Review: Sisley Buff and Wash Facial Gel

Hello! Gosh I've missed blogging! Life's been a bit hectic for me as of late, spending way too many hours in the hospital. Anyway, I'm finally getting a chance to get through some more products. This review is on Sisley's Buff and Wash Facial Gel. Now I do have to hand it to the French, they surely do know how to market their beauty products like no one else, after all, even American lines try and pretend that they're French so they can upsell themselves (Revive, hello?).

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!


Nikkicute said...

3 ounces??
That's practically the size some companies give away just to sample their products!! I don't believe a cleanser should ever cost that much, maybe a moisturizer or exfoliate cream but a cleanser that only stays on the face for a very small amount of time better do something extraordinary for me to pay that much.

Anonymous said...

well, i'm going to diagree. this is the best rinsable cleanser on this planet. why? because it didn't dry out, irritate or broke me out. this doesnt contain any sls, soap or anything, but cleans way better than some more agressive products. the plastic exfoliating particles are just efective enough to remove any flakes. and this is the only cleanser that gives a nice glow to the skin. it's similar to sk2 or caudalie, but sisley's glow last for hours, where sk2 and caudalie last just 30 minutes. but i agree on the price, it's insane. but well worth it, if you can afford it.

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