I picked up some Allies of Skin products during their Black Friday sale, and their Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser was one that I was most excited for. I’ve seen so many amazing reviews on Instagram, I knew I had to try it.
First of all, let’s talk price.
Retailing at £37 for 100ml, it’s without a doubt my most expensive cleanser purchase. Allies of Skin describe it as a sulphate-free cleanser that can be both your first cleanse (remove makeup/SPF), and second cleanse (cleans the skin).
I’ve tried it as both, and I much prefer it as my second cleanser. In my opinion, it doesn’t compare to my cleansing balms for a first cleanse.
The Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser has a blend of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and moringa oil which all work to gently cleanse the skin, whilst leaving it hydrated, healthy, and supple. And I do have to agree. After using it both morning and night for 13 days straight, my skin does feel more hydrated. Usually, it can feel quite tight after my second cleanse, but not with this.
Allies of Skin also claim that their Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser can help brighten the skin with a refined texture, and although I haven’t noticed any of those benefits, It is way too soon to tell.
Is the Allies of Skin cleanser worth £37?
I’m not too sure. For every cleanser I test, I always try and compare it to a Cerave cleanser – in my opinion, they make some of the best cleansers on the market. It does everything my Cerave Foam-to-Cream cleanser does – it hydrates, keeps my skin plump, and of course cleanses. Now I’m sure the ingredients and the formulation is a lot more advanced than the Cerave range. I’m not a chemist, nor do I work with formulations so I wouldn’t really know if that’s true or not. But from a consumer point of view, they both essentially do the same thing.
I think if you can afford the Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser, then sure go for it, you’ll really enjoy it. But if you’re on a Cerave budget, I wouldn’t say you’re missing out on anything revolutionary.
Would I buy this again? Perhaps! I haven’t used it enough to consider a repurchase, but I wouldn’t say this cleanser is bad in any way! But to be honest, I do love my Cerave cleansers.
Aqua (Water), Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Organic), Propanediol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Organic), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactic Acid (L), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil (Organic), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Caprylyl Glycol, O-cymen-5-OL, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate