Although Papulex has been working wonders for me for the past two years, I felt like trying something new to help with the redness I still experience with my Rosacea.
I’ve recently picked up the Evercalm Cleansing Milk from REN, a clean skincare brand which claims to exclude parabens, sulphates, additives and more from their products. Here’s my thoughts on one of their best rated cleansers.
The ingredients highlighted are flagged as acne triggers and several ingredients has a low safety score on COSDNA.
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Myristate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryzanol, Bisabolol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalloliferum (Ho Wood) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Parfum* (Fragrance), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool *100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel
Their packaging eschews the clean skincare look as well. The cleansing milk is actually housed in a plastic bag placed into a clear bottle, and the design ensures that you’ll get most of the product out without wastage.
The scent is very subtle and has a light citrus note to it. The texture is quite amazing, and the best way to describe it is something like ‘melted butter’.
I use around 2 pumps, and massage it gently onto my face for two minutes, before wiping it off with my Swisspers cotton pads. I will then rinse with lukewarm water to ensure I’ve gotten it all off. There’s no residue left behind after rinsing and the skin feels fresh and comfortable, and comparatively less red than if I were to use a foam cleanser.
Priced at $50 for 150ml, it is quite reasonable if you can stretch it for a 2-month usage period. I’m not even done with my first bottle, and have already purchased a new one for back-up cause I didn’t want to run out.
UPDATE: With constant use (three months), my skin got more dehydrated and I started breaking out everywhere (even in places where I do not usually breakout). I suspect it is the oils present in the product which broke me out as I did not change any other part of my routine. After I replaced this product with my trusted Papulex, my breakouts subsided.
If you have acne / sensitive skin problems like me, do note that there are ingredients that may trigger acne / sensitivity.