Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel ($25) is hypoallergenic facial cleanser that removes makeup and is ideal for all skin types which recently launched with the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collection which is available exclusively at Sephora.
Ok, so, was anyone else reading it as “Cleansing Oil” or was I alone there? I saw it online, squealed, jumped up and down, threw my hands in the air, and shouted, “TARTE IS RELEASING A CLEANSING OIL!”
Obviously, I can’t read. After getting I even went so far as to apply it all over my dry face and proceeded to rinse before realizing this is a cleansing gel not a cleansing oil!
So now that we cleared up this isn’t a facial oil….!
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel comes housed in a purple aquatic themed pump bottle that’s 5 oz in size. It’s quite nicely packaged and matches the packaging on the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink H2O Hydrating Boost. If you like purple I’m sure you’ll love this packaging.
Ok, so one important factor is the fragrance. This is “lavender oil-infused” and has a lavender that’s very pretty and relaxing however, sensitive users might not love this. I’m a little confused since it is promoted as a product that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction however, lavender may cause breakouts for some people. Personally I had no problems myself with it but I’m making a big assumption they only use a small amount for fragrance in the formula. But again, it is worth mentioning if you’re sensitive to essential oils like lavender.
It’s marketed as a product that’s ideal for all skin types and one that won’t disrupt your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It promises to remove makeup, soften, hydrate and brighten skin tone thanks to Vitamin C.
The texture is a thicker gel which lathers lightly and removes makeup quite nicely. It does promise to remove waterproof mascara but I typically remove my mascara and eye makeup prior to cleansing my face so I can’t say whether it works on waterproof eye makeup or not. It does a good job removing foundation and color cosmetics and rinses clean away. It didn’t sting my eyes nor did it leave behind a film or stickiness after rinsing. It feels lightly hydrating during cleansing however, at dry down it somehow hates my skin as my forehead was very tight and my cheeks were left feel quite dry after use. So unfortunately, my drier skin wasn’t loving this. I did give it a nice fighting chance for near two weeks of use but my dryness just continued to worsen with use so I discontinued it last night in favor of my normal cleansing oil.
I’m a little sad because I misread and thought this was a cleansing oil. I’m also a little sad it didn’t quite love my skin. It does a good job with makeup clean up duty but the dryness was something I couldn’t handle!
Have you tried Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel?
What were your results?
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cocoamphodipropionate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, propanediol, sodium coco PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, caprylyl glycol, polyquaternium-10, fructosyl cocoate/olivate, sodium chloride, glyceryl laurate, phenoxyethanol, sodium cocoyl/olivoyl hydrolyzed oat/wheat protein, potassium sorbate, allantoin, panthenol, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, sodium glycolate, hexylene glycol, citric acid, cocoyl hydroxyethyl imidazoline, methyl alcohol, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, algae extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, gardenia tahitensis flower extract, tocopherol, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, linalool.