Trader Joes Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser Review
Where to buy: product is not available on amazon, but can be found on other skincare beauty sites (online and in person)
Size: 0.64 lbs
Vegan/Cruelty free: vegan and cruelty free
Available for Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Nourish-All-in-one-facial-Cleanser/dp/B009DSXT80 or available for purchase at Trader Joes
Purpose: This product is an all natural, antioxidant rich, fragrance free light foaming cleanser that best suited for oily or combination skin that works as a daily lightweight cleanser.
Pros: product fragrance free, cheap and worth the price (good value), easy to use, a good options for sensitive skin, rinses cleaning and evenly, a good product thats friendly for daily and frequent use
Cons: not great for dry skin, doesn’t remove eye makeup, does not have any exfoliating properties despite antioxidant ingredients listed, clear bottle packaging prematurely breaks down antioxidant ingredients if left out under the sun.
Product Ingredients (watch out for allergies!): Aqua, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, PEG-150 Distearate, Ubiquinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Thioctic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Phytonadione, Copper Chloride, Cholecalciferol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
Product Details: This product, like many in the Trader Joes line, is best known for it’s simple and natural ingredients that have high utility and reasonable prices. This product is hypoallergenic, and is free of Fragrance, Nickel, Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, Paraben, MCI/MI, Soy, Propylene Glycol, and Dye. Product is Teen Safe and Lip Safe. This product is not coconut free, oil free, gluten free, or irritant free.
How to Use: Use this product in the morning or at night to cleanse your face before the rest of your skin routine. First wet your face with water and then use one pump of this gel cleanser by gently massaging it into your face. Let the product foam up and get all parts of your face before rinsing all the product with water. Gently pat your face dry and follow this product up with the rest of your skin routine.
Scent and Texture
This product is fragrance free (a great indicator of natural ingredients) and comes in a pump type bottle with a gel texture. When you apply this to a wet face and massage the product into your face, it becomes bubbly with a light foaming formula. The texture feels like a smooth semi thick and non sticky gel at first, and then gives off a light soapy texture when applied to your wet face. I am a big fan of this texture (it is neither sticky nor dense), as it feels very smooth and comfortable to use as a gentle and daily cleanser. I find that the cleanser itself gives off a slight minerally scent, but overall has a very neutral smell.
Effects after Use
The effects of this product are very subtle but consistent. It serves the purpose of being a gentle cleanser, thus it removes any impurities or debris from my face but it doesn’t give me a dramatic boost in my complexion. I’ve noticed that by using this product every night, my skin feels fresher and also less prone to irritation or break outs.
How the Ingredients Work
In this part of the review, I will address and break down the uses of the most significant ingredients in this product.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants are used in a variety skincare products and are beneficial in numerous ways. They improve your skin's defense against pollution and environmental pollutants and improves the skin's nourishing and healing capabilities. Antioxidants help in the following major ways: the skin’s anti-pollution defense, firming skin, brighter complexion, soothing skin, and anti wrinkle.
Cocamidopropyl betaine: Cocamidopropyl betaine is a synthetic detergent and surfactant that is used in personal care products, cosmetics  and cleaning products . It is used to reduce static, condition the skin & hair, increase the foaming action of certain cleansing and cleaning products, and moderate the viscosity of liquids.
It’s Worth for the Price
I think one of the best aspects of this product is it’s good value. Many reviews also agree that this a very solid and trustworthy daily product that comes at a price not much higher than $10. Since one pump is all you need, this bottle will last you a very long time before you run out. Moreover, if you use this product on the daily as a gentle cleanser, then you will mostly likely agree that it’s price is very worth it compared to it. There are products that have similar purposes that are both a bit cheaper than this one (see the list below), and also products that are much more expensive—ranging from double to triple the price of this one. However, I think that this one is just as sufficient as some of the more expensive ones that I’ve had, and also better than the cheaper ones that I’ve tested.
Things to look Out For
Be careful not to use this product or test it out first if you have naturally dry skin it could potentially dry out your skin even more and cause breakouts. This product is also not great for travel because of its pump style packaging, which makes it hard to seal and bring around with you. Lastly, do not buy this product if you are looking for any exfoliating properties.
Similar Product Alternatives:
Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Daily Facial Cleanser ($7.99): Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser is clinically proven to help preserve skin's natural moisture barrier, while removing skin-aging impurities like dirt, oil and makeup.(https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Aveeno+Absolutely+Ageless+Nourishing+Cleanser&tag=skinskool0b-20)
Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($7.99): This gentle yet effective, hypoallergenic cleanser removes excess oil without disturbing skin's natural moisture barrier. (https://www.neutrogena.com/products/skincare/ultra-gentle-daily-cleanser/6887295.html)
Cetaphil Daily Cleanser ($14 for pack of 2): Clinically proven to deep clean skin, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser has a low-lathering, non-drying formula that thoroughly removes dirt, surface oils, makeup and impurities without leaving skin tight or dry (https://www.amazon.com/Cetaphil-Daily-Facial-Cleanser-Normal/dp/B001ET79H8/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=cetaphil+daily+cleanser&sr=8-5)
What the negative reviews say:
Dries out skin
Does not exfoliate
Not great at removing makeup, especially on the eye
Can’t travel with it
Dry for a soap based cleanser
What the Positive reviews say:
Cheap and reliable
Lightweight and comfortable; perfect for daily use
Great for sensitive skin
Gentle yet effective
Fragrance free and creates good suds
I've written a few more in depth reviews of the following products:
A dermatologist tries Trader Joes Beauty Products: //www.youtube.com/embed/nIr2SVSbl9Q?wmode=transparent
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