What is it?
A gel to cream cleanser, ideal for a morning cleanse, or your second evening cleanse. Priced at £39.00 for a 100ml tube. You can grab yours via the link below.
About the brand.
“Allies keep their promises”
It was the story behind the brand that caught my attention.
With a back-to-basics attitude, the brand was created by Nicolas Travis, who suffering with his own problematic skin, found it extremely difficult to desipher all the jargon within the skincare industry.
Therefore, Nicolas decided to create his own simple line of products that would suit all skin types and break through the ‘noise’ surrounding the beauty industry.
I may have mentioned the words basic and simple to describe this brand however the products are anything but basic.
What does the brand have to say?
“A PH 5.5, sulfate-free universal cleanser that is supercharged with a hydrating blend of Antioxidants, Phospholipids and Hydrators like Silk Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Safflower + Moringa Oil to gently remove dirt, grime, and make-up without stripping the skin.”
“Silk Amino Acids is a potent antioxidant that provides trace nutrients and nourishes the skin. It functions as a humectant that draws water and enhances moisture absorption to revitalize and hydrate skin cells.”
“Organic Safflower Oil and Moringa Oil break down grime and impurities while nourishing the skin with excellent reparative benefits. Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid helps brighten dull skin, while Lecithin Phospholipids form a protective film on the skin’s surface to seal in essential moisture, keeping the skin healthy and supple. With daily use, skin feels silkier with a more refined texture, and complexion looks brighter.”
What do you need to know?
- What is it used for: An ideal morning cleanser or an evening second cleanse.
- Consistency and Texture: The cleanser is a gel that is peach in colour. When worked into dry skin it becomes more of a light cream texture. When water is added to emulsify you are left with a milky residue that rinses away easily.
- Does it play nice with other products: Absolutely.
- Smelly?: Nope, it just smells clean.
- Non-Comedogenic?: Yep. This cleanser will not clog your pores.
- Any Irritation?: Not a bean. The formulation is beautiful and does not include any silicones, sulfates, drying alcohol, retiniyl palimate, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, and essential oils. So basically, anything that could possibly irritate the skin has not been included.
Who is it for?
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Basically everyone in the whole world should use this cleanser!
Is there a cheaper alternative?
Absolutely not. It is one of a kind.
Is it worth the money?
A thousand times yes.
What do we think?
Well, let me tell you how obsessed I am with this cleanser.
I have never been too concerned with what ingredients my cleanser contains. So long as it doesn’t contain any harsh or irritating ingredients, it will do.
A cleanser after all, is only on your skin for a minute or two before it is rinsed away. So why bother worrying about whether it contains lots of great ingredients?
I just need it to wash my face.
However, I have seen so many reviews on the Allies Of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating cleanser, so I thought sod it. Let’s give it a whirl.
The ingredients list is impressive, including:
- Silk Amino Acids and Licorice Root Extract: Both powerful antioxidants.
- Organic Safflower and Moringa Oils: Hydrate, nourishing, and repair.
I was intrigued to discover if a cleanser could actually make that much of a difference to my skincare routine or my complexion.
Well, I have never used anything like this before!
The wonderful Susan Yara (if you do not follow her on Instagram you need to) posted a great video using this, where she advised, once you have massaged the cleanser into your skin, leave it to sit there for a few minutes. This made total sense to me as you are giving your skin the opportunity to soak up all of the wonderful ingredients.
This is exactly how I use it.
Now here comes the selling point. This cleanser does not make my skin feel the slightest bit tight or dry. Probably due to the fact that it has been made at the perfect PH level for our skin. However, I have never, not experienced a little tightness.
My mind was blown.
In addition, my complexion looked brighter and more even.
After a few days of use, the hormonal breakout going to town on my chin had diminished. My complexion looked plump and healthy.
Therefore, the answer is YES. A cleanser can completely transform your skincare routine and your complexion.
I really don’t think I could ever be without it.
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