Looking for a new daily cleanser that does the job without being too harsh on your skin? Well my friends, let me introduce you to a serious game changer: Snowberry’s So Soft Cleanser.
You may have seen my recent review that went up on Snowberry’s Gentle Cleanse & Tone, which was part of a skincare review collaboration I’m doing with Snowberry (there will be three reviews in total: next up is the Snowberry Instant Deep Cleanser).
Anyway – if you did read the previous review, you will be interested to see how the Gentle Cleanse & Tone differs to the So Soft Cleanser.
Righto, let’s get straight into then!
The first thing I remember thinking after using the So Soft Cleanser for the first time was that I could actually feel it pulling the nasties off my skin. I don’t know about you guys, but I reckon it’s the best feeling in the world when you find a cleanser that does this! It’s just so satisfying.
Does it remove makeup?
Technically, no. It’s recommended by Snowberry that this cleanser is used in conjunction with a proper make-up remover to ensure all traces of make-up and grim are removed from the skin at the end of the day (The Snowberry ‘Instant Deep Cleanser’ which I will be reviewing next is meant to work well in partnership with the ‘So Soft Cleanser’).
I personally just use my makeup removal cloth with a micellar water before using this cleanser, and my skin appears to bode well with this new daily cleansing routine! I only wear a light coverage foundation though, so you might prefer something with a little more grunt.
What’s the difference between this and the ‘Gentle Cleanse & Tone’?
For me, I found the main difference between the So Soft Cleanser and the Gentle Cleanse & Tone to be that ‘moisturised feeling’ that you get after the using the Gentle Cleanse and Tone.
Obviously, being more of a cream cleanser, this is part and parcel of what the Gentle Cleanse & Tone has to offer, whereas the So Soft Cleanser is more of a wash-off foaming cleanser that needs to be followed up with a proper moisturising and toning routine.
What is the formula like?
The texture can be described as a clear, jelly-like consistency that foams ever so lightly after being lathered onto the face. It’s also really cold which means it’s super refreshing to put on your face while you’re in the hot shower.
Like all Snowberry products, the So Soft Cleanser contains no aggressive anionic surfactants or other skin-drying agents – which is great. I also really like the fact that it has no smell at all (and so does my partner, but I guess men don’t really like scented products much anyway).
I use about two one dollar coin sizes of product in one wash, which I then lather onto my face with a cloth (as due to it’s jelly-like texture, I found that it’s quite hard to lather without the help of a facecloth as it all just kind of separates and slips through my fingers).
Why should I use this product?
As I’m sure many of you are aware of, the majority of cleansers on the market tend to aggressively strip the skin of its lipids and the acid mantle, both of which are essential components of the skin’s natural protective barrier. If you continue to use these harsher cleanser, it leads to what is described as ‘chronic low-level inflammation’ in skin of any age and will lead onto permanent discolouration.
In teenagers, it will also exacerbate acne. So Soft Cleanser avoids any ingredient that might harm the skin’s barrier and so these issues are avoided or greatly reduced.
Snowberry’s So Soft Cleanser will lift dirt and grime and keep pores clear, but will not harm the skin’s barrier function in any way, and so constitutes a very important step in any anti-ageing beauty routine.
What does it cost?
It retails for $29.00NZD (and is 125ml tube), which is very reasonable (and $30.00 cheaper than the Gentle Cleanse & Tone one).
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.