The skincare world has been raving about Krave ever since its launch in 2018. It’s focus on transparency and ethics has captured the hearts of skincare junkies and vegan-oriented shoppers alike 🌱
The brand wanted to clear the myth that a cleanser needs to be harsh in order to effective. The Matcha Hemp Cleanser is their first product - let’s take a closer look 🧐🔬
The product is fragrance-free & contains a great selection of moisturising ingredients such as glycerin and prunus amygdalus dulcet oil (sweet almond oil). In terms of improving the skin barrier function, it contains Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (Oats). The product also contains Panthenol (a form of Vitamin B5) which reduces itching, redness and calms down inflammation. It also acts as a moisturising ingredient (its both a humectant and emollient).
In terms of cleansing, the products two main ingredients are Decyl Glucoside & Coco Glucoside. These are eco-friendly and are normally low-irritating - BUT coco glucoside was named allergen of the year and can cause irritation, as well as decal glucoside. So if it works for you, awesome! But in case you notice that you are breaking out, these could be a potential cause.
Overall this is a great product from an equally amazing company! But remember, no product is a once-size-fits-all. Listen to your skin when trying out a new product and patch test to check for possible irritation.