Cleansers are one of the basic products that everyone should have in their skincare routine! It’s important that you have a clean face before you go to sleep. For those with acne-prone skin in particular, adding a cleanser could revolutionise your skin health. Though they’re pretty basic, it doesn’t mean that they have to be boring.
When BBCosmetic got in touch asking what I’d like to review, the Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser piqued my interest. I’d seen the adorable lip tints, though I’ve yet to own one, and heard good things about this brand. Plus it was shaped like a wine glass, who could resist that?!
But did it perform well? That is the question I hope to answer in this review! Onto the facts.
Chateau Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser Review
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, C13-15 Alkane, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Branch/Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Wine Extract (1 ppm), Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Trihydroxystearin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Water, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
Pretty decent ingredient list. Has mineral oil and fruit oil within, these can be triggers for some people so worth patch testing this to make sure it doesn’t react negatively with your skin.
It also contains a small amount of French wine, sepivinol, in keeping with it’s packaging and name!
For cleansers I’m not too fussed over other claims such as “anti-aging”, as I don’t believe it’s on your skin long enough to make a difference. For me the important thing is that it cleanses well, is hydrating and gentle.
It is worth noting that there are two AHA ingredients, lactic acid and citric acid. AHA’s gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting cellular turnover. This results in a smoother and brighter complexion. It’s not clear what percentage of AHA there is, but I imagine it’s low as I’ve not noticed any over-exfoliation which can be a danger in using acids daily.
As mentioned before this is shaped like a wine glass! It’s made of sturdy plastic and has a screw top lid to get to the sherbert. I’ve dropped this a couple of times on carpet and it’s not been damaged at all. The glass shape does mean it takes up unnecessary space in the cupboard compared to a simple tub. I do like the deep wine colour of the container, it stands out compared to the usual pastels and whites of my other cleansers.
Product & Scent
This does have a deep berry scent to it, which still retains its scent once you massage it onto your skin.. But doesn’t linger once you’ve washed it away. The product itself is like most balm cleansers, in a solid format but once the heat of your hands/face is applied to it it melts. I do find balm cleansers less messy than the usual oil cleansers, and this travels well. It’s a light pink in colour which appeals to me, and is easy to scoop up. It also comes with a tiny spatula to help you scoop the product up.
Directions of Use
I used a small scoop of this and dotted on my dry face. I lightly massaged it all over, to pick up all my make-up and then rinsed off with water.
In the above I am wearing, Urban Decay Vice, Heroine Make Mascara, Mac Lipstick and Bobbi Brown Foundation. After rinsing with water you can see that only the Heroine Make still remains visible.
This was a really pleasant cleanser to use! I like the fruity scent of it, which jazzes up what is a pretty boring but necessary step in my skincare routine. It’s also got the added benefit of not being messy compared to oil cleansers. The sherbet format means I don’t have to worry about it dripping when I apply it to my face, and it travels well. The milky oil that the sherbet transforms to has a slippery texture to it, which means it glides across your face so you only need to gently massage. The flipside of the sherbet form is that you have to scoop, and in general I prefer pump applications as they’re less hassle and slightly more hygienic.
It doesn’t irritate my eyes, though I do get slightly blurry vision for a slight while after using this. A few blinks and my vision is back to normal.
This I found was a good basic first cleanser, it wasn’t a powerhouse though. So if you’re wearing waterproof mascara for example, I’d definitely use an eye make-up remover first before this.
Would I purchase this? Yes, and I’d buy it as a gift