Rovectin Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser is a gentle, low-pH, foam cleanser that washes the day away without stripping skin of its protective moisture barrier. No dryness or tightness. Just smooth, clean, hydrated skin.
I must say I’m becoming such a big fan of Rovectin skincare products.
Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion has also become my go-to toner essence combo.
So I was very excited — and had high expectations — when I started using their Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser.
It’s hypoallergenic, toxin-free and cruelty-free. It’s also 100% free from parabens, artificial colorants, artificial fragrances, mineral oil, and steroids.
Let’s get to it.
Rovectin Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser ingredients
This gentle cleanser has two main active ingredients: Glycerin and Disodium Cocoamphoacetate.
Glycerin is a natural hypoallergenic agent that absorbs and retains moisture from the air to keep the skin toned and hydrated.
Disodium Cocoamphoacetate is an organic compound derived from coconut oil that maintains pH levels and serves as an alkaline pH buffer agent. This ingredient is suitable for individuals with sensitive skin, including children and babies because of its mild and non-irritating properties.
Here’s the full ingredient list (source):
Water, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, decyl glucoside, glycerin, sodium chloride, citric acid, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, centella asiatica extract, propanediol, butylene glycol, hexylene glycol, disodium edta, glycine, 1,2-hexanediol, serine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, protease, leucine, alanine, lysine, arginine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, threonine, proline, valine, isoleucine, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, histidine, cysteine, methionine, ethylhexylglycerin, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, potassium benzoate, peg-120 methyl glucose trioleate
What does this face cleanser do?
This means Rovectin Conditioning Cleanser:
- Provides a gentle but powerful cleansing action that removes dirt and other impurities without drying the skin or causing irritation. This makes it a suitable face wash for sensitive skin or acne-prone skin.
- Prevents damage to the moisture barrier and/or aids in its repair by making sure our skin stays hydrated and retains moisture after cleansing.
- Restores our skin’s pH balance and, with consistent use, helps keep it there, i.e., between 4.5 and 6.5 – skin that’s not within this ideal pH level range results to sensitivity, acne, premature aging and other skin issues.
Other things to know
- Packaging. This face wash comes in a 175-ml hard plastic, semi-transparent bottle with a pump. With the pump extended, the product is 7.5 inches tall; it’s skinny but taller than most of the products I’m currently using so it might be something to consider if you have limited skincare product real estate.
- Fragrance. Rovectin says the product has no artificial fragrance, but you might notice a light coconut scent from a natural coconut oil derivative.
- Texture and Consistency. The product comes out clear and gel-like out of the bottle but works up to a nice and generous lather upon application.
How I use Rovectin Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser
I use this cleanser primarily in the morning, as part of my morning skincare routine.
I pump a small amount of product onto my palm then gently massage it on my face until it foams and lathers. After about a minute I rinse with water.
What I like about Rovectin Conditioning Cleanser
- Almost fragrance-free. There is a slight smell; Rovectin says it’s coconut but it smells more clinical-soapy to me. It doesn’t bother me at all though and it’s really almost imperceptible and goes away after a few seconds.
- Gentle and hydrating. I love how gentle it is. I tend to use too much product (way too much) but after every wash, my skin always feels smooth and soft. My face feels clean and looks brighter too. I’ve never felt any tightness or dryness at all. It doesn’t irritate my skin and it doesn’t sting even if I get foam on my eyes.
- Little goes a long way. A small, dime-sized amount of product produces more than enough lather for my face. Rovectin recommends a full 2-3 pumps but personally, that is going to be way too much product. A little goes a long way here. So a 175-ml bottle will last a while.
What I don’t like about it
I do have a bone to pick with the bottle though; the pump specifically.
Maybe it’s just me but I find it so hard to control the amount of product I pump out. I always get more than I need and I feel it’s such a waste. Even if I press it ever so gently, a massive amount of cleanser comes out.
The pump on this cleanser is longer than my other products — more than an inch tall — so maybe that’s what’s making it so hard? Or maybe I just have heavy fingers. Mystery.
Do I recommend Rovectin Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser?
In a rating scale of 1 to 5 — 5 being awesome — this product is definitely a 5 for me.
This cleanser is gentle enough to use everyday, powerful enough to give my skin a thorough cleanse, and hypoallergenic and safe to use on my sensitive skin.
More importantly, my skin feels amazing after every use; it feels hydrated and there’s no tightness that’s sometimes associated with foam cleansers. Definitely recommending.
Try and see if it works for you.
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If you prefer gel cleansers, give CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser a shot. It’s in my skincare rotation and I love it too!
As always, remember that every person’s skin and skin type is different so what might work for me might not work for you, and vice versa.
So before trying a new product, it pays to do a little bit of research first. Pay special attention to ingredients that you might have a reaction to.
And doing a patch-test is always a good idea. Unsure? Best to consult your dermatologist.
And practice good skincare habits always.
Happy skin experimenting!
Have you tried Rovectin Conditioning Cleanser? Did it work for you? Will you recommend it? Would love to hear from you in the comments section below!