Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser

Monday, 28 March 2016

Hello Beauties! I hope you all had a brilliant Easter and are enjoying the extra day off work. I'm currently sat on a train on my way back to London at the moment after spending the long weekend at my parent's house eating all of the Easter chocolate - so I thought I'd use my time wisely to get up a blog post I've been meaning to write for a few weeks now! If you've been reading my blog recently then you may have heard me mention the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser a couple of times, as after receiving a sample in my Love Me Beauty box, I've fallen hook, line and sinker for it.

The Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser, designed for dehydrated skin, contains a potent mix of anti-oxidants, coconut oil, rose hip oil, rose wax and cocoa butter to gently cleanse the skin and offer instant relief, and if you've been living with dehydrated skin like myself, you'll know how precious that feeling of soft, supple skin can be. Along with these ingredients, the cleanser also contains stem cell technology from the PhytoCellTec Alp Rose, which improves cell vitality to protect against future damage and improve dull, lacklustre skin. All of these ingredients along with the £32 price tag left me with high expectations for this products, and I wasn't left disappointed.

The cleanser is a fairly thick cream which has been a step up for me in terms of texture. I moved away from using foaming cleansers last summer after doing a little research into how they can dry your skin out, and have so far been using light cream cleansers as I do also suffer from oily skin so didn't want to overload my skin. However, I am very aware that the oiliness of my skin is worsened by how dehydrated it can get, so I've decided to tackle the problem head on and invest in some targeted skincare to solve the problem, instead of relying on oil controlling skincare which can often be quite harsh on the skin.

Whilst I didn't use this cleanser to remove my makeup (I'm still in love with my Bioderma Hydrabio), it did perform excellently when cleansing my skin. The thick cream was easy to work into my skin, felt luxurious and soothing, and washed away with ease leaving behind no greasy residue or tackiness - something I've had problems with in the past. As I have oily skin, I was a little concerned that this would either leave my skin feeling congested (as I've experienced with other cream/balm cleansers), break me out or leave me looking like an oily mess. However, I'm pleased to say that I was pleasantly suprised to find that the cleanser left my skin feeling fresh and clean and actually went some way to improving my acne and oiliness - perhaps because my skin was no longer painfully dehydrated.

One of the other great things about this cleanser is that it also doubles up as a face mask. There's often times when my skin feels like it needs that extra moisture boost to prevent it from feeling tight and uncomfortable and this product is perfect for those occasions. Often on Sundays I find myself tiring my hair back and relaxing in front of a film, using this as a mask to prepare my skin for the week ahead and it works a treat - after half an hour my skin feels refreshed, comfortable and soft to the touch, which is exactly what I want before I head off to bed or before applying my makeup. This cleanser also comes with a muslin cloth (not that this was really necessary for me, it's like I've got them coming out of my ears at the moment), which allows me to gently exfoliate my skin whilst I cleanse - perfect for those of you who, like me, often react to your typical exfoliating scrubs.

The only small problem I had with this cleanser was the packaging. As you can see in the picture, the cleanser comes in a large tub with a screw top lid, and whilst it looks pretty sitting on my bathroom side, it's so impractical and pretty unhygienic. I often cleanse my face whilst I'm in the shower to save time in the mornings and having a screw top whilst your in the shower is just a bit of a pain, and often means that water gets into the tub and mixes with the cleanser. I also don't love the idea that I'm continually dipping my fingers into the tub to remove the product, essentially making this a breeding ground for bacteria despite how much I clean my hands before using. I know it's only a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but I'd much prefer a pump or a squeeze top bottle to make this easier to use and a whole lot more hygienic.

Overall, I've been really impressed with this cleanser and although it's pretty pricey it's not bad for a brand like Rodial who have products on the market for hundreds of pounds. I'd really only recommend this if you have dehydrated to dry skin though, as it may be a little too much for normal to oily skin.

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


  1. This sounds perfect for my dry and dehydrated skin! Will add it to my "to try" list xx


  2. I've tried quite a few products from this range and I LOVED the facial oil x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. ive not heard of this before but it sounds great! Maybe not for my combo skin but glad you enjoy it :D hope you had a nice Easter!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. I used the cream cleanser from this line and really loved that one! This cleanser-and-mask-in-one concept definitely sounds intriguing.

  5. It's beautiful and I love the colour you went for in the end!


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