Trying out Acure skincare: sensitive facial cleanser, CGF oil-free serum, and night cream

January 28, 2017
Acure skincare: sensitive facial cleanser ($9.99), CGF oil-free serum ($19.99), and night cream ($17.99)

I just wanted to quickly take a moment to chat about three Acure Organics skincare products that I’ve been using recently. I bought these at Whole Foods when they were on sale, and find them to be really solid, straightforward, and affordable options. I’ve been trying the Sensitive Facial Cleanser, CGF Oil-Free Serum, and Night Cream.

The sensitive facial cleanser is one of Acure’s creamy cleanser options. They have a few different cleansers packaged in similar tubes (and it took me forever to settle on which one to try), but the Sensitive cleanser is formulated to be rich and hydrating, and advertises organic argan oil, peony extract, and sunflower amino acids.

It’s really nice cream cleanser. Doesn’t smell like anything, doesn’t foam, but it definitely works and my skin likes it. Most of the time I use it as a second cleanse after removing makeup, but I’ve tested it’s makeup removal skills as well, and it works surprisingly well for that, too.

I reached for the CGF oil-free serum because most of Acure’s serum-type products are oil blends, where as this is a water-based formula that I thought would layer well with the rest of my skincare routine. It’s advertised as a lightweight brightening serum with chlorella and apple fruit extract, and the ingredients list also reveals panthenol (vitamin B5), glycerin, a lot of other botanic extracts, and even some copper toward the end of the list.

I think the serum ingredients are really attractive, and the product itself feels very light and soft on the skin. I went through about 40% of the bottle using it twice a day, and didn’t feel like I was getting dramatic results from it so at that point I started using it in only the morning. It’s a good texture for lightweight layering, and in the evening I continued to just use my Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate as my serum. I think in general this is a really pleasant, affordable serum that will work for all kinds of skin types and has a really sound formulation. It just won’t necessarily work miracles.

The night cream was a great texture for me. It’s definitely thick and comforting on the skin but doesn’t feel greasy. My combination skin has issues with dehydration and tightness as well as some excess oil toward the center of my face, and this was an appropriate and effective moisturizer for me. I actually used it both morning and night, including under makeup.

Acure says that the night cream is formulated for normal to dry skin, and includes argan stem cells, chlorella, and hydrating argan oil. Also, I didn’t realize this until I looked at the website while writing this review, but  they say, “10 cents for every Day Cream and Night Cream sold supports United For HER’s efforts.”

Like a lot of other Acure products, the full ingredients list includes a ton of different botanic extracts, and a few different oils, and there’s even some CoQ10 toward the end of the list. The cream smells like lavender, which I really enjoyed, and even my husband enjoyed the scent.

Overall, I would buy all three of these again. They’re pretty affordable at full price, but getting them on sale is even better. You can also find them on Vitacost, where they are priced lower than they are on the Acure website and very similarly to the sale price that I paid at Whole Foods.

At full price, the sensitive facial cleanser costs $9.99, the CGF oil-free serum costs $19.99, and the night cream is $17.99. It looks like you can save about 15% by purchasing from Vitacost.

My bottom line is that they’re natural, cruelty-free, budget-friendly, and good!

Have you tried them? Are there any other Acure products that you’d recommend, or have you had any bad experiences that you’d warn against? Let me know!

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  1. These look like they’d work well for my skin too. I’ll have to check them out on Vitacost when I use up my current skincare items. Thanks for the recommendations.

    I’ve been thinking about purchasing the Acure shampoo and conditioner. Have you tried any of their hair products before? I’ll take a look around your blog to see if you’ve done an Acure hair product review in the past.
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    1. I’d love to hear how they work for you, if you try any of them! I have not tried their hair products, I think the only other thing from Acure I’ve tried is a body lotion, which I remember being a generally fine product but not quite as hydrating as I needed at the time.

  2. Hi , I’ve been trying the Cgf oil free serum and I agree it’s a nice texture. Only thing is it has an unpleasant smell like something in it may be rancid. Smells musty or something. I can’t figure out if it’s supposed to smell like that or if the product may just be old. I’d ordered it on Vitacost which is a lesser price and right now there is a deal for a free bottle of argan oil if you buy $20 worth of Acure products. Has any one else noticed this peculiar smell with this serum?

    1. Hm, I don’t remember it smelling unpleasant. If you happen to be near a Whole Foods or similar health food store that carries Acure you might be able to try a tester and compare.

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