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Reviewed and recommended: Devita Aloe Vera Foaming Moisture Cleanser

Is a Solution for:
Rosacea, Dull Skin, Oily Skin
May 30, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments
Last year, Anna put me on to Devita's Solar Body Block. I liked the aloe vera, green tea and other good things. But, for some reason, my skin did not and, after several breakouts, I had to stop using it. Still, I didn't want to bear a grudge against Devita and when I came across the Aloe Vera Foaming Moisture Cleanser ($22.95), I pounced on it eagerly.

Aloe vera is a Devita signature ingredient and it provides the base for this gentle, moisturizing cleanser. There is good reason for honing in on aloe vera. Researchers at Tokyo Women’s Medical College in Japan have shown that certain lectins (a type of protein) in aloe gel may stimulate the immune system to increase production of killer cells. And the University of Texas in Galveston concluded that aloe gel clearly promotes wound healing. I have a a bottle of 100% aloe vera that is indispensible for treating mosquito bites - relief from itching is almost instantaneous.

The cleansing action (and Devita does actually remove makeup) is provided by the saponaria plant. Commonly called soapwort, the leaves have been used to make soap and shampoo for centuries. If the mood takes you, it is easy to make your own by boiling up a few leaves and stalks.

I haven't really got to the bottom of why there is cherry bark extract. This is usually used as an expectorant for treating coughs. I have only seen unsubstantiated claims that it is a hair and skin softener. However, cress makes perfect sense as it is rich in sulforaphane. This boosts protective and detoxifying reactions in skin cells.

Cinchona seems to me to be an inspired choice. This is the tree from whence quinine (used to treat malaria) comes from. Cinchona's antibacterial properties and the inclusion of panthenol (vitamin B5), which can help control over-production of sebum, would make this cleanser a good choice for acne sufferers.


Aloe Vera Gel, Soapwort Extract, Coconut Oil, Water Extracts Of Cherry Bark, Cress, Almond, Cinchona And Wheat Germ, Essential Oils Of Geranium Rose, Chamomile And Lavender, Wheat Amino Acids, Dl Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Lecithin.
  • October 13, 2009

    by Eileen

    I have been using Devita Aloe Vera Cleanser for approximately 1 month, generally in the a.m. I am pleased with the cleanser and have given it the 1 hour test (no moisturizer or serum for 1 hour after using it) and found that my skin was not dry. The only attribute that bothered me was the scent...sort of medicinal. I would buy the product.
    Thank you for the sample

  • September 16, 2009

    by Carol

    ditto here and I love Aloe Vera products. There is so much more to Aloe than helping burned skin!

  • August 6, 2009

    by aerwin

    Would love to try. I am on a search for a new cleanser.

  • August 5, 2009

    by Mark

    This sounds like another great product - I'd be glad to try and promise to post my results. Thanks.

  • August 5, 2009

    by Eileen

    Hi Marta, I would love to try Devita's Aloe Vera Foaming Moisture Cleanser and promise to report back my findings..thank you

  • August 5, 2009

    by Matina

    I wonder how this would work if you don't suffer from acne? Those days are long behind me, although I do get the occassional breakout. Hopefully this is truly a moisture cleanser, as many I found still are a bit drying. I'd love to try it and will post an honest review!

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