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I picked up the Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser from The Body Shop on Earth Day, and I’ve been using it on and off since. I really like it, so I figure it’s time to blog about it.

This is a mild cleanser that doesn’t suds up to cleanse the face, as it’s a soap-free formula. The key ingredient of bladderwack seaweed helps with clarifying the skin. What I’ve noticed with using this is that if I don’t put on anything after using it, my skin is soft and oil free. I should mention that my skin used to be sensitive and dry. Now it’s sensitive and combination, meaning it’s normal in some places and oily in others. So if I wash my face with another cleanser and don’t put anything on, in about an hour I’ll notice that different places on my face, like my chin, feel oily. Yuck.

I’ve mostly been using this at night, along with the Clarisonic Mia or a wash cloth, and it’s quite effective at removing my makeup from my face.

This cleanser claims to purify, maximize hydration and improve softness. I would say in my case, I feel like it does make my skin feel soft, clean and moisturized without feeling oily. I really like it and for me, it lives up to its claims.

Would I purchase this again?
Definitely. It’s $14 for 6.76 oz of product. And right now, you can buy 2 get 1 free on the Body Shop’s website with their Prepare Your Skin For Summer. I love it when you can buy 2 get 1 free!