Amie Skincare | Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash

I am back with the current blogger favourite drugstore brand of the season – Amie Skincare! I feel like I’m talking about skincare A LOT, but it is truly a topic that I love and even though it can be daunting and filled with many “spiels” I do my best to navigate and hopefully share some useful tidbits with you all. After reviewing the Radiant Dawn Exfoliating Wash (review here), I had voiced that it was a little bit too rough for my skin for daily use. The Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash ($12 CDN) has been a MUCH better option for me and my skin thanks to the lack of exfoliating bits. It’s also pink which is a girly plus.

Amie Skincare Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash

Amie Skincare Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash (2)

It almost looks like a moisturizer because this is a creamy face wash and is perfect for those of us with very dry skin or prefer the “non-squeaky clean” skin feel. The scent is also very subtle and faintly floral (most likely orange blossom).

The Players:

Mayblossom(Crataegus Monogyna Fruit Extract) and elderflower (Sambucus nigra): control oiliness and prevent blemishes

Orange blossom (Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus): tone and refresh

Information on mayblossom was all over the place, but with regards to skin has a high concentration of antioxidants. It does help with skin irritation, which could prevent further breakouts. Elderflower also contains potent antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties(, November, 2014).

With regards to skincare, orange blossom is considered a skin-conditioning agent, meaning that it has the ability to attract and hold moisture in the skin and is also used as fragrance (, November, 2014). Raspberry can be very soothing to inflamed skin and is an excellent ingredient for sensitive or acne-prone skin (, November, 2014)). Instead of tone and refresh, I’d probably say that these two ingredients instead tone and soothe skin.

Final Verdict: When I had a look at the ingredients list, cocoa seed butter was third ingredient which explains the “creamy” look and feel to this face wash. I love how gentle this face wash feels on my skin, especially the sensitive cheek area. I do not feel stripped of moisture and have been alternating this face wash with the exfoliating Radiant Dawn which seems to be working well for my current skin state.

I don’t normally get blemishes so I can’t attest to that particular claim, but I certainly didn’t acquire MORE blemishes while I’ve been using this face wash! I certainly prefer this form of milky, moisturizing cleanser as opposed to an exfoliating one. In the mornings my skin feels more sensitive and I would prefer to use something gentle, so for those of you who have similar “skin feelings” Amie’s Morning Clear Facial Wash is a great and affordable little companion to Morning Light Hydrating Daily Moisturiser that I have come to love.

Do you like reading about specific ingredients? Skin care is incredibly difficult to navigate and I’m learning to when I look things up.

PR sample sent for review.

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