Cleanser review: Dead Sea Spa Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash 150 ml

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150 ml and 25 ml travel size

As promised I am reviewing my current cleanser, that is the best I’ve tried since I developed rosacea. Not just for rosacea skin but overall. As I have rosacea I’m always searching for good cleansers in case they discontinue what I’m currently using (which happened before). I have always been familiar with the Dead Sea Spa Magik brand, as I used their body lotion before (which by the way helped my rosacea a lot, and started me off on the natural skincare path several years ago). However it never occurred to me to try their face wash, I don’t know why. Anyway, a while back I was in a Holland & Barrett store before a trip abroad, and I was picking up some bits and bobs, when at the checkout I noticed this cleanser in a mini version. I thought I’d try it as it was only a few pounds and if it didn’t work out then I haven’t wasted a lot of money. The travel size is 25ml and is going to last quite a long time for a product this size. I have taken it on a trip of 1 week and I only used up about half of the tube. A little goes a long way with this cleanser. The first time I tried it I was scared as it’s a foaming product, but I was very pleasantly surprised. As soon as I ran out of it I went back to the sore and purchased the full size.

The 150 ml tube costs £9.49 in Holland and Barrett but it could be cheaper let’s say on Amazon or Ebay. Considering how good this cleanser is and how natural, the price point is excellent in my opinion. The consistency of the cleanser is a slightly iridescent white cream, which in contact with a little water works into a creamy lather.

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It says on the tube to use a little water and add more, if needed. I just wet my hands and squeeze a pea size amount in my palms, that is usually enough, as I don’t wear loads of make up. I use it after cleansing my eyes with Bioderma. I no longer use almond oil before face wash as this does not dry my skin AT ALL. I feel it moisturizes slightly, but doesn’t leave a residue. My skin after cleansing with this is usually supple, velvet like and looks very fresh. It claims to be for all skin types, for which I cannot vouch as I only have one skin type:). But I can see this working out for people with blemishes, as it is originally marketed for blemish prone skin. Unsure if this would be suitable for very oily skin. Highly recommend for dry skin though. As for my rosacea? I can’t complain at all. There has been no associated redness or flare up at all since using this cleanser. The cleansing properties are great. It removes all my face make up and accumulated dirt without having to rub. What I also really like is because this product is creamy and does not drip, I don’t have to lean over the sink while I massage it in. It rinses easily with water. I feel that with this product it’s probably the water and mud of the Dead Sea that makes it so good. Never under-appreciate the power of mineral waters I say…You will notice from my reviews and from what I would personally recommend for rosacea skin, that half of my skincare consists of thermal/mineral water based products.

The ingredient list is excellent (bar the phenoxyethanol) and it’s made up of mostly organic ingredients:

Harmonised WaterTM* (Aqua, Maris Sal), Glycerin1, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Stearic Acid2, Myristic Acid2, Lauric Acid2, Palmitic Acid2, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin3, Triclosan, Parfum (Fragrance)**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyquaternium-104, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract***, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossom) Flower Extract***,Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract***, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract***. Source – 1Vegetable, 2Coconut Oil, 3Comfrey, 4Cellulose. *Special de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea Minerals – Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium as Bromides, Chlorides and Sulphates. ** Allergen-free blend with essential oils. ***Certified as organic according to the EEC council regulation No. 2029/91.

As you can see it contains perfume, so if you are sensitive to that you will need to be careful. Also if you have sensitive eyes beware, as it stings (it happened to me), so I would say it’s not for removing make up from the eyes.

All in all I’m very pleased with this cleanser and I think it’s worth trying out.

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