It wasn't until this past year that I really began to appreciate how vital a great #cleanser is and the key role it plays in your skin barrier's health. You've seen from my daily routine posts I only use 3-4 of these & the rest have been either demoted to body washes or neglected...
😀Cleansers I ❤️:
· #StratiaSkin Velvet Cleansing Milk (4 fl oz/ $15USD): Officially my new bff. This is a wonderful non-foaming cleanser that is effective at cleaning my skin without stripping it. VCM gets its cleansing moxie from Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, a water-soluble form of olive oil that gently bonds to grime on your face & rinses cleanly away. Fortified with chamomile, aloe, and rice bran oil, it’s a soothing, purifying cleanser that won’t dry out your skin or leave a film. Plus it's pH level is 5.0, putting it in the sweet spot of where you want your cleansers to be (I don't like to go above a pH level of 6.0). · #Clinique Take The Day Off Balm (3.8 oz/ $29USD): I won't go on too much about my love for this product as I recently put up a post hailing the greatness of it. I'll simply say: this is one of the best makeup removers out there and it's my go to 1st cleanse! It also lasts a really long time. · #DrunkElephant Peekee Bar & JuJu Bar Cleansers (4 oz/ $28USD each): DE changed the bar cleanser game with their Peekee & Juju cleansers (generally bar soaps are alkaline (high) pH, which is irritating to naturally acidic skin & they don't rinse easily due to using fatty ingredients. Combined, these two issues are bad for the skin.) DE's bars are not your "traditional bar soap", instead they use wheat germ to bind the ingredients which results in a fragrance-free bar cleanser behaving like a liquid on skin—leaving no residue & contains no irritating ingredients. I like to use the Juju bar 1-2x a week for the gentle physical exfoliation it provides due to the super-fine bamboo extract and clay. Bonus: both are fantastic for travel purposes and they last. -------------------
😏Cleansers Demoted to Body Duty (continued in comments)