Before finding this one, I was using Murad Essential C cleanser for almost a year. I've always had a weird feeling using it because my face would feel so stripped. I used to think it was fine, but it's really not. My face would make more oils and therefore aggravating my T zone oil problem.
A great friend from beautylish.com forums named Rozberry told me that since I use a toner and moisturizer intended for oily skin, I will definitely benefit from using a cleanser intended for normal to dry skin to balance. That way I'm not stripping the natural oils present in my skin!
I was really drawn to this particular cleanser from Shira because it's targeted towards sensitive skin. At first when I received it, I was taken a back by the scent. I'm not sure if it is a natural scent from the chamomile Azulene or if it's an added fragrance. I was worried to start using this, but I told myself anything than the Murad I was using should be better as long as it doesn't contain SLS.
The first week, I didn't love it... Because I wasn't used to the milk formula and felt like I didn't clean anything. I kept noticing after the second and third week that my face is not oily. It's not even combination, it just feels NORMAL. The only dry part is on the sides of my nose! Everything else just feels normal. I don't really have a t zone problem anymore. It's so weird how changing a cleanser to a gentler one can do so much. Now I'm used to the lotion cleansing milk type formula and I much prefer it. It is not drying and just cleans the skin gently. I'll never go back to cleansers with SLS in it!
The ingredients are very simple which of course, I love. I'm not reading a big novel just to talk about this product Thats what I love about Shira, it's straight to the point! Chamomile is so calming and the Blue tint you see on the cleanser comes from the Azulene! More specifically , from the blue chamomile flower. There are NO added color or dyes in here which I despise of the other mainstream cleaners.
I'm quite sad that this line is so unknown! There are tons of day spas that use this line and I think it's awesome they're selling it to the public consumers!
There are tons of other items suited for your skin type and I encourage you to try! It's available on shiraestehtics.com but I love supporting rosejoyce.com , besides they have an awesome 20% discount!