Reviewed by Shannon
I recently fell in love with LiftLab Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser ($65 in the shop), a lightweight, gentle cleanser that exfoliates. LiftLab uses its patented Cell Protection Proteins to “stimulate optimal cell renewal, provide protection against the elements, and intensely moisturize.”
The product has a pleasant citrus smell, perfect for waking you up in the morning – it’s not overpowering and does not linger after being washed off. When using this product, you only need a pea-sized amount, as it states on the bottle (use too much, and it foams quite a bit). The cleanser applies evenly and smoothly, and even acts as a makeup remover.
When using it as a mask, I found that it was perfect to use in the shower, since you need damp skin to apply it. It doesn’t have to stay on for a very long time, and washes off easily. In the end, my skin was left feeling soft, smooth, and revitalized.
The Cell Protection Proteins (or fish plasma proteins) are natural proteins found in arctic sea life, classified as a skin conditioning agent. According to LiftLab’s website, this protein “strengthens cell membranes, protecting them against harsh climactic environments.” According to the LiftLab article on TIA, Marta found that CPP is also found in natural anti-freeze; therein lies the connection of how these products are beneficial when it is cold. These antifreeze proteins “protect cells from death.”
Based on my experience, I would say this is true. The winter weather in New York City has been unusually harsh this year, and I spend quite a bit of time outside while commuting. Usually my skin becomes dry due to the cold air, but I have yet to notice this while using Purify & Clarify. My skin is softer, and I believe it has actually become more resistant to the cold.
LiftLab Purify & Clarify Daily Cleanser is a product that I highly recommend. It is the perfect product to use during the winter!
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Peg-Dipropylene Glycol, Lauric Acid, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Beeswax, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jojoba Wax Peg-120 Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Ormenis Multicaulis Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Edta, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Amino Esters-1, Roe Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Muricatum Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Fish Plasma Protein (Cell Protection Proteinâ®), Disodium Phosphate, Pearl Powder, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract, Lawsonia Inermis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Phosphate, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide
LiftLab Purify & Clarify Cleanser- reader reviewed and recommended
ProsProtects skin from wintertime dryness
ConsIngredients aren't the purest
Reviewed by Shannon