Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
If you are looking for a new daily cleanser that exfoliates and gently removes make up and dirt, you may be in the right place. I’m going to tell you all the in’s and out’s of this Bliss Foaming Face Wash and decide whether it really is fab-u-lous or just another skin care scam.
Right off the bat, if you know skin care you know Bliss. Bliss started out as a New York City Spa and eventually has launched an international skin care empire. Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash is just one of their many products. It is a dual action cleanser that both foams and exfoliates, which makes for a really fun wash and a deep down clean feel.
To really understand this product, first we are going to need to take a look at the ingredient list to see what’s what.
Water (Aqua/Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Triethanolamine , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-12 Glyceryl Distearate, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glucosamine, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Rosa Canina Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Seed Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8.
RED FLAG ingredients
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
This comes second in line, which means it is a key ingredient. Sulfates are harsh on skin, it is an inexpensive foaming agent that are in a lot of skin care products and shampoos. It is essentially a detergent.
- Cocamidopropyl Betine
This is another dangerous foam agent that causes dermatitis and bad skin reactions. We all want foam, but at what cost?
- Polyethylene Beads
This microscopic beads are environmental destroyers. They absorb toxins (yay for our skin) and then marine life eat them and die (boo!)
Item Price Tag:
$24 for a 6.6 ounce bottle
Is the price worth it?
This is expensive for such cheap foaming agents that are destructive to the skin. There are a lot of other great botanicals in this product, but you might as well spend money on a high-end all natural product that ditches the foaming detergents. This product claims not to strip the skin, but that is exactly what those ingredients do.
Should you buy this product?
If you want an effective cleanser and don’t have sensitive skin and have $26 to burn through, yeah maybe buy this product. If you care about your health and the environment, there are just too many red flag ingredients for me to recommend this product to anyone. Often big skin care companies like this have really toxic ingredients in their formula that are unfortunately really common. That is why we need to continue to explore and educate ourselves about what we are putting on our skin.
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