Pukka Organic Rosewater & Green Tea Gentle Cleanser – 50ml (£11.00)
The word Ayurveda first attracted me to this cleanser from Pukka. Pukka are possibly better known as the makers of herbal teas. Not everyone is aware that they have also put their knowledge and expertise of herbs and all things Ayurveda, into making a range of skincare products.
I’ve been using this cream cleanser for the past few weeks. It comes in a small 50ml plastic tube. Although that makes it perfect for travelling with, or throwing into a gym bag, it is a little cumbersome for use at home in the shower. You have to contend with unscrewing the cap, removing it, squeezing out the cream into your fingers. Then deal with putting the cap back on as the shape of the tube won’t allow you to stand it up without the cap and the velocity of the cream means it will start to run out of the tube if you just lay it down. Try doing all this with wet hands, not the most practical. Ok, rant over.
On a more positive side, the creamy texture allows easy spread all over the face and once rinsed off, leaves the skin feeling clean and comfortable. The fragrances is pretty nondescript, inoffensive and quickly disperses. Suitable for all skin types, not tested on animals and despite not being in an air tight delivery system and containing no chemical preservatives, will last up to 18 months once opened.
Ingredient purists among you will really appreciate this bit. The second biggest ingredient in the pot (to water) is Organic Hemp Seed Oil, followed by Organic Rose Flower Water and Organic Shea Butter. Slightly further down the list we see Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Soap Tree Bark then a host of indian herbs and spices including Turmeric, Manjistha Root and Neem oil and every one of those mentioned are organic.
In fact 92.9% of the content is certified organic from the soil association. This composition and quality of ingredients ranks this little cleanser among one of the highest on the Del Brown Approved website.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Rosa damascena (Rose) Flower Water*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate‡, Sucrose Stearate‡, Coco-Glucoside‡, Ricinis communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Quillaja saponaria (Soap Tree Bark)*, Emblica officinalis (Amla) Fruit 100:1 Extract*, Hydrocotyle asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf 120:1 Extract*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root 20:1 Extract*, Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) Root 70:1 Extract*, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaf 50:1 Extract*, Coconut Alcohol‡, Tocopherol‡, Xanthan Gum‡, Lactic Acid‡, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid‡
*Organic Content ‡Derived from plants