Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trash review: Derma E Vanilla bean cleansing mousse

I recently finished up my bottle of vanilla bean 'age defying' cleanser from Derma E.
It lasted me about 4 months, used once daily.

The main reason I got this cleanser is because I absolutely love vanilla. I thought it would be nice to have a vanilla cleanser to wake me up in the morning.
While it does smell like vanilla, it also has a sort of chemical scent along with it. It bothered me and detracted from the natural claims of the product.

It has a thin creamy texture that feels really nice on the skin. I would not call it a mousse, but maybe a cream?
One pump lathered on to my hand:
It lathers very nicely, and removes all traces of makeup and oil from my skin. It actually made my skin feel rather dry and tight after, so I always made sure to moisturize right away.
I don't like cleansers that 'strip' the skin of it's natural barrier. I prefer more moisturizing cleansers like Dove, especially in this cold winter weather. Not to mention it is quite pricey :/
I don't see how a cleanser can have any 'age defying' effect since the ingredients get washed down the drain, and I didn't notice my skin take on any changes at all while using it.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because it is a very average product for the money.

Repurchase? No. too expensive for a basic cleanser.

Price: $15.99 CAD

Rating: 2.5/5


Nicole - Top To Toe said...

great review, shame about the chemical scent to it, I also love vanilla products too. z

Lexa said...

Hi Nicole :) thank you! yes it is a shame, I wish it smelled nicer.