Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser – Here, there, everywhere

Whenever I see something branching out from medical research into the world of food shopping and cosmetics, I can´t help but smile. So many things that are proven to be beneficial in one aspect of our health get called out as the new solution for all our problems, and are suddenly found everywhere.

The latest? Probiotics. There is a lot of evidence that the kind of bacteria that inhabits our guts has a big influence on our immune system, plays a role in autoimmune disease and does affect our skin when it comes to things like psoriasis or eczema.

 

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser

 

Shortly after this research reached the mainstream media, probiotic drinks started popping up everywhere, claiming to deliver „healthy bacteria“ and help with everything from bloating to fatigue. If you take a closer look at 95% of these drinks, they are mostly sugar, some milk and, of course, some bacteria. Bacteria that may be healthy, but will most likely never reach your gut, because the acid in our stomach is designed to specifically kill all bacteria. You see, there is a reason why in case of medical need, you do a „stool transplant“. I will spare you the details on that.

If you are wondering why on earth I talk about gut bacteria today, the reason is this cleanser: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser . And you can tell by the name that it contains probiotics. Designed to go on your face. As I said, they are everywhere.

 

 

What Aurelia claims:

This intelligent, aromatic, creamy infusion glides on to the skin and lifts off all impurities and make- up. It fuses probiotic and peptide technologies with BioOrganic plant and flower essences to hydrate and soothe dull and dehydrated skin promoting a luminous, dewy, radiant glow whilst helping to prevent skin ageing.

Fragranced with an uplifting essential oil blend of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot this creamy cleanser along with its soft antibacterial bamboo muslin cloth buffs away dead skin cells and make-up whilst helping to stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process. This in turn speeds skin cell turnover, resulting in a brighter complexion with fresher, younger skin cells ready for hydration on the surface.

 

Facts:

Prize and size

One jar contains 120 ml and retails for 48 € on the website here. I had a sample size that contained 30 ml and lasted me for one month daily use. The jar isn’t the most hygienic way of packaging, I much preferred the tube.

Texture and smell

The product looks like a cream and turns into a balm when worked into the skin. It smells amazing, the eucalyptus scent being strongest, but not overwhelming.

 

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser - the product
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser – the product

 

Application and effects

Application is very smooth, the cleanser glides over the skin, no tugging, and it leaves my skin nourished and hydrated. You are supposed to take it off with the provided bamboo cloth for a (very gentle) exfoliation, which I did. No residue was left on the skin that way. Even though it claims to remove makeup, I preferred it as second cleanse in the evening, or, my favorite, morning cleanse. The uplifting scent was exactly the right way to start my day.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • Glycerin: Moisturizing
  • Shea Butter: Moisturizing
  • Theobroma cacao (Cocoa butter): Rich in fatty acids
  • Kigelia Africana fruit extract: Firming
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract: Rich in antioxidants
  • Adansonia digitata fruit extract (Botanical Baobab): Rich in omega fatty acids
  • Lactis proteinum/Milk protein (probiotic protein): Lactic acid
  • Bifida ferment lysate (probiotic culture)
  • Schinziophyton Rautanenii kernel oil (Botanical Ubuntu Mongongo oil): Rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids
  • Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5): Anti-inflammatory, moisturizing
  • Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C): Improves collagen production, brightening
  • Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil (Rosemary essential oil): Invigorating, antiseptic
  • Citrus aurantium bergamia peel oil (Bergamot essential oil): Uplifting
  • Anthemis nobilis oil (Chamomile essential oil): Soothing
  • Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil (Eucalyptus essential oil): Invigorating, moisturizing

The possible benefits of the probiotics in my cleanser escape me, and there is no information I could find, but I am sure they will not do any harm.

 

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Linalool, Limonene:  Part of essential oils, can be irritating to skin and eyes

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

It glides, it is creamy, it smells invigorating. When removed with the cloth (or any flannel) it is gently exfoliating. My skin feels hydrated and nourished and it contains enough antioxidants to help prevent skin aging.

As far as the claim „intelligent“ goes, I am not sure how to test that. Play chess?

 

Would I repurchase?

Yes.

I can see that being an amazing morning cleanse in the winter for my skin. And I love the smell.

 

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone with the exception of people with sensitive skin.

Even though it says it is suitable for sensitive skin types, I would never recommend something with essential oils without patch testing first.

