Tag Archives: gentle cleanser

Get Deep Clean

16 Sep

After using Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser ($6 www.neutrogena.com) for a month in Africa and having ZERO breakouts, I now swear by it!  I have used a million and one cleansers and this one does the trick!  I use the cream cleanser when I am not using my Clarisonic and I use the foaming cleanser when I do.  I love to use a cleanser that gives my skin that tingly clean feeling when it is rinsed off and this does just this that!  It doesn’t irritate or dry out my sensitive skin but it does remove all my makeup and oil on my face.  When I was traveling in Africa it is very dusty and this removed all the dirt off my skin and I did not break out at all!  I am excited to try other products in the Deep Clean line and the best part is, you can find them at the drugstore!!

Soy Face Cleanser

16 Mar

I was interested in trying some skin care products with soy in them when I found the brand Fresh.  It is a great beauty line that is based around using natural ingredients for all of their products.  I have been using the Soy Face Cleanser ($15-$38 www.fresh.com) for the past couple months and can’t say enough great things about it!  The best thing is that it is gentle on the skin and removes all of your makeup, including eye makeup without leaving them burning after.  It does not have a strong scent and it is a gel so it goes on smooth.  I have recently started using it more since the weather has been making my skin dry and this has really helped save it.  It has nourishing amino acids and soy protein with calming and hydrating botanicals.  You don’t feel like you are putting anything strong on your skin or that you are stripping it of any of its natural nutrients.  I also like to use it with my Clarisonic, it is gentle and creates a nice lather.  This is a great product for anyone with sensitive skin or if you are looking for a gentle cleanser.  I also recommend this for anyone that is “green”, it is a natural product so it is great to add to your environmental friendly lifestyle.

Less is More

16 Dec



I always hate it when people say “less is more”…why? I can’t really tell  you, but I do.  I love beauty products, but recently I was using sooo many different ones and I was loving so many different ones that I was using everything all at once!  You can only imagine what happened…my skin FREAKED OUT!  After consulting with my Beauty Guru’s I took their advice and went back to these simple steps:

  1. Washing with a gentle cleanser AM/PM (Using the Clarisonic at Night)
  2. Moisturizing both AM/PM with a moisturizer that does  not have any Acne fighting products or retinol etc…
  3. Exfoliating Once a week using a gentle face scrub

I have very sensitive skin and sometimes I get excited about products and want to use them all which in turn counter acts the whole point of them.  If you are having breakouts and you never had breakouts before, try simplifying your routine and/or eliminating products one at a time from your routine for at least 5 days to see what is the causing these breakouts.  Remember also to monitor your high hormonal times to make sure that they are not the culprit either.  Here is a list of good products that are gentle and way to get back to balancing your skin and/or starting a basic skin care regimen:

  1.   Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($7-$12 www.drugstore.com)
  2.  Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer ($65-$120 www.katesomerville.com)
  3. ExfoliKate Gentle or Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ($65 www.katesomerville.com)

These items will get you back to the basics.  When you are shopping, make sure to look for words such as “gentle”, “hypoallergenic”, or “daily” these usually mean the product is for frequent use and won’t over dry or irritate your skin.  Then you can start re-introducing or introducing new serums, treatments, or masks gradually so that you can still have fun with your beauty products!  Trust me on this “less is more” when it comes to skin care, I had to learn the hard way.