Okay, so I ordered a sample of Garden of Wisdom's Castile Cleanser, without castor oil.
In the meantime, I'm trying out Earthscience's Clarifying Face Wash. It has a pH of 5.0 according to the company's website. And it's pretty cheap, about $10 for 8 fl oz. That's comparable to Neutrogena.
I'm curious about whether the cleansers may be too harsh, and if the humectants could be effective. I've listed the ingredients below, with cleansers in red and humectants in blue.
Aqueous Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate,
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate,
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract,
Rosemarinus Officinalus (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,
Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract,
Sodium Hyaluronate [hyarulonic acid],
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract,
Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract,
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract,
Last edited by Eilonwy; 03-11-2012 at 12:25 PM.