As I get into my late twenties, I have found myself becoming increasingly interested in finding the perfect products for my sensitive skin. Time and time again, I’ve been told that taking care of my skin early will help me to look youthful longer, so I’ve set out to make that a reality. So when I heard about ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Ultra Purifying Cleanser ($36 in the shop), I jumped at the chance to try it out.
Before doing anything, I checked out the ExPürtise website and did some additional research. It The site boasts about the product’s ability to naturally remove skin’s impurities while also protecting it for a more balanced and flawless complexion — sounds like just the thing for me, but I wasn’t convinced yet. Ultra Purifying Cleanser is free of harsh detergents and sulfates, but does appear to contain some synthetic detergents. As Marta recently pointed out, moringa extract has nourishing properties and an excellent cleansing ability against airborne pollutants like soot. Witch hazel, which is a natural source of salicylic acid, acts as a natural astringent and exfoliator while honey has antibacterial properties. Finally, it is fortified with hydrating glycerin and oleic acid, antioxidants like milk thistle and vitamin E, and vitamin C from the kakadu plum and grapefruit.
Despite seeing a few good reviews and reading about the cleanser on the website, I needed to take it for a test drive myself. Upon receiving the it in the mail, I read the directions to make sure I used it right for the best results possible. The directions suggest daily use — first wetting the face and then applying a little more than a dime-sized amount (or two pumps) of the cleanser. Since I don’t even consider the concept of using beauty products in moderation (and I like to bend the rules a bit), I began using about five pumps of the cleanser every morning and evening for about a month. You probably won’t need to apply the same large amount to your skin, or use it twice daily as I did, because the suggested amount will definitely do the trick (and make it last much longer).
After the first week of using it consistently, I completely fell in love with it. The cleanser’s soft texture left my skin feeling soft as well as clean. It’s also very moisturizing. I found that after rinsing, I didn’t need to use a facial moisturizer on my already oft-oily skin. During the month that I used this cleanser, my skin just felt — and looked! — better. I will definitely keep using it as part of my regular beauty routine and encourage others to try using it as well. Although I’ve yet to determine whether or not it’s slowed the onset of fine lines, I do know that the extra moisture when washing my face did some good. All in all, I’m excited to have found such a great product for my oily, and sensitive skin.