’s a girl to do?
I hit the ground running. I tried expensive natural face washes that made me break out and dried out my skin (a complete oxymoron). I tried making my own face wash (Yes, I know). I tried washing my face with olive oil (which smelled delicious but stained my pillowcases – I wanted to be green, but not literally). Finally after this not so fun trial and error, derma e entered my life. This cruelty free and eco-friendly skin care line has all natural ingredients. No parabens. No creepy “trade secret” fragrances . It sounded like unicorns and butterflies, but would it actually work?
I tried derma e Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser for a few weeks and held my breath. And the verdict? Love. It’s gentle. It has a pleasant aroma. My skin is clean, not dry, and clear. It only costs $13. High five.
And now I don’t have to be green. Which isn’t easy – just ask Kermit.