November 19, 2009

Rodial A-List Cleanser Review

The Muse sometimes pretends she’s an A-Lister, actually wait a sec, I AM an A-Lister, in my own mind I am.

Rodial A-List Cleanser 1

Naaa seriously closest I’ve come to A-Listing it is the Rodial A-List Cleanser I was testing out the past two weeks, that’s about extent to my claim to fame.

Take the jump for the dealio on Rodial A-List Cleanser.

Rodial A-List Cleanser 2

What is it?

It’s a brightening, lightening cleanser that melts away makeup and dirt, but also helps with age spots and hyperpigmentation thanks to amino acids and Vitamin C.

I basically call it Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser in a balm form. Pretty much works the same way. It’s a creamy balm which you use on a dry face. Squirt a few pumps into your hand, smooth on, splash a little water onto your face and it turns into a milky toner which breaks up makeup.

In two weeks I haven’t noticed any brightening or whitening effects as of yet but I will say I actually love the texture of this and the way it gets my face super duper clean. If you want to reach outside the realms of your normal oil cleanser this is worthy of a try out especially if you have dry, tired skin. It rinses clean away, breaks up makeup beautifully, and doesn’t dry skin out.

Rodial A-List Cleanser 3

The only problem I had with it was the $59 price tag which gets you 3.4 oz of product. For this price my normal Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser works out to be the better deal and that’s saying something as Shu is expensive as sin. On a side note I originally seen this for $80 and but it seems the price was lowered, honestly $80 would be a little too crazy for me to splurge due to it’s small size.

Overall, liked it and think it could prove worthy of a haul if you have uneven skin, dullness, etc…as it may help with those areas. Also rather good if you prefer a balm, cream over an oil based cleanser.

I’m not going to say it’s a love as the price tag prevents that but I will say it’s a like.

Anyone ever try?

Do share!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • britishbeautyblogger

    I’ve tried this in the past and found it a poor imitation of other balmy cleansers. It was too oily and didn’t really live up to promises or expectations.

    • the Muse

      hey bbb!

      I liked it but my problem was it seemed too expensive too indulge further ouchie!

  • lyn

    wow $80 for a cleanser!?! crazy! I would probably buy it if I had the money though for all the hype! lol!

    ok I am like 35(?) pages in through your blog… so amazing with the reviews! So sad I just came across you today! I will have to continue tomorrow. But now you have motivated me to keep up with my blog and my wishlist is growing!!! And I love the way you write your posts. They seem very real and not generically produced. I bet you’re an awesome person in real life! Can’t wait to continue reading tomorrow!