Product Review: Borghese Crema Saponetta Cleansing Creme
It's that time of year again: with the wind and cold outside, and the heat on full blast inside, a lot of us will experience dry, irritated skin. Borghese Crema Saponetta Cleansing Creme ($32.50) seems like a cleanser that can rise to the challenge of combating winter skin troubles by cleansing without overdrying. With chamomile, rosewood, geranium, and cypress, this cleanser promises to deeply cleanse while remaining gentle, improving skin tone, and decreasing inflammation and redness. I received my product in the form of a 29 ml sample tube a while back and have been using it during my travels, my full-size Garnier cleanser being too big to pack.
The sample tube proved to be more than enough product. Although instructions recommend using a dime-size portion to cleanse your face and throat, I found that a small dab was more than enough for my face alone. The creme had a pleasant orange scent and lathered extremely well, forming a rich foam that I massaged on my face. Overall it did an adequate job of cleansing. It definitely didn't dry out my skin, but I didn't see any visible improvements in my skin tone either. Moreover, the creme's richness made it difficult to rinse it off entirely without some scrubbing and left me feeling like I had residue on my face--not quite the same squeaky clean I get with my trusty Garnier cleanser. On the flip side, its emollient properties would probably make the Borghese cleansing creme ideal for dry or sensitive skin. I'm going to keep using my sample as my travel cleanser, but I don't think I'm going to buy a full-sized tube anytime soon.
What's your favourite facial cleanser?
Posted by Lisa