Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser

One of the things that I really want to do more of is product reviews.  It was one of my original intentions of this blog, but I have not done nearly as many (if any) as I would have liked.   That being said, I hope to do much more in the future . . . starting today.  

I have used Soap & Glory products since they first landed in the US and was sold exclusively at Target. I was so disappointed when they disappeared off Target shelves, but am so happy that the line is back and sold at Sephora.

I had heard about hot cloth cleansers but never really gave them much thought.  I have acne prone skin and have to be very careful with the products I use so to play it safe I very rarely deviate from my normal routine.  I was in Sephora a few days after Christmas with a gift card burning a hole in my pocket when I decided to get  Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser.  (I wasn't even looking for a cleanser but their packaging is just so damn eye catching, I couldn't resist)

The cleanser is 3.3 fl oz and comes with one muslin cloth.  After applying the cleanser you rub it into your face for one minute, then let it sit on your skin for another minute.  When 60 seconds is up, you use  the cloth wet with warm water to rub off the product.

This product is nicely packaged.  The cloth is in sealed in a plastic wrapper and the cleanser itself has a foil seal under the cap.  AND I just really love the cute pink packaging with catchy marketing all over it.  

The Soap & Glory Fab Pore Cleanser is described as "a natural cream with a muslin cloth for cleansing, polishing, and smoothing the skin." Its "three-in-one concentrated formula purifies skin deeply with a natural blend of revitalizing and aromatic essential oils for an all round Fab Pore™ complexion." 

I use this about 2 times a week when I want a really deep clean.  It's said to "clean, smooth,  and melt away makeup" and that is exactly what it does.  It removes all traces of makeup and any excess oil.  The warmed muslin cloth feels like a little treat.  I cover my entire face with it, press it into my skin then gently rub it down my face.  I then re-rinse the cloth and repeat the last step.

Overall I really like this cleanser.  It gives a really great deep clean removing all makeup and impurities.  It smells fresh and leaves my skin with a slight tingle.  I also love how easy it is to use.  I always find the "rinsing" off process a tad messy, so the fact that you just wipe the cleanser off makes it that much easier.  And like I said, the cloth is a little treat for your skin.

I like to use this cleanser right before doing  a mask.  The cleanser gets rid of any impurities and opens my skin up to allow the mask to do its work.  I prefer the Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask and gotten really good results with this combination.

I would say that my only real complaint about this product is that it only comes with one cloth.  I almost wish it came with 2 or 3 so you can use a new cloth after so many uses. (The thought of using the same cloth over and over again kind of skeeves me out.) However, considering how much I like this product its not that big of a deal.  The box also advertises the cloth as being "free" so its not a make or break for me. I have prolonged the life of the muslin cloth by giving it a good rinse, sometimes even hand washing it with a milder face wash, and laying it out flat on a clean towel to dry.  Once it is dry, I fold it up and put it in a ziploc bag.  You can also get replacement muslin cleaning clothes on eBay relatively cheap, or also use a clean facecloth.

The directions do not indicate how often to use. (at least I don't think they do) I don't know if it is intended for daily use or whatnot, but with any product I would base it on how your skin reacts to it or how often you need/want a deep clean.

If you are in the market for a hot cloth cleanser or just want something for a deep down clean, I would recommend the Soap & Glory Fab Pore Cleanser.  It retails for $20 at Sephora.  

Have you tried this cleanser?  Got any recommendations for other hot cloth cleansers or Soap & Glory products?  Comment Below.

This is my 200th blog post!  (YAY!!)   It's been just about 7 months since my first post and I'm kind of excited and quite proud that I am still going.  Thanks for all of you that follow me and keep coming back.  And for those of you new to my blog, "welcome!"

Disclaimer:  This is not a sponsored review, nor was I compensated for this review.  All items mentioned were purchased my me.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

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