Over the pat couple of years I have heard good feedback with regards to the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser: apparently there is no face balm like it. I am quite sceptical when too many people are reviewing the same product around the same time and are raving about it (it smells like marketing campaign to me). So I let the dust settle and I got about 3 sachets of product to try. This is a first impression post and it will stay like this as I am afraid I do not rave about this cleaner.
PERFORMANCE: I was expecting a wonderful, luscious cream balm and I got a normal cream cleanser. It is quite runny to be defined a balm. I consider balm very buttery, they melt in the skin. Not this one: it is like a cream cleanser (like Pai or Trilogy) but in a pot. Another disappointment arrived as soon as I smelled it: it smell of eucalyptus. The scent is overpowering and I did not enjoyed it.
With regards to the performance it does clean the face but it does a fair job, not a great one. whether I use a muslin cloth or not it does not make that much difference. I was not impressed with this product and I am not going to buy the full size. I cannot comment for the positive effects of topical probiotics as I was the cleanser off after a minute or two so I am puzzled. it also contains a coconut derived emollient that is very high in the list of ingredients: my skin tends to dislike coconut. However, as I have used this for just over a week it has not given me signs of breaking out.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua/Water (purified water), Dicapryly carbonate (coconut-derived cleanser & emollient), Cetearyl alcohol (vegetable based thickener), Glycerin (vegetable glycerine), Cocoglycerides (emollient from coconut oil), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Glyceryl stearate (natural glycerides & thickener), Cetearyl glucoside (corn sugar emulsifier), Rhus verniciflua peel wax (berry wax), Theobroma cacoa (cocoa butter), Kigelia Africana fruit extract (Botanical Kigelia Africana ), Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract (Hibiscus flower), Adansonia digitata fruit extract (Botanical Baobab),Lactose (probiotic bifidoculture milk extract), Lactis proteinum/Milk protein (probiotic protein), Bifida ferment lysate (probiotic culture), Schinziophyton Rautanenii kernel oil (Botanical Ubuntu Mongongo oil), Panthenol ( Pro-vitamin B5), Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil (Rosemary essential oil), Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil (Bergamot essential oil), Anthemis nobilis oil (Chamomile essential oil), Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil (Eucalyptus essential oil), Xanthan gum (natural based stabilizer), Sodium stearoyl glutamate (naturally derived emulsifier), Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic acid (preservative), Citric acid (fruit derived pH regulator), Limonene*, Linalool*
*naturally occurring in essential oil
SCENT: the eucalyptus is very prominent and if you are sensitive to scents like I am it can be very annoying.
HOW TO USE IT: get a small blob of product and massage it into the skin with your fingertips. You can use it both on face and neck. I prefer to take off my eye make up with a makeup remover as I do not find this cleanser very powerful when it comes to mascara.
After a couple of minutes of face massage get a muslin cloth and put it in warm water: take off the excess and put it on your face. Breathe in and then take off the cleanser with the muslin cloth (Aurelia does a 7 cloths set, one per day). Follow up with your skincare regime.
it is a cream gel, not particularly “compact” or “solid”.
CONTENT AND PACKAGING:
120g. The original packaging consist of a glass vase. It comes with 1 muslin cloth. A little bit too pink for my taste, but you may like it.
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