As a beauty junkie the search for facial cleansers is never ending, even when the HG (holy grail) of cleansers has been found the search never ends. Why is that? Hmm, there’s so many facial cleansers out there that we junkies always think “just one more to try” and hope that the promise of gorgeous skin will exist within that bottle.
This past summer I’ve been testing out a few cleansers (surprise! suprise!) and here’s a list of my favourite. For reference I have combo skin that gets oilier in the summer & has been dehydrated. Also, as a staple I use Shu Uemura Premium A/I Cleansing Oil, I use this daily at night. However, lately I’ve been a bit lazy & have been sticking with just liquid cleansers or a combination of both the cleansing oil & liquid cleanser for those days that I wear heavier makeup.
Clinique has some really great skincare products but as with any skincare line trial & error is the only way to find out what works for you. I have never been a fan of their 3-step skincare system & don’t believe that you have to be loyal to one skincare line when using facial products. That being said, in the past I had tried their facial soap bar & did not like it at all. However, my tune changed when I received a large sample of the Liquid Facial Soap as part of a GWP (gift with purchase). Washes off makeup, doesn’t strip my skin, and I don’t feel a film on my skin afterwards (which was the issue with the bar soap). Very gentle and all you need is a pea size amount. Also, there’s no fragrance!
I can’t rave enough about this cleanser! Free of preservatives, sterilizers, petroleum surfactants, fragrances, mineral oil, and mildly acidic. (as stated on fancl.com)
I find this cleanser similiar to the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, doesn’t strip my skin, washes off all traces of makeup, & no film left behind. A little is all you need as it foams up.