I always have a gentle face wash around — a type of cleanser that I can use when my skin is irritated or not. Something easy and affordable, and this cleanser fits in the category.
This product is from SVR’s Sensifine line, which was designed for sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation. This cleanser is without fragrance, alcohol, and many other not well-perceived ingredients. It doesn’t contain any oils or glycerine, there are just polymers and glycols to clean the skin. Though, there is niacinamide to strengthen the skin’s barrier and to soothe it. It’s mild and shouldn’t cause irritation to anyone, as it’s meant for the reactive skin types.
Before trying the product, I thought that this face wash would be similar to LRP’s Toleriane Cleanser, but it isn’t. The LRP cleanser has a creamy texture; there are glycerine and shea butter. Here, there aren’t any of those. It doesn’t mean that this product is drying out the skin; it just has a different texture. It actually feels quite moisturising. At first, it resembles a gel, but as you start to massage it onto your skin, it becomes more creamy. It’s easy to rinse off and doesn’t leave any residue. It doesn’t cause breakouts and certainly doesn’t irritate.
Despite the name, I wouldn’t recommend it for removing sunscreen or makeup. It is fine to remove one layer of sunscreen with this product and with the help of a flannel, but more than that would be troublesome. It was a struggle to remove IOPE’s Cushion with it. I used a few pumps of the cleanser, and I massaged it for quite some time, but not everything dissolved. Instead, I would recommend to go first with an oil-based cleanser and use this one as your second cleanse. It is also lovely to use in the morning, as it’s gentle and easy to rinse off.
Overall, this cleanser is very mild and doesn’t irritate the skin at all. It is suitable for all skin types, and it shouldn’t cause troubles. It’s an excellent choice when your skin is compromised, or you need a simple cleanser.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Hexyldecyl Stearate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, 1,2-hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum. (feelunique.com)
SVR SENSIFINE Cleanser retails for €13.20 (200ml) from feelunique.com. It comes in 200ml and 400ml bottles.