Desert Essence

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76 products

2,935 reviews

77% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Desert Essence Reviews

Lotions/ Creams -Desert Essence -Almond Hand and Body Lotion

on 11/19/2017 11:33:00 PM


So disappointed in this lotion. I love the sweet almond scent and my all time favorite is L'occitane almond lotion. But since it is so ridiculously pricey so I made it my mission to find a drugstore substitute. I found it online and I ordered 4 of them based on the good review and I wish I haven't done that.

Upon first application (within 2 minutes) the initially heavenly sweet almond scent quickly turned into a nauseating cough syrup smell. I have tried it 3 times and I was so turned off and hugely disappointed. I am not sensitive to fragrance at all but I felt like I have been lied to, lol. The texture and consistency is nice and rich but I can't get over the horrible cough syrup smell.

I am so bummed. I think I have to find a way to give the remaining three away as Christmas presents. Do not recommend at all.

Moisturizers -Desert Essence -Jojoba Oil - 100 pure

on 11/15/2017 8:38:00 AM


After trying oil blends such as Tatcha, Boscia, and others I am using this solely to remove my makeup. It is inexpensive and does the job of thoroughly dissolving my makeup without ever breaking me out. I have patted this on after toning to see how I liked it as a mositurizer, but I found it too heavy for my oily skin.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Conditioner -Desert Essence -Fragrance Free Conditioner

on 11/5/2017 9:46:00 AM

If you need a fragrance-free conditioner, this will suffice. Just be warned, this is a rather old-school conditioner -- if you want one that's modern in its formulation to be light and airy, forget it. I use this only because it's fragrance-free and detangles, but if you don't wash your hair every day (I don't anymore), your head will be a grease pit. The key is to use a teeny tiny amount, i.e. dime-size and don't put it near your roots or they'll be weighed down terribly. On the up side, it really is fragrance-free, and that's very hard to find.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Desert Essence -Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi

on 8/31/2017 3:47:00 PM


This has been my go to cleanser since 2001. I always try other cleansers and always end up back to this one. If you have oily, acne prone, clogged skin that's hard to normalize this has been life saving for me and recommend you try it. If you have really dry or really sensitive skin and are scared to try it or if this doesn't work for you they have a much gentler one called Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Green Tea & Sunflower and I think you can only find it on amazon now. That one is just as effective without the slight stinging sensation or really strong tea tree smell. Both are good tea tree cleansers. I use the Green Tea & Sunflower one in the winter. I follow them up with the burt's bees blemish touch stick which is also tea tree and it works great. Desert Essence's tea tree stuff is really reliable.
Other people have mentioned this was stripping or it left a film and I have never had those issues at all. Your skin does feel squeaky clean but not stripped and I feel no film what so ever. I used this for 10 years like any other face wash before I read the actual instructions on the back which says to rub your face with it for 60 seconds which feels like a bit too much for me so I probably do 30-40 seconds. Overall it's awesome and it's all natural and cruelty free too :)
PS I forgot to mention if you already bought this and it's too strong you can dilute it 50/50 with water which is how I started out using it.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Desert Essence -Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Australian)

on 7/5/2017 4:38:00 PM


A natural remedy for many things. Toenail fungus, acne, scalp problems; mixed with peppermint, lavender, a touch of witch hazel and water for an air/ room spray. My favorite and not very well know is for yeast infections. Pour some on a light tampon and use 7 nights in a row. I've cured myself of yeast infections using this method of tea tree oil application. You can also ward them off by doing this as soon as you feel one coming on, and it doesn't destroy your intestinal flora like taking anti-biotics does, which I've found only brings on worse yeast infections down the road. It does not have a dropper top, however, so you have to carefully pour some out or dip a q-tip in it. Great product and quality.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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