The esthetician in me is always willing to try new skincare products and I was stoked to receive one of the more recent additions to the Marcelle Essentials Line – the Foaming Cleansing Gel. I was immediately intrigued by the fact that it is free of soap, oil, alcohol and parabens. Reason enough to give this cleanser a go. I promised myself that I would use the entire bottle (providing it didn’t freak my skin out) before blogging about my thoughts.
The last little squirt of product was used up today and so I find myself writing away…
Let’s start with the packaging. I love the fact that it isn’t in a glass and/or breakable container. I’m a klutz in the shower so durability is a must. Thumbs up for this!
My experience using this? My skin is on the slightly drier side and I’m always hesitant with anything with a ‘gel’ consistency and that foams a lot. Usually these skincare stereotypes leave my particular skin type feeling dried out and stripped of any natural oils. I was pleased that this cleanser left me feeling surprisingly fresh and soft. You don’t require a lot of product and the cleanser emulsified into a rich lather. The final result was balanced, clean and supple skin ready to be moisturized.
My overall thoughts about this product would be that it would be best suited for dry/normal/combination skin types. My professional opinion would lead sensitive folks toward more of a milk or cream based cleanser to provide a soothing and calming effect. Those with really oily skin or sufferers of acne, there are probably better options within the Marcelle family for you. In fact, I was also sent the AC-Solution Daily Purifying Exfoliating Gel which I have gotten my roommate to start using. She has blemished skin and would benefit from this more than me. I will definitely update you at a later date on her feedback on this cleanser.
The Marcelle Essentials Foaming Cleansing Gel is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and retails for $14.50