Jordan Samuel’s PLIÉ cleanser is one of the products that I’ve been dying to try for the longest time. It is literally a staple in the Instagram beauty routines for all major skincare bloggers. Therefore, when Jordan Samuel skin was offering their Black Friday sets in November last year (2017), I immediately purchased their Active Collection set to try. The Active Collection includes a whole range of products that I’ve been wanting to try for the longest time.
The set includes the following products:
- Jordan Samuel Skin The After Show Treatment Cleanser (PLIÉ)
- Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate Serum (used it before and love it! Full review here!)
- Jordan Samuel Skin The Performance Cream
- Jordan Samuel Skin étOILe with Retinol Treatment Oil
As usual, ingredients for the The After Show Treatment Cleanser are as below:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Water, Sucrose Laurate, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Rhizome/Root Extract, Anthemis Noblis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Citrus Fruit Extract Blend, Simmodsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylhyroxamic Acid, Capryl Glycol
How does the Jordan Samuel Skin The After Show Treatment Cleanser (PLIÉ) fare?
The After Show Treatment Cleanser is a first step cleanser that utilises olive, jojoba, and grape seed oils to remove every trace of makeup (including hard to remove stage makeup). Additional ingredients such as sugarcane, apple and willow bark extracts provide a gentle exfoliation to leave the skin hydrated, soft and absolutely pristine. TLDR; it’s a makeup remover.
First of all, I need to mention the texture of this cleanser. When you squeeze the product out, it actually comes in a gel form. However, when you massage this gel onto your dry face (note: you must use this product on a dry face if you want to use it for makeup removal!), it actually turns into a thick oil that glides over your face to dissolve your makeup and grime. You would then use water to slowly emulsify the product into a milky lotion and rinse it off thoroughly. Although it’s stated on their official website that you can simply rinse the cleanser off, I find that this cleanser doesn’t really rinse off thoroughly if you just splash water over it (unlike your typical cleansing oils). Instead, I would strongly recommend that you use a warm wet washcloth to remove the cleanser itself as well as all traces of makeup. You are then left with a very soft clean face without the tightness and irritation of over-cleansing.
I’ve been rotating this product in my evening cleansing routine for around 2 months and I’m liking it thus far. It works well to remove even heavy makeup or my super waterproof sunscreen and it has never broke me out. However, the main reason why I don’t love it is stated as above. This makeup remover needs a washcloth to be removed thoroughly and I’m just too tired most evenings to really go through this additional step. Otherwise, there’s really nothing much to fault with this product. It’s relatively inexpensive, does the job well and easy to travel with. Try it and tell me how it works for you!
Where can you find it?
You can purchase this product from their official website. It retails at US$20 (3 fl. oz/ 94ml sized).
Note that Jordan Samuel Skin only sells their products through their official website and never through any third party website.
Thank you for reading!