I recently posted about Aurelia's launch and the great promise it seemed to hold for those of us that like clear labeling and conscientious ethics.
Well so far, by and large, the products haven't disappointed. The Miracle Cleanser is the easiest to jump in and use. I know - it's a cleanser - it would be.
It contains probiotic proteins - which is their USP and what the range is built around, coconut derived cleansing agents, fatty acids, shea butter, cocoa butter, kigelia and baobab extracts, Ubuntu Mongongo oil (I have NO idea but I haven't stopped singing the Um Bongo ads since I read it) and a blend of eucalyptus, rosemary, bergamot and chamomile essential oils - which are quite strong, so whilst I love them - if you have problems with essential oils, sample first. Although it contains shea, I haven't experienced any breakouts as a result - the formulation is good.
Full inci list:
Aqua (purified water), Dicapryly carbonate (coconut-derived cleanser & emollient), Cetearyl alcohol (vegetable based thickener), Glycerin (vegetable glycerine), Cocoglycerides (emollient from coconut oil), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Glyceryl stearate (natural glycerides & thickener), Cetearyl glucoside (corn sugar emulsifier), Rhus verniciflua peel wax (berry wax), Theobroma cacoa (cocoa butter), Kigelia Africana fruit extract (Botanical Kigelia Africana ), Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract (Hibiscus flower), Adansonia digitata fruit extract (Botanical Baobab),Lactose (probiotic bifidoculture milk extract), Lactis proteinum – (probiotic protein), Bifida ferment lysate (probiotic culture), Schinziophyton Rautanenii kernel oil (Botanical Ubuntu Mongongo oil), Panthenol ( Pro-vitamin B5), Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil (Rosemary essential oil), Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil (Bergamot essential oil), Anthemis nobilis oil (Chamomile essential oil), Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil (Eucalyptus essential oil), Xanthan gum (natural based stabilizer), Sodium stearoyl glutamate (naturally derived emulsifier), Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic acid (preservative), Citric acid (fruit derived pH regulator), Limonene, Linalool
The nearest comparison texture and scent-wise is Cleanse & Polish - but the comparisons end there. This being Aurelia it contains none of the following:
Synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, PEGs, TEA and DEA.
This is a creamier formulation and stays that way once applied. Removes all makeup no problem (not sure about waterproof as I don't wear it) and skin feels soft and smooth afterwards. If you are uncomfortable with balm cleansers this could be just the thing you are looking for. I, predictably I know, like it as a second cleanse in the evenings and its lovely for a refreshing quick cleanse in the morning. I'm sorry but I don't trust any brand that says you don't need to cleanse in the mornings. Nonsense. And also this: filth.
It's £34.00 for 120ml compared to £34.00 for Emma Hardie's 100ml. (I'm trying to give broad comparisons about products I regularly recommend as I am always asked for more details after I post!) I would estimate you use the same amount of both cleansers - which is a 'finger scoop'.
A good, strong product from a good, strong, British brand who list their FULL INGREDIENTS on their website.
*waves Union Jack*
£34.00 from www.aureliaskincare.com