Our Rating: 5 stars

My skin has always been on the oily side that I exclusively used a gel cleanser with heavy hitting beta hydroxy acid up until my late 40’s. So how would my skin respond to a cream cleanser?  Well it loved everything about Michael Todd True Organics Skin Defender Green Tea-Citrus Cleanser w/AHA, ($24 in the shop) and so do I!

For starters, the packaging is a no-nonsense lovely lilac container that appeals to my frugal self. Application is made with a nice pump that really gives you the perfect amount.  The cleanser is cream based, very emollient and smells hea-ven-ly.  If you love citrus scents like I do then you are in for a real treat. The smell is subtle but oh so pleasant.  It has a whipped texture that spreads easily and generously. I can clean my face, neck and even décolleté on one pump. 

The ingredients of the Skin Defender Green Tea-Citrus Cleanser w/AHA are 70% organic and gluten free. Interestingly it reads to me in some ways more like an expensive face cream than a cleanser with its extensive combination of antioxidants and natural fruit extracts.

A final endorsement for this cleanser is the ease of rinsing it away and the feeling it leaves behind. It’s hard to believe that your skin can feel so clean yet so moist and soft. The product endorses that it prepares the skin for serums and moisturizers, and they are not kidding. I imagine I will have to use it a bit longer to see the effects of alpha hydroxy acid on blotches and discolorations but I am more than willing to be patient and enjoy the product until then. Thumbs up to Michael Todd True Organics Skin Defender Green Tea-Citrus Cleanser!

Ingredients in Michael Todd Skin Defender Green Tea-Citrus Cleanse :

Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Organic Centella Asiatica(Gotu Kola) Extract, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Organic Extra Virgin Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Xanthan Gum, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.