The After Show Treatment Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
Jordan Samuel Skin’s The After Show Treatment Cleanser for Sensitive Skin features an ultra-gentle formula that’s able to break down even the most resilient makeup while leaving skin soft to the touch. The only drawback is that you may need to follow up with a water-soluble cleanser for reasons we explain below.
Housed in an opaque squeeze tube, this fragrance-free cleanser has a Vaseline-like consistency due to its emollients and high amount of olive oil. You’re instructed to massage the formula onto dry skin, and then remove it with a warm wet washcloth. In essence, this functions like a luxe-feeling makeup remover.
The catch is that you really do have to use a wet washcloth to wipe the cleanser (and everything in its wake) off because rinsing with water alone won’t do the trick. Even then, we had to go in afterwards with a water-soluble cleanser to completely remove last smudges of makeup and the light layer of emollient residue left on skin.
On the other hand, if you have normal to dry skin and you’re not a makeup wearer, you might really like the way The After Show Treatment Cleanser for Sensitive Skin works and feels on its own.
This one was tricky for us to rate because it really depends on your skin type, how you want to use it (as a regular cleanser or cleansing balm/makeup remover?), as well as whether or not you wear tenacious makeup, sunscreen, etc. In the context of the formula itself, it’s great for sensitive skin as claimed so we landed on 5 stars.
- Breaks down tenacious makeup and sunscreen.
- Loaded with skin-softening emollients.
- Ultra-gentle, fragrance-free formula ideal for sensitive skin as claimed.
- Following up with a water-soluble cleanser will be necessary for some.
This unique gel-to-oil formula uses olive, jojoba, and grape seed oils to remove every trace of makeup (including hard-to-remove stage makeup), while green tea, chamomile and aloe help to provide soothing hydration.
Jordan Samuel Skin has a bit of an interesting origin story, in that the companys namesake creator didnt get his start in this skincare business instead, he was a professional ballet dancer in Seattle for a number of years before becoming an aesthetician. After spending a few years at different spas, Samuel opened his own, and eventually, created his line of skincare products. You can see his past experience reflected in the names of his products, as many are inspired by ballet terms.
The offerings are by no means expansive, since there are only four products in the lineup, but they are in general good. The only misstep is a cleanser that includes potentially aggravating citrus extracts. The other products, however, are straightforward yet well-thought out, including an oil-based retinol product thats a great starting point for those who havent used retinol before.
To sum up, the brands philosophy is en pointe (sorry, we couldnt resist!), and it will be interesting to see how this fan-favorite develops in the future.
For more information on Jordan Samuel Skin, visit https://jordansamuelskin.com/.
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