The Body Shop Pomegranate Softening Cream Cleanser

My reddish, reactive skin (see Sunday’s post) pushed me towards products I knew wouldn’t cause the same thing, When I pulled this out and realised it hadn’t been on the blog, I thought I would right that wrong.

What is it?

Although the Pomegranate range is aimed at an older skin or to put it officially, it *addresses the signs of ageing*, the Softening Cleanser is one of those products where you don’t have to follow that to the letter.

What’s in it?

Lifted straight from TBS website! *high fives The Body Shop team all round*

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Isododecane (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Sucrose Cocoate (Emollient), Betaine (Hair Conditioning Agent), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (Emulsion Stabiliser), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Squalane (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Bisabolol (Skin Soothing Agent), Creatine (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Punica Granatum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Punica Granatum Extract (Natural Additive), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Secale Cereale Seed Extract (Natural Extract), Ursolic Acid (Fragrance Ingredient).

What isn’t in it?
Mineral oil, animal derivatives, parabens (for those that care)

Who is it for?
I would say that most skins are able to use this cleanser. If you were particularly spotty it might be better than a lot of milk options that tend to always include shea butter at quite a high %.
Anyone over 30 or with particularly dry skin should check it out.

What’s good about it?
Readily available to patch test! *high fives TBS again*
Removes makeup with ease but I would use another separate eye makeup remover if you wear heavy duty EMU.


What’s not so good about it?
It does contain fragrance but my skin is perfectly fine with it. 

How do you use it?
Apply a couple of pumps to your palm on a dry hand, do the therapist ‘swipe’ (see previous posts – maybe I should do an Instagram 15 second video?), apply directly to dry skin and massage in. Remove with a warm washcloth (flannel!) and repeat if necessary. I tend to use this either as a morning cleanse or a quick 2nd cleanse in the evening.

Pomegranate Softening Cream Cleanser is a bargainous £11.00 for 200ml and is available at all outlets including online: www.thebodyshop.co.uk/pomegranate-softening-cream-cleanser

*Sorry about the stock picture. I can either write the review or take nice pictures, I can’t always do both. Imagine it on a blurred background surrounded by fairy lights and candles. There you go!

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