One of the greatest benefits of dual action cleanse products is the incredible time-saving factor. Combine that with the deep but gentle cleansing and micro-sphere technology found in Merle Norman’s Luxiva Skin Refining Cleanser, and you get the ultimate 2-in-1 product! This is truly a top of the line product that handles basic skincare concerns – cleansing and exfoliating – in one step.
It contains a blend of gentle cleansers that remove dirt, oil and makeup, along with perfectly round micro-spheres that polish the surface of the skin, removing rough, dry patches, toning and refining pores and preparing the skin to accept moisture.
The Truth about Dual Action Cleanse…
Its introduction into the Merle Norman Luxiva line of skincare products over twenty years ago is still appreciated today as more women are looking for time-saving solutions to their beauty routines. Along with dual ended lip pencils and lip/cheek stain, this dual action cleanse product answers concerns about saving time without sacrificing quality or risking damage to skin from improper care.
With that in mind, it is important to note the pros and cons of using this product, particularly if one is prone to sensitivity. Here are some things worth considering when determining if this cleanser is right for your skin type.
Pros:This product contains glycerin which softens and hydrates the skin, and it contains butylene glycol, also known for its softening and conditioning properties. Both ingredients help protect skin from overdrying due to the exfoliating process.
This brings us to the next pro – those amazing micro-spheres, which are perfectly round so they polish without scratching, unlike products containing crushed shells or other “natural” exfoliants. An important point is that this product does not contain alpha- or beta-hydroxies so there is minimal risk of irritation.
Many users have found they keep this dual action cleanse product as part of their regimen because of the softening benefits:
“This cleanser is a dream! It feels great and leaves my skin feeling like silk. It has these little micro- granules that really get your skin clean. It’s fabulous. Merle Norman rocks!!”
by iCompact Member, Feb 11th 2000
Cons: The only concern with regular use of this dual action cleanse product is that it contains Potassium Hydroxide (lye), so it can be drying when used frequently, depending on skin type. Therefore it is recommended for use according to need: Oily skin can benefit from daily use while dry or sensitive skin may require just 2-3 times a week.
This product has some amazing benefits, aside from leaving your complexion glowing – it saves time and money (no need to buy a separate exfoliating product), and it softens the skin while cleansing. This means skin is not stripped dry as typically occurs with basic exfoliators.
Instead, skin feels supple and smooth, ready to face the day. If there were but one product to add to your beauty regimen, this is it – cleansing and exfoliating in one easy step with the dual action cleanse benefits of Merle Norman’s Skin Refining Cleanser.