Since discovering the benefits of marula oil, I’ve come to discover a line built around it. Simply called MARULA, THE LEAKEY COLLECTION, which is a lifestyle company that creates and distributes sustainable materials using Fair Trade practices.
I tried Marula – The Leakey Collection Cleansing Lotion ($38/4.23oz @ marula.com) and according to the ingredient list (in order), it uses aloe vera leaf juice, marula seed oil, glycerin, coconut oil, Xylitylglucoside (a moisturizing and restructuring agent derived from a natural vegetable origin), and sugar cane, among others to cleanse the skin, as well as adding an Alpha Hydroxy Acid complex made up of natural sugars and fruit extracts to work on skin cell turnover. So it cleanses and gently exfoliates.
As mentioned in the name, it is a lotion, so it won’t strip the skin of its naturally needed oils and this one also contains Eco-certified surfactants products from plant materials. When I see something like that, and because it’s a lotion cleanser, they mostly don’t foam, which I have to admit, I look forward too. So putting this one to the test and its claim, it does do some foaming. Not a lot but I get some, which I like. So clean but not tight and stripped.
Overall, I really like this cleanser but I wouldn’t recommend using it to remove eye makeup like some face cleansers as some of the ingredients can irritate eyes.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.