Comforting Gel Cleanser
YourGoodSkin’s Comforting Gel Cleanser is a product that overall works well, though it does have one drawback that keeps it from being the best of the best.
This fragrance-free gel cleanser comes in a plastic squeeze tube and its texture is thick, like that of a gel shampoo. It thins out a bit when it contacts water and spreads easily across skin.
Because of its lightweight texture it’s best for those with combination to oily skin (dry skin types will want something a bit creamier and nourishing). It rinses cleanly without leaving skin feeling dry or tight.
While this does do a good job removing dirt, oil, and debris, it’s not the best when it comes to removing makeup, and that holds true even if the makeup isn’t waterproof or longwearing. It’s not a huge drawback, but it’s something to consider if you wear makeup and don’t want to have to do a double-cleanse at the end of your day.
Otherwise, it’s a wallet-friendly cleanser with some redeeming qualities.
- Effectively removes dirt, oil, and debris.
- Rinses cleanly without making skin feel tight.
- Fragrance free.
- Isn’t the best at removing makeup, even regular makeup.
This transforming gel gently melts away make-up, excess oil & daily impurities.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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