Before I begin, let me point out that I am not using the word dupe. It’s just that I’ve noticed similarities between Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser and Acure Facial Cleansing Crème and I though t I would share. I have been on a bit of a cleanser kick lately. I picked up the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip a couple of months ago as part of Sephora’s annual VIB sale. I really wanted the Luna Oil, but they were out and I this was my consolation prize of sorts. What can I say? I didn’t want to walk out empty-handed during the frenzy of shopping going on. I picked up the Acure Cleansing Crème while at Whole Foods. I didn’t pay close enough attention—it’s not a cream cleanser. It’s a cleansing crème and it foams. (They both do.) I had gotten it as a test for cheaper addition to my cream cleanser stash as I am all about cleansing cream and washcloth for gentle exfoliating.
As I rotated between my cleansers, I noted that these two were similar in a few ways. I decided to compare the ingredients thinking there might be similarities there (not really–see ingredients below). Even though the ingredients aren’t a match and the prices and green-ness aren’t either, I stand by my observations. Here is what I think they have in common:
- Smooth surface effect from deep cleaning and pore tightening. (I wouldn’t say I achieved a “ceramic” surface with either, but definitely smooth and toned.)
- Better suited for oil or combo skin.
- Pleasant fragrance. (They don’t smell alike; they both smell really good.)
- Concentrated product. (You definitely don’t need a lot and if you go overboard, you may feel stripped.)
- Preferable for a morning cleanse or second cleanse after makeup removal. (I would not try taking off eye makeup with these despite what some reviewers say. You don’t want to get any of it in your eyes. Trust.)
I don’t use these every day because they are too strong for me. Plus, I have really tried to cut foaming cleansers out. While I probably won’t repurchase these (SR has a non-foaming cream cleanser that I may try at some point–yes, I have a problem), these have been really nice to use occasionally (usually on hot summer days when I just want to feel really clean).
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser ($45, 4.2 oz)
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) + Montmorillonite (French Green Clay), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocopolyglucoside Tartrate, Sodium Cocopolyglucoside Citrate, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil, Botswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Jasmine Officinale Oil, Santalum album (Sandalwood) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Edta.
Acure Cleansing Creme ($10, 4 oz)
Organic Curoxidant™ Blend [(Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Calendula Ocinalis (Calendula), Organic Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile), Fair Trade Organic Aspalathas Linearis (Rooibos)], Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Soap), Organic Aloe Barbensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Fair Trade Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olivoyl PCA, Sodium PCA, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Glucono Delta Lactone (Fermented Sugar), Organic Chlorella Pyrenoidosa (Chlorella Growth Factor), Cetearyl Glucoside, Vitamin E, Marrubium Vulgare (White Horehound) Stem Cell Culture, Echinacea Stem Cell Culture, Fermented Resveratrol Extract (Probiotic), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Olea Europea (Olive Leaf) Extract, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Essential Oils of Salvia Ocinalis (Sage), Lavandin, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemongrass), Mentha Spicata (Spearmint).