Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser
The claims for Trader Joe’s Nourish All-In-One Facial Cleanser may go a bit overboard, but it’s still a good option to consider, especially considering the price.
With a gel texture dispensed via pump, this fragrance-free cleanser delivers a light foaming formula that is best suited for combination/oily skin (those with dry skin will find it too drying). It rinses cleanly and does a good job of removing makeup, oil and other debris.
Despite its claims, there are no ingredients in this cleanser capable of exfoliating skin (see our top-rated exfoliants for help with that). The “antioxidant rich” formula also becomes less impressive when you factor in that the clear bottle packaging allows light-sensitive antioxidants to break down prematurely (not to mention, they only have contact with skin for a very short amount of time before they’re rinsed from skin, so have limited benefit).
All things considered, this is a good cleanser to consider… just don’t go in with overly high “all-in-one” expectations.
- Does a good job of removing oil, makeup, and other debris.
- Gel texture rinses cleanly.
- Fragrance free.
- Does not live up to claim of exfoliating skin.
Cleanser. Exfoliant. Tearless. Antioxidant rich. This All-in-One dermatologist formulated skin cleanser simplifies the routine and leaves your skin feeling clean, smooth and cared for. It gently washes away the impurities and treats your face to a feast of antioxidants without any drying effects.
Trader Joe’s is a California-based grocery chain best known for its eclectic mix of gourmet, organic, vegetarian, and staple food products, most sold under the Trader Joe’s name. Its stores are generally no-frills and utilitarian, with a focus on lower-priced products that are still of high quality.
That same low price, high quality philosophy informs the store’s house brand of personal hygiene products, including its skin care line. There isn’t a lot that’s flashy or innovative; rather the focus is on staples, with some skin-boosting products in the mix as well.
For the most part, Trader Joe’s gets it right, with basic but reliable ingredients. There are a few items that include fragrance ingredients (including a face wash and rose face mist that absolutely should be avoided), but overall, if you’re looking to pick up a does-what-it-says, stripped-down moisturizer while you’re out shopping for groceries, the options here are better than you might expect given their prices.
You can find out more about Trader Joe’s as a store at https://www.traderjoes.com/. Its skin care products are sold in-store only.
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