Saturday, November 7, 2015

Beauty Bites #3 - battle of the foaming cleansers

Welcome back to another instalment of Beauty Bites. This week is all about the foaming facial wash / cleanser. Here's a spoiler .... they are all fantastic.

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I started off with the Aldi Lacura Essentials Natural Skin Organic Argan Oil Facial Cleansing Mousse and ABSOLUTELY fell in love with it. It was so gentle and cleaned beautifully. It left my skin feeling soft and smooth, best of all, it did not sting my eyes and did a great job removing my eye makeup. I was instantly hooked on it and went back to Aldi to pick up a few bottles of it. I'm down to my last bottle now and needed to find an alternative to it since Aldi did not seem to be bringing it back anytime soon.

I hit up Priceline's website and did a search on foaming cleansers. I found:

They had others as well but some were more expensive than I was willing to pay for for a cleanser and some had some kind of acid in it, salicylic, AHA or BHA. I didn't want anything with acids in them, since I intended to use these on my eyes and I wanted them to be gentle, and not sting my eyes.

I have tried every single one of the above foaming cleansers and they work equally well. Their textures differ a little bit but not by much. When I say they differ, I mean some of them have slightly thicker foam than others, but for the most part, they are much of a muchness and work the same way.

This is what they all do:
  • They are gentle on the skin.
  • They cleanse well.
  • They do not sting my eyes.
  • They remove eye makeup very well (granted I do not wear difficult to remove waterproof mascara!).

I would recomment any one of the above cleaners. Of course, the most economical is the Aldi one, but that's difficult to find. The others are readily available from Priceline or other pharmacies that carry those brands, with prices ranging between $10 and $25.

Here's a little bit about each one:

Aldi Lacura Essentials Natural Skin Organic Argan Oil Facial Cleansing Mousse

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    Soothing and refreshing, with hydrating aloe vera
    Dry to sensitive skin
Unfortunately, there's next to no information available online for this product. If you do find it at your local Aldi, that's great. I do highly recommend this. It's a very nice cleanser and very cost effective.








La Roche Posay Physiological Foaming Water

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Perfectly cleanses while respecting skins physiological balance. La Roche-Posay Foaming Water effectively removes make-upandeliminates impurities, without irritation.


La Roche-Posay Foaming Water effectively removes make-up and eliminates impurities, without irritation. A breakthrough in make-upremoval for sensitive skin. The lightweight foam cleanses skin, removes make-up and gently eliminates any impurities.Yourskinfeels deeply cleansed, soothed and fresh.

Cleansing agents selected for optimal tolerance and their high make-up removing power. Recommended for all types of Sensitiveskin.
Physiological pH.
Soap-free.
Alcohol-free.
Colourant-free.
Paraben-free.

This is the most expensive of the cleansers at AU $24.99 a bottle.



Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Correcting Cleanser


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A luxuriously rich, gentle foaming cleanser with Vitamin C and Licorice Extract that brightens complexion and creates an optimal surface for skin to receive the maximum benefits of our tone-correcting treatments.


Daily use transforms skin into luminous, clear and balanced perfection.

Contains Vitamin C and Licorice Extract to naturally brighten complexion. Cocoa Butter and Milk Proteins balance tone and texture.

Apply 2-3 pumps to dampened skin.
Allow the ingredients to penetrate for at least 1 minute before rinsing.
For best resultsfollow with other Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone products on clean, dry skin.

This one claims to remove dark spots but I have not used it enough to see if that claim is true or not. Only time will tell.



Model Co Cleansing Foam Gentle Daily Cleanser

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    This lightweight, antioxidant rich cleanser gently foams, and lifts dirt and impurities without drying or stripping. Skin is leftclean, fresh and protected.

    NO PEGs, NO parabens, NO animal derived ingredients, NO sulfates, NO silicones, NO synthetic colours, NO mineral oils.

    Use morning and night.
    Gently massage a small amount of CLEANSING FOAM onto damp face, neck and decolletage.
    Rinse with warmwater and pat dry.
    Follow with ModelCo REPLENISHING ROSE MIST and your choice of ModelCo DAY & NIGHT Moisturiser.
I don't have a lot to say about this cleanser besides the basics I've mentioned above. Like all the others, it's a nice cleanser and I really like it.



Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moinsturizing Foaming Cleanser

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    Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturising Foaming cleanser is a gentle hydrating cleanser. Rich cushiony lather effectively foams awayimpurities while a special hydrating agent adds back moisture so skin remains clean & soft.

    "Dermatologically tested, Allergy tested, Oil free. Good for dry, sensitive skin."

    Use daily.
    Pump Foam onto palm and massage onto face.
    Rinse with water.

This cleanser like all the others was very nice. I can't say anything about it standing out above the others, but seriously, they are all lovely.



Simple Kind To Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser


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    Our Vitamin Foaming Cleanser is a perfect blend of multi-vitamins and skin-loving ingredients to remove impurities and traces ofmake-up.

    Your skin will feel cleansed and refreshed, with added moisturisers. Perfect for sensitive skin.

    Pump twice onto your fingertips and massage into wet skin, then rinse. If cleanser gets into your eyes rinse thoroughly with water.
I was a little worried about this Simple cleanser simply because I had tried the Simple gel facial cleanser before and that broke me out. No problem with this one. No breakouts at all.



I hope you enjoyed this instalment of Beauty Bites. Is there anything you'd like to see a review on? Let me know.


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