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Giovanni D:tox system purifying Facial Cleanser - Review

It claims: With activated charcoal, volcanic ash and super oxidants acai & gogi berry. Your face is your calling card. In order to help your skin be pure and detoxifed, you need this lush, gentle foaming cleanser. With volcanic ash to dislodge and absorb pollutants, activated charcoal to extract impurities and detoxify, and super-antioxidants acai and goji berry to rejuvenate your face and recharge cells. Leaves skin refreshed and hydrated.

pH balanced.

For all skin types.

This cleanser is labeled step 1 in the detox system. 

Giovanni D:tox System, three steps to skin purification: only from Giovanni 3-step D:tox System, a premium detoxifying body care system. 
Steps 1 and 2 of Giovanni D:tox System lift impurities, polish and purify with activated charcoal and volcanic ash.
Step 3 of Giovanni D:tox System hydrates and replenishes with the super antioxidants acai and goji berry.


Purified Water, **Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laurayl Sarcosinate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate, (Vitamin A Palmitate), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Berry) Extract *Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Extract, *Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract, *Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Menthyl Lactate, Iron Oxides, Sodium PCA, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Carbon (Activated Charcoal), Volcanic Ash, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Fragrance 

*Certified Organic By Guaranteed Organic Certification Agency 

**Certified Organic By Quality Assurance International 

100% Vegetarian Ingredients No Animal Testing / Cruelty free

Price: Rs. 495 for 207 ml bottle. Use within 24 months of opening. 

What I liked: 

1. Giovanni claims to be a certified organic brand. Even if you see the ingredient list it is full of natural ingredients which have been organically sourced. It has ingredients very high in anti-oxidants like green tea, acai & gogi berry. Plus it has that exotic volcanic ash & activated charcoal

2. It leave my skin looking rather clean and fresh. It does seem to deep clean like it claims, without the abrasive exfoliation. 

3. The quantity is really good for the price. I see it lasting a long time. 

4. The texture of this facewash is really smooth & liquidy, I thought the charcoal in it might feel granular, but it does not. It is smooth like a lotion.  

What could be better: 
1. Availability might be an issue. I got this bottle from Health & Glow stores

2. If I use this more than once a day it dries out my skin. 

Recommended: Only for those with oily skin and sensitive skin. The face wash is really nice & cleans up the skin rather well, without any abrasiveness. It can be easily used daily & over time it does clarify the skin and skin looks cleaner. Plus it is full of organic, natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, acai & gogi berry which can only be good for the skin, right? :-)


  1. I think I'll get it and use it like once in 2 days or something. My skin is leaning towards oily because of the humidity I guess!

  2. m so liking dat u've become part of the oilies club..i can follow ur skin care now ;)

  3. dis sounds nice..never saw it yet at H n G though..

  4. Sounds nice, think i may give it a try! :)

  5. @Bhumika: I got it frm the H&G at Inorbit Malad.. they have a separate counter full of stuff from this brand

  6. Got something similar from Ponds recently and its drying my skin like nobody's business :-(( This sounds good....

  7. I have seen the giovanni brand in health & glow, but I purchased their deep conditioner for hair. This looks like a nice product

  8. I dont think I would be able to find it easily near my place..Do they have variant for dry skin too..?

  9. This feels like just the product for me ....!

  10. i have always been interested in these cleansers with volcanic ash....good to know they are not abrasive....gotta try em :)

  11. @Prachi: This is the only facewash I have seen from that range. Although it says all skin types, I'm not sure it wld suit dry skin. It is very deep cleansing & absorbs oils.

  12. i have never tried this brand.Packaging is pretty.what else can we try in this one Tanz?

  13. @Anamika: They have a lot of hair care prdts as well.. I will be reviewing their leave - in conditioner soon :D


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