“Clear complexion perfection – clarifying, oxygenating and energizing the skin.” – Tammy Fender
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $50 for 6.7oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Glass Bottle with Pump
TEXTURE & SCENT: Gel Cleanser with light mint scent.
SKIN TYPES: Oily/Overactive, Congested/Acne, Hyperpigmentation
KEY FEATURES: Spearmint and alfalfa purifies, energizes and nourishes oily skin.
QUICK REVIEW: A deliciously minty oil/gel that gently foams away excess oils and impurities. A pleasure to use and to leave on display.
the REVIEW (Original Post: 03/03/10): This cleanser has a unique hybrid formula that somehow manages to be an oil and foaming cleanser in one. Half a pump is more than sufficient to cleanse your skin – and I find it works best if you just lightly emulsify it in your hands before applying it to your skin. It doesn’t FOAM like traditional gel cleansers, but does have a mild froth – just enough for those who like bubbles. I haven’t tried to take makeup off with it – only because it has been my experience that gel cleansers typically do a terrible job at makeup removal. I strongly believe that removing makeup and cleansing the skin are two separate tasks. Since I don’t wear much makeup – this isn’t really a big problem.
Overall, I really like the surprisingly mild scent of this product (you can smell the spearmint, but its very mild) and strongly respect its concept. It rinses nicely and leaves the skin squeaky clean. I will be alternating this with the Conju soap (my favorite) only because since this is meant for an oilier skin, its a bit drying for me at the moment. I’m sure as the weather heats up it will be wonderful. It has NOT irritated my skin, which I was honestly expecting it to since most botanical based products give me a rash.
Just to touch upon the price – a bit steep. I was fortunate enough to acquire my first batch of Tammy Fender products during a hautelook.com sale (which I highly recommend you sign up for and check regularly), so I actually paid $25. I LOVE the packaging – simple amber glass bottles, apothecary-esque labels and a PUMP (thank you!) and since I believe skincare is about the total experience – Tammy Fender’s products definitely deliver a touch of elegance and serenity to your routine.
the UPDATE (2/25/11): I still love to use this cleanser on occasion – especially after I work out or on hot days. Oily skins might not feel “squeaky clean” after using this minty gel, but it does a wonderful job balancing combination skin. Overall, Tammy Fender products are the epitome of natural luxury beauty products and worth a try.
TAMMY FENDER PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL DETAILS:
TAMMY FENDER PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “The natural antiseptic qualities of Rosemary and Tangerine have been heralded since the 14th century as traditional herbal remedies. Physical Benefits: Fresh infusions of purifying herbs combined with the finest Moroccan Rosemary and Tangerine essential oils gently and effectively remove impurities and oxygenate the skin, leaving the complexion thoroughly clean and radiant. Emotional & Spiritual Benefits:Refresh and awaken the Spirit.”
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION: Apply to dampened face and neck using circular motions morning and evening; remove with a warm moist cloth. Repeat if removing makeup. Follow with appropriate Tammy Fender tonic or floral water.
TAMMY FENDER PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL INGREDIENTS: *Aqueous Extracts of Licorice (Glycrrhia Glabra), Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa), Peppermint (Mentha Piperita), Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Source), Olive Oil PEG-7, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Methyl Gluceth-20 (Plant Source), Essential Oils of Tangerine (Citrus Reticulata), Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Dehydroacetic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol (Natural Preservative System), Colloidal Silver
BITS: For those who are wary of colloidal silver, I did inquire with Tammy Fender’s customer service and was assured that very minute quantities were used and it was not harmful at all.