This $20 face wash is my secret to glowing skin
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When spring rolls around, there are two things I can count on: warmer days and dry skin patches. It may sound counterintuitive to say that I deal with dryness in the spring instead of the winter, but as I’ve aged, I’ve noticed that my skin has become more sensitive, dry, and prone to redness during weather changes or an uptick in my allergies. In 2019, I tried the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser and it immediately cleared my dry patches without causing any irritation to my sensitive skin. (In fact, the results I saw from the cleanser were enough to turn me onto the whole line for my skincare routine.) Here’s why it’s become my year-round cleanser—and you should give it a try!
What does the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser claim?
What could make a bottle of cleanser so special, you ask? For starters, the cleanser contains a blend of ingredients like coconut water to hydrate, sugar cane extract used to support cell turnover, and green tea extract and catechin (antioxidants) to combat free radicals that lead to signs of aging.
The cleanser’s standout ingredients are vitamin C and aloe vera. These two antioxidants are known for protecting the skin against damaging environmental pollutants and aiding in collagen production for firmer skin. In addition to protecting the skin, vitamin C brightens, tones, and tightens its appearance. Aloe vera replenishes vitamins and minerals that hydrate and help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness, and it has been used as part of a beauty regimen for centuries because of its skin-soothing plant extracts.
The cleanser also claims to relieve acne-prone skin and fight blemishes by keeping the skin clean and pores unclogged. It’s suitable for all skin types and the brand recommends using it twice a day for best results.
What's it like to use the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser?
I was hooked on this thin, lightweight gel cleanser right after my first application. Not only did my skin feel well-moisturized, it looked dewy, smoother, and tighter. I have combination skin, which means patches of dryness on the sides of my temples and the corners of my nose and oiliness on my forehead and chin. This cleanser manages to alleviate both dryness and excess oiliness, leaving my skin feeling balanced.
I use one pump of this cleanser in the morning and before bed and it leaves a lightweight, non-greasy finish on the skin. It has a pleasant, sugary scent that goes away once you rinse the cleanser off and doesn't irritate the sensitive areas of my face, like around my nose. I’ve also found the cleanser is gentle enough to use as an eye makeup remover, like mascara, without burning the eyes. Once I finish cleansing, my face feels fresh and ready for my next steps. In the morning, this means applying the brand's Rose Water Facial Toner, its Vitamin C Serum, and the Hyaluronic Oil Free Moisturizer. At night, I use the same toner, swap the vitamin C serum with the Niacinamide Serum, and finish with the Retinol Moisturizer. The cleanser is the constant that gives me a clean base for my other products.
The pump bottle is seven ounces and I’ve found that I get about a full year of twice-daily use out of this bottle, thanks to only needing a dime-size amount. At just under $20, I consider that a great investment. Need more convincing? The product has more than 14,000 rave Amazon reviews and a 4.5-star rating.
Should you try the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser?
As a repeat customer, I recommend InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser to anyone struggling with sensitive, combination, or oily skin. It’s gentle enough to use daily while the ingredients remove buildup and oil residue. If you’re looking for an all-in-one anti-aging cleanser that refreshes, hydrates, and brightens skin tone, you want to get your hands on this. And if your experience is anything like mine, you’ll never look back.
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