“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” -Gwyneth Paltrow

Skin Care Review: 3Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam


The next few weeks on Lipstick Musings are going to be heavy on the skin care. Since the weather has begun cooling and the heaters have been turned on, my skin has begun its annual changeover from combination to dry, so I'm having to re-evaluate all of my skin care and tweak it where necessary. One of the first changes I had to make was with my cleanser, since my summer foam cleanser is a bit too harsh for the dry winter months. Luckily for me, I hit the jackpot with my last Beautyfix box and received a full-size tube of 3Lab's amazing Perfect Foam Cleanser. 

First off, for those of you who are not familiar with it, let me explain about Beautyfix. For $49.95 per quarter, you receive a box chock-full of fabulous products, all suited specifically for your skin type and concerns, hair type, and coloring, based on a detailed beauty questionnaire that you fill out when you join. I highly recommend the program. I recently received my first box and was astonished at the quality of products included in it...there were 7 full-size products which had a total retail value of over $350! Amazing. Included were a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, a mask, and three hair products--two styling products and a fantastic conditioner. If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive way to try some great products, you definitely need to give it a try!


Now for my first product review of my Beautyfix items. 3Lab's Perfect Cleansing Foam is a phenomenal cleanser for all skin types, including sensitive. It's extremely concentrated and only takes a pea-sized dollop to get the job done. The thick foam, scented lightly with lavender, smells divine and feels soothing and nourishing on the skin. It lathers into a rich, fluffy foam and removes makeup with ease. While I'd still recommend using a  separate eye makeup remover, my skin was left clean, soft and refreshed. 

Perfect Cleansing Foam is wonderful for drier skin types due to the vitamin E beads it's infused with. Simply apply the cleanser to wet skin, rub gently in circular motions across the skin until the beads disappear, and rinse. Ta-da! Smooth, soft, clean skin. I have fairly sensitive, dry skin and find that when I use Perfect Cleansing Foam my face is left calm and nourished rather than tight, dry and flushed (which is what I get all winter long with most other foam cleansers.)

Bottom Line: I'm so glad I received this product, as I probably would never have tried it otherwise. It's truly one of the best foaming cleansers on the market. Despite my dry skin, I love the feel of foaming cleansers. This one truly delivers both from a cleansing perspective and because it is so gentle--in my experience, the two normally don't coexist in the same product. Perfect Foam Cleanser was created exclusively for Beautyfix, so the only way you can purchase it is if you are a member. However, as stated above, Beautyfix is  an excellent program and I'm thrilled I joined...and even more thrilled to be trying so many great products! 

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