Dry and itchy skin is probably the most annoying part of the winter season! In winters, My skin develops so many dry patches that I don’t feel like using any face pack or face wash because they tend to dry out my skin even more. But I am aware of the fact that one MUST cleanse their face at least twice a day with a good cleanser that can effectively remove dirt build up from the skin. Hence, I keep on hunting for gentle, nondrying facial cleansers that are free of SLS and other such chemicals. I have been using this St. Botanica Tropics Balancing Facial Cleanser from last 20 days. It has proved itself to be the best facial cleanser for dry skin that I have tried till date, keep on reading to know how!
St. Botanica Tropics Balancing Facial Cleanser
A soap-free formulation that gently cleanses your face and removes excess oil. Gentle Refreshing facial cleanser is enriched with Lemon, an astringent and cooling agent and Honey, which has deep-cleansing properties. Papaya and Indian Gooseberry Extracts lifts away impurities which helps remove dull surface cells and create a brighter, smoother complexion.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside (Derived From Coconut Oil), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from coconut oil), Glycerin, Propanediol (Derived From Corn Sugar), Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Cocodiethanolamide, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Honey, Lemon Oil, Chamomile Extract, Indian Gooseberry Extract, Papaya Extract, Di Sodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Caramel, C.I.19140.
Price – Rs.899/- | Quantity – 200ml | Availability – Available on Amazon and Nykaa (with a discounted price of Rs.639/-), Also available on St. Botanica official website | Shelf Life – 24 months from manufacturing date / 6 months after opening the product
My Take On St. Botanica Tropics Balancing Facial Cleanser
I got impressed by this product as soon as I saw its packaging! I adore such luxurious looking packaging, which is convenient at the same time. The cleanser comes in a clear bottle and a pump on top. The bottle is made up of plastic and not glass so it is travel friendly. Its pump can also be locked so you don’t have to worry about any spillage in your bag. Moreover, I love the fact that its pump dispenses only an adequate amount of the facial cleanser at a time. Usually, with pump bottle packaging, I always end up pouring too much quantity of the product which leads to wastage, but it is not the case with this one! Another thing which I loved about the product’s packaging is that the brand has mentioned every possible detail about the product on its bottle itself, right from the ingredients list to usage instructions and expiry duration. Overall, I will give the brand 10/10 for the cleanser’s packaging. I am going to be really sad once the cleanser is over and I am supposed to throw away this beautiful bottle! ?
The St. Botanica Tropics Balancing Facial Cleanser has a thick texture which somewhat resembles honey! It feels very smooth when I work it up on my skin, as if I am applying honey. Once it gets mixed with water, the cleanser produces a very mild, milky lather since it is soap (SLS) free. It gets washed off in less than a jiffy and my skin feels really soft, cleaned and radiant afterwards.
I had received the product just after I was back home from a haldi function of a close one’s wedding so I was like, let’s just try it right away to see if it can get rid of the haldi from my skin. Now, if you have ever applied haldi (turmeric), you must be knowing how difficult it is to remove every trace of haldi from the skin! I was quite surprised to see how well the cleanser managed to remove the haldi as well as the makeup underneath it (?) in one go. I have also used it to remove eye makeup a couple of times and the best part is, it never irritates my eyes! ? I believe, if it can remove haldi or stubborn eye makeup without being harsh, then it deserves a big thumbs up from my side undoubtedly. ?
The smell of this cleanser is fruity and a lot like papaya, which is understandable since papaya is one of its ingredients! ❤ It lingers on the skin for a while and I absolutely love it!
What I liked about St. Botanica Tropics Balancing Facial Cleanser
- Its packaging is downright awesome! Very luxurious yet convenient to use and travel with.
- It is extremely mild on the skin.
- It not only works great as a daily facial cleanser, but it can also be used as a makeup remover!
- Will suit on all skin types, but it is ideal for those with dry and sensitive skin as it is so gentle! It will literally feel like applying honey on the skin.
- Must have for the unforgiving winter season.
- Free of SLS, parabens, silicone and all other such harmful chemicals that you can think of.
- Comes in great quantity. This bottle is going to last me forever. ?
- Price is justifiable, considering its quality and quantity!
I will sum up my review by saying that this yummy and fruity smelling product is a must-try if you are looking for a mild, nondrying facial cleanser. It is the best option out there if the price is not a constraint for you! ?
Have you tried any St. Botanica product till now? How was your experience with it? Let me know in the comments!