With so many facial cleansers on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are good and which are less than impressive.
I'd like to talk about a less well known skin care brand today-- L'Bri.
L'Bri is a direct sales brand of paraben free skin care from Wisconsin. Consultants are the driving sales force and there is a local L'Bri consultant right here in the Rochester area. See information at the end of the review for details.
Of all of the products by L'Bri, my clear favorite is the Gentle Cleansing Lotion. It is truly one of the best natural facial cleansers on the market. It removes my makeup (even mascara) with ease. It is free of sulfates and doesn't lather or foam. That is OK--remember, the more a cleaning product lathers, the more unpleasant ingredients are generally in the product.
I like this cleanser as it is free of artificial fragrance. It does have a light and fresh botanical aroma. It is extremely light. Aloe vera is the #1 ingredient, as is the case with all L'BRI products. The first time I used this, my olfactory nerves kicked in--that scent reminded me of something from years ago. It feels and smells much like the Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs from Clarins. I used to use that for years until I started to eliminate products with parabens. The Clarins also has artificial colorants. The L'BRI just reminds me of the Clarins because it has that same lovely aroma and texture. It doesn't have the chemicals, though.
This cleanser effectively and gently cleanses the skin as it provides a nourishing and cooling feeling. It rinses clean. One thing I do is gently press the cleanser into my moist skin and then use upward, circular motions. It really feels luxurious. I only need a pea to dime sized amount in the morning and night.
This is my ideal cleanser. It also is very affordable, as it is $16.50 for a 6 ounce bottle that will last me a good three months. The ingredients are really stellar. This is truly a remarkable product and one your Rochester Natural Beauty Examiner highly recommends! I have had cleanser that I really adored before--really good products--this one is simply a step above. With the aloe, chamomile, and other natural botanicals, my skin just drinks it up!
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Stabilized Gel) Sorbitol, Simmondsia
Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose)
Oil, Squalane, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Flower Extract,
Ascophyllum Nodosum (Sea Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis
(Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower
Extract, Arnica Cordifolia Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract,
Panax Ginseng Extract, Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Tocopheryl
(Vitamin E) Acetate, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12), Ascorbic Acid
(Vitamin C), Allantoin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol,
Carbomer, Botanical Essence, Hinokitiol.
Locals can purchase L'Bri from Kristin Carbone. Her website: http://www.kristincarbone.lbri.com/DesktopDefault.aspx