Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Michael Todd True Organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser

I am sure you have must have heard about Michael Todd’s products. If not then you are literally living under a rock. Michael Todd is specially known for the famous Soniclear brushes which are similar to the clarisonic ones. They also have a wide variety of ORGANIC skin care products aimed at different skin types and concerns.

A little about the brand: The brand was founded by Lewis Hendler.
"MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS was built out of respect, for quality craftsmanship, a love of things organic and most of all the desire to make caring for your skin an experience to look forward to.

We also use as much organics as possible - usually 70%-95%. But organic ingredients need to be combined with other actives to be really effective. The key is finding the right blend of organic ingredients and effective, powerful anti-aging and blemish healing ingredients to achieve a truly great product.

All the Michael Todd products:
*Are made in USA
*Are made with organic ingredients
*Contain NO added water
*Contain NO parabens or triclosan, phthalates or sulfates
*Contain NO mineral oil, artificial color or synthetic fragrance
*Involve NO animal testing (products tested on our chairman)"

Price: $23(Rs. 1380 approximately) for 210ml or 7.1fl oz. This sounds expensive but 1 bottle will easily last you 3 months or even more so it would cost you around Rs450 per month which is not very cheap but still affordable. They keep coming up with various offers where you can get the products on discount. So, keep checking out the site for the same.

Where To Buy: You can buy it from or from
The charge an international shipping of $14.95. They ship through USPS and accept online payment through debit/credit card and Paypal.

Ingredients: Look at that ingredient list!! Isn't it IMPRESSIVE?

What does the website say about the Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser?
“This unique cleanser utilizes the properties of Activated Charcoal in a base of organic aloe vera to neutralize acidity and absorb impurities while sugar cane and maple provide gentle exfoliation for increased cellular turnover. Amazingly absorbent, Activated Charcoal is widely known for its ability to effectively cleanse the skin, unclog pores and remove deeper impurities and dead skin cells.
Beneficial for all skin types, powerful antioxidants and tea tree and other essential oils provide effective anti-aging and blemish healing properties, including treatment of acne, rosacea and eczema.

Sulfate free "no tears" formula does not irritate eyes.”

Packaging: Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser comes in a lavender and purple packaging with a pump dispenser. The bottle is made of good quality plastic and is sturdy. The bottle contains all the necessary information like ingredients, expiry date, directions etc. You can easily carry this in your purse without the fear of this spilling inside your bag, since the pump is tight enough not to leak the product out.

Scent: To me it smells like eucalyptus or tea tree oil. I find the scent to be very refreshing, though people with very sensitive nose might not like it.

Texture: Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser, as the name suggests, is a gel cleanser with very minute charcoal particles. The gel is transparent with lots of grey charcoal particles which make the product look black.

My View: I was sent Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser. It is specially formulated for oily and acne prone skin. This is a blessing in disguise for me since my skin type is just what it is made for.

Like I said I have oily and acne prone skin and I have been using the same cleanser since the past 2 years.-the one prescribed by my dermatologist. Let me repeat again, there are very few skin care products which suit my skin and most of them break me out. Ofcourse, I was sceptical about using Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser thinking it would do the same. But pleasantly it did not.

This is a very mild cleanser in the sense that it doesn’t dry out my skin and maintains its pH balance while controlling the excess oil production and taking care of the acne YET highly effective at removing makeup. Yes, I have tried cleaning an entire face of makeup using just this and it removed every last trace of makeup on my face. It is even effective in removing the eye makeup and doesn’t irritate the eyes at all even if it accidentally goes into your eyes, which BTW happens a lot with me.

It lathers pretty well and the foam feels creamy and luxurious. I take 1 pump into my palms and activate the product by rubbing my hands. Then I apply the Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser all over my moist face in gentle circular motions, concentrating more on the problem areas. I rinse it out with lukewarm water. This cleanser is easy to remove and doesn’t leave any residue behind. My skin feels clean, soft and supple after using this.

Although, it is formulated for oily skinned beauties but I am very sure that this will be equally effective for the girls with dry skin as it is VERY mild.

Over the course of last 1 month, I have been using this every day, 2 times a day (morning and evening) and it has definitely taken care of the oil and acne without stripping off the moisture from my skin. And I have used up just 1/4th of the product. This will surely last me 2 more months.

Final Verdict: If you have dry or oily skin with acne issues, then you must give this a try. It is organic and very mild and highly effective..all at the same time. This is the best combination ever! The only issue is the cost and availability. It would cost you around Rs.460 per month which may not be very cheap but is still affordable. Moreover, this acts as a cleanser and a makeup remover, so you don’t have to invest in one separately.
I know people who have problematic skin (like I do), always look out for products which don’t just claim to do things but actually do it. And Michael Todd true organics CHARCOAL DETOX deep pore gel cleanser is one such product.

Rating: 4/5 (I have deducted 1 point for the price and not being easily available.)

PS: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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