As most products from Korres this cleanser is formulated without the use of mineral oils, silicones, parabens or Propylene Glycol. The main ingredient is Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice known for its exceptional cooling and healing properties. Another botanical ingredient is Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract which loaded with natural polyphenols provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. The cleanser features well formulated blend of cleansing agents consisting of PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Coco-glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine and Sodium Coceth Sulfate. You should be aware of skin irritating Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol being placed high in the ingredient list.
The gel is rather thin in consistency. Although it doesn’t foam very well it spreads easily around damp face. Thanks to the chosen cleansing agents it is gentle enough to be used on the eye area. It smells like a mild tea with a fruity note beneath. I choose to quickly massage it into my face and then rinse off with plenty of lukewarm water.
The cleanser manages to rid the skin of surface dirt exceptionally well. It should be capable of removing lightweight make-up products. However the cleansing action at all isn’t thorough - my nose remained a bit shiny and it didn’t do much to diminish the appearance of blackheads either. My skin was left feeling slightly tight and stripped after rinsing off. Despite the claim to cleanse “without dehydrating the skin” it actually happens to dehydrate a bit, resulting in rougher appearance of the skin.
This is a good basic cleanser with a bonus of being formulated using a lot of natural ingredients. Although the manufacturer recommends it “for all skin types” I find this being too harsh for sensitive, irritated or dry skin. On the other hand, if you suffer from oily skin you might like this cleanser.