When I try a new brand, something I don’t read much about, I usually go for the cleansers first. I want to be careful because I had some not so lovely experiences with clogged pores and breakouts after testing skincare. Of course, sometimes I’d dive nose deep into the serums (like the Luna sleeping oil that I MUST talk about before I use it up) but you know, cleansers, toners and essences are quite safe.
Dr LeWinn’s is founded by cosmetic surgeon Dr Laurence LeWinn and is one of the best selling skincare brands in Australian pharmacies. My Aussie friends, have you used this brand before?
Dr. LeWinn’s Essentials 4-Fusion Cleansing Oil – 200ml (RM126.14)
I like using cleansing oils to remove makeup. I’ve used balms and micellar water but when I want it fast and effective, I always reach for cleansing oils. This particular cleansing oil is nourished with rosehip and argan oil. Skin is nourished and hydrated. Some cleansing oils I tried strip the skin dry but this one leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. The cleansing oil also contains baobab oil which is rich in vitamins A, C, D, E & F and Omega 3, 6 & 9. It smells a little of minty lemon, but the scent is very subtle. It goes away after the cleansing oil is washed off. Makeup is removed effectively and I use this as my first cleanse.
Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, POE (20) Glyceryl Triisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate(Vit. E), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil,Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Fragrance, Backhousia Citridora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil.
Dr. LeWinn’s Essentials Purifying Toner – 200ml (RM115.54)
This is an alcohol free, aloe based toner. I put some of it on a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. It gently exfoliates (contains glycolic acid) while removing any residue makeup and oils. It is supposed to refine pores as well but I find that when I use it every day and night, my skin feels dry. This is recommended for combination skin, and my skin is normal to slightly dry. That might be the main reason. I reduced the use to alternate days, and it works just fine. This toner is scentless and it goes on the skin comfortably.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Glycolic Acid, RetinylPalmitate (Vit. A), Parfum (Benzoyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool), CI 16035.