I was rather pleased when MP decided that the makeup market had been soundly beaten and ventured in skincare. I have a lot of goodwill. Barring the two-headed brushes, I've had universally good experiences with the brand.
And they've appeared guns blazing - not content with a simple cleanser + moisturizer starting point, they've released three simultaneous collections to address different skin types, each containing a varying selection of products depending on the type. I do think the line is somewhat perplexing - nine products in the Hydrate line, four in Rejuvenate, three in Purify. The Hydrate line also includes rollerball eye treatments, BB creams, day and night moisturizers, face masks, exfoliators - which makes the Purify line (what I'm using) a little sad by comparison. While I'm sure things like Hydrate's eye makeup remover (and probably the exfoliator) could be used by other skin types, the branding is confusing and it might've been an idea to include a fourth category of all purpose products to clarify this.
But all that aside, I've been taking the Mousse Away foaming cleanser for a spin. Observe:
I do like a self-foamer. It makes a tiny fragment of product go so far, and it's so much fun. I'm aware that self-foaming agents generally use alcohol, so accordingly dry-skinned ladies probably would be advised not to try this one, but for me, I found it surprisingly similar to my La Roche Posay Effaclar gel cleanser in scent and effect, though LRP keeps the oil at bay a bit longer. The MP cleanser is good. Solid as a rock, smells great and doesn't irritate, and at a $12 pricepoint it's a great deal. I would use this more in winter (when my skins a bit drier), so those ladies who are oily but not excessively so should be checking this out. I now have my sights set on that moisturizer - I MIGHT even start wearing day moisturizer, how novel.
There is also three different wipes in the line, and whilst I had initially decided to pass on these due to my amazingly low hit rate with face wipes, I bought the Matte Me ones since they were on special and I was curious. The good news is that they're good, the bad news is that there just isn't enough liquid in them for me. My sensitive skin has issues with friction and is mostly tactile-sensitive as opposed to chemical-sensitive, so dragging these across my face is not a great long term fix for me. But they do work, and the smell is lovely - they're just not wet enough for me. Snigger.
Cleanser provided for review - wipes bought by my fine self.