Friday, 1 October 2010

One for the "Meh" Files.

You know when you really want to like something, like really want to.

This was one of those times. Whilst browsing the hallowed halls of asda I came across the asda own brand of skin system products. ( To be honest I wanted to find their version of a Tesco  clear skin facial wash which was fantastic but I think has now been discontinued well my local crappy store has decided not to stock it anymore)

Anyway i love cream textured facial washes and so my eye was drawn to this. I read the ingredients and was even more enamoured.  It has gentle detergents.  Only £1.73 too. A bargain!

Anyway here is what Asda have to say:

With active ingredients pro-vitamin B5, aloe vera and natural lipids. Suitable for sensitive skin. ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: This face wash has been specially formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is free from harsh chemicals, artificial colour and fragrance, and contains aloe vera, sugar beet extract and Pro-Vitamin B5 to soothe and condition whilst cleansing to leave silky smooth radiant skin. Dermatologically tested.

IngredientsAqua , Coco-Glucoside , Aloe Barbadensis Gel , Glycerin , Polyquaternium-37 , Glyceryl Oleate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Cetearyl Glucoside , Phenoxyethanol , Citric Acid , Betaine , Sodium Hydroxide , Ethylhexylglycerin , Panthenol , Disodium EDTA , Tocopherol , Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate , Potassium Sorbate

Then came my actual experience.  I don't know. I really don't. It's an OK cleanser, it does its job. I think it made my skin feel a little dry though, but I'm not sure if that is die to Autumn settling in anyway. My skin becomes very dry in the autumn/winter months and i have to use a different routine.

It's not really a creamy wash either. Its more like a gooey gel consistency. I can't really describe the smell it isn't heavily fragranced though. Maybe it would be better for someone with more oily skin? My skin is very dry and sensitive.

I mean my summary is its ok. For under 2 pounds i do think it is great value for money so there is no harm in trying.  I am a little disappointed though, I wanted to find a staple. Oh well onwards and upwards.

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