I wanted to do a post about face wash and cleansing the skin because a clear complexion is the first and most important step to beautiful makeup application during the day, and proper skin care absorption at night.
The three products I use on a daily basis are the best that I have found thus far for my oily-combination skin. Trust me when I say that these three are winners in their respective categories, and I plan on using them for a long time to come.
Daytime Routine = Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Face cleansing with fresh soy face cleanser ($38 for 5.1 oz/$15 for 1.7 oz)
I have never thought much of fresh products other than their sugar lip treatments, but after trying a sample of this product I received with a Sephora order, I was hooked. It’s a very gentle cleanser that’s great for morning use since there’s not much deep cleaning required after getting up from bed. I love the scent and the softness it imparts in my skin after toweling off. It does not lather, so if anyone’s into a lather-y face cleanse this is probably not the product for you. I’m truly impressed with this cleanser, no complaints here! Also, this product is suitable for all skin types!
Nighttime Routine = Shu Uemura Skn Purifier Cleansing Oil + Tatcha Polished Deep Rice Enzyme Powder
Step 1 = makeup removal with shu uemura skin purifier ($90 for 15.2 fl oz)
THE BEST makeup remover/cleanser I have encountered. I have been using this product in various formulations for the last five years and I have yet to find a product that works better than this one. It comes in various formulations for oily skin, dry skin, skin whitening, antioxidant properties, moisture balance etc… the one that I am currently using (ultime8) is the newest addition to the line. It’s supposed to be the “ultimate solution to skin cleansing,” although I have to say the cleansing beauty premium A/O advanced formula is still my favorite (comes in the green bottle). It also comes in a smaller 5.07 fl oz size which is almost half the price, but the bigger bottle has triple the amount of product. LOVE LOVE LOVE. MUST HAVE.
All you have to do is put two to three pumps of the oil into dry hands and massage it onto your grimy end of the day makeup face to get rid of EVERYTHING in 15 seconds. Then just put a little water in your hands and massage it into your face until the oil becomes creamy in appearance. After that just rinse it off and VOILA ~ perfectly cleansed face! Can you tell that I love this product?!
Step 2 = skin cleansing with tatcha polished deep rice enzyme powder ($65 for 2.1 oz)
I always use a second cleanser after removing all the makeup from my face to get a really deep clean. I’m really impressed with Tatcha’s deep rice enzyme powder. I honestly didn’t think it would be good since it comes in a bizarre dry powder consistency, but once you splash some water on it, the powder turns into a wonderful foamy, creamy lather. Since using this product, my face has become much smoother and my skin appears more refined. It comes in three formulations; deep rice enzyme powder for oily skin (me), classic rice enzyme powder for normal skin, and gentle rice enzyme powder for sensitive skin. It’s also great for travel since it’s not a liquid or a gel! I’m seriously loving this product!
If you’re looking for a face cleanser, definitely try these out. If you don’t have oily skin, look for the most suitable formulation for you.
Happy friday!! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
~ Deb ~