I received a little heart-shaped sample of Ethique In Your Face Cleanser in the Ethique Face Sampler box, which contains five minis from their face care range.
In Your Face is made with coconut oil, mandarin and sweet orange essential oils, cocoa butter, and lots of sea salt. It is designed as a face cleanser for oily to normal skin, but it works for those with acne and other problem skin conditions.
The medium pink coloured bar smells amazing, almost like a sweet sherbet, and it’s perfect to use as an all over body wash for all skin types, not just as a face cleanser for those with oily or problematic skin. It has a gentle lather that is worked up in the palms of the hands before being applied to the face, or worked up on a shower pouf or loofah before being applied to the body.
The first thing I noticed after using this cleanser for the first time, is that it is quite salty. Yes, you read right, the cleansing foam is salty. Not in a scratchy, coarse salt kind of way, but in a just-taken-a-dip-in-the-sea kind of salty. I happened to lick my lips after I’d rinsed off the cleanser, and it literally tasted like I’d been swimming in the sea. Now, this is not a bad thing, as this cleanser worked wonderfully on my oily skin. It cleared up all blemishes and any breakouts that had begun to flare, and left my skin feeling clean, with an almost matte feel to it.
I’d definitely buy a full sized bar of this wonderful cleanser, and would recommend it to anyone with oily or problematic skin.
Note: As of June 2019, Ethique began the process of reformulating all of their bars, so the new bar’s formula may be quite different to the old one that I reviewed above.