Friday, December 27, 2013

Acure Facial Cleansing Creme

Acure Facial Cleansing Creme 1

A few months ago, I was in Whole Foods checking out their skincare section and came upon the Acure product line. Since I’d never heard of it, one of the clerks explained that the line is “all natural” and vegan and is great for sensitive skin. Now, I don’t actually have sensitive skin but I do like using mild cleansers in my routine so I thought I’d give a couple of them a try. So ever since then, I’ve been using Acure’s Facial Cleansing Creme a couple times a week and I definitely like it. Read on for more thoughts.

Acure Facial Cleansing Creme ingredients

The ingredients list appears to be pretty straight forward. This product contains a quite a few oils and botanicals that are often found in natural skincare products. Decyl glucoside (called “sugar soap” on the label) is the actual cleansing agent and is very mild, which is why it is used in this cleanser. Aloe juice is used for soothing, healing and moisturizing the skin. Olivoyl PCA and Sodium PCA are both humectants, meaning they are binding agents for water. Cetearyl Glucoside is an emulsifier, which is used to blend oils with water; horehound is supposed to soothe sensitive and dry skin. The echinacea is supposed to aid in wound healing and the resveratrol is is touted as an antiaging ingredient (smoothes fine lines, etc).  There are some decent anti aging ingredients in this product (but if they get washed away, I’m not convinced they can do that much good but I may be wrong) and the necessary preservatives. What’s also interesting is that at the end of the ingredient list, you will see a number of essential oils that can be irritating to some people (lavender, spearmint, lemongrass and sage) but there’s probably such a small amount that it’s fine for those with sensitive skin. The mix of ingredients is really nice!

Acure Facial Cleansing Creme swatch

The Cleansing Creme has a nice, minty fragrance and is doesn’t lather for me (which I like). It does feel soothing to my skin and is completely mild. After cleansing, my face feels nice and not at all tight. Very nice!

As I said, I purchased this at my local Whole Foods and I believe I paid about $15 for a 4 ounce tube. It’s labeled as completely organic and vegan so for those of you who look for those designations will be happy with this cleanser. You can also find Acure products on their website by clicking here.

I also purchased another cleanser by Acure so will review that one in a later post.

Have you ever tried any of the Acure products? What do you think?

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