Wednesday, 22 February 2012

To repurchase, or not to repurchase- St Ives Green Tea Cleanser.

 I recently finished a bottle of St Ives Tea Tree cleanser. I had been given this cleanser to review, thanks to beauty forum, Beauty Heaven. I had only been using this cleanser in the morning with my Clarisonic cleansing brush, as I prefer to use foaming cleansers with this deep cleansing tool.

Here's my thoughts after trialling this cleanser:
The Green Tea Cleanser comes in a 200 ml bottle. I love that it is clear, so you can see just how much product you have. The cleanser is dispensed by simply depressing the top, which reveals an opening, for fuss-free application.

It's a transparent green gel. The scent is what caught my attention. It is so fresh, just smells divine! I look forward to using it every morning.

Upon application, the gel foams, feeling luxurious on the skin. For the amount of foam I get, it surprised me at how easy it was to wash off my skin. The product disperses quickly to reveal clean skin that does not feel at all stripped.

Salicylic acid is combined with green tea to fight break-outs whilst soothing the skin. So that even those with sensitive skin can enjoy the benefits of this cleanser.

There are no parabens or phthalates, potentially cancer causing chemicals, so that's a definite plus! I was surprised to note that there is sodium laureth sulfate, however it is not a huge concern of mine because I do love the foam that this ingredient helps to create.

I must say that I would get this product again. Enjoying a product that cleans, fights break-outs and soothes my skin, at such a reasonable price, very happy indeed!

 At the moment I have a foaming cleanser in use, but I would not be opposed to replacing with this one, especially at a budget price of around $10, can't argue with that! Knowing me, tho, I'll want to try something different! :)


  1. How good is this at clearing breakouts?

  2. Hey Steph, I found that this cleanser was great for cleaning out pores, and keeping breakouts at bay :)