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YourGoodSkin

Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

4.00 fl. oz. for $ 8.99
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Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser is YourGoodSkin's version of a cleansing balm and at its core it’s a good, inexpensive cleanser for normal to dry skin.

This fragrance-free cleanser comes in a plastic squeeze tube with a flip-top cap. The “hot cloth” part of it's name comes from the two very soft reusable cloths that come with it. You're instructed to wet one with warm water, then use it to wipe off the cleanser. It’s a considerate inclusion, but it’s no different than if you were to use any other soft washcloth.

The cleanser has a rich, creamy texture that cushions skin. It’s easy to spread and when applied to damp skin, creates a light foam, and does a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup (even long-wearing makeup).

Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser rinses cleanly and features skin-conditioning ingredients like glycerin, shea butter, and panthenol, alongside a couple of antioxidants. These are all rinsed from skin, so the impact of them isn’t as great as it would be with a leave-on product, but they’re still nice to have as each will soften skin.

Though hardly the first brand to come out with a cleansing balm/hot cloth product, if you've been curious to try others out there, we strongly recommend YourGoodSkin's version because it ditches the jar packaging, fragrance, and high price tag that accompany others out there.
Pros:
  • Creamy cleanser effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup.
  • Soft cloths for wiping off the cleanser are a considerate inclusion.
  • Rinses cleanly while leaving skin feeling softer.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This indulgent lotion gently dissolves & wipes away make-up, excess oil & daily impurities.

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Bisabolol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.

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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