Review St. Ives Green Tea Gel CleanserSaturday, August 16, 2014
“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here
Hello, lovelies~ Green tea has been one of my favorite drinks ever since my stressfull days back at uni. It would always help me calm down and focus on the piles of assignments I have to make. Now, it is still my favorite beverages to unwind.
Knowing the huge benefits of green tea to my body (and skin), I try to incorporate it into my beauty regime. Once a week, I use the homemade green tea face mask for an antioxidant boost on my skin. Click here for the video on how to make one.
I have been trying a gel cleanser from St. Ives that contains (or so it claimed) green tea. Saw it a couple of weeks ago in Guardian, so I decided to give it a go.
It contains beta hydroxy acid, which helps to prevent any future acne from popping on my face. Fragrance and colorant are still present in this gel cleanser, so it may ingnite a reaction to some of you who has sensitive skin.
I usually use a pump of the gel cleanser each time I wash my face. It has a tingling sensation while I massaged it on my face. There is a subtle scent, but nothing too overwhelming for my olfactory senses. After patting it dry, my face doesn't feel too tight, so that's good. So far it hasn't caused any bad reactions (itchy, redness, or acne) on my combination/oily, sensitive, acne prone skin.
To sum up, I like that:
- it is available in most drugstores like Guardian or Century
- it contains green tea extracts
- it has the right amount of foam when lathered
- it hasn't caused any problems on my skin
However, I kinda dislike the:
- presence of colorants and fragrance
Have you tried this cleanser from St.Ives? Let me know in the comments below what you think about it or maybe you're thinking of getting one. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~
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