Empty Bottle Review: Environ Sebu-Wash

Happy Monday! This week, I’m sharing my review of Sebu-Wash from Environ. But before we get there, I have to say … it’s the best day of the year.


Because it’s the day after Easter and that means HALF OFF ALL CANDY. For us childless folks, this is our holiday. A gentleman at the drugstore agreed with me enthusiastically as we both filed our baskets with bags of jelly beans and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and then the clouds parted and I remembered there are still good people in this shitty world.

I digress (because I’m high on sugar) …

Sebu-wash was recommended to me by another one of the ace estheticians at Rescue Spa, where I treated myself to a facial this weekend (full post coming later this week). She suggested it to help combat oil and keep my breakouts in check. Since they’ve never steered me wrong before, I immediately added it to my cart.

The texture of this cleanser is a gel and it creates a nice, rich lather. I like to use it after removing my makeup in the evening. You could probably use it with a scrubbing brush as well.

My dermatologist recommended always massaging cleanser into your face for at least 30 seconds before rinsing and I found once I started really taking my time with it, I began to see the benefits of Sebu-Wash. My skin feels clean without being tight and I haven’t experienced any dryness at all. Any product, makeup or dirt left over is gone. I still wake up in the morning with a straight-up reflective complexion, so I can’t say much for its oil-control claims, especially since I’ve never used it during the day. But the salicylic acid and tea tree oil in this wash have definitely helped clarify my skin without being harsh.

The only thing I don’t love about this product is the smell. I’m personally not a fan of tea tree oil, but it’s not so overpowering I would avoid using Sebu-Wash. I mean, my skin is clearly a fan. I left it back in NYC when I went back to Detroit for almost two weeks and experienced more breakouts and my skin felt more congested overall. I’ll definitely be packing it on my next trip.

All in all, a solid choice for squeaky clean skin that doesn’t make your face feel like your skin shrunk a la Leatherface. Give it a try!

See what else I’ve used up here.


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