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Klairs Gentle Black Facial Cleanser Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Wishtrend.

I remember when cleansing was a necessary evil. Formulas were harsh and stripping, and being “squeaky” clean seemed like the goal. Well, no more. Now we have great, effective but gentle products for all skin types.

Klairs Gentle Black Facial Cleanser is the newest item from the Wishtrend family of brands. It’s available on Wishtrend (save extra on their offerings with my code LUCY15) and YesStyle (enter KBHOBBIT under Reward Code for a discount).

This low pH cleanser promises to gently remove impurities while hydrating the skin. It is in the same line as the two Klairs Black Cleansing oils - the original (review here) and the Fresh version (review here). Having “black” in the name used to confuse me, as the products are not black in color. They are named after the ingredients in the Black Complex - blackberry, truffle, and soybean.

How to use:

  • In the morning, simply lather up in wet hands and gently massage over the face

  • Rinse

  • Follow with the rest of your routine

  • If using in the evening, start with a cleansing oil or balm

The cleanser is cruelty free, vegan friendly, and doesn’t contain artificial colors or fragrances. It forms the most luxurious, gentle foam. I do not notice a fragrance.

I’ve had the pleasure of using this for a few weeks before the official launch, and I’m ready to share my experiences. I’ve been impatiently waiting for the product to officially launch, because I didn’t want to publish an exciting review for something that cannot yet be purchased.

My impressions

It’s fairly rare that I say “wow” right at the first use of a product. Klairs Gentle Black Facial Cleanser had me wowing right away - it’s so fluffy, for the lack of the better word, and gentle. Really a pleasure to use. I tend to reach for it more than my other foaming cleansers, even though I have quite a few to choose from. I use this in the evening; I don’t wash my face in the mornings.

I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry everything else. I don’t necessarily look for hydration in cleansers. This one promises to hydrate, and maybe it does, but the main thing is it doesn’t strip the skin and still gets it nice and clean.

I know I will be recommending the Klairs Gentle Black Facial Cleanser to anyone looking for a mild, gentle, effective and vegan foaming face wash. I truly love this and so glad it’s finally available for everyone to try. If you are in the market for a foaming cleanser, try this one.

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Klairs Gentle Black Facial Cleanser ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauryl Betaine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Decylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Nigella Sativa Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Fructooligosaccharides, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tuber Melanosporum Extract, Tocopherol, Ceramide Np, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Aspartic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8


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