Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Review: Perricone Super Sweet Clean Cleanser with Acai


Super is the new range from Dr Nicholas Perricone, and as the name might hint, it's based on superfood ingredients.  I've been using the Sweet Clean cleanser for the past few weeks, and I've been enjoying each and every cleanse.  Formulated with acai, this thick, creamy cleanser is safe for use on the eye area, and claims to purify, soothe, and hydrate the skin.

First off - the texture.  As a confirmed Clarisonic lover, I adore a good, thick cleanser which can be used with my beloved skincare brush.  This absolutely does the trick - it's thick enough that a couple of pumps dispensed into the hand holds its shape rather than melting into a puddle, and once applied to the face it remains emollient and spreadable.  After a good rinse, my skin is left feeling soft, clean, and definitely not dried out - there's no squeaky clean feeling on the skin after using this product.

I absolutely love the scent, too.  I presume it smells of acai - I wouldn't know, really - but whatever acai smells like, the scent of the cleanser is juicy, berry-sweet, with just a hint of tartness and a little bit of a sherberty fizz.  It is relatively strongly scented, but as none of the Super range contain fragrance, I'm guessing all the scent comes from the ingredients.  I suspect this'll be a love-it-or-hate-it type affair, and I'm definitely in the love it camp.

So, all in all, this product is sounding like an absolute winner.  Great scent, great texture, skin left feeling clean and soft, no stinging when applied to the eyes.  And indeed, if we ended the review there, I'd be pledging to repurchase repeatedly.  Sadly, though, we must now talk about the price.  This attractive glass bottle, containing around 120ml of cleanser, will cost you an eye watering £25.  This puts it in the same price bracket as brands like Nubo - and as I've said before, I will never feel good about spending a lot of money on a cleanser.  Ultimately, it's on the face for so little time, that it really feels like you're washing money down the drain.

That said, if you're in the market for a high end, enjoyable cleanser, and you're not afraid to dig deep into your wallet, this little bottle might be worth a try.  If you're interested to try Super Sweet Clean cleanser, you'll find it at Boots, where 118ml will cost you £25.50.

Disclosure: PR sample

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I've heard of this as I've always skipped Dr Perricone because of the price tag. Might stretch it this time. Cheers!

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