I have been hunting and trying many skincare products off late from drugstore to high end, leaving no stone unturned in search of my holy grail skincare that would reduce my acne problem and make my skin healthy and glowing.
I tried almost all cleansers meant for my skin type but sadly nothing could relieve me. Either the cleansers would dry my skin very badly or turn to be too mild leaving my skin feeling not cleansed at all.
While I was adjusting my skincare I chanced upon this cleanser from the luxurious brand Elizabeth Arden.ELIZABETH ARDEN VISIBLE DIFFERENCE GENTLE HYDRATING CLEANSER
PRICE – USD 22.5 ( ~ INR 1400) for 125 ml
WHAT THE PRODUCT CLAIMS
“If your skin tends towards dryness, you know how hard it can be to cleanse without stripping away moisture. Over 100 years of science and experience has taught us to create the perfect blend of gentle cleansers, exfoliants and humectants for skin like yours.
In addition to removing impurities and make-up, this creamy cleanser uses colloidal oatmeal to gently exfoliate while soothing and calming your skin. But the real key for skin like yours, are the humectants that attract and hold moisture to your skin for a soft healthy looking glow. Skin is left smooth and supple.
Dermatologist and clinically tested for sensitive skin and allergies. “
– A humectant that provides optimum hydration to replenish and revitalize your skin’s appearance.
Sodium PCA – Another great humectant, this one occurs naturally in the skin and is responsible for binding moisture to the skin. Highly water absorbent, excellent humectant.
Colloidal Oatmeal – These visible particles suspended in the cleanser gently exfoliate your skin.
Oat Protein – This fine powder soothes your skin.
Well apart from these key ingredients, it has quite a big list of ingredients and sadly it does contain parabens and fragrance.
It comes in a simple white colored tube packaging with the Elizabeth Arden “red door” logo. It is simple yet classy. The packaging is light weight and hence easy to carry around.
The flip-open cap fits nicely on the tube, hence avoids spilling or leaking even if the tube is kept lying in a bag. Thus inspite of being a big tube it is travel friendly.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cleanser – as the name suggests is meant to hydrate skin while cleansing, which makes it ideal for dry skin. I was a little hesitant to try it initially, but being an ardent fan of Elizabeth Arden products – I had to give it a try!
TEXTURE – The texture of the cleanser is very smooth and luxurious. The consistency is bit thicker than regular cleansers but spreads like a dream.When I first took the cleanser on my fingers and felt how rich and luxurious it is, I thought it might be too heavy for my oily skin. But fortunately it is not at all heavy.
It is creamy white in color. The feel of the cleanser is very silky and glides into skin like butter. I apply a coin sized amount all over my face in a circular motion, let it work for a few seconds and rinse it off with plain water.
It is very gentle, yet removes all traces of makeup from my face without leaving behind any residue of its own. After rinsing it leaves skin soft and supple leaving no oily feel. Skin feels fresh and clean post rinsing.
It instantly hydrates skin and makes my skin look plump and healthy without making it oily. Inspite of being a hydrating cleanser it does not make me go oily in few hours. Also it did not cause me any breakouts nor disturbed my existing pimples.
I use it once a day at night time when my skin needs more hydration than day. I can see visible difference in the texture of my skin, my skin feels smooth and my other skin care products get absorbed better now.This would be a great cleanser for dry skin, normal skin and matured combination skin. It improves the texture of skin without making skin oily, it actually balances the hydration and oil levels in skin on the long run. While balancing skin it cleans effectively without causing any dryness or making skin feel tight.
The cleanser has very mild fragrance which is good so beauties with sensitive nose will love it.
It will make a great cleanser for all skin types for winters. I am sure it will be a boon for dealing with patchiness, itching, scaling and peeling of skin which happens to almost everyone during harsh winters.
Inspite of the heavy price tag for a cleanser, I find it economic for the huge quantity you get and considering the tiny amount needed per use it can easily last 6-8 months.
Definitely worth a try, I highly recommend this luxurious cleanser from Elizabeth Arden to all those who are on the look out for quality skincare.