Enter bayberrry Naturals Breakout Banisher Facial Cleanser, which I discovered when Beauty Sage launched. This cleanser is supposed to deep clean without being harsh, with activated charcoal to remove dirt and oil from pores and organic botanical extracts to brighten and naturally exfoliate the skin. Since I will gravitate towards products that use natural and organic ingredients, I was excited to give this a try! Plus, I enjoy trying new product lines, and bayberry Naturals just launched in 2011.
|bayberry Naturals Breakout Banisher Facial Cleanser|
I've been using this for over a month now, and I like it! The smell is a bit sharp but not unpleasant - I can definitely smell the lavender. I use a cleansing oil to remove makeup and then the Breakout Banisher, and my skin does not feel stripped or tight afterwards. I've used about 1/4 of the bottle in a month (I use it at night only, as I've got a different cleanser for my morning routine), so while the bottle is not that large at 4.8 fl oz, it will last me a good 4 months. In comparison, boscia's Detoxifying Black Cleanser is 5 fl oz and retails for $28 vs. bayberry's 4.6 oz at $16.95. So that's $5.60 vs. $3.54, making bayberry the less expensive option. I just finished a deluxe sample size of the boscia cleanser, and between the two I prefer bayberry. While boscia does have the nifty feature of warming on contact, I find that sensation to be so brief that I doubt it has much effect.
|bayberry on left, boscia on right|
Disclosure: I bought this.