Basically, this was a completely unimpressive product for me. Nothing really stood out. The buff, not so good, I didn't even feel like there was enough exfoliating particles to do a decent job. Cleansing was fine. Now I'll spare you a lot of the details, because, as readers of this blog, you know how I feel about the usual fragrances, preservatives, etc. Let's take a look at what this product has . . .
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, silk amino acids, peg-40, hydrogenated castor oil, polyethylene, lemon extract, propylene glycol, papaver rhoeas (field poppy) extract, carbomer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, sodium methylparaben, sorbic acid, edta, lavender oil, litsea cubeba oil, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben.
I've highlighted the stabilizers and preservatives in red for you above. You know I believe skin care products should have preservatives, but this seems like overkill, seriously. And the ingredient litsea cubeba is just an evergreen like shrub, most likely here because it is used as a source of citral which gives the product its fragrance.
If you like a product with a 'natural, herbal' scent, this is definitely that. The good thing is that there is no artificial fragrance (smile), but on the other hand, the litsea oil is a natural source of fragrance, however, without any known beneficial effects on the skin.
Overall, decent ingredients . . . but I'm going to give it a thumbs down . . . why? Well, it's the price baby. Just over 3 ounces of this product costs anywhere between a whopping $75 (sale price) to $120.
There is not one ingredient in this listing that could even justify that price range! Not one. And in these economic times, there are plenty better ways to spend a C-Note than on this bottle of face wash!