Looks can and do matter, and the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare range scores highly with its stylish name and packaging. The range prides itself on using bio-organic ingredients and strives to use natural ingredients, avoiding parabens, synthetic fragrances, colorants, mineral oils, or silicones. There is a full range from serums, hand creams and night and day creams which come in their signature recycled amber glass containers. I’d seen the Miracle Cleanser heavily promoted on social media, and being the skeptic I am wanted to try this for myself.
The Miracle Cleanser comes in; a discovery size (in a tube 30ml @£14), the full size in a jar (120ml@ £38), or the deluxe size, with a pump dispenser (240ml @£62). It contains chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary, and bergamot as the main essential oils, which gives it a lovely calming scent. Additional ingredients include milk proteins (which doesn’t make it suitable for vegans or those with a lactose intolerance), and shea and cocoa butter, that gives it a rich texture. The cleanser is a white creamy balm that is smooth to apply, and must be rinsed off with warm water. A bamboo muslin cloth is included for this purpose, and it is recommended to use a fresh one daily for hygiene purposes (bacteria grows on damp face cloths). I used this for a few days, and it left my skin clean and smooth, but the softness didn’t last long compared to other cleansing balms (an hour or two). Perhaps this is because I have a lactose intolerance, I’m not sure. It was pleasant to use, but there was no miracle effect after using it.
That said, I would be interested in trying the other products as I like the philosophy behind the company, but the cleanser isn’t a immediate hit for me. While I have used many cleansers (more expensive ones than this), this is a cleanser for a certain type of person—one who is at home, who has time to spend on their cleansing routine, and likes to use jars (personally I don’t as once jars are open bacteria seeps in, and fingers in jars can spread bacteria, plus it gets into my nails). Naturally, one doesn’t have to use the bamboo muslin cloth as recommended and can use a facial sponge or flannel instead, but washing and buying multiple cloths can be expensive and time consuming to care for.
Rating 2.75/5: This is a luxury product and it may not suit everyone, in terms of lifestyle and budget. While a tube is available for traveling for those on the move, it can be expensive, and carrying a glass jar isn’t practical on holiday. My ratings take into consideration the results of the product, and the value for money, because a cleanser is on and off within minutes. While the cost is comparable to other premium brand cleansers, for me personally the product didn’t produce any outstanding effects, but that should not reflect all the products in the range. One of my favorite brands has moisturizers I don’t like, and another does great body care products, but I don’t rate their cosmetics range. Each product stands alone within a brand, and here, the Miracle Cleanser didn’t produce any miracles for me sadly.
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