OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Cleanser–Review

OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Cleanser–Review

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I’ve worked with OZ Naturals in the past. Some things I’ve loved (and plan to buy in the future) and some things just didn’t fit with me well. Nevertheless, the US brand has a lot to offer consumers and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them again!

This time I was sent the OZ Naturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser. If you’ve been following my blog, you know I have a soft spot for cleansers. I don’t know why I love them so much, but being able to wash off makeup, dirt, oil, and other impurities is just so satisfying.

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Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser–Review

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser–Review

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Let’s step away from the Asian beauty today and talk about one of my staples: the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser. It’s actually pretty surprising that I haven’t done a review of this cleanser yet as I use it almost every day. Maybe because it’s such an integral part of my routine, I overlooked it and concentrated on newer, shinier products?

Shame on me.

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There’s another acne cleanser by Murad, but I much prefer this one. I tried the other cleanser and it was too harsh for my skin. I experienced dryness, tightness, and redness. All the “ness” that you want to avoid! But let’s get back on track.

The Time Release Cleanser is formulated with “encapsulated salicylic acid” so that you don’t get one, big burst of acne fighting ingredients, but a low release even after you’ve rinsed it off. It also has beneficial amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to help you skin stay hydrated and glowing.

It’s a whiteish, creamy wash that won’t really foam. I much prefer foaming cleansers, but this is my exception so far. I don’t particularly like the smell–it reminds me of what hospitals smell like. Or it just has that “medicinal cosmetic” smell that isn’t really flattering. It doesn’t really bother me though because as soon as you rinse it off, the smell it gone.

I like to use this as my morning cleanser as it doesn’t really remove makeup or foam, making it a pretty bad second cleanser in my routine. It’s gentle enough to use every day as well. I don’t use it as my only acne fighting step because I have hormonal acne (including cystic) that likes to wreck havoc so I need a little more oomph. It does help combat those little suckers that like to put up every now and then. It makes for a better preventative step than reactive which is why I try to use it every morning.

I give the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser 4 pomegranates. It’s gentle, but pretty effective for straggling pimples that like to ruin your day. It’s a much better preventative cleanser than a reactive treatment.

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You can buy this cleanser on Murad’s website here or on Amazon here.

What cleansers do you like to use to prevent those pesky pimples?

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The Face Shop Rice Oil Cleanser–Review

The Face Shop Rice Oil Cleanser–Review

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It seems like I always end up trying trends backwards. I was addicted to sheet masks before I even tried my first Korean BB cream, I didn’t like matte lipsticks until after their peak, and I tried a “solid” version of an oil cleanser before an actual oil. Oy vey!

If you hadn’t heard, oil cleansers are great for those with oily skin because oil breaks down oil. It may sound counter intuitive, but cleansing with an oil at the end of the day can help to sweep away all that excess sebum that has built up. Oil cleansers also break down your stubborn, oil based makeup with ease, thus preparing your skin for the second cleanse step: the foaming cleanser. But we’ll leave the foam for another day. 😉

My first actual oil cleanser experience was with The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil. Phew! That’s a mouthful.

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Happy Bath Soapberry Cleansing Foam–Review

Happy Bath Soapberry Cleansing Foam–Review

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Foam cleansers are my weakness. I love frothing up a good cleanser in my hands and feeling the tiny bubbles do their cleaning magic while I give myself a nice facial massage. So when I received a sample of Happy Bath’s Soapberry Cleansing Foam, I was excited!

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Happy Bath is a brand of Amore Pacific, one of the big beauty and lifestyle conglomerates of Korea. Besides that, I hadn’t ever really heard of this brand before. Read more

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm–Review

Banila Co. Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm–Review

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Hello beautiful people! The Pretty Pomegranate hit 100 followers today and that’s so amazing! Thank you to everyone that has decided my blog is worth following!

Today I wanted to tell you guys about this cute little cleansing balm I tried and that is the Clean It Zero (Original) by Banila Co. First off, cleansing balms are like oil cleansers, but they have a sherbet consistency in the container. When you scoop out a little and gently rub between your fingers, it becomes the oil cleanser. They are claimed to be able to clean any oil and makeup off, including your eye makeup. Read more