Because I’m a fan of their in-shower mask (click here for my review), I knew I would love the the Make P:rem Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam. I’m still on my first bottle but have already purchased a second one so that I can be certain I won’t run out. I decided to try this because they advertise it as having a pH level of 5.5 and also that it is “safe”. Meaning, it doesn’t have sulfates, parabens, etc.
pH Level: 5.5
Mia’s review: I have combination skin with cheeks/chin that can be quite dehydrated. So I’m always looking for a cleanser that is creamy looking rather than clear. I don’t know why but I assume the creamy looking ones are more hydrating.
I don’t find this cleanser strips my skin at all. I’m comfortable using this all year long, including during cooler/dryer weather (I started using it in March). I find that it removes my sunscreen well but I do an oil cleanse first. After using this, I then use P50 lotion on a cotton pad and do not see any leftover dirt or make-up on it.
I haven’t noticed an increase in break outs or acne since switching to this cleanser.
I am not a fan of essential oils in cleansers but the ones included have not irritated my skin. I wonder if they contribute to the scent. I like it a lot. It is nice and subtle but I can’t describe it…it isn’t fruity or sweet smelling or perfume-y.
I’ve also been trying to avoid certain “bad” ingredients. I like to put ingredients list into the COSDNA database and then decide if the product is worth using depending on the number of the “bad” ingredients. All the ingredients in the make p:rem cleansing foam score very low; a 1 or 2 (out of 7). Lower is better.
Ingredients*: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Betaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-67, Potassium Cocoate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Sodium Acetate, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl hexylglycerin