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Would I Repurchase? Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash

Am I the only one who prefers to have different types of cleansers in rotation? Yuh know: gel, cream, foam and an exfoliator. Ok, maybe I'm just extra. This Boots "hypoallergenic foaming wash" came highly recommended from Josh Collier MUA. I identified with his suggestion because he has oily, acne prone skin and he swears by this stuff. On the other hand I also remembered Caroline Hirons stating that cleansers shouldn't foam...but Josh swore it was gentle so...check out his video below.


Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash www.modenmakeup.com

I got this from Duane Reade (which is a Walgreens company since December 2014) in April this year. From the Walgreens site: "Description - Sensitive skin needs extra care when being cleansed.

This hypoallergenic foaming wash is specially formulated to be less drying. With soothing aloe vera and mineral water it leaves skin cleansed and refreshed.

Fragrance-free. Lanolin-free. Dermatologically tested. Massage onto wet skin and rinse off thoroughly.

©Boots Retail USA Inc


Ingredients - Aqua/Water/EauWater, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Aqua Mineralis/Mineral Water, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract
". The site has is costing $4.69USD for 5 fl. oz. I actually got mine on sale for $3.75.

Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash www.modenmakeup.com
Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash www.modenmakeup.com

The transparent liquid dispenses easily from the pump's nozzle. One pump is all that's needed. They were not kidding when they said it's not drying. This does a great job of cleansing without stripping the skin. I think that's a great product for all skin types but I do see how sensitive skin would definitely benefit from such a thing. There is a slight scent to it but as you can see from the ingredients list, there's no added fragrance. Based on the descriptions from the Paula's Choice Ingredient Dictionary the most potent components all have 'Good' ratings and fall into the categories of: surfactants/detergent cleansing agents, scrub agents, antioxidants and preservatives.

Y'all know I love the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser and I've already repurchased it but this Boots one is great alternative. And that price though! As Josh mentioned in his video, it's not the product to remove your makeup with but if you're like me and always use a makeup remover wipe or a cleansing balm as your first step, this is a great follow up. I'm definitely getting more of these when next I'm in the Big Apple, or I might even order then from Walgreen.com and get some cash back from Ebates*.

*indicates a referral link.

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