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 Liquid Facial Soap
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!
Fancl Washing Liquid
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.
I first heard about this line on the skincare forum on MakeupAlley. I feel Pretty Products are hand-crafted skincare products created by the owner Kim. Her cleansers are made with fresh botanical infusions and essential oils. I love products that contain essential oils especially lavender. My skin tolerates lavender very well but my advice is not everyone can tolerate essential oils therefore trial & error with using any products with it.
This cleanser is very gentle & not strong smelling. Lathers nicely & a little goes a long way! Removes makeup well & doesn't leave me feeling dry. I love this as a morning cleanser because it is so gentle & I love the light scent.
Kim does offer samples at a small charge therefore its a great way to test out her products.
Well, three facial cleansers for the entire summer is not bad at all for a beauty junkie! OK four if you count the cleansing oil (but whose counting anyway). I would definetly use any of these cleansers again for the Fall/Winter as I feel that neither of them would be too drying. I'll keep you posted as to which ones I will continue using.
What are you summer favourite facial cleansers? Or HG cleansers?