Beauty without Cruelty Aromatherapy AHA Facial Cleanser Review

Beauty without Cruelty says their Aromatherapy 3% AHA Facial Cleanser is a "lightly foaming, soap free cleanser that removes dead surface skin cells, daily impurities, and excess oil without over-cleaning your skin. Nature's own alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) gently and deeply clean and actively clarify your skin without disturbing it's natural balance. Pure premium Oshadhi aroma-therapeutic essential oils tone, condition, and calm, leaving your skin clean, clear, and refreshed." The AHA Facial Cleanser contains 250ml (8.5 fl oz) and sells for $11.95. I received a 60ml (2 fl oz) travel sized bottle in a recent Ipsy Bag. This portable bottle sells for $2.99. Beauty without Cruelty is vegan friendly, and of course cruelty free - I shouldn't have to say that! This face wash was made in the USA.

Beauty without Cruelty's Aromatherapy AHA Facial Cleanser comes in a white plastic bottle. A deep blue label wraps around the bottle. The brand logo and product name are printed on the front of the label in white lettering. The back of he label offers a product description, directions, a couple of warnings, and a full ingredient list, The full size of this face wash comes with a convenient pump. This product's packaging is recyclable.

Beauty without Cruelty's Aromatherapy 3% AHA Facial Cleanser is a thick, clear gel that works up into a light lather. This foamy face wash rinses cleanly with minimal effort. Man, I have so many qualms to address with this product - I don't know where to begin! To start, I find this supposedly pH balancing cleaner to be kind of stripping; my skin always feels a bit tight and thirsty after using this cleanser. Despite it's foamy, slightly harsh nature, Beauty without Cruelty's Aromatherapy AHA Facial Cleanser is surprisingly ineffective. This product cannot break down even the lightest amounts of makeup. I almost always pre cleanse with  micellar water  and/or cleansing oil, and Beauty without Cruelty's cleaner can't even take off the traces of makeup left behind. To make matters worse, this cleanser's formula is quite problematic - its loaded with essential oils that cause more harm than good. The lavender and citrus oils contained in the Aromatherapy AHA Facial Cleanser are known to irritate and damage the skin and eyes, and cause photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is an issue with any product that contains alpha hydroxy acids - but Beauty without Cruelty didn't have to make matters worse! Be sure to use SPF when using this product. This cleanser does not contain any artificial fragrance, but it does have a very strong lavender scent to it.

I'm less than impressed by Beauty without Cruelty's Aromatherapy AHA Facial Cleanser. The ingredient list is loaded with questionable and unnecessary essential oils. This cleanser is also painfully ineffective for anything except stripping and irritating the skin. Beauty without Cruelty's AHA Facial Cleanser has been very detrimental to my skin. I've been testing this cleanser for three weeks and I'm so broken out. I don't recommend this product - I have nothing good to say about it at all.

purified water, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, ocoamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauryl glucosides, hydroxypropyl sulfonate, lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil*. pelargonium roseum (geranium rose) oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract*, calendula officinalis (calendula) extract*, nthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract*, lonicera fragrantissima (honeysuckle) extract*, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract*, panthenol, allantoin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, glycerine, glycolic acid, malic acid, citric acid, tocopherol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate
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