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3 PRODUCTS TO A CLEAN FACE

So, I've done a double cleansing post before but I thought it be nice to do a post just about the best products to get rid of all the dirt and makeup off your face. As important as actually cleansing my face is, getting rid of all my makeup and dirt is equally important to me. These 3 products (plus a surprise product at the end) are the start to healthy, glowing skin because it prompts us to properly remove all our makeup. This leaves our faces as clean canvases for those great serums and moisturizers to do its work. So lets get started!

1.) BOSCIA'S MAKE-UP BREAKUP CLEANSING OIL

This product is great for effectively and gently melting away all makeup without leaving an oily residue on the face. A lot of the times, cheaper cleansing oils have the tendency to leave your face feeling even oiler and even dirtier than before. The Boscia however, is formulated with botanical amino acids and antioxidants which leaves the face feeling smooth and free of all impurities. It also breaks down waterproof mascara, wonderfully leaving you without raccoon eyes. I like to use 3 pumps on my dry face and rub it gently around my skin and then add 2 more pumps for the eye area. Make sure to wash away this cleansing oil with warm water and go in for a double cleansing with your facewash of choice. 

2.) MUJI'S SIMPLE OIL CLEANSING

Prior to trying out this cleansing oil, I had never thought to use the skincare line from MUJI. But after using this, I'm a huge fan of the skincare products they offer! I've always been a fan of ALL their minimalistic packaging and products (especially their pens), but their skincare products are cost-efficient and very gentle to the skin. I purchased the travel sized version and a good thing about their travel sized cleansing oil is that, not only is the bottle smaller to carry around, but it has a lid that actually shuts completely. Although I love the Boscia cleansing oil, it is a bit more expensive and their travel sized bottle does not have a lid that closes completely. MUJI's cleansing oil is equally gentle and soothing for the skin. I just use the same steps as I do for the Boscia cleansing oil by starting on my dry face and working my way towards the eyes. 

3.) CAUDALIE'S CLEANSING WATER

Now this product is not oil based. Although I highly recommend removing moderate to heavy make up with an oil based product, I do recommend cleansing water or micellar water for those who don't wear heavy makeup. The whole purpose of cleansing water is that it is used as a one step cleansing process. Caudalie's cleansing water gently cleanses and tones the skin with its nourishing and natural ingredients. Caudalie is a vineyard-inspired, luxurious skincare company that originated from France. All you have to do is apply this cleansing water to a cotton pad, and smoothly apply it across the face and eyes. There's also no need to rinse your face after using this, which may appeal to those who are looking for an easier skincare routine. Personally, I like to go ahead and double cleanse with an actual face wash but for those lazy nights, this cleansing water is ideal. 

And there we have the top 3 products I found to wonderfully cleanse the face, free of any makeup and dirt. It is crucial for me to properly remove all makeup before I sleep so I do recommend any of these products especially if you have sensitive skin. I also wanted to make a brief mention of a cleansing wipe. 

HONORABLE MENTION: NEUTROGENA CLEANSING WIPES

The Neutrogena cleansing wipes have been my go to makeup remover for the past 2 years before I transitioned into using cleansing oils. Although I do not use these wipes on a daily basis anymore, I still love to use them for when I travel (travel efficient) as well as for removing any left over heavy eye makeup. The wipes are not abrasive and have a sufficient amount of product on each wipe which makes for a nice, fresh wipe. 

And there we have it! These 4 products are all lovely products I rely on for a clean makeup free face! I hope you enjoyed and let me know what you think of any of these products once you've tried them out. 

Photography & Styling: Jito

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{BEAUTY} DOUBLE CLEANSING

Is double cleansing worth it? That's a question I've been asking myself, friends, and the internet countless times. And I've come down to the conclusion that: YES, it is worth it and necessary, especially if you wear makeup.

So what is double cleansing? Double cleansing originates from Japan and its when you use a cleansing oil to remove any dirt or makeup before you go ahead and wash your face with a face wash/scrub/foam. 

Now of course these are all just my thoughts, but I've found that double cleansing with another cleansing oil, cleansing water, or cleansing milk not only takes away all the makeup and dirt but it also softens and moisturizes your skin. I find this process of cleaning your face first with an oil before you wash your face again with a face wash, crucial (more so if you wear makeup). 

FIRST STEP: I've discovered that even after using a makeup remover wipe, gently massaging your face with a cleansing oil will effectively soften and brighten your skin. Pictured to the left, I have the Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil, which is gentle to the skin and removes ALL makeup.  

Other cleansing oils I've tried are Boscia's Makeup- Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil and Clinique's Take the Day off Cleansing Oil. Both of those also do a fabulous job in removing ALL makeup yet nourishing the skin. (You can purchase these at Sephora.) But if you're looking for a cheaper alternative Botanic's All Bright Gently Cleansing Cream or this Garnier one also does a great job. (You can purchase the cheaper alternatives at Target.)

SECOND STEP: After this step of removing dirt or makeup with an oil, I like to go ahead and use a face wash that makes my face feel completely clean. I've prepared my skin for this next step by using the cleansing oil, so I know my face will be free from any leftover makeup or residue. 

Pictured above I have the Laneige Brightening Sparkling Water Foam Cleanser. This face wash is unlike any other I've tried because of its mousse like consistency but I've really been enjoying it. Next time, I'll have a post about reviewing just face washes.

So, wash away and enjoy a clean face!  

Photography & Styling by: Jito