23 August 2014

Sample Stash #10: Cleansers, Take II

I'm still slowly trucking through my sample box.  For today's batch, we have even more cleansers!



Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash
Your average gel cleanser, with a pretty strong, sunscreeny coconut scent.  If you like Pacifica's scents and foaming cleansers, this might work for you, but I found it left my face with that dreaded tight/dry feeling.

Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream
I really liked this one!  It's a thick, unscented cream cleanser that easily removes makeup and leaves skin super clean, but never stripped.  It reminded me of Weleda's Soothing Almond Cleanser, which makes sense as the Trilogy also has an almond oil base.  

Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Facial Cleanser
Did this cult favorite live up to the hype?  I've got to say yes!  It's gentle and non-irritating, but provides a slight exfoliation from the rice.  I also enjoyed the fresh citrus scent.  Now that Blissoma is available in Canada (through Nuciya), I think I'll be picking up a bottle at some point!

May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt
Another much hyped product, The Clean Dirt is a powdered cleanser that you activate with water and then massage into the skin.  With ingredients like clay, cacao, cinnamon, and clove, it smells amazing, but it's not something my skin could tolerate everyday as a cleanser.  A couple times a week, maybe, though it's hard to say after just one use. 

Moody Sisters Goats Milk Cleanser
I liked how gentle this one felt on my skin, but it had a thin, watery consistency that made it difficult not to lose the entire sample down the drain.  I also didn't like the scent - it reminded me of generic, hotel soap - though there is an unscented option as well.

So, two winners (Trilogy and Blissoma), a maybe (May Lindstrom) and two no's (Pacifica and Moody Sisters).  Not too bad!  Have you used any of these?


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12 comments:

  1. I love the clean dirt! It's my most recent purchase from MLS, and I'm sold. I use it about 3-4 times a week, especially when I'm wearing make-up that day. I believe it's been helping to keep my skin decongested and clear, coupled with Laurel's Balancing serum. I've been meaning to try Blissoma's cleanser since I've heard very good reviews on it.

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    1. Oooo I've been known to struggle with congestion on my cheeks, so I might have to give it a longer trial at some point! The Blissoma is great, I really liked it :)

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  2. I've only tried the Trilogy one, but I was impressed! I managed to get quite a few uses out of that little tube too, which is promising if I decide to purchase the full size. Blissoma has been popping up here and there and everywhere on my Twitter TL, so interesting to hear your thoughts. :) x

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    1. I got several uses out of it too! I love samples like that :)

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  3. Would really like the clean Dirt but would use it more as a exfoliant/mask a couple of times a week.
    I have recently bought some french and US cleansers and hope to write a review soon :-) x

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    1. That's likely how I'd use it too...it's not something I could imagine using every day.

      I'm looking forward to your reviews! :)

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  4. The only one I have tried is the Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream and I did like it :)

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    1. I remember reading your review :) I wish Trilogy was more available here, I've been impressed with everything I've tried from their line!

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  5. Ooh I really want to try Clean Dirt! I won the Blissoma one in the Nuciya comp, so excited to try it! x

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    1. Lucky you, winning all those goodies! I think you'll really enjoy the Blissoma :)

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  6. Glad that you're liking the Rice Cleanser!

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    1. It's a great product! I wish I'd tried it sooner :)

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