A-Derma Purifying Cleanser is a gel cleanser for oily skin, suitable for oily, acne-prone skin.
It is a 100% vegetable formula, with functional ingredients that come from nature, but that are highly effective in gently cleansing and purifying the skin.
The surfactants used in this formula are extremely mild and it also contains moisturizing agents to ensure that the skin is not disturbed or dry.
The skin is cleansed and purified without aggressiveness, and the result is a fresh, mattified and clean appearance.
The formula is delicately scented with white and mimosa tea, soap-free, physiological pH, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
But before issuing an opinion, I will analyze its ingredients in order to make an informed judgment.
This is what I have done in other analyzes that you will be able to find in this article with the Best Facial Cleansers .
A-Derma PhysAC Purifying Cleansing Gel Review
- Sodium Cocoamphoacetate : Analyzed in Bioderma Sébium Gel .
- Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate : Analyzed in La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes eye contour .
- Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate : Used as a surfactant and emulsifier. It is used as a thickener in hair and skin care products. It is considered a non-irritant, and it also has a specific property that allows it to reduce the irritation value of entire formulas. The high molecular weight of this specific PEG makes it impenetrable for healthy skin, but for damaged skin. Like PEG, it can have contamination and toxicity problems. Therefore, products and formulas that contain PEG should not be used on broken or irritated skin.
- Sodium Chloride : Analyzed in the Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Avena Sativa (Oat) Leaf / Stem Extract (Avena Sativa Leaf / Stem Extract) : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Avena Sativa Kernel Extract.
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol : A non-ionic emulsifying agent that helps thicken aqueous formulations. It is generally used in shower / bath surfactant solutions (cleaning agents) such as shampoo, body wash, etc.
- Citric Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Coco-Glucoside: Derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar. It acts as a surfactant, foaming agent, conditioner and emulsifier. It helps to increase the foaming capacity of a solution and is particularly useful in hair care products, where it has the ability to smooth the hair structure and increase manageability. As an anionic surfactant, it gently cleanses skin and hair helping water mix with oil and dirt so it can be rinsed out. As an emulsifier, it prevents the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating, and also improves the properties of the primary cleaning and moisturizing agents contained in a product. This ingredient is compatible with all skin types and gentle enough to be used in baby products.
- Fragrance (Parfum) .
- Glutamic Acid : Analyzed in Filorga’s Ultralifting Lift Designer serum .
- Glyceryl Oleate : Tested on Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Contour .
- Glycyrrhetinic Acid : Analyzed in the Bioderma Sensibio eye contour .
- Green 5 (Ci 61570) : Tested in Clinique For Men Exfoliating Lotion for Oily Skin .
- Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate : Tested in Endocare’s Cellage Cream Prodermis anti-wrinkle cream .
- Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.
- Propylene Glycol : Tested in the L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 eye contour .
- Sodium Benzoate : Analyzed in the Nuxellence de Nuxe eye contour .
- Tocopherol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Tocopherol Acetate.
Summary analysis of A-Derma PhysAC Purifying Cleansing Gel
It is noted that the cleanser is made to clean oily skin, as it contains a large amount of surfactants, both in high and low proportions.
The oat extract adds softness to the mixture, and glutamic acid is an amino acid that has the property of increasing the synthesis of collagen and elastin, and also works as a barrier.
Another active ingredient is glycyrrhetinic acid, an antioxidant that also acts as an illuminator and calmer.
However, these last two assets are too low on the list, and their contribution to the formula is minimal. Basically the composition is dominated by surfactants.
The perfume it includes makes it susceptible to irritation, and at the bottom there is also an irritating moisturizer; but no other notable problematic ingredient.
I lack other assets that can reduce inflammation or exfoliate the skin.
Nezeni Cosmetics micellar water is the option that I have chosen to use, both for its cleansing properties and its benefits to hydrate, protect, soothe or exfoliate the skin. And, unlike A-Derma cleanser, all of its assets are in high concentrations.
Plus, it doesn’t have the troublesome ingredients that characterize other formulas, no parabens, no alcohol, and there are very few preservatives, preventing long-term skin problems.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.