Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser Review

Borghese says their Fango Purificante Purifying Clay cleanser has a "complexion-clearing formula that provides deep-down-to-pores clean. Featuring naturally-sourced clay, this gentle, lathering cleanser delivers the purifying power of a mask and rinses without stripping essential moisture leaving skin radiant. Phytic Acid, polyphenol-rich plant extracts and antioxidants help refine, soothe and smooth. Skin is left clear, fresh and illuminated." This clay based facial cleanser contains 3.5 oz (100 ml) and retails for $30 on the brand website, as well as some etailers like Dermstore and the Birchbox Shop. Borghese is not a cruelty free brand. The Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser is made in the USA.

The Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser's packaging is simple, it comes in a clear squeeze tube with a black flip top cap. The Borghese logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube in black lettering; the back of the tube offers directions in multiple languages. This cleanser's plain but functional packaging is recyclable.

Borghese's Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser is a grey, thick, creamy product that builds into a light, soft lather which rinses off effortlessly. This clay infused cleanser is too thick to be used with my favorite cleansing tool, the konjac sponge, but it would work perfectly well with a cleansing brush or wash cloth - but I usually just use my hands. The Purifying Clay Cleanser feels quite fresh on the skin, not necessarily cooling or tingly, but it definitely a pleasant sensation.

I haven't had much luck in the cleansing department lately. Borghese's own ReClaim Gel to Oil Cleanser was an utter failure in my book, and Pacifica's Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash left me doubtful of clay laced cleansers, so my hopes were not high for the Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser. My low expectations were unfounded - this stuff is really good! The Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser combats excess oil and wards off breakouts without drying my skin out in the slightest, its actually very softening! My skin always feels fantastic after using the Purifying Clay Cleanser, so its not surprising that I use it twice a day. Borghese's clay cleanser can remove most makeup, but it doesn't do much to take off mascara or eyeliner - you will need a separate eye makeup remover. The Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser has a light, fresh, herbal scent.

Borghese's Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser is mostly a mix of water, kaolin and bentonite clays, and sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant that isn't particularly good for the skin. To balance the oil absorbing clay and potentially stripping SLS, Borghese included hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, and plenty of nourishing oils and extracts to spoil your skin, as well as two forms of collagen. This cleanser has a fairly low fragrance content, the included fragrance shouldn't be too much of a problem, seeing as you're rinsing the product right off. While the ingredient list isn't perfect, its pretty good, Borghese definitely had good intentions here.

Though it wasn't love at first use, Borghese's Purifying Clay Cleanser is a surprise hit for me! This clay heavy facial cleanser is effective for removing light makeup and excess oil without being too harsh. The Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser is thick and rich with softening oils to counter it's oil absorbing clay, so it should work well for most skin types, bar the driest and most sensitive complexions. While I doubt that I'll repurchase Borghese's Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser, I do think its worth trying if you don't mind a mid-range splurge.

Water (aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Kaolin, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Bentonite, Peg-6 Caprylic/capric Glycerides, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (sesame) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Piper Nigrum (pepper) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract, Diatomaceous Earth (solum Diatomeae), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Sea Salt (maris Sal), Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (parfum), Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Bht, Silica, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Mica (ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (ci 77491), Iron Oxides (ci 77499), Linalool, Citronellol

This product was sent to me for review by Borghese. My opinions are my own and not influenced by Borghese or any other third party. This post contains affiliated links/referral codes.