John Masters • Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing Face Wash • Cleansers

rated 4.3(3 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.100%

rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* CombatWombat on 7/5/2013 5:18:00 PM more reviews by CombatWombat

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I'm on my second bottle. This is a gentle, non-drying, foaming cleanser with a crisp, herbal scent. My skin has gradually but visibly improved since I began using this cleanser about a year ago, becoming more balanced (it used to be quite oily in the summer, especially my forehead, but became dehydrated and uncomfortable in the winter) and breaking out less frequently. I've had acne for the past ten years, with both the deep cysts associated with inappropriate diet and hormone/liver imbalance, and the little whiteheads that come out whenever I go too long without cleansing or try out a moisturizer. While I do still break out, both types of spot have become much less common for me. I attribute this to the gentle base of this cleanser, and to the radish ferment high on its list of ingredients. I believe that this ingredient has helped to encourage a healthier mix of flora on my skin, which in turn has improved the overall health and appearance of my face. Because of my continuing good results, I will continue to buy this cleanser, especially for use in the summer.
Note: this is not strong enough to remove makeup, so I often pre-cleanse with Earth Science ADE Creamy Cleanser, or a bland carrier oil. It does seem to remove my Cliniderm mineral sunscreen though.

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rated 4 of 5 dawneaoi on 3/22/2012 10:22:00 AM more reviews by dawneaoi

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Red   Eyes: Blue    

I have extremely oily skin which I find very embarrassing. A few hours after washing my face I'm usually shiny and have to use at least two oil blotting papers before I can apply powder again. I read a few reviews about this product and thought I'd give it a shot. I bought the face wash, serum and mist.

I have to say that from day one, my skin was far less oily. I could even go for the majority of the day without using blotting paper. I washed my face twice a day and then used the serum as a spot treatment and carried the mist in my purse.

While it does cut down on the oil (or sebum, if you prefer), I found that my skin broke out a lot while using it. It just isn't strong enough for me.

I now use it after my regular face wash. It seems excessive, but between the two, my skin is now clear and relatively oil free without being too dry. I'm looking forward to the summer and seeing how it holds up against Tokyo's humid steam bath.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* golightly on 10/4/2011 1:22:00 PM more reviews by golightly

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I'm surprised there are no other reviews of this product. This is a great, non drying but foaming face wash that cleans gently. It doesn't get all eye makeup off, but it does clean off most everything else. There's a great fresh scent to it; the foam isn't runny so it's easy to spread over the face, and it is a lot more reasonably priced than the Fresh soy face wash without the parabens. I'm on the second reorder.

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Decyl Glucoside (*), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Leuconostoc/Radish Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (Bearberry), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract (* Bilberry), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract (Sugar Cane), Acersaccharum Extract (Sugar Maple), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract (Orange), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract (Lemon), Oryza Sativa Extract (Rice), Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract (*), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil (Peppermint), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (* Lavender), Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil (Spearmint), Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil (Lemon), Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf Oil (Cypress), Backhousia Citriodoria Leaf Oil (* Lemon Myrtle), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Peel Oil (Pink Grapefruit), Litsea Cubeb (Litsea Cubeba) Fruit Oil (Litsea Cubeba), Cymbopogon Martini (Palma Rosa) Oil (Palmarosa), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil (Carrot), Citric Acid (*), Potassium Sorbate

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