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Osmosis Purify Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser- reader reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Dull Skin, Oily Skin
December 18, 2012 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 0 Comments
Reviewed by Heidi

When I first used Osmosis Purify Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser ($32), I presumed it was a strong cleanser with exfoliating capabilities since “exfoliate” is part of its name, but boy was I wrong. It was extremely mild — so mild that I would label it a mild gel cleanser. To be honest, I’m pretty confused as to why it was labeled an exfoliator.

Aside from that, the texture was very nice and smooth; I used twice as many pumps as instructed because I like to see a little bit of lather. I dispensed eight pumps into my hands and smoothed the product over my moistened face for about a minute in circular motions. Then I very gently removed with a clean damp washcloth and rinsed away with water. After observing and feeling the overall result of my cleansed face, I noticed it didn’t feel or appear clean and smooth as it normally does with my usual brand of cleanser. But I avoided doing anything extra so that I could give it a fair shot.

Osmosis Purify Exfoliating Enzyme Cleanser has an amazing fragrance. In fact, this was the best part about the product! To give you an idea: it’s light, clean, and citrusy. However, no matter how lovely the scent and natural the ingredients, the overall performance and results of this product were truly disappointing.

I read many great comments about Osmosis products, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, they were not met because not only was this exfoliant unimpressive, but it broke me out in several places. I’m still battling the breakouts and have some hyperpigmentation marks where the acne I’ve gotten rid of has left battle scars. Oh well… at least it smells great!

Maybe someone with dry skin would benefit from this cleanser. But I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with oily skin that is prone to breakouts.

Ingredients: Aqua (Harmonized Water), Kiwi Surfactant Blend, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Guar Gum, Sodium Chloride, Deyhdroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Preservative Water, Citric Acid, Bromelain

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