Comvita Purifying Cleansing Gel Reminds Me Of Mary Poppins’ Carpet Bag

I may not be always up for trying new moisturisers or serums lest they muck up my skin, but I’m always game for new cleansers. They don’t stay on the skin long enough to do much damage (if they do, then there’s something seriously wrong with the ingredients. Look for “bleach”. I’m kidding. Or not?), and when you happen to stumble upon a good one, you’ve hit the proverbial jackpot.

Comvita Purifying Cleansing Gel

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to try out the Purifying Cleansing Gel from Comvita. It’s a refreshing cleanser that comes in a light brown gel. It mentions something about containing Manuka honey, but I can’t be sure if that’s what it smells like. I’m rubbish at describing scents, so suffice to say, it does not stink the big one ;)

Comvita Purifying Cleansing Gel Ingredients

What I like about this cleanser is that it’s very light (almost runny, in fact) and does not leave my skin feeling dry and tight after cleansing. It actually reminds me of Cetaphil’s Skin Gentle Cleanser. Unfortunately, like Cetaphil, it does not remove makeup well too. Still, I do not rely on one cleanser alone to remove my makeup, so this inadequacy does not bother me at all.

Comvita Purifying Cleansing Gel

As it’s a light cleanser, I enjoy using this in the morning before I put my day face on. One surprising and very odd thing though: for a light cleanser, I use about 4 pumps per application. This cleanser comes in a 150ml bottle. I’ve been using this twice daily for 2 months, and I’ve barely hit the middle. How the heck is that possible?! Usually by the second month, it’s time for me to replenish my exhausted cleanser, but this one, this just doesn’t seem to want to finish. It’s bizarre, I tell ya :P

It’s not a cheap cleanser at AU$42 but like I said, I can’t seem to get through this in 2 months. In fact, I’m going on three now, and it’s not even halfway done. Hmmm…cost per use isn’t too bad here.

Comvita’s skincare range is available on the website and exclusively at David Jones.

What I like about it: Light cleanser, suitable for oily/combination skin

What I do not like about it: It’s not a cheap one

PS: Now you get my Mary Poppins carpet bag reference, don’t you? No? Go watch the show! :P

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  1. Madam M

    Wow this cleanser is like a gift that keeps on giving. If you break it down to cost per mill its only like 28 cents. If it is going to last you say 4-5 months that is actually pretty impressive. I bet it smells delicious with the honey and the added willow bark extract would give you a gentle exfoliation too.
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    1. Tine

      Madam M: Haha I know, right? It’s actually not that bad. Screams expensive at first, but I can’t believe how long it’s taking me to finish this bottle. And I cleanse my face at least twice a day!

  2. Jyoan

    wow, that’s pricey. But I love the ingredients I am seeing, so few, so gentle. Would really love to try this when I finish my stock of cleansers! My current and HG cleansing gel is kind of similar to this, minus the Manuka Honey.
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    1. Tine

      Jyoan: I like cleansers with little ingredients too. Things can’t go wrong. Or at least, not as much :P

  3. emmabovary

    I have never thought of the fact that cleansers are good to play around with as they aren’t on your skin for very long…very clever! This one seems like good value once you consider how long it is going to last you. I love gel type cleansers :)
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    1. Tine

      Emma: Those are my thoughts exactly. I don’t usually believe in expensive cleansers too because they don’t stay on the skin long enough for much benefits to happen. But when I compared this to other cleansers I’ve used, cost per use and how long it takes to finish one bottle, well, that’s pretty darn low considering I’m not even halfway done in 2 months! :P

  4. Carrie

    Wow this is so interesting!! I live in NZ and have know Comvita for its Manukau honey, propolis, and its other health supplements yet it never occurred to me that they also sell skincare prodcuts LOL This is just great! One more thing to search and explore on :D
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    1. Tine

      Carrie: Hahaha I’m in the other way round. I knew about their skincare but didn’t know they sell manuka honey, health supplements, etc as well! :P

  5. Kaye

    I’m intrigued by the manuka honey ingredient. I love it on toast lol, maybe as a cleanser too? :)
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    1. Tine

      Kaye: Hahahaha you can actually use honey as a DIY facial mask. I can’t really remember the ingredients; something about mixing yoghurt and honey and spread it on the face? :P

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