Gorgeous Queen Salma has added a new line to her Nuance skincare collection entitled "Ageless Clarity" (I don't know exactly what that is but I think I need it). This clarity line consists of a gel cleanser, white clay mask treatment, acne treatment moisturizer, daily resurfacing pads (mine.soon.) and facial blotting papers. If I had to take a guess, this line is geared towards older women who are still dealing with pimples (ahem…me). I purchased the Ageless Clarity Gel Cleanser for 10 bucks the other day at CVS as it contains Salicyclic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula, and Willow Bark Extracts (not only would I happily put these things on my face, I would also eat them in a salad–no prob). This cleanser states it is a "time released formula that gently cleanses and helps control oil for a clear complexion." The salicyclic acid and tea tree work together to "cleanse pores and control oil levels for a clear, renewed complexion" while the "calendula, willow bark, and oat extracts help soothe the skin." It is also paraben free and other ingredients include sugar cane, orange fruit extract, bilberry, lemon extract, and lactic acid (see–you would eat this too!). This cleanser is step 1 in the clarity line followed by step 2 (resurfacing pads), step 3 (white clay treatment mask twice a week) and step 4(acne treatment moisturizer). This system reminds me of Proactive with a CVS/Salma Hayek spin. So, am I winning the battle against my zitties? (I make them sound cute to take away their power over me). More importantly, have I like Buddha achieved "Ageless Clarity" since using this cleanser?
Verdict: So far, so good in terms of the battle of the pimples, my friends! (as for the "Ageless Clarity" question, I still don't know what that is but is sounds like something to aim for). This cleanser is indeed an opaque, white gel with a thick consistency that goes on the face smoothly. It does not lather at all (some people need lather) and has the signature Nuance scent (clean/fresh). You can definitely smell the tea tree oil which has a pleasant, medicinal scent to it. This formula is gentle and I had no stinging to my eyes or redness/irritation to my face. It rinses clean and there is no tightness or shine after you dry your face which is pretty impressive for an acne cleanser. Some of the ingredients I noted above are listed towards the end of the ingredient list (i.e. the salicyclic acid, lactic acid, tea tree oil, and calendula) so I am unsure how much you are really getting in the tube of them.
To purchase or not to purchase? Yes, especially if you are 30+ and still dealing with pimples on the regular. This is a lovely, gentle cleanser for a very reasonable price. I have stated in a previous post that (in my humble opinion) the skincare line of Nuance is where Salma knocked it out of the park with the scents, unique ingredients, effectiveness, and affordability. Go get some and godspeed on your quest for "Ageless Clarity," my beauties.