This Hydrating Cleanser from Osmotics is the first step in their skin care regime. This particular formulation is for dry/normal skin where I tend to be normal/oily, but I still enjoyed the benefits of its gentle lather and simple scent that has just a hint of cucumber and orange – it comes of as a slightly citrus scent.
Its main purpose is to remove makeup and skin impurities. Since I rarely remove makeup before bed, I can’t share how well it removes makeup, but I do know that when I use it in the shower every morning my face feels clean and fresh. Just a dime size amount is needed for a thorough cleaning which includes my face, neck, and decollete.
I received a complimentary travel size tube (1.7 fl oz) and was pleased to see that with my current use it will last 2-3 months. The packaging is the typical flip top (easy to use in the shower, even with wet hands) and it comes sealed so you know the purity is intact.
The botanicals and humectants in the formula are said to “promote healthy, beautiful skin”. While I don’t know much about either, I do know that my skin feels fabulous and is clear from major breakouts, so I do think their claim has validity, at least with my skin.
Osmotics does have a cleansing solution for me. It would be their Balancing Cleanser. The also offer Calming Cleansing Milk which is their soap-free formula that’s so gentle it can be used on any skin type that’s sensitive.
Prices range from $24-$29 for the full size (6.8 oz)
Ingredients ~ Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Myristic Acid, PEG-8, Octyldodecyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Algae Extract, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Oil, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Propylene Glycol, Comfrey (Symphytum Offinale) Extract, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) Extract, Ivy (Hedera Helix) Extract, Dog Rose (Rosa Canina) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
To Use:Use morning and night. Apply liberally over entire face. Gently massage, adding water to work up a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.