I love exploring the skincare aisle at T.J Maxx. I always find interesting brands that are not found in the drugstore or Sephora. It has almost become a hobby to wander aimlessly in the beauty section there :D. One such awesome find several months ago was the Le Petit Olivier Cleansing Foam. I was in the market for a new cleanser and this one was advertised to be soap free and formulated for dry sensitive skin types…so of course it came back home with me.
This turned out to be perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. I experience zero irritation, no redness just clean skin without that super stripped feel. It was gentle enough to use twice a day when needed since it never left my skin screaming for a moisturizer immediately!
It claims to remove makeup, which I am not so sure about since I use this as my second cleanse when I wear makeup and, on days when I wear zero makeup. The only negative of this product is the scent, but it is not over powering which makes this use able. I wish they had left the fragrance out…then this would have been even better for sensitive skin!
I really like that the ingredient list is short and sweet. Here is the Ingredient Deck:
INGREDIENTS : AQUA (WATER) ; GLYCERIN ; PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL ; SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE ; COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE ; PROPANEDIOL ; SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE ; OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL ; ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER ; GLUCONOLACTONE ; CALCIUM GLUCONATE ; PROPYLENE GLYCOL ; PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) ; SODIUM BENZOATE ; CITRIC ACID ; SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
Glycerin is a well known moisturizing agent and I love that it is the second ingredient here right after water. PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil is an emollient which helps condition the skin and keep it nice and soft. Sodium Cocyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Sodium Cocoamphoacetate are all foaming agents responsible for giving that nice lather you get without the harshness associated with SLS. Glucanolactone is also another good ingredient in my book. It is a gentle exfoliant which works similarly to glycolic acid.
Overall, I really like this cleanser and would happily repurchase. I am now really interested in exploring other products from this brand too!
Have you tried Le Petit Olivier products?
Until next time, ciao!!