Kate Somerville is the skincare guru to the stars. Chances are she’s seen and many of the stars in the week before they hit the red carpet. Something about her products just works for my skin, in particular the Detox Daily Cleanser. To the point that I once purchased a lifetime supply, and I’m slowly using it all up (I’ve gotten through about 4 of those huge bottles since buying them). The Detox Daily Cleanser is definitely my go-to face wash, but it isn’t perfect for everyone.
What makes it not a cleanser for everyone is the main surfactant, Sodium Laureth Sulfate which can be harsh for those with very sensitive skin or overly drying for those with dry skin. Notice that the formulation also includes hydroxy acids (Beta: Salicyclic Acid, Alpha: Citric, Glycolic and Lactic Acids) to help exfoliation and cell turn over.
While I wouldn’t call this a cleanser gentle enough for everyone, I definitely liked this cleanser for my combination skin. It cleans my skin easily and quickly with a light lather and a nice citrus scent. It rinses off easily, not irritating my skin or causing after wash tightness. I think it’s a great choice for a daily cleanser if you have combination, oily or acne-prone skin! Note that I do have rosacea, but this cleanser doesn’t irritate it or cause redness.
Ingredients (refer to the Cleanser Post):
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Salicyclic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Riboflavin Phosphate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Cyanocobalamin, Urea, Limonene
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