Stratia – Velvet Cleansing Milk – Review

In a Few Words: 
A simple, creamy, and hydrating cleanser.

Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk is “a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser that gently removes dirt and grime without drying or damaging your skin’s natural barrier. Velvet Cleansing Milk is a rich, emollient cream cleanser that effectively removes dirt, grime, and other buildup while leaving your skin’s natural oils in place. Its cleansing power comes from Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, a water-soluble form of olive oil that gently bonds to grime on your face and rinses cleanly away. Fortified with chamomile, aloe, and rice bran oil, it’s a soothing, purifying cleanser that won’t dry out your skin or leave a film. Velvet Cleansing Milk is fantastic for skin that’s dry to normal, and/or skin that’s sensitive or prone to irritation. It may not provide enough cleansing power for very oily skin.
If you use the double cleansing method, Velvet Cleansing Milk is a second cleanser. It’s strong enough to remove sunscreen and light makeup, but if you wear full-face or waterproof makeup, it’s best to start with an oil-based cleanser or micellar water. “

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In a Few Words: 
A simple, creamy, and hydrating cleanser.

Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk is “a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser that gently removes dirt and grime without drying or damaging your skin’s natural barrier. Velvet Cleansing Milk is a rich, emollient cream cleanser that effectively removes dirt, grime, and other buildup while leaving your skin’s natural oils in place. Its cleansing power comes from Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, a water-soluble form of olive oil that gently bonds to grime on your face and rinses cleanly away. Fortified with chamomile, aloe, and rice bran oil, it’s a soothing, purifying cleanser that won’t dry out your skin or leave a film. Velvet Cleansing Milk is fantastic for skin that’s dry to normal, and/or skin that’s sensitive or prone to irritation. It may not provide enough cleansing power for very oily skin.
If you use the double cleansing method, Velvet Cleansing Milk is a second cleanser. It’s strong enough to remove sunscreen and light makeup, but if you wear full-face or waterproof makeup, it’s best to start with an oil-based cleanser or micellar water. ” I bought my cleanser on Stratia’s website. It comes in a 4 oz plastic bottle with a pump and sells for $15.00.

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This cleanser is unscented, simple, and yet completely enjoyable. Stratia’s Velvet Cleansing Milk is one of my favorite face washes because it is hands down the most moisturizing cleanser I have. I agree that is not enough to take off a full face of makeup and I use it as a second cleanse or as a morning cleanse. I don’t like that it has mineral oil in it (C13-14 Isoparaffin). My skin doesn’t have a problem with it, but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone with sensitive skin because of the mineral oil. I also don’t like that it only comes in a 4 oz bottle – a normal human who uses the same routine every day would absolutely blow through this in less than a month. But the size is a trade off for the low price tag – part with less money, get less product. There honestly isn’t much to say about this face wash because it is just so basic, but that is why I love it!

I love this cleanser and would recommend it to most people – if you are ok with mineral oils.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters
Chamomile Flower Essential Water
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Parabens
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Possible Irritants:
C13-14 Isoparaffin – mineral oil

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Country of origin: Made in the United States

Complete Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Essential Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Ceteareth-20, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

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CosRX – Low pH Good Morning Cleanser – Review

In a Few Words
A basic gel cleanser appropriate for most skin types.

Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser suitable for all skin types – including dry and sensitive. The cleanser has a pH of 5 so it doesn’t disrupt the skin’s acid mantle and doesn’t over dry or strip you skin of its natural oils. It is formulated with tea tree oil and a form of BHA (Betaine Salicylate) to help control breakouts, minimize the appearance of pores, and exfoliate.

In a Few Words
A basic gel cleanser appropriate for most skin types.

Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser suitable for all skin types – including dry and sensitive. The cleanser has a pH of 5 so it doesn’t disrupt the skin’s acid mantle and doesn’t over dry or strip you skin of its natural oils. It is formulated with tea tree oil and a form of BHA (Betaine Salicylate) to help control breakouts, minimize the appearance of pores, and exfoliate. The CosRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser comes in a 150ml plastic tube and costs about $11.00.

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The Takeaway

I bought my Low pH Good Morning Cleanser on Amazon, I used entire bottle, and it lasted me about 3 months. I used this cleanser as a second cleanse in the evening or as a first cleanse in the morning. Most retailers say that it can be used to remove makeup, but I would’t recommend that. I like to use oil cleansers to remove makeup, but I did try the Low pH Good Morning Cleanser a few times and found that it didn’t really breakup a full face of makeup and it burned my eyes.

I have dehydrated, acne prone skin and, even though the pH is right with the product, it did leave my skin feeling a little dry and tight. I tended to save this for days my skin was calm because it could be a little too much for my face – I usually prefer a creamy cleanser (like the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser) for a second cleanse. I did mostly like Low pH Good Morning Cleanser because helped me maintain a clear face and a smaller appearance of my pores, but I didn’t really enjoy using it.

I love the ingredients, pH, and price of this product. I think this is a budget friendly, basic cleanser for anyone with normal to oily skin – dry and dehydrated faces might want to stay away from this.

This would be a great cleanser for most people with normal to oily skin.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Tea Tree Oil – antimicrobial, antioxidant
Saccharomyces Ferment – moisturizing agent
Betaine Salicylate – antimicrobial, exfoliate
Japanese Cedar – antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory
Kudzu Root Extract – anti-inflammatory
Sacred Water Lotus Leaf Extract – antioxidant

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Parabens
Sodium Lauroyl Sulfate
Phthalates

 

Possible Irritants: None I would pick out

Vegan: Yes

Tested on animals: No

Country of origin: Made in South Korea
Other info: N/A

Complete Ingredients:
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus (Japanese Snowbell) Branch/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica (Japanese Cedar) Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Water Lotus) Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris (Pine Pitch) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA.