Before I start with the review, I’m going to tell you the story of how I got addicted to the Jason Ester C line.
I got acquainted with the Jason Ester C skin care line back in 2006 when I was still afraid of parabens. I wanted to replace my then holy grail Olay Total Effects cleanser and moisturizer. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular. I just wanted to grab something cheap and paraben-free. But it was actually the packaging that caught my eye. Except for the Jason Ester C creme that comes in a pot, all else come in cylindrical plastic bottles.
I grabbed the cleanser, toner, and lotion (facial moisturizer)–yes, I’m the type who gets a whole line of cleanse-tone-moisturize products. I never really replaced it since. Occasionally, I use Olay moisturizers when I’m in skin treatment. Recently, I alternate the cleanser with Cyleina black pearl.
Now on to the review.
Jason Super-C cleanser has a thin consistency–thinner than most facial wash. Its scent is a cross between orange dequadin and orange-flavored tic-tacs.
Next to water, the first 3 ingredients are gentle surfactants followed by glycerin and calcium ascorbate, a vitamin C derative. All the rest are mostly preservatives commonly used in products that do not have parabens.
The cleanser doesn’t lather much but since it doesn’t contain sulfates, that didn’t surprise me. While it doesn’t lather much, it does a good deal of cleaning and a little goes a long way. This usually lasts me 4 to 6 months of morning and night use. Once, I accidentally got this in my eye. I was surprised that it didn’t sting.
I don’t need to say this but obviously, I like it. I’ve been using it for almost 5 years. Even now that I’m no longer afraid of parabens.
Non-drying. I love that even if I wash my face for a full 60 seconds, it doesn’t dry me out. I don’t feel like my skin is stripped off of all oil and moisture. Sometimes, I use it as a mask too. I just let it sit until it dries, then I wash it off. Even then, I don’t feel like my skin is dried out.
Good makeup remover. It’s good in removing foundation in a sense that after swiping toner, I don’t see foundation on the cotton pad. I’m just not sure if it’s because of the cleanser or the fact that I usually wash my face for at least 30 seconds. Maybe both.
(Could give a) Radiant glow.
Honestly, I can’t attribute ‘glow and radiance’ to this alone since I’ve always used this with the rest of the Jason Ester C line.
I recommend this for all extremely oily people like me.
One of the surfactants, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, can be a strong allergen. I’m happy I’m not allergic to it.
It has a 4.2 out of 5 overall-rating at makeupalley.com (51 reviews) and it has a 4.3 and 4.0 rating on acne-prone and oily respondents respectively.
It costs Php 430+ at Healthy Options and is packaged in 6 fl. oz. or 177ml. flip cap (?) bottle.