Lancome Absolue Premium Bx Advanced Creamy Face Foam Cleanser
We really enjoyed the use of this rich facial cleanser. It really did feel nice, and luxurious. At the price tag of $40, you can get this facial cleanser at most of the fancier department stores like Bergdorf Goodman. As nice as it is to use, it didn’t really score very well with our review squad.
First, for a cream at this price, you would think that it might be packaged in a bottle or a jar. However, a thin plastic tube is what you get. The packaging was a bit like any of the $5 creams you can buy at your local grocery store.
Ingredients and what they do for the skin, is the most important thing when judging facial cleansers. In this regard, Lancome chooses not to release all the ingredients that their products hold, which leaves the consumer sort of guessing… I suppose that by leaving the ingredients up to the imagination, and charging a high price, people are inclined to just ASSUME that they’re getting much more powerful ingredients than the average cream. In fact, this just isn’t true.
Lancome DOES release some of the ingredients that are in this facial cleanser, and they refer to the combination as their “Bio-network” whatever that means. This cleanser has Wild Yam, Soy, Sea Algae and Barley. The claim that Lancome makes about these ingredients is that they will restore elasticity and radiance to the skin without drying it out. That’s not too lofty a goal, considering every other facial cleanser from $1 up promises to do the same thing, and for the most part DOES it.
How did it go when we tried it?
Well, we didn’t notice too much change in our skin. Indeed, the cleanser is rich and luxurious. However, it is a bit heavy and we felt like after we rinsed, that it was leaving something behind on the skin. It was like we felt like we had to rinse a lot more, in order to get the feeling to go away. Perhaps it is just because the cleanser is designed to be so rich, that it has some “oily” type of characteristics to it, that don’t feel like they’re all washed off when you rinse. Besides this, the majority of the users who tried it did enjoy it, but said that as far as a cleanser that has potential to make the skin look younger, smoother, and better, this wasn’t their top choice.
Overall, we did enjoy the product, but it’s cost and the “not washed off” feeling we had caused the Lancome Absolue Premium Bx Advanced Creamy Face Foam Cleanser to NOT be our favorite facial cleanser on the market.