I’m pretty devoted to Origins Checks and Balances face wash, so something big would have to happen for me to buy something over it. Something big did happen one day when I went to the Oculus to buy my favorite face wash. The Sephora there had only recently opened and they hadn’t stocked all of the products yet. They have Origins when I go in now, but it wasn’t available four months ago. They did have Clarins, so I got this instead of going to my usual store at Columbus Circle and dealing with rush hour subway traffic on the way home.
This stuff is good. It’s gentle, and doesn’t break out my finicky skin. It removes makeup well enough. Foundation and day to day eyeshadow don’t stand a chance, but mascara and heavy eye makeup will stay behind.
I LOVE the way this smells. I think it smells like cotton fields in the summer. It smells so clean that I just adore it. I would almost buy this over and over because I love the smell so much.
This retails for $26.00 for 4.4 ounces, which is a bit more expensive than my preferred face wash from Origins, but not so much that I wouldn’t purchase this again. Overall, it’s just a good, gentle cleanser, and I feel like you can’t go wrong snagging this if your usual happens to be out of stock.