Product Review: Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser

I admit, I'm a bit of a cleanser snob. Not in the sense that I feel that I have to have a pricey cleanser, but because out of necessity (skin issues), I have to be picky about the cleansers that I use. I get really nervous when I try a new cleanser! (If you haven't read about my skin and it's multitude of issues, you can check it out here.)

Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser

In April's Target Beauty Box, there was a cleanser I had never heard of, from a brand I had never heard of - Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser. As someone who is still breakout-prone at age 55, new products always make me a little nervous - which is weird for a beauty blogger, I know. But as a beauty blogger who likes to have a moisturizing cleanser (or at least one that doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped), and who also likes to try new products  - which is weird, given what I just said in my last sentence, I know - I really wanted to give it a try.

On the Skinfix website, it says that the cleanser is made with natural coconut-based cleansers that don't strip the skin's moisture. It contains their Healthy Skin Lipid Complex™ to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate,Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Squalene, Panthenol, Betaine, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Hydrolyzed Chondrus Crispus Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Jasmine Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser

The small travel-size cleanser that was in the beauty box I purchased came in a squeezable tube, but I believe the full-size is in a bottle. I can't tell from photos what type of dispenser top it has, but the bottle appears solid, not squeezable, so I would assume some type of pump. The cleanser itself is white and has a thick, creamy consistency. I found that it didn't require much to cleanse my face - maybe a dime-sized amount. I applied to a damp face with damp hands, then used a wet konjac sponge to massage and cleanse my skin.

Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser i

The way I used it didn't allow for a lot of foaming, but it is a low-foaming cleanser anyway. My usual cleansers are low-foaming, so I'm accustomed to that and have no problem with it. I should also mention that I am a "two-stepper" - meaning that I remove my makeup prior to cleansing my face, so I don't require a cleanser that removes makeup.

I liked the way this cleanser felt on my face during cleansing. Once my face was rinsed, my skin didn't feel stripped or dry, but it did feel a little "tighter" than with my usual Pure & Pretty Clarifying Cleanser (full disclosure: I make this cleanser myself and sell it on my website).

I used the Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser about 5 nights/week for 2 weeks, and then noticed that I was getting a few breakouts on my chin. I hadn't had any breakouts for awhile, so it might have been a coincidence, but I stopped using the cleanser until my face cleared. Then I started using it again for about a week, and I developed more breakouts on my chin. That pretty much convinced me that the breakouts were from the cleanser, which is unfortunate, because I liked it. I even tried just using it every other night, but whenever I use it, a few days later I will get a breakout. So we're just not a good match.

The full-size product sells for $14.99 on the Skinfix website and on Target's website. Oddly enough, this is one time that Amazon only has it for much more.

Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser

If you're not prone to breakouts or sensitive to any of the ingredients (it does contain a lot of extracts that could possibly cause issues for someone with sensitive skin), you might like this cleanser. It's a nice formula, and fragrance-free, which you know I appreciate, so I wish it had worked for me. I would definitely try some of their other products!

Have you tried the Skinfix® Foaming Oil Cleanser? What's your favorite cleanser? Tell me in the comments!


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