I got the PURITO Snail BB cleanser as part of a bundle of products that eopenmarket.com sent for me for review. The PURITO brand, I was told is a new one, recently launched on the market of K-beauty products. The cleanser came together with two tubes of BB cream and a generous selection of samples.
The cleanser comes in a 250 ml plastic bottle with a dispensing pump which makes it easy to use. I find that a single pump is enough for one use.
The claims this product makes: It is as a cleanser which combines the two steps that make up a double cleansing routine: oil cleanser and foaming or any other type of cleanser that can follow it.
The cleanser features snail secretion filtrate relatively high on its ingredient list (5th). While I am not sure much benefit is to be made from any great ingredient in a product that stays in contact with the skin for a very short time and is then washed away, it feels kind of reassuring to see the little hero of k-beauty products, snail-trailing its path through this product as well.
Betaine which the product description says is a natural moisturizing agent extracted from sugar beet and providing skin with elasticity and lustre.
Abunch of extracts, credited with skin soothing, moisturizing, elasticity boosting properties: Camelia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract.
The product is a 10-free formulation and the description lists the potential irritants missing from the cleanser as: parabens, mineral oils, paraffin, colorants, ethanol, triethanolamine, benzophenone, phthalates, formaldehyde, BHT.
I ran the ingredient list through COSDNA and two of the ingredients Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate surfaced as potential acne triggers. I checked these on Paula Begoun’s site too and the first one – Sodium Laureth Sulfate – she lists among the GOOD cleansing agents. I don’t have acne issues and this cleanser has so far worked really well for me but I thought I should give the warning sign. Here is a link to the cosdna analysis page of the product
I also checked some of the ingredents cosdna alerted about on paula’s choice site and for instance, she says that methylisothiazolinone should be avoided in leave-on products but since this is a cleanser, I think it should be safe to use. Plus – this ingredient is right at the bottom of the ingredient list.
The cleanser itself is of a pure gel-type consistence. It has a very refreshing green smell which I like a lot. The instruction on the box says to apply this on a dry face, wait a couple of minutes, massage, then – rinse with water. I tried both this way of using it as well as my regular way with foaming cleansers where I use it after a few splashes of water on my face. The lather produced at contact with water and massaging is really quite thin – something I’ve learned to like. In my opinion the cleanser does live up to its promise as a product that combines the two steps of double cleansing. A couple of times I swiped my face with a cleansing toner after using the Purito gel and there was no trace of residual makeup on the cotton ds
One very good thing about this cleanser is that it has a neutral PH 5.5 which makes it perfect for my skincare routine. Since I started reading up on skin care I’ve learned that a ph of 5.5 – 6 is the limit for a cleanser not to be too harsh on the skin. I usually follow cleansing with an AHA treatment, or a vitamin C serum, or a retinol treatment so I make sure my skin has the reight ph to allow for these products optimal performance. I also love the fact that the peoduct description explicitly states what the ph of the cleanser is. I have not yet reached the point of committment where I buy ph measuring strips to check products myself so I’m really thankful when a manufacturer adds this important information to product descritions.
Conclusion: I have to say I have been very happy with the performance of this product. It works very well as a cleanser and it has not caused any irritation on my skin. Would I purchase this product after finishing this bottle. It is highly likely that I do. Not only I but my daughter has also been very satisfied with it.
Where can you buy this cleanser: eopenmarket.com offers this, as well as other PURITO products, on its website. Right now the PURITO Snail All In One BB cleanser can be purchased at the reduced price of $12.80
Disclaimer: I did not pay for this product. It was generously offered to me for review by eopenmarket but the fact has by no means influenced my approach to reviewing and I have tried to remain as objective as possible in my response.