So if you are looking for plumped, soft skin and a pleasant wake-me-up scent in the morning, this is the cleanser for you.

 

Now tell me, do you believe in probiotic drinks?

And have you tried anything from Aurelia before?

 

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  • Maybe it makes you smarter over time…
    I’ve been eyeing this cleanser for a while now, but at the moment I’m very much in love with my Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser.
    Hmmm, despite having worked for a supplement retailer for three years, I don’t really believe in supplements in general.
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    • Ha, then I should stop using it. My husband complains I am a smartass anyway.

  • The ‚intelligent‘ claim always makes me smile! I always assume it is another way to say that the product will adapt itself to the different areas of the face, I don’t know! I really want to try some Aurelia products, this one sounds lovely, especially as you said, for the winter months! My skin is sensitive but, fortunately, it doesn’t react to essential oils.

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • I think this is what they are trying to say, you are right. Strange claim nonetheless.

  • I wanted to believe the claims of probiotic drinks and actually gave a few of them a try, but unfortunately nothing happened. Now you said it, I know the reason now. All these false advertisements seem to fool me! I wonder what those bacterias do on the skin, what are the benefits of them… If I can get hold of the sample size, then I would like to give it a try!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • I got mine with a Cult Beauty order, highly recommend shopping there.
      The benefits for the skin are in the antioxidant properties they have, I guess.

  • rakhshanda

    Tube packaging is always better. This sounds like an impressive product! Well reviewed, Linda 🙂

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

  • A great review and lovely to hear you promote a product you love so much, this one sounds like the perfect skincare treat and full of goodness.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  • A great review and lovely to hear you promote a product you love so much, this one sounds like the perfect skincare treat and full of goodness.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  • Probiotic drinks will be so trendy until someone releases a new report stating that salt or kale or anything is the best for our beauty life! Completely with you that „new things“ that pops up are stateted to solve everything and be the answer to everything, which is impossible and ridiculous! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • We should accept that it is about a health, balanced diet and there is no magic bullet.

  • I wanted to try this so much so a blogger friend who has two sent me one so I could try it! I can’t wait for it to arrive which is hopefully this week and give this a go. I’m more excited now that you gave it such a good review! LOL @ play chess! I play checkers but not chess.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I can play chess, but haven´t in years. My father taught me back in the days.

  • Ah! ‚Probiotics‘ has been setting something off in my brain for awhile and your mention of stool transplants reminded me – it was a documentary-type/investigative journalism-type thing I saw on TV. Something about the bacteria in your gut being the key to all health-related things. I gotta say, I’m on your side. I don’t see how a probiotic anywhere other than in your gut is going to help with anything. But, the cleanser sounds nice! I guess most things have at least some seemingly pointless ingredients. And it’s always nice to have a nice wake-me-up in your morning routine!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

    • I do forgive them this „fancy“ ingredient, as the rest of the cleanser is so lovely.

  • Probiotics are definitely everywhere! And I as well don’t get the affection of them but whatever helps to sell the products! Anyways, this cleanser does sound kind of amazing, Anne, and I can see why are you loving it.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • It is an amazing product, and would be without the probiotic claim as well. I´d kind of hope companies would rely on the greatness of their products without „fancy“ claims though.

  • I’m not really in to probiotic drinks or any of that „friendly bacteria“ nonsense, but I did thoroughly enjoy this review. Sounds like the cleanser is pretty decent!

    alicered.co.uk

    • I think the right bacteria at the right place (i.e. your gut) is pretty amazing, but there are only a few ways we can alter that.

  • As you know, I love this cleanser. I would prefer a tube too but have you seen their new large size of this cleanser? It comes in a bottle with a pump! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

    • No, I didn´t. That is good news, I´ll look into it come winter.

  • Toyas Tales

    Thank you for including the warning for sensitive skin types such as myself. That is very helpful. The cream seems to be very hydrating and I love the scent of eucalyptus. I do not see though how the probiotics could possibly work on the outer layer of the skin I thought from what I gathered over the years that it is more of an internal thing.
    LaToya
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    • They probably have a few antioxidant benefits that could count.

  • I’m the sensitive skinned one. haha Dang. Even my current cleanser that my skin is usually ok with, has started to bug my skin lately. Especially with how hot it’s been! This is a cool concept though, just not sure I believe in them. To me, it’s kind of in the realm of „detox“ products. lol
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    • The heat and added dryness can really wreak havoc on the skin. And „detox“… Don´t even get me started on these!

