Bioelements Review: Decongestant Cleanser

Everyone needs a good cleanser. You need one that cleans off all of your makeup, doesn't irritate your skin or overdry your skin resulting in after wash dryness.

I found just such a cleanser during my visit to Total Woman Day Spa, it was one of the products that I purchased upon the recommendation of Beth, my esthetician. I have been meaning to write about it, but somehow never really got around to it. Last month I finished my bottle, which meant I had "tested" myself through an entire full size product, I loved it so much!

This cleanser is gentle, rinsing off easily, causing me no irritation, no after wash tightness. Note that the main surfactant is SLS though, which in some people with sensitive skin can be too strong. Personally, I find it gentle enough that I can even use it to remove my eye makeup!

Ingredients (refer to the cleanser post):
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Surfactant
Cocamidopropyl Betain: Humectant
Lauramide DEA: Surfactant
Sodium Chloride: binding agent, table salt
Lavendula Angustifalia (Lavender) Oil: Anti-bacterial agent
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil: Anti-oxidant
Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil: Anti-Oxidant
Citrus Aurantium (petit grain cordillera) Oil: Fragrance, thought to improve redness
Citrus Aurantium (neroli) Oil: Fragrance, thought to improve redness
Lavendula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil: fragrance
Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract: I can find no known benefit to the skin, though Bioelements calls Gingseng a skin strengthener
Rhus Globra (Sumac) Extract: I can find no known benefit to the skin
Centella Asiatica (Gatu Kola) Extract: antioxidant
Angelica Polymorpha Sinesis (dong quail) Root Extract
Nasturtium Officianle (Watercress) Extract: anti-oxidant
Propylene Glycol: emollient
Diazolidinyl Urea: anti-bacterial preservative
Methylparaben: preservative
Propylparaben: preservative

Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser


  1. I am shopping for a new cleanser and I am interested in this one. 1. Is is a gel? and 2. Does it lather? I need for it to work well with my Clarisonic face brush. Thanks and I love your blog!

  2. Thank you for this review!! My current face wash is just "okay", so I've been shopping around. This one sounds fantastic, but it's funny, I had the same exact questions as Anonymous above me! I have a Clarisonic brush and really need a cleanser that foams and has good "slippage".

  3. I guess I'd say it's a gel, but it's a bit looser than that. It comes out of the pump pretty easily, so it is pretty liquid in consistency. There is a light lather, but not a LOT of lather, if that helps. I think it does have good slippage compared to some of the others that I've used.

    When I bought mine at the spa they did have a lot of little sample packets of the different Bioelements products, I think it's worth checking for a location near you that has the samples and trying it out before buying.

    Hope that helps!

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  5. I use the Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser with my Clarisonic skin Care Brush that I also purchased at TotalWoman Gym and Atmosphere Day Spa. The Decongestant Cleanser works perfectly with the my Clarisonic it has great slippage and it foams up nicely! MY skin has never looked better!!

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