Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yummy411: iQderma Daily Renew Refreshing Cleanser

I had the opportunity to try iQ Derma Daily Renew Refreshing Cleanser ($32). I really like this face wash. The formula is green, not thick, but not thin and runny, it smells 'botanical' and with each wash my face feels refreshed. My face does not dry out, get that tight feeling, nor overly moisturized, but always has a thoroughly washed feeling. For those of you that like suds, it does lather well. I've been using this for a few weeks and I actually love it. Another great thing is that I don't feel the urge to do my weekly exfoliation (which I actually haven't..eeps!)

I was hesitant to write about this as this product offers more than I cared to understand, because at the end of the day, I want to know if the face wash thoroughly washed or not. However, with the huge price tag I'll try to justify it and do a little Skincare 101.

First, let's look at what they say it does and what the product offers:
Splash on this antioxidant-rich, invigorating face wash for a fresh, clean, hydrated feel. This daily cleanser is designed to complement and enhance [your] iQ Derma anti-aging skincare regimen. Unique formula delivers peptides, antioxidants and plant extracts designed to moisturize and condition while gently removing impurities.

Cleanser with ingredients proven to:
Gently wash away impurities
Soothe and hydrate skin to maintain softness and resilience
Alleviate the discomfort of irritated, dry skin
Nourish and protect with botanical extracts
Ingredients include: Argireline™, Botatonic Blend, Matrixyl® 3000
(I don't know the amounts of each that the product contains.)

So far, in my experience and what I deal with, things have been going well, not even any new breakouts during that time of the month. (Is one month the exception or the facial wash working?) I follow this with my L'Oreal Skin Genesis Serum. A power combo!

What I say:
Did you check out all of the links? With all the pro- active goodies, maybe $32 is okay, but unfortunately, too rich for my pockets. =(
......."And I wish I never met her at all!"- Carl Thomas


nilla cookie said...

I actually am not that keen on this product - it smells off putting to me and the consistency is way to runny. The only upside is that it works so well! I can't find any grit or dirt on my face afterwards, it's kind of amazing.

yummy411 said...

hey nills! the smell doesn't bother me too much. now that you mention that there's nothing to clean up after toning, that's another bonus. i really hate the pricetag though =(