  • We are all micro biomes. I’ve been wanting to try that one!

  • I’m a firm believer in the link between probiotics and gut health and I eat a lot of fermented goods because of it. I’ve been intrigued by the benefits of probiotics in skincare so it was nice to read your thoughts on this cleanser.

    • So please enlighten me: What are they supposed to do? I agree that they do have some antioxidant benefits, but other than that?

  • I always love reading your reviews on skincare products, Anne, they’re so detailed!

    As for probiotics, I don’t particularly care about them to be honest, although I was always told that after having a series of antibiotics it’s good to have some probiotics in our diet to help re-build the bacterial flora in our stomach, what’s you thoughts on this? x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • That is completely true. But you should go to the pharmacy and get some capsules that are specifically designed to pass the first acid line of defense to get the benefits.

  • As always, your reviews are really helpful… I am going to start to copy/paste your ingredients explanations into a separate word document and try to make sense out of all of it 😀
    This sounds like a very interesting product, and like something my skin would really enjoy. However, I am in no way ready to purchase products as expensive as this one… Even though it’s not as expensive as some of them are…
    When it comes to probiotics… As far as I know… Yoghurt is a natural probiotic, and it’s basically enough for you to maintain that ballance… is that true? xx

    BeautyPepTalk

    • I guess the budget you set for your skincare determines whether this one is considered expensive or not, but I agree, it is not cheap.
      And yes, yoghurt is a probiotic as in it is fermented and contains a certain kind of bacteria. But even without yoghurt in your diet, your gut should be fine. If you have a balanced diet that is low on sugar and you don’t have to take a lot of antibiotics. If both of that is the case, you might need some help.

  • This sounds great! I do not have sensitive skin, but normally use such products… as a just in case 😀

    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • I assume it would be fine for most skins, but just in case you are unsure, I wanted to mention it. It would be pretty expensive for a product you can´t really use.

  • I’ve never heard of probiotics in skincare before, it would be great to try, plus it sounds like it smells amazing! I take a couple of different probiotics, but I’ve never tried the drinks – just the capsules.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • The capsules are designed to dissolve after passing through the acid, so they should be fine.

  • Hah chess! It sounds like a nice cleanser, but probably not something I could use with my sensitive skin. The packaging is pretty cute though. As for the drinks, I have an all natural powder that contains probiotics which I add to smoothies. I’m not sure it does anything for me, but I like to think it makes me all sorts of healthy on the inside lol.

    • Every bacteria you ingest is usually dissolved in your stomach. Which is a good thing. Just think about all the stuff that usually is on our food. There are capsules designed for transporting bacteria to the gut if you really feel the need.
      But if it makes you feel good, I guess your powder is the perfect solution.

  • Sounds really great! And I can live with those little perpetrators on the ingredient list.

  • This sounds like a fab product! I’d definitely buy it. I love the sound of a eucalyptus scent – sounds very therapeutic! x

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  • The description of the smell certainly does sound impressive. Also, it’s interesting to know a little more about probiotic drinks, as I also noticed a sudden boom of that type of product a while back!

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    • Yes, they were all the rage for a while. It seems to die down a little at the moment though.

  • Yes, huge fan of probiotics in skincare and the line I’m using now–appearance next week, hopefully, has it!

    • So what do they claim they do for your skin? Seriously, there isn’t even a fraction of medical research on that topic, I would love to know what the brands claim they do.

  • The Sunday Mode

    I haven’t tried anything from this product range before, it certainly sounds like an interesting concept. Good tip about testing it first because of the essential oils, I think sometimes we can forget that natural things can irritate the skin too 🙂

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

    • Some of the most potent irritants are all natural. Luckily my skin isn’t sensitive at all, I´d hate not to be able to use these things.

  • ich würde dich gerne schach mit der creme spielen sehen 😀 ne, aber mal spaß beiseite, wie soll man das testen? Dennoch ist es ja sehr gut, dass es alle erwartungen erfüllt hat und klingt vielversprechend 🙂
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    • Ja, über manche Behauptungen muss man eben einfach schmunzeln.

  • Great review! Thanks for sharing!

    Kisses,
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  • Sign me up. This cleanser sounds amazing! I have only tried probiotics in my yogurt 🙂 and I have never heard of this brand! I bet they have other amazing products!

