When it comes to beauty I’m useless, give my an eye liner and a make up brush and I’ll end up crying on my bathroom floor because I can’t get the look right and my uber is due to pick me up in 5min. Skincare on the other hand, well that’s my ball game.
It’s no secret that I used to suffer from severe acne a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been obsessed with skincare routines and keeping my body clean inside and out.
One of my top tips is to constantly change my face wash. As soon as my skin becomes too dependant on a certain product it stops working on my skin. Hence the fact I have more then three face washes at a time.
Through a lot, and I mean a lot, of trail and error I’ve found a couple of face washes that I simply adore. Here’s my current favs…
La Prairie Foam Cleanser
I generally have dry, sensitive skin but once every two weeks or so I have an oily skin day and La Prairie Foam Cleanser is an absolute life saver. It’s not a face wash I can use every day or my skin will dry out but it’s a great choice when I’ve been running around a dirty city like London or have heavy make-up to remove from a shoot.
Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Who doesn’t love an Aesop product? I mean the smell alone is enough to hook you. This face wash is ideal for sensitive, dry or combination skin types such as myself. It cleanses the skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils.
Dr.Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
My good morning face wash. It gently wakes me up in the morning with it’s almond oil smell. This cleansing milk can also be used as a pre face wash make-up remover but to be honest I feel like I need a stronger cleanse at night so I stick to using this baby morning only.
Eau Thermale Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser
A special shout out to the PR agency that sent me Eau Thermale Avène gentle milk cleanser to try out. I’m so hooked! If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin this is the product for you, it’s pretty cheap too and last’s 3-4 months. It’s a no rinse wash but I prefer to use it with water and follow up with the gentle toner which is alcohol free . It has added vitamin E which provides moisture and antioxidant protection.
Human + Kind Wash Off Facial Cleanser 3-in-1
Human Kind was another face wash sent to me from a PR agency that I fell in love with. I find that a lot of organic, plant based face washes don’t cleanse my skin fully but this product is the complete opposite. The first time I used it I got the fright of my life because my face turned red, I only then read the product info and saw that is was actually an enzyme exfoliate. Which means it dissolves the dead skin cells without any scrubbing, making it suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. It says you can use it every day but it’s a little too strong for me so I use it 3 times a week at night. If you close your eyes while using this product you’d think you in a spa with the tingling feeling on your skin and the most magical scent.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I saved my favourite face wash for last. I discovered Liz Earle back in 2012 when I took part of LFW. It’s been my absolute favourite since then but unfortunately it’s not available in many countries. This multi-award winning cleanser contains eucalyptus, cocoa butter and chamomile. It’s a two part cleanser, first cleansing then polishing, and works for every age and every skin type. Nothing has ever worked so effectively for such a long period of time on my skin as the cleanse and polish has. Highly, highly recommended! Price tag isn’t bad either.
What are your favourite washes? Do you always change up your facial routine like me? Love to hear your thoughts.
My Top 6 Face Washes:
1.) La Prairie Foam Cleanser. R854.00
2.) Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser, R1050.50
3.) Dr.Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk, R422.00
4.) Eau Thermale Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser, R229.95
5.) Human + Kind Wash Off Facial Cleanser 3-in-1, R149.99
6.) Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £15.50
Photos by me.