I empty a facewash every 3-4 weeks. Hence, the product which I try the maximum is a face wash. My latest find is The Estrella Professional Intenso lightening facial cleanser. I’ve been using this for more than 2 weeks now and now I am pretty much ready to share my views on it. Also, before diving into the review, let me share with you the discount code of 15% with which you can save some money: BHUMIKA1 (valid until 15th October on Amazon.in).
About the Brand:
Estrella (pronounced es-thre-ya) represents a beautiful star, one that radiates beauty. Estrella Professional markets salon products in Skin, Hair and Body Category, easily the first in India to offer such a wide range under one umbrella brand to a salon. Both Single Use Kits and Economy packs are available for treatment facials, fruit facials, cleanup’s, argan oil hair spa’s, back wash shampoos, conditioners, masks, serums, scalp concentrates, body exfoliators, massage creams, self warming wraps and retail home care products. Within a short span of launch, Estrella professional is empanelled with corporate chains like YLG, Naturals, Limelight, Naturals at home among other premium salons. Estrella is amongst the top 3 leading players in its core category and core market.
Price: Rs.349 for 200ml product & has a shelf life of 24 months.
Availability: Estrella products are available at their website as well as on Amazon.in.
Intenso’s Advanced Tri-LACTIV technology is powered by clinically tested and safe ingredients that offer unique breakthrough solutions to work at multiple levels of the skin to deliver manifold benefits. A one of its kind product architecture that performs multiple functional roles as it cares and nurtures the skin. It is a technical term, used to describe the way the ingredients and formulations work together to produce the desired results.
Packaging: The facial cleanser comes in a transparent bottle with a pump. The see-through packaging makes it easy to trace the amount of product left. Also, the pump has a lock which makes the packaging travel-friendly.
Texture: The facial cleanser is a very thick, viscous gel-like liquid which feels a little slimy to touch. It smells of oranges!
Methylisothiazolinone: A widely-used preservative (few people are allergic to this)
bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane: A synthetic skin conditioning agent and surfactant.
sodium lactate: Skin conditioning agent (it is a salt of Lactic acid aka AHA)
Salicylic acid: It is used to combat acne & is a great exfoliator. It also contains mild acids that decreases inflammation and prevents further breakouts.
Rest all are viscocity controllers, preservatives and fragrance.
My verdict on Estrella Professional Intenso lightening facial cleanser:
I’ve included this cleanser in my night time routine. It works great when used as a second step in double cleansing method. It removes all dirt and makes my face clean. There is no dryness felt post wash, although I never skip my moisturizer after washing my face. This cleanser hasn’t broken me out or irritated my active acne. Due to its highly viscous texture, it doesn’t lather much & takes a tiny bit amount of time more to rinse off.
Do give Estrella Professional Intenso lightening facial cleanser a try and don’t forget to apply my code BHUMIKA1 (valid until 15th October on Amazon.in) to get a discount of 15%! (not affiliated) There are also other variants from which you can choose as per your skin type.
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