Hello and welcome to the first of my Monday blog posts. Until now my blog posts that aren’t associated with my YouTube channel have been a little haphazard. From today though, I have added a regular Monday post to my schedule. These posts have no set remit and may consist of reviews, subject-specific content or just some life-related ramblings. Who knows. Today though, I am taking a look at a new product for me, the Aliza Cleanser.
So, a while back I was contacted by a brand who asked if I would like to trial their product in return for a review. I took a look at the product and decided that it would be interesting to try something so different from anything I had tried before. The brand is a US called Aliza, which, according to their website also means ‘joyful’. In line with this, Aliza work to create products that are kind to skin, kind to the planet and bring joy to life. Sounds lovely right?
So when I received a little email about trying their new product, I happily said yes. Aliza currently have 4 products on offer on the website:
Face Purify Cleansing Foam
Eyelash Enhancing Serum
3-in-1 Face Paper Cleanser.
The product offered to me was the Aliza 3-in-1 Face Paper Cleanser. What drew me in immediately was the concept of the product, it was something completely different. All facial cleansers I had used in the past were liquid, gel or cream based. This was paper!
Upon arrival, I was impressed with the packaging. A simple but pretty box housed a beautiful little compact. With a clean design and easy to open case, seeing the little paper discs proved interesting and I was keen to try it out.
I took a look at the information. Suitable for normal, oily, combination, Dry and sensitive skin, the box claims that a silky foam will gently purify and hydrate the skin to leave it gorgeously soft and clean. It is also free from artificial fragrances and colours, gluten and ethanol alcohol. Happily, the product did just that.
On first use, I chose to use 3 sheets. The box states to place 1-3 sheets in the palm of your hand, moisten with water and gently rub until it melts into a silky foam. 3 sheets worth didn’t feel too much and with such wafer-thin discs, I didn’t feel that I was overusing the product. I added water and although initially, it felt slightly slimy to dissolve the sheets, as described, they lathered into a soft silky foam which cleans makeup from the skin beautifully.
The scent is soapy. I don’t mean that it is unpleasant, far from it but it reminds me of those lovely Imperial Leather Soap bars of old. Does anyone still use those? Once patted dry, my skin felt fresh and clean and the cleanser had removed all trace of my makeup.
I have used this cleanser both as part of an evening skin care routine at a sink and also in the shower. The one downside? If trying to take the sheets out with wet hands, things can get into a mess. Take it from me and don’t do that. I do, however, think this would be great for travelling. Slipping a few little papers into your makeup bag rather than carrying a big bottle of cleaner is ideal. I actually have a night away planned soon so will be doing just this.
So, overall, a thumbs up for me. I will certainly continue to use this product and speak about it favourably to others. Normally $55 US Dollars (£41.70), at the time of posting, Aliza products are on sale and you can pick this up for $24.95 (£18.92). As with most things, whether you opt for more expensive products may often depend on the budget you have available. For me, as you guys know, my ultimate favourite cleansing wash is my Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit facial wash. I don’t think this paper cleanser would replace the Neutrogena product as part of my routine, but that is mostly only because of my preference for fruity scented products. You can find out more about Aliza Naturals on their website https://www.alizanaturals.com.
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