I’m not sure how it happened, but suddenly washing my face is one of the most exciting parts of my day. We all do it, but do you ever stop and think about it? Of course not. Washing your face is a necessary utility, and one that more often or not leaves your face feeling dry and stripped. If anything gives me that feeling now, it’s a total red flag. One that is usually followed by multiple breakouts. The absolute worst. Good news, you don’t have to scrub your face off for it to truly be clean. I predict this year will be the year of the face wash. It’s a changing, people, all for the good. Forget about soap and water, and get excited about the new guard.
Vitamin B and fruit enzymes. The Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics oil cleanser is not just a “first step” like so many other oil cleansers. It’s the only one you need and you’ll savor every moment you spend massaging this onto skin. Marvel at how easily it takes off your makeup and how soft and moisturized your skin feels after.
Oil meets gel. Now, this one is a pre-release sample but I couldn’t NOT include La Bella Figura’s incredible cleanser. I’m pretty sure they made it for me, since it smells of rose and pink grapefruit. Apply 1-2 pumps onto dry skin and then soak a hot muslin cloth over skin to remove. I am impressed with how well this removes makeup and love the fluffy gel texture. Coming soon!
Grains. Washing your face with clay and oats results in baby smooth skin. Hana Organics added some poppy seeds and lavender and created a dry mix you blend with water to create a paste. Thicken the mixture if you fancy a mask. Bonus: it exfoliates as well!
Mud. It looks and tastes like chocolate pudding. That alone is all I need but of course May created much more than dessert with Honey Mud. Honey is a natural antibacterial and witch hazel, frankincense and myrrh do their part as well (no breakouts, promise!)
Plant fibers. Sensitive skin types, listen up. Dr. Sponge can be used on you, and also babies. It’s soft like jello and can be used day or night. It removes makeup (if a heavy makeup day, you may need backup), dirt, oil and absolutely demolishes blackheads. I’m a convert.
What a lovely selection of cleansers! I love cleansers and I am always looking to try new ones :-)x
Yay to another gal that loves washing her face! 🙂
Fantastic choice! You got me really excited for the launch of LaBellaFigura oil gel cleanser. Gosh it must smell incredible, rose and grapefruit sound divine. xx
Liz, girlllll….it is divine. Such a luxury item!
The greatest gift my journey into natural skincare has given me (apart from better skin) is the discovery of cleansing grains and konjac sponges. I adore my charcoal sponge and when I was in China this summer, I think I bought about 7 lol. As far as cleansing grains go, I’ve found the best ones on Etsy. That being said, I’d never heard of Hana Organic Skincare until now, so I may have to give these a try!
hmm, cleansing grains, interesting! I agree, I love washing my face, and my new routine is washing with plain ol’ raw honey. Effective and doesn’t break the bank!
Ru, I like how you think! I use manuka honey occasionally and also love to mix masks and powders with it.
Cleansing is the most important step in a routine. I love to rotate several cleansers to match the season and my skin’s mood. Nothing else you apply afterwards will matter if you do not cleanse well. Have you seen this video that shows how one woman’s skin aged when she didn’t take off her makeup at night? A bit scary! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/makeup-premature-aging-_n_3936828.html
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Suzanne, that is horrifying! Terrifying!
Isn’t it funny how all the stuff we wouldn’t dare dream of putting on our face are the things that we’re now falling in love with? Side note: I’m so jealous you got your hands on some of the LBF cleanser. I can’t wait to try it and now you have me dreaming even more!
Marissa, Victoria is way too good to me:) I can’t wait to see it in final form.
Ah these are some of my faves as well! I can’t live with out ED4OLO’s oil cleanser and everything May Lindstrom is just magical. I think Dr. Sponge sponges have made a big difference in my skin tone as well! Now I’m dying to try that LBF gel cleanser – the scent sound amazing!
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I’ve had my eye on the One Love Organics Vitamin B cleanser for ages! I currently oil cleanse with grape seed oil and it’s fine but doesn’t feel ‘special’. La Bella Figura’s oil meets gel sounds amazing too, thanks for giving us a sneak peek!
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