First Impressions: Dr LeWinns "Reversaderm Glycolic Clarifying Cleanser" Review

Wednesday 19 June 2013

I've previously blogged about Dr LeWinn's Anti-aging Primer (you can read the review here) and today I have a review on one of their cleansers from their skincare range. 

Reversaderm is a new range from Dr LeWinn's that includes 5 products. Other than the cleanser, there is also a peel, serum, mask and moisturiser. The Reversaderm range uses AHAs and enzymes to exfoliate, Vitamin C to help even skintone and French Saffron to reduce lines and give skin a radiant look.

I was sent the cleanser to trial as well as the "Micro-Cellular Age Correcting Peel" and the "Tri-Collagen Accelerating Serum" from the new range. I started using the Glycolic Clarifying Cleanser first, as I don't like to introduce too many new products at once. I do this just incase I have a reaction, I know exactly what product caused it. 

The cleanser has 12% Glycolic Acid, which is an AHA. Glycolic acid helps to gently remove dead skin cells without a harsh scrubbing motion. It's a chemical exfoliant that will reveal smoother and softer skin. It also helps to reduce the signs of sun damage. 

As we age, our skin cell turn over starts to slow down and we need extra help with exfoliating. What I love about this cleanser is that I can use it to not only clean my skin (and help remove make up) but also exfoliate in a gentle way. 

I apply 5 pumps to my hands and rub into my face, neck and chest. I leave it on for 2 minutes, then rinse off and follow up with my toner, serum, moisturiser and sunscreen. 

The cleanser has a creamy consistency. It does say on the packaging that you may experience a light tingle. I've used it both in the morning on a bare face, and after using a cleansing oil. Both times, I've had no reaction. I did feel it working on my skin, and felt an itch on 2 small parts of my face, but that's all. I'm not sure if that's because I've used products with AHAs before and my skin is used to it. 

Even though it's a gentle exfoliant, you still need to do your normal exfoliating twice a week to get the best results and get really soft, even skin. 

When you use glycolic acid your skin becomes more sensitive to the sun (it's medical name is photosensitivity). With this range, it's really important to protect your skin with sunscreen, no matter the weather. The peels and masks are best used at night, so you won't damage your skin in the sun. The cleanser is safe to use both day and night, but make sure you apply a separate SPF30+ sunscreen everyday, don't rely on the SPF in your primer or foundation. 

It has a really beautiful fruity scent. I was quite surprised at the pleasant scent, as stronger skincare products normally have quite an awful smell. 

The packaging is really simple, but great for the bathroom. I love the pump dispenser as it's easy to use especially if your hands are wet. 

I'm hoping that using a AHA rich cleanser will help with my congested skin. I'll be using this over the next month, and do a follow up review and let you know how effective it has been with my uneven skintone and congestion. I'll also be adding the peel and serum into my skincare routine over the next week and will also be reviewing those products soon. 

This cleanser costs $34.95 for 100mls, and is available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Myer and selected chemist. 

If you're wanting to try out Dr LeWinn's products, but aren't sure what products suit your skin type, fill in their skin analysis questionnaire here to find out what products will suit you and your skin. 

What's your main skin concern? Do you use products from the same range, or just use a particular product to help fix your main issue?

I was kindly sent this for consideration. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.

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  1. Love the packaging on this! SO cute. Great review :)


  2. This range looks great!! I love fruity scents. Like your review, thanks :)

  3. Great post! I have heard that AHA are good for acne and scars which I have :(
    I will be interested in the follow up review! xx

  4. Great review! I am thinking of trying it out. It seems like great products to try out. I'll def check more on these products.

  5. Glycolic acid is beneficial for facial acne in people of all ages