Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

I’ll be honest. I was always of the mind that sugar cleansers were a lot more hype than help. My own standard has always been a visit to my dermatologist on a regular basis for more intense treatment rather than rely on what I’ve experienced as mostly ineffective, feel-good skin care. And even a free bottle of this product from my evening at the EWP Pop Up didn’t light me up all that much…until I tried it.

MyChelle dermaceuticals Refining Sugar Cleanser with cane sugar and vanilla has 100% changed my mind and my outlook on natural beauty care. Billed under the heading ‘Clean Science’, it is hands down, the most exciting natural skin care product I’ve taken home. This multi-tasking solution does exactly what it claims – gently exfoliating surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy foaming lather that leaves skin feeling smoother, softer and hydrated.

There’s a trick to using this product as it dissolved very quickly once wet…small portions at a time. (I always start around my mouth area as, believe it or not, most women actually don’t pay enough attention to this part of their face).

The results are subtle. But after 3 months of use, I noticed the fine lines around my lips softened considerably. (That was the biggest shocker!) And my face overall just felt really clean. Made without gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances or artificial colors. Vegan, cruelty-free and recyclable. Boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated.

Not cheap, but worth every penny. Smells divine. You’ll want to eat it.