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • You have never heard about them? They are pretty popular around here.

  • The idea of using probiotics as a topical treatment is very interesting to me! Even with that aspect aside, this sounds like a lovely and refreshing cleanser.

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  • This sounds very good. I had never heard of a probiotic cleanser before. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Me neither, and I am not sure what good it should do me, to be honest.

  • This sounds very good. I had never heard of a probiotic cleanser before. Gemma x
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  • This sounds amazing. Definitely need to try this out x

    Gemma Louise

  • Liebe Linda, ein sehr informativer Beitrag. Das Produkt hört sich toll an, Ich hatte bisher noch keinen Probiotischen Reiniger ausprobiert, aber dieser scheint sein Geld wert zu sein 🙂 xoxo

    http://www.naomella.com

  • The texture of this does look quite lovely!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  • Elena Dal Maso

    What an interesting product, there’s a lot of biotech research in this field 🙂

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

  • Elena Dal Maso

    What an interesting product, there’s a lot of biotech research in this field 🙂

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

  • Denise Sabs

    I never tried anything from Aurelia, and this probiotic skincare product looks good, you would repurchase it (which is a very good recommendation!), but as you said, not recommendable to sensitive skins, although it says it can be used. But anyway, what I am very concerned and aaaah, scared is that the probiotic drinks never reach the gut 🙂 No, you are right, spare the stool transplant description 🙂
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • If you really want to be sure that the bacteria reaches the gut, take capsules. They are specifically designed to reach the gut.

  • This sounds super interesting! Glad that it worked well for you and the scent of eucalyptus would definitely be super relaxing! I’ve never been into the hype of probiotics – the only time I really worried about keeping my bacteria at a good level was when I was taking antibiotics with acidophillus to balance it out and prevent yeast infection. I’m sure in some cases it could be beneficial, but too much hype can just wash out the market and leave everyone confused!
    I’m not sure if we can get the brand here in Canada, but that scent is really enticing me!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • There are things that can affect gut bacteria, like antibiotics and very poor, high in sugar diet. That is when these capsules you can get may come in handy. But all these drinks are mainly sweet.

  • I read an article about stool transplant recently and I found it fascinating… Although I don’t need to know the details, lol! Apparently the intestinal flora may also play an important role in type 2 diabetes. So many things depend on these bacteria! As for their effect on skin, I haven’t really read or heard much about it, but I think you’re right, they probably can’t hurt.

    Beaumiroir

    • I guess they do ha an effect on the skin, when they are in your gut and influence inflammation in your body. But slapped on the face?

  • Aah, finally an alternative to slapping yogurt on our face! 😉
    That’s an impressive ingredient list and I can deal with Eucalyptus, I actually like it. I wish the packaging was different too.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • I know that yoghurt is common in DIY face masks, but I assume it is down to the lactic acid more than the probiotics it contains. But now that you mention it, it would be a great slogan 😉
      There is a new packaging that I just discovered yesterday: A supersize bottle with a pump. I am totally getting this one.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Sounds really interesting and the packaging is pretty too, thanks for the detailed review!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I’ve never tried anything from Aurelia before but this cleanser sounds like a dream! I think I’ll have to check it out 🙂

    X

    Anjelique

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  • I’ve never tried anything from Aurelia before but this cleanser sounds like a dream! I think I’ll have to check it out 🙂

    X

    Anjelique

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  • It seems to be a good product! As I’m looking for a new cleanser, I think I’ll try this! 🙂
    I loved your blog!!

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  • Dressed With Soul

    Dann bin ich direkt froh, dass ich wenigstens durch Dich erfahre, dass Probiotika dermaßen im Trend sind 🙂 Ich habe nämlich bisher offenbar weniger zeitgeistige Dinge gelesen, und von dem her danke ich Dir! Auch für den Test, ich bin jetzt besonders neugierig auf den Geruch.
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  • Shwetali

    sounds like a good product. i would lime to try this. thanks for sharing
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  • I personally dislike the scent of eucalyptus. I, not only find it overwhelming, but I am allergic to it. Eek! However this cream sounds great, and know exactly who could benefit from this!
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  • Neha 14wow

    Seems like a great product…great review hun…xoxo, Neha

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  • Neha 14wow

    Seems like a great product…great review hun…xoxo, Neha

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