Friday, March 28, 2014

Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser - Review

Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser, $28.00
Last summer I had my very first facial. I had no idea what the aesthetician would say about my skin or what she'd end up having to do. After shaking off my nerves, and gritting my teeth during the extraction part, the aesthetician told me that I actually had quite good skin. I was shocked! I've struggled with cystic acne and dry, patchy skin, so I just assumed my skin was crap. Instead, I found that I had been fundamentally misunderstanding my skin and using the wrong products which is why my skin was so wacky!


One product that the aesthetician picked out for me was the Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser. It touts witch hazel to remove oil without stripping away moisture, energizing pomegranate complex to make skin glow, and AHAs which help keep skin clear and smooth. Dispensed from a pump, you only need gently massage it onto the face and neck, and rinse it away for lovely, bright skin.

Personally, while I do enjoy using this cleanser, I still find it to be a little harsh on the dry patches that tend to pop up here and there. I have to race from cleansing to moisturizing otherwise any flaky areas I have will get even drier. I'm not sure if the witch hazel is just a bit much for my skin or what, as the normal parts of my skin do fine with this cleanser.

When it comes to scent, the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser doesn't smell at all like pomegranate, but instead has a strong, astringent scent. If that isn't your cup of tea, this might not be the cleanser for you. Also, as I stated earlier, the cleanser is dispensed by pump which is really nice and helps you get the correct measured amount, but unfortunately the pump can start to jam over time. This means that sometimes instead of getting lush foam, you end up with a handful of liquid.


For the price, this is actually a pretty good cleanser. If you only use one pump per wash and supplement it with a second cleanser, you'll get a lot of use out of this little bottle. It clocks in at 5.1. fl. oz. which is plenty for a liquid to foam cleanser. As a mid-priced cleanser, it's got great value and I think it would definitely be a good purchase for those who have normal to slightly oily skin. And even with the small issues I have with it, this cleanser is mild enough for everyday use.

In the end, the pros outweigh the cons, and while I'm not sure if I'll repurchase, I would completely recommend Murad's Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser to others. The only issue is that now it's under a different name, Daily Cleansing Foam, but they seem to be the exact same product. Some places are still selling off bottles under the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser name, but if you don't see it with that name, don't be discouraged as the Murad Daily Cleansing Foam seems to be widely available.

Have you tried the Murad Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser? What is your favorite foaming cleanser?


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