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Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:11 pm      Reply with quote
I 'road tested' this last night from a sample packet. I have to say that yet again I'm quite impressed with Dermalogica although it is probably a cleanser that I would not purchase.

This cleanser is really gentle and, while I myself have pretty hard to upset skin, I think it would be a good choice for sensitive skins. It's milky looking gel-cream in texture and does not foam up. You spread this on your face, massage, and then either rinse off (that's me!) or tissue it off (not a big fan of that technique myself). Your face is left clean, no tightness.

This cleanser, as the name suggests, can also be used around the eye area with no probs. I smothered this all over last night and felt no stinging whatsoever even though I did get some in my eye. It removes eye makeup well so no need for a separate eye makeup remover when using this cleanser.

Any fans of this product on the forum?

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Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser for Face and Eyes (250 ml / 8.4 oz.)
Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser for Face and Eyes (250 ml / 8.4 oz.)

This extremely gentle cleansing gel-cream completely removes even eye make-up without sensitising the skin or leaving any residue. Lavender, Echinacea, Raspberry and Anti-ozonate complex calm inflammation and promote healing.

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Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:57 pm      Reply with quote
Mabsy, I'm glad you reviewed this, as I am still on the search for a milky or cream cleanser to replace the Sothy's one I can no longer use. I was concerned though that it wouldn't do a good job of removing eye makeup, but you alleviated that concern. The only problem I have with cleansers for sensitive skins is that they tend to leave a moisturizing film on my face and my face doesn't feel REALLY clean. And unforunately for me it seems many of the creamy cleansers are targeted for sensitive skins. But I am interestd in trying this.
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Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:09 pm      Reply with quote
Thoughtcrime,

Let me just clarify that this is not a milky type cleanser. It's seems to be gel-lotion in texture and has a milky-ish colour. I didn't find that it left any film on my skin. I wish I could try it again and confirm that but alas I only had one sample.

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Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
Oh ok, thanks for the clarification. Wink
I'll still for ask for a sample.
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Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:33 pm      Reply with quote
Thoughtcrime--you mentioned looking for a cleanser that removes eye makeup and doesn't leave behind a film. Check out my review on Orlane Vivifying Cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling really clean, but not dry & tight. Very Happy

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Sun Dec 14, 2003 9:23 pm      Reply with quote
Alohagirl, thank-you for the recommendation. I was actually looking into the Orlane Vivifying Cleanser and the other one in the VIT-A-MIN line, but when I read the ingredients, there was an ingredient I couldn't use. I'm vegan, so no animal by-products for me, and I also don't like to use facial products with mineral oil or sodium lauryl sulfate.
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I must admit, I'm surprised to find mineral oil in some of the Orlane products. I was under the impression that this is a low-quality ingredient, and probably not healthy, either.

The ingredient I try to avoid is propylene glycol, as it's a known carcinogen. However, it seems to be in just about every skin product. Sometimes I see it listed in food ingredients like cake mix!

I recently came across an explanation, at least for why it's in skincare products. It's used as a carrier for essential oils. That's why the concentration is so high in so-called "natural" products. Go figure!Surprised
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Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:39 pm      Reply with quote
Alohagirl,
I actually asked the Orlane sales manager about why some Orlane products have mineral oil in them. I too have always heard that mineral oil is pore clogging as well as propylene glycol. She told me that there's a good and bad quality mineral oil and Orlane uses the good kind. Surprised I personally was unconvinced and unsatisfied with that answer. To me, mineral oil is mineral oil. So I continue to ban facial products that contain mineral oil. :P
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Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:23 pm      Reply with quote
Thoughtcrime,
I did a short search and found there are indeed different grades of mineral oil, however, because it is petroleum based and therefore not a substance normally found in the skin, it should not be used. That made sense until I realized that tea tree, calendula and lavender oil are also not naturally found in skin, yet we love them in our skin care products!!!

If anyone is interested, here's a bit of information about why mineral oil is found in so many products:
"Mineral oil and Vaseline-type jelly are procured from rock oil which has to undergo extensive chemical processing and refining. They are used in skincare products to trap the water content underneath an impenetrable film on the skin's surface. This plumps up the skin making it look smoother and the trapped moisture makes the skin feel soft and more elastic. However, they block the pores which result in blackheads and whiteheads forming on the surface, and prolonged use can result in cysts where the skin's own fat production has been trapped under this film. When used over a long period of time the skin can become dry and lifeless and wholly dependent upon these oils."
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Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:02 pm      Reply with quote
wSurprisedw! thanks for the thorough explanation, alohagirl! Unfortunately so many high-end, good quality brand still utilize them such as Orlane and Decleor and others... (sigh....) Surprised
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