I’m a big fan of C. O. Bigelow Apothecaries, so I was very excited to test out their new Vitamin Boost Gel Cleanser and Vitamin Boost Toner, and as usual with their products, I was not disappointed. I’m one of those people whose skin is really bothered by most facial cleansers. Every morning and night after washing my face, I find myself having to apply tons of moisturizer to counteract how dry and flakey my skin gets. That may be a little TMI, but I’m supplying the details so you’ll know how happy I was when after using the Vitamin boost Gel Cleanser, I didn’t have to apply any extra lotion. My skin felt clean and perfectly balanced moisture-wise. Two additional things I like about C. O. Bigelow’s Vitamin Cleanser and Toner are:
1) they’re not tested on animals, and
2) they contain Bamboo and Ginseng extracts which give them this wonderfully fresh, clean, and tangy smell, not to mention an energizing feeling!
That being said, if you’re someone who’s very affected by smells, I’d save this invigorating cleanser-toner duo for the morning, when you need a boost of energy, as opposed to the evening, when lavender or some other scent might put your mind more at rest. Overall, a big thumbs up to the new C.O. Bigelow cleansers and toners. Also worth a shout out from their list of new products are the Acai Repair Night Cream (your skin will never be thirsty again), Rice & Bamboo Gentle Dermabrasion (it buffs, it exfoliates, it’s amazing!), and the Power Berry Mask (seriously better than a spa facial).
*The products mentioned above are available at C.O. Bigelow Apothecary Shops, Bath & Body Works Stores and bathandbodyworks.com.