ReLuma Illuminating Anti-Aging Cleanser is a scent-free gel based cleanser designed to clean skin while providing anti-aging benefits using human conditioned media. Suitable for all skin types.
In the morning and evening, apply a small amount of ReLuma Cleanser to moistened hands and work into lather, massaging gently onto face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
TIA Review by Marta:
I was initially a little surprised to see that Invitrx had extended its ReLuma line to include a cleanser. Sometimes beauty companies get obsessed with creating a range with one of everything when they'd be better off sticking to their knitting. What if the makers one of the best anti-wrinkle serums I have come across had blown it by getting into the cleanser business with a mediocre offering.
I was even more surprised to see that ReLuma Cleanser hits the road running with the line's signature ingredient, human conditioned media. This is a collection of growth factors (proteins) that signal cells and studies show that they can increase collagen and fibronectin.
I do like the idea of cleansers doing more than merely lifting grime and so I have been rubbing ReLuma's Cleanser into my skin and leaving it there before rinsing for a few minutes whilst I clean my teeth and tidy my bathroom. Hopefully, I'm getting some of the benefits of the conditioned media that way.
This cleanser does foam a little on contact with water and the soapy stuff is provided by quillaja saponin, a Chilean tree that provides a natural surfactant. It is given a hand by coca betaine, another gentle cleansing agent. There's also a spot of calendula (marigold), an anti-inflammatory. The only controversial ingredient is, inevitably, a preservative: methylisothiazolinone, or MIT as it is sometimes known. This can be an irritant.
I have found that ReLuma's Cleanser is gentle and not at all drying. Note that a very little of this cleanser goes a very long way - a small pea-sized squirt is all that is required. Plus it fulfills its basic function of cleaning the skin (it removes light foundation and concealer, but you'll need a make up remover for the rest of your war paint). Men will like the simple, scent-free formula too.
ReLuma's serum is one of the best weapons this wrinkle warrier has in her arsenal and I like the thought that it is getting some help from back up troops when I cleanse.