SKIN CARE REVIEW: GOOD & CLEAN CREAM CLEANSER
WHO: Good & Clean
ABOUT: 100% Natural, Cruelty Free Skincare.
PRODUCT: Cream Cleanser
KEY INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera, Calendula Flower Extract & Sweet Almond Oil
COOL STUFF: They care - 10% of each sale goes to charity, thought is put into packaging (nothing plastic or unnecessary), carbon neutral shipping and only use vegan ingredients.
VERDICT: A beautiful product that feels great on the skin, cleans properly and has quality package that can be reused or recycled.
In my haste to purchase (I had run out and was quite busy at work so I wasn't paying attention!) I didn't read that this cream cleanser contains coconut oil. Fellow acne suffering friends will know that coconut oil is not normally great for this skin type. In the past, I have broken out from cleansers that contain this ingredient. It is comedogenic, meaning that it has a high tendency to block pores and usually has a rating of 3-4 (0 is the best, 5 is the worst). That being said, coconut oil is packed with vitamin E, proteins, lauric, capric and caprylic acids (known for their anti-fungal properties) and the oil used in this cleanser is organic; meaning it's more likely to retain all those goodies.
To cut a boring story about pimples short, I’ve used it for a week and haven’t broken out. Huzzah! Makes me wonder if I’ve wrongly demonised coconut oil this whole time? I switched from a foam to cream cleanser because despite my normally combo skin, it has been incredibly dry of late thanks to Melbourne winter and the pill that I take for acne. This cleanser is very gentle and hydrating as it contains lovely ingredients like aloe vera, calendula flower extract and sweet almond. Cream cleanser has a tendency to be quite thick but this one has a beautiful light consistency. I don’t get that awful tight feeling you might find with harsher foam or gel cleansers. It also removes all my mascara, how kind! Cream cleanser doesn't normally remove all my make up but this seems to get rid of most it.
This cleanser is a great all rounder and I think would suit most skin types. I'll probably still alternate with another cleanser that has ingredients like Willow Bark (a gentle salicylic acid that exfoliates and helps unclog pores) just to help balance the oily/acne prone parts of my face (I'm talkin' about you, red, angry chin!).
Good & Clean not only help make your skin feel good but you will feel good purchasing knowing that 10% of every sale is donated to protect animals, restore ecosystems and encourage sustainable practices. Bloody good stuff!