It's been a couple weeks since I bought The Great Cleanse set from Sephora, and it was well worth the $50. I got to try a bunch of great high end products for a decent price. As a reminder, Sephora says:
What it is formulated to do: Grab ahold of the first step in beauty—cleasning. The Great Cleanse was created to let you try all the newness and innovation in cleansing by offering some of the very best products. Featuring makeup removing cleansers, cleansing water formulas, cleansing oils and powders, and an exfoliating Konjac Cleansing Sponge, this set includes all your essentials to perfectly clean, refreshed, and hydrated skin.
This set contains: – 1.69 oz Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover – 3.38 oz Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water – 0.5 oz Nude Skincare Perfect Cleanse Nourishing Cleansing Oil – 1.7 oz Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil – 1.7 oz Fresh Soy Face Cleanser – 1 oz Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash – 2 oz Philosophy Purity Made Simple – Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser™ – 0.5 oz GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ Dualcleanse Treatment – 1.5 oz Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser – 0.36 oz Boscia Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder – Boscia Mini Konjac Cleansing Sponge
So after two months, here are my thoughts:
Oil cleansers (Boscia, Nude)
I'm not too sure about these. They removed the makeup pretty well, but I still ended up using other cleansers because my skin didn't feel clean. I probably won't use these anymore. It was basically double work.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
I am absolutely in love with this. It has a soft cucumber scent, which I am really into. It has a soft lather, and after using it, my skin felt clean without feeling dried out. I'd definitely purchase a full size.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
It's fine. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I use it to clean my makeup brushes sometimes. Meh.
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser™
This smells like blood orange and grapefruit. It's intoxicating. But again, I don't feel like it gives me a thorough wash.
Boscia Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder
I'm head over heels for my Amore Pacific exfoliating powder, and this one by Boscia comes in at a close second. It gently exfoliates without drying out my skin, but I didn't see any significant changes in my skin that makes me think I should switch to this permanently.
Glamglow Powermud Duo Cleanse
Not crazy about this. I'll stick to my Youthmud and Supermud (if I ever buy a full size).
Makeup Removers (Caudalie, Sephora)
They smell a little different, but otherwise, they are solid makeup removers. They took off a majority of my makeup, and I use them interchangably. This is my second bottle of Sephora remover, so I'm pretty happy with it.
I gave away the Algenist and Origins cleaners, because I thought my mother would like them (and she does). Overall, this sample set was a solid purchase. I hope they make one with moisturizers and scrubs!