A triple-action cleansing gel that removes waterproof makeup and grime without disturbing the balance of your skin, hydrates and strengthens skin barrier and relieves redness.
Gentle yet thorough cleansing leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean without any greasy after feel.
Suitable for all skin types.
How Cleansing Gel was Developed
We call this the story of Irene.
The first challenge was to find a surfactant that has good makeup removing power but yet doesn’t trigger increased sebum / oil production on our founder, Jasmine’s skin.
After many rounds of trial, Jasmine finally found a suitable surfactant. She then added tumeric extract, french pine bark extract and olive-derived moisturising agent, for anti-inflammatory and hydration benefits. This is version 7 (v7) of the soothing cleansing gel.
Jasmine sent out v7 to fellow acne fighters and Irene was one of them. Her skin barrier was severely compromised after a doctor asked her to use Hibiscrub as a facial cleanser. For the past year, Jasmine has been customising a cleanser for Irene in her lab as she couldn’t use any other cleansers in the market. Her skin improved with the customised cleanser but it did not completely solve her oily acne skin issue.
Within 3 days of using v7, Irene feedback that her skin cleared up and could stay matte much longer. We did a v8 with a slight reduction in extracts concentration and got everyone to test again. Every other tester, including Jasmine, was cool with v8 except Irene. Irene’s face started oiling up again and pimples returned.
From Irene’s case, Jasmine learnt that acne could be caused by skin sensitivity and decided to launch v7 of Soothing Cleansing Gel in the hopes of helping others who has sensitive/sensitised skin like Irene to solve their acne problem.
✓ Removes makeup thoroughly
✓ Relieves redness and inflammation
✓ Improves hydration and elasticity of skin
✓ Balances skin so that it doesn’t trigger increased sebum / oil production
✓ Strengthens skin barrier
✓ Free of Sulfates, Parabens, Phthlates, Formaldehyes, Fragrances/Dyes, Essential Oils
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help to relieve redness and calm sensitive skin. Not only does it help to strengthen skin barrier, turmeric is able to brighten and even skin tone. Extract is encapsulated in Omega-3 capsules that are specially designed to be beneficial for sensitive/sensitised skin.
French Pine Bark Extract
A potent antioxidant that relieves redness and inflammation. French Pine Bark protects skin while improving hydration and elasticity of skin. Extract is encapsulated in Omega-3 capsules that are specially designed to be beneficial for sensitive/sensitised skin.
Surfactants (Sulfate free)
A blend of sulfate-free surfactants that has gentle yet strong cleansing power that’s able to remove waterproof makeup easily. No greasy after feel. It’s only after testing so many surfactants that our founder, Jasmine, finally found this blend that doesn’t make her skin oil up quickly after cleansing.
Naturally derived plant extract, saccharide isomerate is a carbohydrate complex, similar to that found in human skin. It creates a moisture barrier on our skin by binding deep within the layers of skin, giving our skin instant and long-lasting hydration for up to 72 hours. Absorption into skin is fast and once absorbed, it cannot be washed away, hence the long-lasting hydration benefits. It helps relieves sensitive skin, strengthen skin barrier, smoothes and plump skin.
Olive-derived Moisturising Agent
Derived from olive, it protects the skin from possible irritation from surfactants. Soothes and soften skin while increasing the moisture levels in the skin.
Full Ingredients List
Water, PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Phosphatidylcholine, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Phytosphingosine, Curcuma Longa Root Extract
How to Use
For daily cleansing, massage over wet face and rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
For makeup removal, massage over wet face and wipe off gel and grime with damp cotton pad. Repeat until cotton pad stays clean.
Q1. Do I still need to use Calming Cleanser after using this?
A1.We recommend that you double cleanse in the evening. Hence, the recommendation of using this after cleansing with Soothing Cleansing Gel.
Q2. Can I replace Calming Cleanser with Soothing Cleansing Gel?
A2. Yes, definitely. Soothing Cleansing Gel was formulated with a customer who couldn’t use Calming Cleanser. Her skin stopped oiling up and acne cleared up after 3 days of usage.
Q3. How does your makeup remover differs from others?
A3. If you don’t already know, some <ahref=”https://skinlycious.com/micellar-cleansing-water-oily-acne-skin-you-must-read-this/cleansing waters and cleansers can cause skin to be more oily and lead to breakouts. Our cleansers have been tested on acne-prone skin to make sure that it doesn’t oil up the skin. Jasmine, our founder, went through many re-formulations and testing before finding this blend. You can read <ahref=”https://skinlycious.com/micellar-cleansing-water-oily-acne-skin-you-must-read-this/more here.
Q4. I have normal skin. Can I still use it?
A4. Yes, of course. Even when you have normal skin, you don’t want to risk using a cleanser that could potentially give you breakouts.