by Angela T.
Apothederm moisturizing cleanser ($ 28 ) it is a foaming non cleanser that promises to “remove makeup, dirt and impurities from the skin without removing moisture”, while also providing protection against damage from free radicals through inclusion of vitamins a, C E. consistency cleanser Cetaphil Gentle Skin reminded me Cleanser (although the lists of ingredients of the two products are really cleaning anything like it). The cleaner had no perceptible odor.
The instructions advise to massage the cleanser on your face and neck for 10 to 15 seconds to keep out of your eyes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. I have found that the use of a blob-nickel-a-quarter-size my whole face was insufficient for cleaning. I have a very oily T-zone and often carry a lot of basic products during the day. I generally do not seem to foaming cleaners or low foaming are not powerful enough for me and often leave a filmy strange feeling in my face. Fortunately, no experience at all with moisturizing cleanser Apothederm. During the trial period, there were several days wearing primer, tinted BB cream, concealer, a medium based makeup liquid full coverage, a light layer of powder foundation to set the liquid foundation, blush, and then a makeup setting spray. I also use an eye pencil based wax. The moisturizing cleanser Apothederm easily remove all of them with one pass. After rinsing my face, my skin felt and looked clean and was soft and slightly hydrated without any strange, filmy feeling.
Although the instructions say not to let the cleaner gets in the eye, I did test the ability of the cleaning product to remove a few different masks not waterproof. mascara broke well, but the liquid cleaning product consistency was a challenge to keep out of my eyes. Therefore, if necessary, this cleaner will do double duty to remove non-waterproof eye makeup and cleaning the face, but I would not recommend this for both purposes on a daily basis.
Apothederm moisturizing cleanser includes several ingredients that contribute to the inclusion of vitamins A, C, E. retinyl palmitate and beta carotene also provide Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate vitamin, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbic acid and provide other forms of vitamin C. Glycine soja (soybean) oil, tocopherol linoleate, tocopherol, tocopherol acetate and vitamin E. provide
Several ingredients contribute to the moisturizing properties of this cleaner: evening primrose oil, tocopherol linoleate tocopherol, carrot seed oil, and glycerine with various emollients such as C12-15 alkyl benzoate, tridecyl stearate, neopentyl glycol dicaprylate, tridecyl trimellitate.
Apothederm moisturizing cleanser uses mild surfactants derived from coconut oil, disodium cocoamphodiacetate and lauramidopropylbetaine like. disodium cocoamphodiacetate is known for cleansing the skin without removing natural oils. retinyl palmitate and citric acid provides a gentle exfoliation.
There are some ingredients that may be of interest to those seeking an impeccable 100% formulation. For example, tocopherol acetate , phenoxyethanol and linalool are considered moderate risks by the Environmental Working Group. The PEG and PEG derivatives are generally considered safe to use, but should not be applied to damaged skin ( source ).
Overall, I found the moisturizing cleanser Apothederm to be a gentle yet effective cleaning without foam easily it removes face full of makeup base at the end of the day. The cleaner worked best massage on dry skin, so ended up using a different cleaner in my morning shower. After an average use of once a day for a month, I had half of a full-size 6 oz bottle is. Therein lies my main problem with Apothederm Hydrating Cleanser – price per month would need to spend to continue using it. I do not mind investing in skin care, but I prefer to be more economical with my cleaner budget. I enjoyed the Apothederm cleaner moisturizer and will continue to use the bottle until it is empty, but is likely to use other mild cleansers that are friendlier to my budget.