When it comes to this particular brand, there was nothing I really knew about it before I was sent some products to test, review and share. I just know I was attracted to the packaging when I was perusing the aisles of ULTA and ended up purchasing some of their ‘So Totally Clean’ Deep Poor Cleanser. It was one of those situations where you really only have money for one item, but struggle with what ONE item to purchase. So, I was truly happy to receive a package of products that I recall having my eye on in the store.
First off, I had NO idea that they have been around since 1933. Of course, with a name change and package design among the big changes throughout the years, I found their history pretty fun to read about (and something that won’t bore you with words!) Check out their story here!
I started with the ‘Keep Me Clean’ Clarifying Facial wipeswith cucumber and witch hazel. The witch hazel tones, while the cucumber leaves your skin feeling refreshed. These were properly wet, without being too wet. I couldn’t detect cumber or witch hazel in these, but just a clean smell. My biggest complaint, was the packaging – I just hate face wipe packages that have those tabs that are difficult to seal after time! The wipes tend to try out way faster than normal!
Next up, I washed my face with the ‘Best Face Forward’ daily foaming cleanser with passion fruit and green tea. What an interesting combination, and WOW, the smell was amazing. Not only that, but I loved the consistency of it, very smooth, clear and gel like, but not a thick gel (if this makes any sense!). This cleanser is probably the best cleanser I have experienced in a long time, for all those reasons mentioned, with a huge one being that my face felt so smooth and smelled so good afterwards. I really didn’t want to continue on, because I was very pleased with the result! The role of green tea and chamomile pacify while passion fruit balances skin (?).
Third, I grabbed a cotton ball and cleaned up leftover makeup, dirt and as they suggest, ‘over the affected area’ with the ‘So Totally Clean’ deep pore cleanser. This stuff smells like alcohol and contains salicylic acid for acne pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. P.S. Since I received a second one from the company, I will be including it in my package for the winner of this giveaway (ends April 4th) – so go enter! 🙂
Now at the point where I felt like my face couldn’t possibly get any cleaner (or drier), I decided to apply the ‘Pores Be Pure’ Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask with strawberry and yarrow (a flower). This stuff smells great as well, strong on the yummy strawberry scent. Strawberry and Rosemary eliminate impurities, while the yarrow clarifies skin for instant complexion perfection.
Finally, after all that, my face was ready for some moisturizing! Luckily they sent along the ‘Picture Perfect Day’ daily moisturizer with SPF 15, guava, and Vitamin C. This moisturizer provides hydration and sun protection in one. Guava refines pores and promotes clear skin, while Vitamin C moisturizes and soothes, and that it did. After all the protects prior, my face now felt like it was perfectly balanced with moisture.
Overall, I really enjoyed everything. My favorite product hands down was the the Best Face Forward cleanser. They have so many other products I’d want to try as well, including their pore strips! So, if you’re looking for something new to try or have always wondered about them after seeing them in a store, I hope this helped give you an idea on what to expect!