My introduction to Sothys Desquacrem was 6 years ago in esthetics school. Little did I know how spoiled we were to have Sothys in our hands, a specialized French line known for its innovative formulas. Desquacrem was our multi-tasking second cleanse: softening, deeply cleansing, hydrating. Ever since our first facial together it’s made regular appearances in my regimen.
Desquacrem is a remarkably efficient, deep bio-cleanser with the ability to disencrust follicles, emulsify oily impurities, comedones, and milia. The cleanser emulsifies biological waste and environmental pollutants your skin would otherwise absorb. Think of it as your weekly detox! Your skin is prepped to absorb serums and treatment creams, allowing for maximum efficacy.
Desquacrem is one of Sothys’ original formulas created to prevent enlarged pores, remove blackheads, and deep impurities. Afterward, your skin is soft and supple, blackheads are lessened, and if you’re into self-extracting they will come out like buttahhh. While it’s suggested for normal to oily skin, it’s perfect for all skin types and pairs lovely with a Clarisonic or similar device. I’ve always sworn they were made for each other!
Suggested use is 2-3 times per week but I tend to use it more often with no issues for my sensitive skin. After cleansing and thoroughly removing makeup, apply a pea size amount, and with wet fingertips massage in circular motions. Let it sit, the longer the better, at least 3 minutes. This works best in a steamy shower! Emulsify once more with wet finger tips and remove with warm water.
One of my favorite ways to use this is as a second [or third] cleanse and apply a clarifying mask afterward. Another option would be to cleanse, exfoliate/peel, and follow with a steamy Desquacrem cleanse.
Your final step? FALL IN LOVE WITH DESQUACREM.
Product: Sothys Desquacrem
What it is: A deep-pore cleansing cream for all skin types, especially normal to oily.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetyl alcohol, Sodium cocoyl wheat amino acids, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Decyl glucoside, Propylene glycol, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Ceteth-20, Parfum (Fragrance), Steareth-20, Hydroxycitronellal, Sodium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Gypsophila paniculata root extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone.
FYI: In the past, I’ve received fake Sothys products on Amazon & suggest avoiding them for this purchase.
Where to buy: Skinstore $37.80, Lovelyskin $37.80
4/29/16 EDIT: Desquacrem contains three surfactants: Decyl Glucoside, Sodium cocoyl wheat amino acids and sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate is part of the formulation to enhance the deep cleansing action performance and it is added into a formulation with softening, hydrating emollients, and the balanced pH of 5.5.
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