Yet another cleanser question-how does this one look?
"Utilizing a unique blend of green papaya and pineapple enzymes with proprietary green papaya, honey & aloe vera, painstakingly selected from natural sources. The buckwheat honey used, for example, was tested to be 20 times the antioxidant activity as the common lighter color varieties. Under laboratory disciplines, enzyme mixes, concentration, pH levels & formulation conditions are tightly controlled to maximize enzymatic activity.
Exfoliating-enzyme-cleanser ingredients: aloe vera, honey, green papaya concentrate, papain, bromelain, coca betaine, methyl gluceth, xanthan gum, germaben II, vitamin c & e, citric acid, peg-8. "
I usually use SAS Salicylic Acid Wash, which is aloe based. The only bad things in it, I think, are the parabens. I alternate with the Pinapaya cleanser, which I really like. I was thinking about trying the mask and the polish(A face & body buffing creamy lotion of fresh green papaya grains, papaya/pineapple enzymes and micro-spheres of jojoba ester) but I would love your opinions on this first.
Coca betaine is a detergent. A mild one, but still a detergent. I love aloe vera, but I use it separately as a moisturizer (it's my summer moisturizer) so that it gets to stay on my skin, as opposed to in a cleanser where it's rinsed off fairly quickly. I don't see the point of using Vit C in a cleanser...it's not staying on and it's not being utilized because the the pH and detergent vehicle aren't ideal to allow the Vit C to penetrate. I think that particular cleanser is "gimmick-y".