Product Review: Acure superfruit + chlorella growth factor gel cleanser

Acure Cleanser

Since school’s back in session and I need to keep procrastinating to a minimum, you can bet I’ll be dropping in frequently with overdue reviews (to avoid schoolwork, of course).  Have I mentioned that the thought of graduating in May and being forced to think about the rest of my life is enough to make me vomit all over this keyboard?

Ingredients (provided at  ”Organic Curoxidant™ Superfruit Blend (Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Calendula oficinalis (Calendula), Organic Matricaria recutita (Chamomile), Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Aspalanthus linearis (Rooibos) , Lauryl Glucoside (vegetable derived), Decyl Glucoside (sugar soap), Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Olea europaea (Olive Oil), Organic Chlorella pyrenoidosa (Chlorella Growth Factor), Glucono Delta Lactone (fermented sugar), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Essential Oil, Citric Acid.”

The preliminary report I created for this product gave it a low hazard score of 1. The only ingredient with a hazard score above 2 was potassium sorbate.

Some great things about this product:

1. It’s free of parabens, synthetic fragrance,  phenoxyethanol, silicone, phthalates, and gluten.

2. It’s vegan.

3. It’s made with fair trade as well as food grade ingredients.

Product Description(provided at “This gentle cleanser works on two levels–it washes away dirt and oil as well as removes makeup to leave your skin radiant and refreshed. An antioxidant dense cleansing complex that maintains your skin’s natural acid mantle, activates new cell growth and helps you look younger and feel better. Organic Goji Berry, Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil and Organic Chlorella Growth Factor provide the ultimate cell boosting blend. Wash away those worries (and worry lines)!”

Price– Around $14.99 for a 4 oz. bottle. Not too bad considering how little is needed for each use (see below).

Performance– I mentioned this product in my recent 4 Faves post, so my adoration of it should come as no surprise. Here’s the deal: I’d been using soap-free cleansers and soap-free cleansers only on my face for a long while until I purchased this bad boy. When I read “gel cleanser” in the product description, I for whatever reason assumed it wouldn’t be sudsy. Had I paid closer attention to the ingredient list, I would’ve realized the opposite. Honestly, though, my haphazard purchase wasn’t entirely unfortunate. I did have to reduce the number of times a day I wash my face (from 2 to 1), but my skin doesn’t miss the extra cleansing…and my face is plenty hydrated as long as I moisturize faithfully. A word to the wise—a pea-sized amount is plenty; your face and your wallet will thank me for this advice.

Scent– Fruity, of the citrus variety.

Rating– 9/10. I subtracted a single point since soap-free cleansers might still be my absolute fave for life.

Would I purchase this item again? I would, but I’d consider this more of a summertime cleanser than a winter one. Ya heard?

*Product was purchased by me. I was not compensated in any way for this review.

by Dawn Grimes

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