Bioelements • Decongestant Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this from Salon Centric because this cleanser gets impressive reviews and I was looking for a face wash that would leave my skin clean, clear, and "decongested". This definitely left my skin squeaky clean, but to the point of being extremely irritated as well. Also, the pump's a bit of a pain. I passed it off to my boyfriend because he's a fan of products that leave his skin feeling stripped. (Although lately, I've been sneaking a few gentler products into his bathroom - I want us BOTH to have nice skin for as many decades as possible!)
Ingredients: Water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauramide dea, sodium chloride, lavender oil, sage oil, clary sage oil, petitgrain cordillera oil, neroli oil, lavendin oil, panax ginseng root extract, sumac extract, gotu kola extract, dong quai root extract, watercress extract, phenoxyethanol, disodium edta, diazolidinyl urea/iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I find this cleanser is very drying for my skin in winter, but for summer it is ok and works well. It is expensive, especially in New Zealand it is double the price that in USA (I am not sure why??) This cleanser can really deep cleanse my skin, and I love the smell like the Chinese herbal. One thing I don't like is the packaging, the pump is a great idea, BUT the white cap keep coming off when I twist the lid to left/right to open/close. Similar to my other Bioelements sensitive cleanser, the cleansing oil keep leaking from the junction between the white cap and the lower part, at first I thought I didn't close it properly. But even I make sure I closed it properly, one time I was traveling and almost 1/3 of the oil leaked out in my bag. I was so sad! I mean it is not a cheap product you know. Seriously they need to get a better pump to make it perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
i really love this face wash. i pick it up at salon centric, witch is a discount beauty store for students and professionals so i paid 20 bucks for it. my skin is combo to oily and this has really done wonders for oil control and cearing out my pores. i wish i did more for breakouts but thats not what it does so i cant fault it for that. bioelements spotless cleanser is the best for acne. this lathers well and leaves my skin clean, fresh and my pores are much smaller then before i started useing this. will be rebuying forsure! if you can splurge, i would go for it. its really worth it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I've come to a point where I can't live without this cleanser!!! I started using it for esthetics school, just to try out the bioelements line, and LO AND BEHOLD...it cleared up my acne! I was so happy, and I've been using it for over a year now. I would recommend it to anyone struggling with acne, blackheads, too much sebum (oil), or people who sweat a lot. I will admit that there are products in the bioelements line that i wouldn't use again, but I will probably climb through fire to save a bottle of this cleanser.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I hated this cleanser. It does not leave a very clean feeling and it obviously doesn't do anything because I used a cotton ball after my Equalizer pump broke and I couldn't believe all the dirt that was on it. Yes I used an adequate amount and I wasn't even wearing makeup that day, I was just a little sweaty from cleaning around the house (not drenched either). As you will see from my other reviews, I think the Bioelements line is overpriced and worthless. Plus as time passes with using this, the once fresh and clean smell turns nauseating.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have the kind of fair, sensitive skin that temporarily reddens deeply after washing my face. The water temperature doesn't seem to matter. I just get tomato red for 10 mins. or so. I have combo n/o skin, too, so finding non-irritating cleansers is always a quest for me. A literal money-down-the-drain quest, I may add. I usually wind up relying on glycerine+a little liquid soap+a little honey - which works well enough, but it's really not convenient.
Enter Bioelements Decongestant Cleanser: my skin loves this foaming gel wash which actually cleans well while soothing my skin. This is my HG cleanser, even though it seems to be marketed to people with more oily skin than mine. I have been looking for this for 20 years. Eureka!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great for sensitive skin.
With many cleansers, my skin cannot stand many cleansers... after cleansing, my face will start to sting when I put on moisturizer. But then I cannot stand cleansers made for sensitive skin as they never leave me feeling quite clean. Sensitive skin cleansers tend to leave a residue, a feeling like you haven't quite washed off all the soap. Then, the soothing ingredients would build up on my face and cause acne.
But not to fret!! This cleanser from Bioelements is wonderful for sensitive skin. It feels like a gentle cleanser, not necessarily leaving the squeeky clean feeling since it doesn't strip your face of all natural oils.
It takes on make-up almost miraculously. With most cleansers, I'd have to rub down on the makeup to have it wash off. But with bioelements, a few strokes will melt all that make-up away. Yet, it isn't so strong that it irritates.
