Product Review | The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
Product Review | The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser ($9.99, theinkeylist.com and Sephora.com)
Product Details (from The INKEY List's website): This non-drying, lightly foaming cleanser removes makeup and dirt, while helping to reduce blackheads and breakouts.
As well as effectively cleansing the skin, this 2% Salicylic Acid cleanser has an added zinc compound. Together they help with oil-control, reducing blackheads and breakouts and promoting a more even looking complexion.
Review: As I have mentioned before, I have tried many products from The INKEY List and I have yet to encounter one that I didn't love so I am excited about this. While I have a normal to dry skin and not prone to acne, I have days when my skin is easily reactive due to sensitivity issues and it decides to purge. That being said, I always like having a cleanser handy that helps reduce or eliminate these issues.
So let's get some of the basics out of they way, typical of most The INKEY List products, this comes in a white and black box with white typography. The products is contained in an easy to use squeeze bottle with a black cap. The consistency of this cleanser is not too thick, which I prefer (some cleansers I've tried have a thicker foam). It is a clear liquid with a similar fluidity to their Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This cleanser is not as bubbly or foamy unlike some cleansers where you can apply on wet skin and it will immediately produce foaming. This on the other hand, in my opinion needs to be activated with water to achieve a light foam. Their claim of it being a lightly foaming cleanser is true. The non-drying aspect is also correct. Most salicylic cleansers seem to strip the moisture on the skin which leaves the skin or patches of it dehydrated resulting to uneven flakiness. I don't use this daily; but when I do use it for specific skin needs, I can definitely see a difference on my skin. It reduces redness and any issues due to purging and breakouts are minimized. The best part is that it does not take the moisture out of my skin; this is probably why it is light-foaming. If you have sensitive skin, especially if it is normal to dry, this is a great product since it doesn't take away the skin's natural moisture instead, it keeps it hydrated while treating the skin. I highly recommend this cleanser and for its $9.99 price point, you cannot go wrong.