Well, hopefully I haven't totally confused you with all this technical talk about cleansers! Suffice it to say that the ideal cleanser is gentle, has mild surfactants, has a lower pH and includes emollients if possible! Truthfully, I myself am much less scientific about choosing a cleanser. I honestly do NOT go around the store looking at the list of ingredients, looking to see how far down the surfactant is, so I'm not going to do that in my product review. I like a cleanser that is gentle, does not irritate my skin, rinses easily and does not cause After Wash Tightness. I've only found a few cleansers that I like enough to buy more than once, Neutrogena's Face Wash and Cetaphil (which I've bought twice and have stopped buying because I don't like the film left behind). I can tell you that this foaming cleanser is one that I can see myself buying over and over again!
The cleanser contains ingredients to help repair, exfoliate and smooth skin, over time making your skin look better. Pumpkin, papaya and pineapple are all known exfoliants, and are used in a lot of beauty products to help with exfoliation. Green tea (a great antioxidant) is also added to help with free radicals, while Vitamin B5 helps to seal in moisture.
This cleanser is really just a great cleanser. I don't know how to put it better. The bottle is rather large, and although I've been using mine for over a month, it honestly doesn't feel any lighter. For all I know I'll be using this same bottle in 6 months. The top has a pump, which with 1 pump dispense a white, frothy foam that just happens to be the perfect amount to wash my face with! It has a citrusy smell, which is pleasant but not overpowering. All of my makeup is quickly removed with minimal scrubbing, and the whole thing washes off easily with a few splashes of water. I don't have problems with after wash tightness, I just feel clean and refreshed. Best of all, it doesn't dry out my skin- it's perfect!
Bioelements Foaming Facial Cleanser