Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals: X-Trap Daily Gentle Face Wash Review

SIRCUIT SKIN X-TRAP DAILY GENTLE FACE WASHSircuit Skin WebsiteX-TRAP™ | Daily Gentle Face Wash**

120ml. / 4oz. $36 (Plastic bottle with locking clear treatment pump)

Trial Size: 15ml. / .5 fl.oz. $6 (Plastic bottle)

“Refreshing baby soft,X-Trap™ daily facial cleanser that is gentle enough for post-laser & post-surgery cleansing.” – Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals

PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★☆ ☆(8/10)

QUICK REVIEW: While a bit too mild for my skin type, X-Trap™ is a super gentle low foaming cleanser that doesn’t disturb the skin and is perfect for those with delicate dry/mature skin.

BEST FOR: Those who want a cleanser that does not over-dry or disturb delicate skin conditions like rosacea.

SKIN TYPES: All Skin Types. However, oily/combination skin may not get the sebum control they desire. 

the REVIEW 05/15/2011: While dermatologists recommend Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser because of its stripped down formula, it contains sulfates and parabens – two ingredients that are best avoided if possible, especially for those with delicate skin conditions. Sircuit Skin X-Trap™ Daily Gentle Face Wash may be substantially more expensive than Cetaphil, but is void of both sulfates and parabens; and also offers the benefits of Shea Butter (emollient), Glycerin (humectant), Zeolite (attracts and removes heavy metal pollutants and biological debris) and D-Glucuronic Acid (moisturizing).

the PRODUCT: Sircuit Skin X-Trap™ Daily Gentle Face Wash is an almost clear liquid with medium thickness and delicately scented from the multitude of fragrant oils (lemon, grapefruit, ylang ylang, bergamot, peppermint, tangerine). I received the generous trial size (.5oz) which lasted about 2 weeks with twice daily use. The full-sized product comes conveniently housed in a plastic pump bottle. Sircuit Skin offers generous trial sized products which make it easy to try a variety of formulas before committing to full sizes…although after trying most of their Chirally Correct* formulations, you’ll be hooked! They are also ideal for travel.  

the RESULTS:  The mild foam gently cleanses the skin which is more than sufficient for mature, sensitive and slightly combination skin. While it did not do a complete job of removing heavier makeup (I normally recommend using a makeup remover prior to cleansing anyway), it did not leave the skin tight which is uncharacteristic of foaming cleansers.

 I have a more oily skin type and wasn’t quite satisfied with the feel. However, Sircuit Skin does have a similar cleanser, Savior Problem Skin Cleanser with the added benefits of salicylic acid, l-lactic acid, tea tree and peppermint which makes it a better choice if you have oilier skin like mine.

If you are looking for a gentle face wash that is mild enough for a delicate skin type – but still offers the thoroughness of a foaming cleanser, Sircuit Skin Cosmeceutcals X-Trap Daily Gentle Face Wash is an excellent choice and is worth the extra cost.

*WHAT IS CHIRALLY CORRECT?  Good question. “Chirally Correct” refers to the form in which the ingredient/nutrient is delivered to your skin, understanding that the absorption of that ingredient takes place ONLY for that portion of a nutrient that fits the cell receptor.

Therefore, Chiral technology used in the development of skin care products ensures the delivery of the ingredient (absorption) to your skin receptors. This means that the absorption of nutrients is not inhibited by the incorrect shape molecule of the active ingredients. Providing a product with the “wrong shape” ingredient molecule, found in most skin care products, not only renders the product virtually ineffective (because only a small fraction of the ingredient can be absorbed into the skin); it can also be the source cause of irritation and other negative side effects.

Since increased absorption of the proper ingredients is especially important when dealing with aged, sun damaged, acne, and sensitive skin, it is our highest responsibility to offer ingredients in a form that is easily absorbed, recognized, and utilized by the skin to restore the skin’s integrity and immune function.

If you only provide a product that just sits on the surface of your skin (I’m talking about 99% of the skin care manufactures out there), it doesn’t take a biochemist to conclude that it’s not really doing much for you. Sure, it may smell good or feel good (for a short period) but everyone should be able to realize that it is doing little for increased skin health.

Source: Sircuit Skin Website. See full article HERE.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Refreshing baby soft, X-Trap™daily facial cleanser that is gentle enough for post-laser & post-surgery cleansing. Non-drying, mild cleansing agents (No Sodium Laurel Sulfates) restores balance, elasticity and tone. Shea butter enriched to soften & smooth the skin. Contains caged Zeolite anti-pollutant boosters that help capture impurities so they are completely rinsed away. This will leave your face clean, pH balanced, and hydrated while it also optimizes the skin for other facial treatments. X-Trap™ is suitable for all skin types, including those with rosacea. (Source: Sircuit Skin Website)
DIRECTIONS: Splash face with warm water, apply a one pump of X-Trap™ to fingertips and massage in circular motions into a lather on face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use both morning and night. Follow with Molecular Mist™ and Day Care™ as part of your daily home treatment program.
SIRCUIT SKIN COSMECEUTICALS X-TRAP INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Zeolite, Glucuronic Acid (D), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citric Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Menthol (L). Certified 1,4 Dioxane free.
For Your Information: Decyl Glucoside,Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, are super mild cleansing and lathering agents that are derived and then synthesized from lichen succinate (arctic moss), and coconut glycine and are not SLS.
CAUTION: For external use only. Please avoid contact with eyes and keep out of the reach of children.
Why is using X-Trap™ important?
 If you don’t cleanse properly, there’s no point in doing anything else. Clean and balanced skin is the preparation for everything that follows. Many times “problematic” skin issues can be resolved with the correct cleanser. And if you’re using an expensive serum or moisturizer and not using a proper cleanser, you’re moisturizer isn’t doing you any good. Using X-Trap™ as part of your daily regime is vital to healthy skin.
Can I use X-Trap™ if I have sensitive skin?As a matter of fact, X-Trap™ is one of the gentlest cleansing aids available and is even suitable for use after laser, micro-dermabrasion procedures and even post-surgically. Free of all soaps and detergents, X-Trap™ thoroughly cleans the skin of all makeup and environmental pollutants without disrupting the natural pH moisture content of the skin.
Can I use the X-Trap™ cleanser to remove eye make-up?We have had a lot of success with the X-Trap™ cleanser removing make-up of all kinds and it coming off easily, however some kinds of mascara, especially waterproof formulas, are a little harder to remove. So, while the X-Trap™ cleanser is gentle enough for your skin and does remove most makeup, it is not intended strip the cold-tar processing of mascara. We recommend utilizing an eye-makeup remover formulated by the same company as the mascara brand, to safely and effectively remove the more “stubborn” mascaras.
Source: Sircuit Skin Website
**This product was submitted by Sircuit Skin upon request  for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster – and no compensation is received based on the outcome of this review.

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