Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser
This cleanser cannot penetrate deeply into pores and its drying clay base isn’t helpful for cleansing. Regardless, you wouldn’t want this cleanser to penetrate because of the amount of alcohol it contains. Those with oily skin who use this cleanser will likely see their oily skin getting worse because the alcohol stimulates oil production in the pore. This cleanser is also difficult to rinse, and the price is out of line. By the way, whether clay is sourced from an exotic island locale or from Topeka, Kansas, it has the same effect on skin.
Formulated especially for normal to oily skin types to purify and thoroughly cleanse, our non-stripping foaming formula contains Amazonian White Clay particles to gently remove surface debris, toxins, and oils which can enlarge the appearance of pores. With ingredients sourced from the Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River, this unique formula is rich in minerals and helps detoxify by eliminating surface toxins from the skin. The formula deeply cleanses to help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores for fresh and healthy-looking skin.
Kiehls has been around for quite some time, with its origins in a New York City-based pharmacy established in 1851. The brand is perhaps best known for its apothecary-style packaging and its best-selling (and celebrity favorite) Lip Balm #1.
Though the brand claims its products are made with the finest naturally-derived ingredients, most of its formulations include synthetically-produced ingredients as well. Like most skincare companies the line contains both good and not-so-great offerings; Kiehls main misstep is that many of its products contain fragrance ingredients that could irritate skin, particularly sensitive skin.
Note: Kiehl's is categorized as a brand that tests on animals because its products are sold in China. Although Kiehl's does not conduct animal testing for its products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they dont test on animals unless required by law. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Research Team.
For more information about Kiehl's, call (800) 543-4572 or visit www.kiehls.com.
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