LATHER Caviar Lime AHA Cleansing Creme Review – [Beauty Review]
October 2, 2018
Lather formulates their products without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and color, and mineral oils (yay!). They also do not test on animals (double yay!). I was pretty excited to try out this product after learning about the brand and reading some of the details. Let’s talk a little about AHA’s first. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid and acts as a chemical exfoliant in skin care. AHAs are used typically for the skin surface (whereas BHAs work inside the pore as well) to help resurface the skin, in particular sun-damaged skin. So now for my experience using AHAs in the LATHER Caviar Lime AHA Cleansing Creme:
LATHER Caviar Lime AHA Cleansing Creme Review and Details:
~Item Claims: Gently exfoliate the skin to reveal brightened and more hydrated skin and remove excess dirt/oil.
~Directions: Use a dime size amount, add a small amount of water and gently rub over skin. Rinse off and can be used daily.
~Review: However, this particular product, Caviar Lime AHA Cleanser, did not work for my skin. As the directions said it’s gentle enough to used daily, that’s how I started out. The formula created a nice soapy lather with water but by the 2nd day, the skin on my cheeks started to flake and I had two acne bumps pop up. After 4 days, I quit using the product and my skin cleared up! No more dry/flakiness and the acne was fading. I gave the cleanser one more shot a week later, but same results. My skin was so dry and dehydrated and more acne popped up on my chin. I wanted to love this product but it just didn’t work for my skin type (it could for others!). When reading through the ingredients, I didn’t like that the “main” ingredient, Caviar Lime, wasn’t until the 10th listed. I feel like this cleanser wanted to add too many things into one product and my skin just couldn’t handle the strength.