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Fragrance-free skin care has its benefits, with most shoppers claiming that it’s far less irritating than products with synthetic or natural fragrances. There are so many best-selling fragrance-free moisturizers and serums to choose from, but what about cleansers?
Based on the over-3,800-person waitlist it amassed after being sold out for a while, the Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser is the most sought-after fragrance-free option on the market. And it’s currently back in stock!
This rich and hydrating jelly face wash deeply cleanses and nourishes the skin while simultaneously dissolving makeup. In fact, the brand says it’s the perfect “all-in-one cleanser and waterproof makeup remover.”
Here’s why it’s so effective: to thoroughly cleanse the face of impurities, product build-up, sunscreen and makeup, dermatologists and estheticians recommend double-cleansing. This process usually involves two cleansing steps: firstly, going in with an oil cleanser or a cleansing balm, and then following up with a gentle jelly, cream or milky cleanser.
The Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser has the properties of both an oil cleanser and a milky cleanser, and it transforms from a jelly-to-oil-to-milk texture as it emulsifies with water on your face.
This cleanser is also perfect for both men and women as it’s non-stripping and leaves the skin hydrated after rinsing. And since it’s fragrance-free and contains a high concentration of squalane, it’s safe for those with super-sensitive skin and eyes.
If you’re wondering where its pale pink color comes from, no need to worry. According to the brand, it’s derived from a natural extract, not a synthetic colorant. “Because of this, different batches of the product may vary in color, from a deep fuchsia to a more transparent pink,” Biossance explained. “This color variance is normal and does not affect the performance or efficiency of the cleanser.”
The Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser is also so impressive that it won the award for “Best Cleanser” at the 2021 Glamour Beauty Awards.
So, what are shoppers saying about this cleanser? Reviewers from both Sephora and Biossance’s native website say it’s perfect for those with dry and sensitive skin.
“A dry skin girl’s dream cleanser,” one shopper wrote. “I have noticed a significant difference in my skin’s appearance and overall texture since using this cleanser. My dry skin turned into plump and hydrated in a matter of days.”
Another shopper with sensitive skin admitted that they were skeptical at first “because so many face washes either dry my face out or make my skin look red.” The shopper added that this one was “gentle and washed off all my makeup.”
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