by Kathy Roberts
I have been testing LiftLab Purify + Clarify: Daily Cleanser & Detox Mask ($65 in the shop) for the last five weeks and I love it!
I am a 51-year-young woman with light skin. Freckles and age spots abound especially with summer sun exposure. To add to the sun fun exposure I recently bought a convertible and drive everywhere top down. I am an avid user of sunscreen on my face but freckles still show up. I was already enjoying the product for three weeks, when my neighbor who sells Mary Kay, wanted to know what I was doing to my face since it looked so smooth and free of hyper pigmentation. The only thing new was the LiftLab Purify + Clarify cleanser. So that was the truly the defining factor!
A few things are important to me. First, why just wash my face when I can use a product that gives me even more? LIFTLAB has a proprietary blend of enzymes they call Aqualumine. It has been clinically proven to minimize pore size and reduce blemishes. Additionally, their patented cell protection proteins boost hydration and refine the skin's surface. The product cleanses, detoxes, moisturizes, and exfoliates. This can be used as a daily cleanser as well as a mask. A mask too? Awesome! Secondly, I am very sensitive to the scent of products I wear. The scent of this cleanser is fresh and somewhat sea-like. I found washing with it was refreshing. Third, the product must do what I am purchasing it for. This is a cleanser. It successfully removed all makeup including waterproof eye shadow and mascara. It did not irritate my eyes.
I followed the instructions on the tube for daily usage. In the morning and evening I applied a pea sized amount on the center of my palm, wet my palm and vigorously rubbed the fingers of my other hand on my palm to produce foam. I massaged this into my face. I would rinse using a wet washcloth. This also worked well with my powered facial brush but does not produce much foam. I would leave the product on my face a few times a week while brushing my teeth to get the benefit of the mask.
I have to admit the price scared me at first. $65 for 4.4 ounces sounded dear to me. However, I have not yet used 1/2 the one ounce tester tube in 5 weeks. So I estimate the full size tube would last over 9 months. Add in that my neighbor and I saw improvement in my skin tone and texture and the fun of a dual purpose product then I can justify the price. If I had one complaint it would be the rare piece of grit in the lotion that I find laying on my skin after rinsing. That is not enough to deter my future purchase.