Priori Gentle Facial Cleanser Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 16 - 2010

After my rubbish experience trying to snaffle a bargain but effective gentle cleanser, BeautyBay.com generously stepped up to the plate and offered to send me something that they claimed was a personal hero product.

How could I resist?

Priori is a brand that’s new to me but I was interested to discover that the CEO behind the brand is more than just an expert in the field.  He actually developed and launched the world’s first glycolic acid (AHA) product in 1983 – frankly, that’s good enough for me.

Do we know what AHA’s are?  They’re generally considered as the slightly harsher big sister to Fruit Enzymes but essentially they’re doing the same job.  Exfoliation.  Obviously, I didn’t wanna use anything harsh on my skin that’s undergoing laser treatment… but at the same time, I’ve fallen for this method of exfoliation in a big way.

So that was my main concern when I was first reading into and looking at the Priori Gentle Facial Cleanser.  The clue however, is in the name.  Gentle.

I’ve been using this creamy cleanser nightly for over a month now and I’m pleased with it.  No tingling, no irritation, no hint that I’m being exfoliated other than that my skin that is remaining soft, supple and fresh day after day.

The formula is great, one pump dispenses the perfect amount of product with no waste and the cleansing cream glides over my skin without foaming.  It also rinses away instantly leaving no residue behind.  I’m not a huge fan of the scent which is practically impossible to describe (trust me, I’ve been sat here trying for the last 10 minutes).  It’s quite a clinical smell that stops short of being chemical if that makes any sense?  I think I might prefer my products to be a little more girly-scented, how tragic!

I’m finding the Priori Gentle Facial Cleanser non-drying (though I still always follow up with a moisturiser) and most essentially it hasn’t aggravated my skin or any areas of redness.  This really does appear to be as gentle as it promises.

This kind of exfoliation can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun so as with any product containing AHAs or Enzymes, I’m being careful to ensure that I’m using a facial sunblock of at least SPF30 every day.

Priori Advanced AHA Gentle Facial Cleanser 180ml is priced at £21 and available from BeautyBay.com.


9 Responses to “Priori Gentle Facial Cleanser Review”

  1. I might have simply missed this, but does this do a good job of removing MU?

    • It’s fine with normal mascara and eye makeup… left a bit of eyeliner behind right in the roots of my lashes.. but nothing major. Was a bit scared to “rub” it around my lashes but I did it for you! It didn’t hurt, cloud or do anything to my vision…. so I rubbed a bit more thoroughly and still didn’t cause me any bother which I was quite surprised by.

      HTH xx

  2. That may be useful to mention…. I always remove makeup with a cleansing oil first… I’ll try just using this tonight and will let you know how I get on! xxx

  3. freak says:

    hı..ı am wonderıng about thıs product but ıam concerned ıt can ırrıate my skın because of the %12 lactıc acıd ın ıt..ı have a hypersensıtıve skın by the way..do you stıll recommend ıt to me?thank you for your tıme..

  4. freak says:

    hı agaın..ı ordered thıs product today..what ı want to fınd out here ıs ıf ı can use ıt forever ıf ı am pleased wıth ıt ..as you know ıt ıs a product wıth AHA and the ones wıth AHAS make the skın more sensıtıve overtıme..your opınıon ???

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