Yuli Halcyon Cleanser is the second product that I have purchased (and reviewed) from this luxe green line. I am on my second bottle of their Panacea Elixir (my third bottle should be arriving any day). Let me just say that Yuli has a way of upping the ante on skincare products. Take the Panacea Elixir (reviewed here). It’s just a spray toner right? Well yes, but it makes my skin look toned and plumped up and happy right after each use. It also really helped my skin get back to normal after a trip to breakout-ville. The same is true of the Halcyon cleanser. It’s just this watery, herbal-ly, almost clear gel that barely lathers. Yet somehow it gets your skin exceptionally clean and toned. The usual redness in my cheeks even seems to subside. These seem like simple products, but don’t be fooled by the simple lines of the packaging. A lot of thought–and ingredients–go into this line.
Here’s how the SBL site describes what’s in Halcyon (to be further impressed, take a look at the full list of ingredients): Made without harsh detergents, sulfates, soap bases, alcohol, or chemical sufactants which can cause pH imbalance and irritate skin, an herbal infusion of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and gunk-dissolving ingredients like red clover, green tea, zeolite clay, papaya & pineapple enzymes, and red algae calm, clean and balance while colloidal peptides create gentle foaming action that helps rinse away the debris, grime, excess oils, harmful bacteria, and sweat.
Now, I don’t use it to remove make-up. That would be a waste. This stuff isn’t cheap ($52 for 3.4 oz) and not eligible for sales and coupons on Spirit Beauty Lounge. (Wah!) Luckily, I do better at controlling myself with the cleanser (unlike the elixir which I cannot do anything but spray with abandon). I also alternate it with other cleansers to make it last. I like to use Halcyon as a night-time second cleanse after oil cleansing (see review of One Love Organics Cleansing Oil here). I like putting it on cleansed skin and really massaging it in so it can do its thing without makeup, sunscreen, and other gunk in the way. Or I’ll use it in the morning–sometimes with a konjac sponge for super duper cleaning. I say get some. Put it on and massage away. Let it be one with your face. You will not regret it. Your face will look brighter. Your pores will look cleaner. You’ll (hopefully) feel tranquility as you pamper your gorgeous mug.