Hey guys, Hope the rains are treating you well. Today’s review is another cleansing product. I am experimenting a lot with face cleansers for a while now to find out what works best for my skin. I recently tried my hand at a dry cleanser from Skincare Villa and loved it thoroughly. And hence decided to go for another natural option- liquid castile soaps to see how it works out.
The product I tried out is the Rustic Art Neem Basil Facewash, an organic face wash meant for oily acne-prone skin.
With the goodness of Geranium, Juniper, Lavender & Chamomile, an organic face care solution that leaves your skin clean, fresh and nourished. Certified Organic Ingredients, Hand-blended & Natural Vegan Product
Price: Rs 230 for 100mL
Shelf life: 24 months
About the product:
Th facewash comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white flip-top cap. There is protective lid inside, quite useful travelling. The Facewash has a watery consistency and is lime green in colour. It has a strong soapy fragrance.
Organic Oils: Rice Bran Oil, Neem Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Tulsi Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Castor Oil, Dried Orange Oil Peel Extract, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic lemon juice, Demineralized Water, Certified Essential Oils:Lavender, Geranium, Juniper, Neroli, Turmeric Chamomile & Mild Rose, Caustic Lye, Veg. Glycerine, Vit. E, Natural Preservative of TCLS
Directions to use:
Take 2-3 drops and apply on wet face. Rub gently. Rinse.
My Experience using Rustic Art Neem Basil Facewash:
The first thing I noticed about this facewash was the smell. It reminds of the Cinthol soaps. It doesn’t last beyond a few seconds but can be overpowering for some.
The facewash has a watery consistency and a little quantity is required to create a foam. I use about 3-4 drops (like in the picture below) on wet hands and rub it to create a lather. The hole in cap dispenses just the right amount when tilted. Then I massage this on my face for about 30 seconds and rinse it off. I initially used this twice a day but found it a bit drying or morning use so started using just in evening.
The Rustic Art Neem Basil Facewash efficient in removing every speck of dirt and oil from the face. Since it a liquid castile soap, it is a bit drying as castile soaps are degreasers. It doesn’t make the skin stretchy or leave dry patches rather gives a squeaky clean feel. Due to the degreasing nature of liquid soaps, it helps dry out minor whiteheads.
I have to follow it up with a toner(this one is my HG)and some Grapeseed oil(current moisturizer). One will definitely need a hydrating moisturizer post this. Since it takes away all the oil, within an hour my skin starts getting super oily again. I don’t like such drying cleansers but if you love the squeaky feel from sulfate-cleansers, you may like this one.
I have been using this for around a month now and still have more than 3/4th of quantity left, so the entire bottle will last a good 4-5 months. The drying nature of these is a downside for me hence I won’t be repurchasing this again.
USDA Certified Organic ingredients
Cruelty-free and Vegan
No harmful chemicals
Affordable and easily available online
Controls minor breakouts
Removes all traces of oil and dirt
A bit drying
Smell can be overpowering to some
The Rustic Art Neem Basil Facewash will suit super-oily, acne prone skin. It can be a bit drying due to the nature of castile soap and may not suit sensitive skin. A decent facewash for the price made with organic ingredients.
Let me know if you will try this face wash in the comment section below.
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