Describe the brand in three words.
Green. Luxury. American.
What type of cleanser is it?
Who is it for?
Everyone, but especially sensitised skins.
What’s in it?
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl olivate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Sorbitan olivate, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) peel Extract, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root) Extract, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit ferment extract, Salix alba (Willow bark) extract*, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sclerotium gum, Coco-glucoside, Cetearyl glucoside, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Soybean peroxidase, Superoxide dismutase, Sodium phytate , Aroma**, Limonene, Citral
What’s not in it?
‘nasties’ (not my favourite word)
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that advocate testing?
How does it smell?
Without meaning to sound ridiculous, ‘fresh’. Light, slightly floral/spa, but it fades quickly.
How do you use it?
Apply to dry skin, massage through, remove with flannel in the usual fashion.
First cleanse/second cleanse or AM cleanse?
I would do second cleanse or AM cleanse. This is a skin cleanser, not a makeup remover.
Best for winter or summer?
Does it remove waterproof eye makeup?
How long did I test it for?
On and off for years. Literally.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£62.50 for 125ml. Hard to say exactly cost per usage, but if you were using this solely as a second/am cleanse I would guesstimate it to last 6 weeks or more.
What’s the website like?
Great, especially if ‘green’ is your thing. Full of information including inci lists, but very biased to the ‘natural’ approach to skincare, as you would expect.
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Distribution is getting better in the UK, and Tata is widely available in the USA.
What’s good about it?
If you’re a fan of Tata’s cleansers, my long-time favourites on the market, it’s possible that this one passed you by. It doesn’t shout as loud as the others, it speaks to a quieter audience. I realise I’m making it sound human. I’ll move on.
This contains salicylic acid and pink clay, but they’re in an aloe vera base, making them feel extremely gentle on the skin. If you have angry skin, reactive skin, or if you have been told you have traditionally ‘sensitive’ skin, this should possibly be on your radar. Whilst it would remove a small amount of makeup, I would save it as a skin cleanser, not a makeup remover. I always appreciate the addition of clay in a cleanser for days when I want a little more ooomph, and this is no exception.
What’s not so good about it?
Being Tata, it’s not cheap, but that’s otherwise it, it’s a lovely cleanser. It’s extremely similar to the Regenerating Cleanser, minus the abrasive element, so if you have that one, maybe skip this one?
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Do you need it?
If you can afford it, and you are prone to skin that is constantly annoyed with you, it may be worth you checking it out. If you can afford it.