Sodashi Calm Clay Cleanser with Sandalwood

 

Sodashi
Calm Clay Cleanser
— with Sandalwood

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Sodashi’s Calm range is a gentle alternative specifically designed for those with sensitivities, reactive and irritated skin types. The soothing formulation of Jojoba, Macadamia, Apricot Kernel and Almond oils leave the skin feeling moisturised and supple. The addition of Activated White Clay and Sandalwood gentle purify the skin, adding minerals back into the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

Cream cleansers are specifically designed for those who prefer a more gentle cleansing experience, and particularly curated for those with dry or dehydrated skin types as the after effect is to keep the skin revitalised. Cream cleansers are generally non-foaming, sinking into the skin to remove make-up, impurities and traces of dirt. To get the best out of a cream cleanser is to remove it with a warm compress, stimulating blood flow to the area reducing irritation and assist in healing any active breakouts.

 
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Brand integrity

Founded in 1999, Sodashi is an Australian skincare brand dedicated to formulating skincare from the most pure natural botanical extracts. Their formulations are curated to assist in transcending past skincare into a nurturing experience of mind, body, spirit and emotion. You can experience this through the formulated scent - light, clean and botanical - curated for relaxed, at-home luxe spa experience.

Sodashi formulate their products in small batches to ensure purity, freshness and maintain their uncompromised approach to skincare. Because of this, no two batches are identical. Natural ingredients differ on a molecular level depending on the harvest, the soil, the climate and air quality.

Not one synthetic chemical is used in the Sodashi manufacturing process and no products are ever tested on animals.

 
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First impressions

Fragrance
Light, fresh and clean. The scent of the Sandalwood cleanser is subtle and warm.

Texture
This cream cleanser is thick and smooth in consistency, shifting into a smooth emulsion once in contact with water.

Efficacy
The cream cleanser with Sandalwood is an effective cream cleansing experience, specifically for those with congested or sensitivities that may feel dry/dehydrated too. It’s calming effect on the skin makes it an instant relief for those with irritations.

 
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Ingredient watch

read our full Formulation Analysis

The Good

Sandalwood is a Western Australian ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antiseptic benefits.
Mineral Argiletz White Clay is a mild clay with gentle cleansing and refining properties.
Macadamia Oil
is useful in leaving skin moisturised due to its high Omega-9 fatty acid content.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 
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Packaging review

This product uses one type of plastic in its packaging.

Bottle: PP - See more about PP and its impact
Label: Screen Printed

Sodashi bottles their products in Polypropylene - a durable plastic that is biodegradable and doesn’t generate toxic gas when burned correctly. The materials high heat tolerance allows it to not leach as many chemicals as other plastics - good for the formula and great for your skin.

However, it takes hundreds of years, and potentially forever, to biodegrade, and there is a vast amount of wastage for this material due to its popularity across many industries.

 

Formulation full analysis

The Good

Sandalwood is a Western Australian ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antiseptic benefits. A 2014 study found that the active compounds in sandalwood can decrease inflammation markers in the body called cytokines. It is believed that these active compounds (santalols) act in a similar manner as NSAID medications minus the potential negative side effects.

Mineral Argiletz White Clay is a mild clay with gentle cleansing and refining properties. White Clay is predominantly used in formulations specific to those who have sensitivities and dry/dehydrated skin.

Macadamia Oil
is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), responsible for leaving the skin very moisturised, regenerated and soft. It’s a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving a moisturised feel without the greasy texture. It’s also a powerful antioxidant.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 

Thoughts?

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