Monday, January 16, 2012

Cleanse Away

One of the basic beauty tenets is: never go to bed without taking off makeup. Of course, as frummies, there will have to be an exception once a week for Friday nights, and for various yomim tovim

But otherwise, it is very much necessary to take that Face off, no matter how late one crawls in the door from a wedding. 

Here are a few of my favorite cleansers: 

Dr. Woods Facial Cleanser Black Soap and Shea Butter. Black soap is African in origin, containing a mixture of plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and shea tree bark. Plantain skins contain vitamins A and E. 

Black soap is good for all skin types, from sensitive, dry, oily, and acne. Like tea tree, it has many uses for treating various skin conditions, but I find that it is not as harsh as tea tree oil. It is a thorough cleanser that helps the skin without stripping it.

Auromere Sandalwood-Tumeric Ayurvedic Bar Soap. Tumeric is good for acne and oily skin, and the many natural oils in this bar keeps skin moisturized; my skin feels yummily soft after using this. It also smells delicious.    

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Refreshing Gel or Milk. The gel is for oily skin types, the milk for dry. These cleansers smell heavenly of orange, a fragrance which I happen to love. The vitamin C it contains is beneficial to the skin. 

Grandpa's Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur. While sulfur is not exactly divine to the nostrils, it is considered an effective treatment of acne.


iRiR said...

I only use Garnier facial scrub or cleanser to remove my makeup. I don't find it a priority to remove eye makeup so it's not like I need heavy-duty remover for that. Garnier products don't have weird smells, nor do they cause irritations/eruptions.

iRiR said...

Btw, have you ever heard of a grandpa having acne? I haven't either.

Princess Lea said...

Ha! It's meant to be like one of those "Doc Brown's Miracle Elixir" sort of things.

It reeks of sulfur, so definitely not for the faint of nose.

These cleansers are NOT for eye makeup - they will definitely tzip! I use a separate cleanser for that.

Garnier I like, but once I bought a cleanser by them and I felt as though I was being smothered with fragrance. I like their hair products.