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Amala Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk- reader reviewed and recommended

Is a Solution for:
Dull Skin, Oily Skin
Reviewed by TIA Community Member January 21, 2010 6 Comments
Reviewed by Valerie

I remember my mother and grandmother telling their Weight Watchers stories. They especially loved the part where all the other women couldn't figure out how my mother and grandmother were keeping their skin so taut. Their secret? Milk! They bathed in it and swore it kept them firm. Now I can't testify to the truth of their experience, but Amala's Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk ($40) has made a believer out of me!

Normally my skin is all over the place, oily t-zone one week and dull and dry the next. I'm only 30, but my hormones are out-of-whack and my skin is changing, so it's been really challenging to find products that work. Now, after using Amala's Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk religiously for six weeks, my face is glowing! My skin doesn't feel thirsty anymore, and I'm not greasy. My skin is so soft and supple, and my hyperpigmentation has totally faded.

At first I was hesitant...it smells like something I'd want to put in my coffee, and I've always stayed away from cleansing milks because I didn't feel that they really removed my makeup. I kept a positive attitude, though. In the morning I used a couple of pumps and I swear...I didn't even need to use my moisturizer. I did my more thorough cleaning at night, so my routine consisted of using a Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelette to remove most of my makeup, and the Milk to wash. Twice a week I used the Milk with my Clarisonic for gentle exfoliating.

I honestly saw a huge improvement. Yes, it is pricey, but it does what it says it'll do, and if nothing else, I'll make sure that I have a bottle on hand for these really dry months. This is the product of the year for me! My skin is happy, and this Milk did my body good.

Ingredients

Alcohol , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (aloe) , Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil (amarant seed) , Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil (bergamot) , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract (cocoa bean) , Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (damask rose oil) , decyl glucoside , glycerin , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (jojoba seed) , lactic acid , Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel) Oil (lemon) , polyglyceryl-3 stearate , silver sulfate , sodium stearoyl lactylate , stearic acid , tocopherol , Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (vanilla) , Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (white willow bark) , xanthan gum
  • February 18, 2010

    by marta

    Good idea Dana. I'll get on to it.

  • February 18, 2010

    by Dana Pond

    Hi Marta,
    Any chance someone from TIA will review the Purity Line from Amala? I'd love to get your feeback.

    Thanks,
    Dana

  • January 27, 2010

    by Val♥TIA

    Looking forward to the alcohol research. That jumped out at me, too, but I must admit...their explanation seemed legit and the product works so well. But hey...this is why it's good to have a watchdog...Go get 'em, Marta!

  • January 25, 2010

    by marta

    We asked Amala about the alcohol and this is what they said:
    "Alcohol is a crucial element in our formulas because it helps keep our 100% natural essential oils and extracts stable. We use organic alcohol derived from wheat, which is absolutely pure and safe for your skin. We use the lowest possible levels of alcohol that we can, while still maintaining the stability of our formulas."

    Interestingly, it seems to be a German thing. I've noticed alcohol high up the list of Weleda products - like Amala, a German company.

    I think its time to do a bit of digging on alcohol and whether there are non-drying types.

    The CSI cleanser is great. In fact, I used it this morning and was thinking how good it is.

  • January 24, 2010

    by Laura

    I've read that alcohol as an ingredients wreaks havoc on your skin and yet this is listed as the first ingredient, which surprises me considering the other fine ingredients listed and the high cost of the product. Marta, how do you feel about products containing alcohol, especially for drier skin types? I'm also considering using the CSI cleanser that you've recommended...thoughts?

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