I’m always looking to try new skincare mainly because my skin usually disagrees with anything I put on it. My skin is dehydrated with some dry patches and sensitive to the max. What usually happens is that I can use a product a few times, but after a week, a month or any longer stretch of time, I will develop some kind of allergic reaction to whatever ingredient that’s in there. Even if the product is supposedly not to give you any reactions. When I heard of the brand Decubal which specializes in products for dry and sensitive skin, I knew I wanted to try it. My first shot was the foaming face wash.
I am writing this review after using up the bottle completely. There is still some liquid at the bottom of the bottle though: it’s a clear and very non-descript looking liquid. The bottle (with info in Dutch) claims that it’s a moisturizing cleanser for dry and sensitive skin that has no added perfume. Unfortunately I cannot find much English information about the brand as it is Scandinavian (Danish from what I can tell) and there are little to no English language website. This is what I found in English:
Glycerin, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Chamomile
• Mild washing foam for daily cleansing with natural moisturizers and softeners
• Slight peeling & stimulation effect on skin cell renewal
• Moisturizing washing foam for dry & sensitive skin
• Activates skin cell renewal
I didn’t use the face wash daily, but only 2 – 3 times a week. That’s how many times I use my Lush Angels on Bare Skin (for a review click here) under the shower and I use a face wash to wash off any excess dirt and build up. Now let’s see how I liked the product.
The packaging is straight forward. A simple and clear bottle with a pump. On the back you can find the list of ingredients, which is very short for a skincare product. The main ingredient is glycerin but almost all the ingredients on there are their to nourish your skin. There are no aggressive ingredients like alcohol, perfume, or preservatives in it from what I can tell. Sounds promising!
The there’s the price. At roughly 10 euros this face wash it neither very expensive, nor is it very cheap. I used to use the Aloe Vera face wash from The Body Shop and that one costs as much. A very acceptable price.
Two pumps of product will give you a thick foamy dot of face wash. When rubbing it on your skin, the foamy texture is kept and it feels rather thick and creamy. Most face washes feel very watery, but this is definitely not the case here. I’m guessing it’s because of the glycerin.
How does it feel? And better yet: how did I like it?
This product feels amazing on the skin. You can tell it moisturizes. At first I had to get used to that thick and creamy feeling. I also thought that it might be too thick and creamy and result in break outs. Another concern was whether it would actually clean my skin properly. However, none of it happened. I used up the entire bottle without any dryness or stretchy feeling to my skin. I never got a zit because of it and it didn’t clog up my pores at all.
This is one of the best face washes I have ever used. I used to be devoted to the The Body Shop Aloe Vera face wash, but this one beats that hands down. I am currently in the process of trying another one by a different brand, but so far I’m not liking it. It may very well be that one of these days I go out and buy this one again. Because I definitely want to repurchase this product.
In The Netherlands, Decubal is available at De Tuinen. The face wash costs 9.99.