Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Cleanser
Product OverviewSkincare Review Type: Cleanse
The Pros:USDA Certified Organic Ingredients, No silicons, No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Sulfates, no petrochemicals, no artificial fragrance
The Cons:Those with sensitive or reactive skin may find some of the ingredients to be irritating.
Anti-aging cleanser made from 100% food-based, organic ingredients.
Horst Rechelbacher (founder and mastermind behind Aveda) created Intelligent Nutrients, based on one very simple and refreshing principle: If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, you shouldn’t put it on your skin. Made from 100% food-based, non-tonic and organic ingredients, Intelligent Nutrients offers a comprehensive luxe line of skin care products to balance, nourish and pamper your face, hair and body. I’ve seen a lot of natural products, but these are about as natural and organic as you can get without mixing your own.
Intelligent Nutrients Website Product Description
This lotion-based product (no scrubbing bubbles) leaves skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Food-grade ingredients and plant-based oils dissolve dirt, oil and makeup while the ideal moisture barrier is restored. Apple juice acts as a gentle, natural exfoliant to smooth skin and equalize its pH levels. Intellimune® applies an anti-inflammation powerhouse of five key natural elements. It fights age and leaves your face more luminous and even over time-never dry or tight. Skin’s never looked or felt better naked.
Who is it for?
Best for those with normal to dry and/or mature skin. Not so much for those with reactive skin.
How does it perform?
If you’re looking for foam or bubbly suds, you won’t find them here (no sulfates or detergents). What you will find is a vitamin- rich, lotion-based cleanser made with certified organic, food-grade ingredients. The consistency is somewhere between a lotion and pureed baby food with a very noticeable herbal fragrance that you will either love or hate. It does rinse clean without leaving skin feelig tight, which I like, and does a descent job at removing a minimal amount of makeup. For best results, remove your makeup beforehand.
This contains a lot of lemon peel, which may be irritating for sensitive/ reactive skin & acne-prone skin. I have rosacea and after a few uses, my skin started to feel overwhelmed.
Where did I get it?
This was a press sample sent for consideration, so I did not purchase. You can find it at intelligentnutrients.com.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
No, while I appreciate the benefits of this cleanser, it is not the right fit for my senstive skin.
What’s in it?
WATER, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE,1 ALCOHOL DENAT.,1,3 LECITHIN,1 COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL,1,4 GLYCERIN,1 CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL,1 BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA BUTTER),1 NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL,1,2 CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL,1,2 RUBUS IDAEUS (RED RASPBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 VITIS VINIFERA (RED GRAPE) SEED OIL,1,2 VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL,1,2 OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL,1,4 HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL,1,4 SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL,1,4 XANTHAN GUM, GLUCOSE,1 MALTODEXTRIN,1 EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL,1 ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL,1 LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,1 CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL,1 PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL,1 CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL,1 CANAGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL,1 VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT FLAVOR,1 THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF OIL,1 ORIGANUM VULGARE (OREGANO) LEAF OIL,1 LITSEA CUBEBA LEAF OIL,1 CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB BEAN) GUM,1 CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM,1 CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE,1,5 LINALOOL,1,5 GERANIOL,1,5 CITRONELLOL,1,5 FARNESOL,1,5 EUGENOL,5 ISOEUGENOL,5 BENZYL SALICYLATE,5 CITRAL,1,5 BENZYL BENZOATE,1,5 TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)