Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a very lovely day. I haven’t done this in awhile, but since I do, on occasion, review beauty items, I thought I would share an in-depth review of a makeup cleanser I received through the Amazon Vine Program. Whenever I review products that were provided to me through the program, you’ll see the badge to the right that identifies the post. If you click on the badge, you can read more about the Amazon Vine Program.
Okay, onto the product! I received L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam [affiliate link]. Now, I love and cherish my L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, so I just had to try this product out. First off, unfortunately this will not be something you can travel with easily; it is too large at 5.1 fl oz for flight travel, and the cap is not leak-proof. Click through for the full review!
The scent on this is so hard to define, it was lightly scented floral. Not overwhelming at all (I have a pretty sensitive nose).
First off, I have to say that I have weirdly sensitive skin. I can only wash my face once a day (at night), because if I wash twice a day, my skin gets super dry and really irritated. This happens no matter the cleanser I’m using. I did try to go to twice a day with this cleanser, and the same thing happened.
Let’s take a look at the claims on the packaging, which states that “effectiveness tested on 26 women over 4 weeks”:
- Skin is perfectly clean: 100%
- Skin’s balance is maintained: 100%
- Skin seems smoother: 92%
Now never mind the extremely small test group, the first claim should be a given for a facial cleanser. Skin is clean? After using a cleansing foam? Say what?! Cheekiness aside, this product did clean my face fine, including days where I wore makeup and days where I didn’t.
Next claim that the skin’s balance is maintained. Well, as I said, I tried using this twice a day on my sensitive skin, and had irritation and dryness. But I realize that my skin is not like most people’s skin! If I remember correctly, I had 2 “horns” (what I call huge pimple eruptions) during the 4 week use – but that is about par for me.
Last claim that skin seems smoother. I literally noticed no difference in the smoothness or firmness of my face.
After 4 weeks of once a day use (besides 5 days where I used it twice a day), the bottle is just under 1/2 gone.
For $28 for a 5.1fl oz bottle, I would not splurge on this product. Besides the fact that I think foaming washes are wasteful, before this I was using Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash [affiliate link], which is currently $5.97 on amazon for 5 fl oz. It works just as effectively as the L’Occitane [affiliate link], at less than 1/4 of the price. No, it doesn’t have any scent, but I’m okay with that. 😉
I hope this review was helpful, though I ultimately wouldn’t recommend purchasing it. But if you are the type to splurge and your skin isn’t crazy like mine, have at it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Until tomorrow,