Can I make the full switch to organic cleanser?

Since I lost my makeup bag I’m slowly making the switch to organic beauty products. However, there’s one  product that I’m having difficulty giving up and that’s Philosophy Purity cleanser. It smells like a day spa (relaxing), but after careful inspection it doesn’t have the best ingredients for my skin. I knew there had to be an organic product that cleansed my face with a nice smell. Since I’ve fallen in love with Avalon Organics Grapefruit & Geranium hand & body lotion (read review here) I figured I would try the Avalon Organics Lavender cleansing gel.

The price was great ($6.00) and it had a nice lavender scent. I used the product for two days, but had to return it since it left my face feeling so dry, when I smiled my skin felt as though it would crack.

After speaking with the vitamin skin care rep at my local Sprouts market, she recommended two cleansers that she uses for her combination skin, which is what I have, Derma-e Facial Cleansing Gel and ADE creamy cleanser by Earthscience. She explained that she switches between the two. It made sense so I purchased both for about $9.00 a piece. On most days I  use Derma-e Facial Cleansing Gel, but when my skin feels dry I use ADE creamy cleanser by Earthscience.  

I have been rotating between both products for the past two weeks.

Derma-e Facial Cleansing Gel:

Pros: Certified organic, light scent of pineapple, not tested on animals, dissolves makeup leaving my face feeling clean without drying, low foaming (but you get used to it) and it’s made in the USA.

Cons: Packaging is generic, I know it’s so minor, but what can I say I’m a sucker for cool packaging.

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 pumpkins


ADE creamy cleanser by earthscience:

Pros: Paraben free, hypoallergenic, not tested on animals, moisturizes as it cleans, light scent and made in the USA.

Cons: Contains PEG-8 Stearate-synthetic Polymer made from Oxirane (Ethylene Oxide) and fatty acids, used as an Emulsifier / Humectant / Surfactant

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 pumpkins

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  1. Immacula Genece says:

    I hope you are happy with these new products.


  1. […] For Little Pumpkin Doodle’s first bath I used a product that was given to me and figured since it said baby on it, it must be good.  Well, it’s just like food labels, you can’t always believe the packaging.  The product wasn’t organic and it  gave Little Pumpkin dry patches on her face and body. That coupled with her allergic reaction to non organic socks made her a hot mess!  Once again, I took her to the doctor and he suggested I stop using the product on her face, body and hair and switch to Cetaphil.  It’s a great product and good for baby’s dry skin and eczema, but it’s not organic. However, the product has kept its word and has removed the dry patches. I’ve even used it for a while when I was out of my Philosophy cleanser to take off my make-up (Philosophy-also not organic-but it reminds me of a day spa). UPDATE: Find out what I use now for cleanser here. […]

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