Claims: A perfect hydrating face wash for men with Cedar Wood which is known for its calming and purifying qualities. Filled with pure natural ingredients it leaves the skin feeling fresh, clean & supple and preps the skin for a comfortable shave. Aloe Vera leaf juice heals and smoothens skin and Jojoba seed minimizes fine lines, promoting skin suppleness and rejuvenation, Vetiver root and Black Cumin seeds which are anti-bacterial, Lavender oil, an effective toner and Patchouli oil an anti-inflammatory which tones and tightens skin.
This was hijacked by the Man of the House almost immediately he had a whiff of its fragrance. He prefers to keep this cleanser in the shower, as much as I detest this idea (compromise the key to marriage, I’m told <rolls her eyes>).
Yes I get it, you may say the packaging specifically calls out “For Men”, well I don’t care. I think it is just as fabulous for women. Not one ingredient from the listing stands out negatively. Fabulous addition of Vetiver, Jojoba, Salicylic acid, Cedar Wood, Lavender, Patchouli, Holy Basil, Licorice, Cumin, Cassia…..imagine how woody and fabulous it smells, which is probably why its classified as “For Men”. My disagreement aside on the classification, me likey and the Man approves.
In terms of texture and consistency, it’s quite watery but foams (attributed to the addition of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate in the inci list) slightly when mixed with water. Personally not the biggest fan of foaming, but this is fairly mild making it quite tolerable for me.
Obviously not a makeup remover, wonderful as a second or morning cleanse. With the thoughtful addition of Salicylic Acid, it is particularly great for breakouts or ingrown (which is also explains the bearded sexist categorization;)).
Post rinse, the skin doesn’t feel stripped, stretched or tight. Needless to mention but we follow with toner and moisturizer or facial oil (depends if morning or evening).
Kama prides on its authentic ayurvedic formulation and claims No artificial colours, No artificial fragrance, No animal ingredients, No petrochemicals, parabens, urea, propylene glycol or sulphates are added.