Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: L'Occitane Angelica Cleansing Gel

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. I am not being paid to post this review. All of my opinions are honest and to the point. I am not affiliated with this company. 
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Hello, lovelies~ Still remember the Angelica Blogger Gathering a few weeks back? Well, I've used most of the products for a good two weeks and it's their time to be reviewed. Let's start the Angelica skincare line from L'Occitane reviews!

I received a deluxe sample of the cleansing gel from the Angelica skincare line. As it is a sample, I won't talk too much about the packaging because they are totally different from the full size products. 

One of the first things that is unsettling is the presence of Sodium Laureth Sulphate in a product that is targeted toward dry skin types. I won't go into too much details about SLS and surfactants, but they do tend to dry out the skin. However, it does contain Glycerin which is a skin humectant that helps retain moisture to the skin from the environment. Plus, the Angelica extracts are placed high up on the list, which is reassuring.

Moving on to the texture of the product itself. It is baffling because it is anything but a gel-texture. The texture  is a clear, runny liquid which is slightly thicker than water, just a tad bit. The scent is a freshly cut grass kind of aroma that may be appealing to some who like earthy, grassy fragrances.

Onto the performance of the product itself. It creates airy foams easily, even without water because the cleansing gel is already water-like in consistency. Probably because of the SLS, which is often used to create foam in most face cleansers. Nevertheless, I need quite an abundant amount of product to produce a nice, airy, light foam.

I enjoyed the scent of the cleansing gel as I massaged it gently in circular motions all over my face. Like most cleansers, it glides smoothly so long as there is foam on your face. Furthermore, it works like most cleansers, which takes off dirt and grime. Nothing special there.

For me, the real test is after patting my face dry with a towel. Will it dry out my face and produce that tight , taut sensation? Well, I'd say this one passed the test with flying colors in NOT drying out my already dry, flaky face. However, as with most cleansers I've used, I need to use a toner/serum/essence straight away to prevent my skin from drying out even more.

Overall, I enjoyed washing my face with this cleansing gel from the Angelica skincare line. My skin is not the only one that is spoiled with its light, airy foam, but the scent is somehow relaxing and fresh, further spoiling my olfactory sense. It doesn't have that taut sensation after washing my face as well. However, at the price of Rp 260,000 for a product that is going to stay on my face for a maxium of one minute, I wouldn't shell out that much money. I'd prefer something SLS-based, but at a fraction of the price. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you in my next post~ ^_^ 
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  1. wah, this one scented? I'd prefer unscented one though >.<

  2. Heavily scented. Try Hada Labo for unscented face washes. ^^