I was introduced to this a few years ago when I received a facial from the Burke Williams spa. Used a bottle, then spent aimless years trying dozens and dozens of different cleansers since this is not sold in most department stores. A few months ago, I found it only for about $21 a bottle and am happy once again!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this product for 5 years now. I love it and have no complaints and can't see moving onto a new product anytime soon.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This and the bioelements kerafole have been my acne salvation. I had horrible acne even after taking hormonal birth control that just would not go away. I finally got rid of it with these two products. The pump dispenser is convenient and you see exactly how much you're using through the clear glass container. Everything gets pumped out and you don't have any hard to reach residue on the bottom when you're through. It does not later but you can learn to detect whether you need more or if it's doing it's thing. I like to use it dry first and rub in circles with a light touch, and then add water to wash off all the gunk. It's been a life saver for me, seriously. I really don't care that it costs a lot. I get it from a chicago based spa/website that has free shipping and bonus goodies so I don't feel so bad about the price. Since I'm in the Chicago area they get it to me in no time flat (approx 1 to 2 days).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a great deep cleanser. Leaves my face feeling clean without drying my skin out. Contains essential oils which could be irritating to those with sensitive skin types. The fragrance is mostly orange flower (neroli) and clary sage. Contains parabens. Available at dermstore.com.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I wrote a similar review for the Absolute Moisture, so sorry if this is redundent to anyone researching.....anyways, I have been using the Bioelements line for about two years now. I have oily and very acne prone skin, and for reference I have been using the Decongestent Cleanser twice a day (well, not always twice a day, but that was always the goal) and I would use it in conjuction with the Measured Micrograins a couple of times a week. I followed with the Equalizer and the Absolute Moisture. For a while I was also using the Blemish Control stuff, but never found that to do much, so I stopped. At first the whole line seemed to work good with my skin, and it started to clear up SOME, but then kind of plateaued, and has still never gotten great or anything. And a couple of months ago, my skin had a MAJOR flare up (it still kind of is) and all of the Bioelements seemed to stop working well period. Maybe my skin just got used to it or something. I guess because Bioelements is so expensive and hard to get, I really expected a lot more, but I don't know if it is worth the price. The cleanser has always been okay, it has never irritated me, and it has a nice fragrance, but again, I don't know if it is worth the price anymore. I plan on doing some experimenting now with different brands, so right now I'm going to say that it is possible I would repurchase if it began cooperating with my skin again in the future.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the only thing that has killed the hormonal acne along my jawline! Thank You Bioelements!! Created by an Esthetician who seems to know more than Dermatologists...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Every brand has their signature cleanser; this is definitely Bioelement's. I have to say that one of the things that keeps me coming back to this product is the scent. It's got that clean lavendar / fresh herb thing going for it, which is either going to lure you in or turn you off, so make sure you like your cleansers scented if you buy this. Also, if you're a huge fan of gel-based cleansers like moi (because creams are too heavy and mousse is too light), the consistency of this is great and I don't feel like there's soap lingering on my skin afterwards. Lastly, don't be a dork like me the first time you buy this and think that it came with a coaster. (The heavy glass bottle threw me off and I thought maybe it needed one! ... until one day when it got wet and turned into a sponge!) hahaha ! ooopsy. =]
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I;ve usedthis cleanser along with the cleansing oil for sensitive skin.I can only use this in the summer months. To drying for colder months.but it has a nice clean smell.So, when august rolls around again I might use it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Had high hopes for this cleanser. However, it turned out to be a big disappointment. I bought it on the great reviews here, since I am fighting acne and nothing seems to help, I hoped this would work for me as it worked for others. Well, first of all nothing and I mean nothing has ever made my skin so dry, my sking was dripping. My DH saw me coming out of the bathroom right after cleansing without moisturizing and was terrified about the condition of my skin. I gave it a try for a week or so and enough was enough to the garbage it went. It didn't do anything for my acne either. Way too harsh, wouldn't recommend to anybody. For this price can get much better cleanser and I would add ,that my old Clearasil cleanser didn't dry my skin that much and took better care of my acne for $7 versus Bioelements $24. Wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a foaming cleanser for oily skin. It smells fresh and cleans well without stripping my face of all oils. It doesn't remove all of my eye makeup (but what does). Didn't cause breakouts or irritation either. All around good cleanser. This looses a point though for the heavy glass bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I received two trial size bottles of this from online spas and it took me some time to finish them both up. The texture is that of a clear, semi-coagulated gel and I found it difficult to apply to the face. I had to kind of play with it a bit...sort of go real fast to get it on the skin...I spread some of it on in piecemeal and then tried to apply the rest with both hands...it was a challenge. When I began using this stuff, I found the results to be pretty neutral at first. I didn't really notice much difference other than a tad of lackluster to the skin. As I used it more frequently, once a day for a few weeks, I found it to be very drying. It does take a lot to dry me out since my skin tends toward the oily side, but this stuff does dry things up...perhaps that is what's meant by the 'decongesting' part of its detail. I will say, however, that I think this stuff gets the skin pretty clean and has pretty good sudsing action, but it's got a bit of a harshness factor that doesn't work for me. I should mention that I like the name...it sounds like important, substantial stuff. I'm glad to have tried it but it is not a product I would invest in.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After only a week of using this product, I noticed a remarkable difference in my complexion. I've had it for a couple of months now, and it's only about half gone. My pores and skin tone look so much better! Thanks to Bioelements, for the first time I feel like I have "make-up optional" skin (term probably copyrighted by Philosophy). BTW, I LOVE the fragrance.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is too mild for me. Love the thick gel consistancy, foams nicely, scent is fresh and mild, but only does a marginal job of removing dirt and makeup and leaves my skin congested. I just need something stronger with AHA's on my mostly oily skin or it starts to look really dull.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
As an esthetician, I recommend this cleanser to anyone with oily skin. Cleans the skin, yet doesn't leave it stripped and overly dry feeling. I've had many clients on antibiotics for acne that weren't doing a thing for them. I asked them to stop the medication and use this cleanser and breakouts were DRASTICALLY reduced. A great everyday cleanser for normal to oily skin types