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While cleansing my face is an essential part of my daily skincare regimen, it's never the most significant one. I do not have sensitive skin or acne and, therefore, choosing a cleanser is not something I agonize over. In fact, my skin is on the oily side, but I still typically prefer a light cleansing milk with a creamy, lotion-like texture or a foaming cleanser, as opposed to gel cleansers that tend to strip oils and unnecessarily dry out my skin. Sometimes I only use a toner and wipe my face with a cotton disc. To make a long story short, it's very easy for me to find a suitable cleanser.
When I initially received the DNA EGF Renewal Foaming Cleanser, I immediately liked the packaging. Encased in a small, 1.7 oz skinny container (it may actually be a travel size or a deluxe sampler as opposed to a full size), it has a foam dispenser on top. I initially applied several foamy pumps onto my hand to smell the product. The scent – to my surprise and disappointment – brought back a mixture of memories ranging from an "emergency room" to a "chemistry class." It basically has a bit of an oxidized metal scent to it, somewhat citrus-y and acidic; tolerable, but not pleasant to me.
I dampened my face and squirted two or three pumps of the foaming cleanser into my palm. Visually it looked like a sufficient amount of the cleanser to wash any face. I applied it and gently massaged my face in circular motions. Within seconds - the foam dissipated and the cleanser stopped being emollient. I felt like I was rubbing my face with wet hands - without the cleanser in between. I had to get 3 more pumps into my palm to make sure that I would definitely have enough to complete washing my face.
While I understand the good intentions behind not adding nasty chemical foaming agents, it made the cleansing process uncomfortable. But the after effect was much more pleasant – the product rinsed off easily, washed off all excess oil and sun block, leaving just a nice, light, clean film without the squeaky clean sensation. After washing and gently padding my face with a towel, I let the skin dry off to see what it would feel like. It felt rather comfortable with only a bit of a tightening sensation on the forehead.
Unfortunately, clean, sexy packaging with a foam dispenser (definite plus) and a doctor's name on the bottle is just not good enough for me, especially when it comes to such a basic product as cleanser. It may be a better fit for someone else, but DNA EGF Renewal Foaming Cleanser is not going to become a part of my regimen, and I am sticking to the recently-discovered Creo Super Antioxidant Foaming Facial Wash in Lemon Mint ($13).
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Polyquaternium-71, Guar Hydroxpropyl Trimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Glycolic Acid, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Oil, Cetrimonium Laureth-12 Succinate, PEG-7 Dimethicone, Arginine, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride