Packaging-wise, the cleanser comes in tube form, which is easy to maneuver in the bathroom but personally i very much prefer my skincare stuffs to come with pumps to dispense the product, this is partly due to hygiene reason too. I find that water tends to slip into the tube whenever i pulled the cap in and out, the product just seems slightly different after a while (i am rather anal when it comes to that).
Texture-wise, it is very lightweight, a little like that of cleansing milk but a wee thicker. It foams without much effort when mixed with water, very little foam is produced, just the right amount to cover my entire face and neck. I don't really have any issues with having my skincare products scented, in fact i like mine to smell good and subtle. In this case, the cleanser has a subtle "clean" fragrance that is quite common in some of Clarins's products.
During the processing of lathering, massaging it during cleansing and rinsing off the foams, there is no tingling or any irritating sensation, skin feels normal and this continues even moments after showering, there isn't a hint of tightness or roughness detected.
After that, i followed up with a facial cotton pad loaded with non-alcohol toner to swipe my face and neck, there is no visible trace of dirt left on the cotton (i wear makeup base and loose powder whenever i am in a rush, which is most of the time).
According to Clarins, it contains the active ingredients below:
1.Katafray Bark Extract - helps to prevent moisture loss of skin
I have been using the same tube of cleanser for almost 4 months, so far so good. This lightweight cleanser has the capability to perform its designated duities well and that is definitely a YES in my book. Give it a try if you do not have any allergy related to Dimethicone.
However, i have yet to test drive it to on my face with foundation yet, but based on the above, i would say a yes to my upcoming 2nd tube. My only gripes are the tube packaging and the slightly steep price tag.
Priced at S$40.00 for 125ml.
Main Ingredients: Aqua/water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Tipa-Laureth Sulfate, Glyceryl Behenate, Glycol Distearate, Ozokerite, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide.
Interesting Fact: Dimethicone is silicone oil and its chemical name is Polydimethylsiloxane. It is derived from silica, is widely used in many cosmetic, skincare and haircare products, it serves as an anti-foaming agent, an emollient in personal bodycare products.