Glowing Review: Snowberry Gentle Cleanse & Tone

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PSA to all the girls (and boys) out there who are looking for a quality New Zealand skincare brand that offers a two-in-one cleanser and toner!

Well if that sounds like a bit of you, then let me introduce you to Snowberry’s magical Gentle Cleanse & Tone product, which I have been using over the past two weeks and am absolutely head-over-heels in LOVE with.

This baby quickly took its claim to fame, and now has a permanent spot in my shower as my daily cleanser. It just has everything I want in a daily, non-invasive cleanser.

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Never heard of Snowberry before?

If you haven’t heard of the Snowberry brand before, then let me fill you in!

In a nutshell, Snowberry is an award-winning skincare brand from our very own backyard that works hard to ensure all of their products are free of parabens, fragrance, artificial colours, alcohols and petrochemicals.

You can check our their website for more info about Snowberry. There is a truly passionate story behind the creation of the brand!

So what does the Snowberry Gentle Cleanse & Tone actually do?

After reading the name of the product for the first time, I was admittedly a bit confused about what it actually did (ie was it a cleanser that also toned too? Would I still need to use a toning product after using it?). Well it turns out the name says it all, the Snowberry Gentle Cleanse and Tone does both, and it does both veeeeeeeery well!

I remember my skin feeling clean and refreshed after using it for the first time, but what I liked most about it was that it managed to retain some moisture and essential oils. So basically, it wasn’t too harsh on my skin. But it was aggressive enough to do the job without making my skin feel dry and tight.

Pro tip: make sure you remove makeup before using this cleanser – it’s not a makeup removing cleanser.

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What is the formula like?

At first glance, the formula looks like a clear/brown conditioner or gel, but once you add water and begin massaging it onto your face it transforms every so slightly into a very light, foaming cleanser that gently lifts grime, opens pores and then through a natural toning action, firms the skin.

It almost feels like you’re rubbing a serum or gel onto your face. It’s super refreshing.

It’s natural foaming agents are derived from Soap nut and Kiwifruit extract, and toning from Kumquat extract, Biosaccharide gum-1, Phytic acid, and skin rejuvenating Vitamin E, and anti-oxidant rich Macadamia, Andiroba and Neem seed oils.

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Why should I use this product?

I think too many people fall into the trap of using supermarket brand cleansers that have very harsh foaming agents which strip the skin of it’s natural lipids, which leads to inflammation and break-outs.

Most of us (including myself) tend to get get caught up in thinking that the feeling of having “oil-free skin” is a good thing, when it’s actually not. That tight and dry feeling you get after using those cheaper supermarket products is not a good thing kids!

Harsher foaming cleansers are also one of the most over-looked part of any anti-ageing skincare routine!

It retails for $55.00NZD (and is 100ml tube), which is pretty damn affordable – however they do have a more affordable option (the So Soft Cleanser) which will also cleanse effectively without harming the skin.

Overall – Snowberry’s Gentle Cleanse and Tone is a more skin-friendly option that does an exceptional job without harming your skin. Have you tried any of Snowberry’s products? What did you think?

*Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Snowberry. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Please support the brands that support this blog.

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