I received Mineral Fusion Purifying Gel Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin Types in a Blissmo box. On a mission to get some empties I decided to finally use it. The cleanser is hypo-allergenic, paraben free and certified organic.
"Rich foaming lather gently cleanses the skin of dirt and oil. Naturally purifies with minerals."
As I squeezed the face wash out of the tube it appeared to have a slightly blue tint but that was just the reflection of the bottle. Once in my hand I could actually see that that face wash is a clear color. Although this is labeled as a gel cleanser it seemed rather runny to me, so I see it more as a liquid/gel cleanser. The smell of Mineral Fusion Purifying Gel Facial Cleanser isn’t horrible or overbearing but I personally just don’t like it. I think the mixture of lavender, aloe, cucumber fruit extracts and leaf extracts all just makes it smell a little too earthy for me. Mineral Fusion says it’s a foaming lather and that is indeed true.
Mineral Fusion states that this face wash gently cleanses skin of dirt and oil plus naturally purifies with minerals. Now this is where I was extremely beyond disappointed with Mineral Fusion Purifying Gel Facial Cleanser. I don’t even have enough words to describe how I felt about the results of using this. I use toner after I wash my face and if you use toner, you know that it will reveal impurities left on your skin. As I was using the cleanser I really didn’t get that clean skin feeling. A quick swipe of toner on just half of my face using a cotton round revealed that it truly didn’t cleanse my skin. Seriously!
I clean my face a minimum of twice daily and I’ve never had that much dirt left on my skin after washing. Not even with major sweating, beach days or even garage cleaning! Even though I wasn’t a fan of Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, it wasn’t close to this bad!
Mineral Fusion also claims that the Purifying Gel Facial Cleanser is for normal to oily skin types. Me thinks not! I usually have oily skin around my t-zone which is my nose and eyebrow area. This cleanser dried my skin out so much that I was left with flaky, peeling skin for days. This was on my oily skin areas as well as my cheeks, where my skin is normal! It felt dry and rough…and dryness leads to itch fest! Ugh, so wack!
So not only did Mineral Fusion Purifying Gel Facial Cleanser leave a bunch of dirt and grime on my face, it also dried my skin out when it’s supposed to be suitable for my skin type. Clearly it didn’t revitalize or repair my skin like the container implies, it temporarily damaged it. If you have extremely oily skin over your entire face, this just might work for you. I don’t say that with confidence, I say it as a possibility because skincare can work for some people and not for others. But regardless of your skin type, facial cleanser should actually clean your face! So if you need an oily skin cleanser there are plenty out there & I personally won’t bother with this one again.
I also have a volumizing shampoo and conditioner by Mineral Fusion that I’m going to try on my mother’s hair. I’m holding high hopes for those because I’m a three strikes you’re out kind of a girl. So If they fail that would be three products…three strikes, so essentially I wouldn’t be a fan of the Mineral Fusion brand. We shall see…