For the most part, facial cleansers are kind of the ‘easy’ skincare product to buy. As long as you don’t have an allergic reaction, have a scent you find offensive or make you even more oily/dry than usual, than you can’t go too wrong. Having said that, finding a facial cleanser that does more than remove dirt is far and few between. When I tried this NeoStrata cleanser, I thought it would just be another cleanser with nothing to write home about. I was wrong.

My Review

  • The first thing I noticed was how miniature the small round bottle (100ml) looked. It has a toggle lid which I like for products I use in the shower (yes, I wash my face in the shower), but I found the actual bottle a little hard to squeeze. Granted, I am weak as.
  • The formula is like a liquid-gel so it is easy to spread and use, but not so runny that it falls out of your hand before you can get it to your face.
  • There is no fragrance and no colouring. I love that it is just focusing on doing its job.
  • It contains 4% gluconolactone which really helps to loosen that dead, unwanted skin and dirt. It is like a very light chemical exfoliation everyday. If you use a physical one I would recommend giving this a go.
  • Surprisingly, it wasn’t drying at all. Even my dry skin still felt supple and refreshed with everyday use.
  • Another thing I noticed … usually when I go through stressful times I get the occasional breakout. I have been undergoing some severely stressful times over the last couple months but have not had one pimple. The only thing that has changed is this cleanser so it is a miracle to me.
  • It does say you can remove makeup with this cleanser, and I had no problem doing so, but when I wear heavy makeup I like to double cleanse and in this case I didn’t like to double cleanse with this product because I felt it was too wasteful for such a good product. Am I a little crazy, or what?

What NeoStrata Say ….

NeoStrata Facial Cleanser leaves skin feeling clean with a smooth refined texture.

This oil-free, soap-free, non-drying formulation gently exfoliates to thoroughly clean and remove make-up. An ideal first step in a daily skin care regimen using the NeoStrata range.

Stockist Details

AUS $35 rrp from pharmacies

USA $28 (177ml) from NeoStrata online, Beauty Bridge (international shipping available), Buy.com and Great Skin

UK £21.99 from Dermacare Direct and Laser & Cosmetic Clinic

Have you tried anything by NeoStrata before? Are you a fan of chemical exfoliants? Let me know by commenting below!

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