May 21, 2012

ready for a Foam Party? {facial cleansers}

its a foam party...facial cleansers

These last couple of days in Toronto have been HOT! Finally and thankfully, however, warmer weather also means my skin doesn't love the feel of too much makeup. A tinted moisturizer or a light foundation is enough for me. As for skincare, a pump-foaming cleanser is my favourite for warmer weather. Especially as a morning cleanser. In general, foaming cleansers do not strip the skin and are gentle. So gentle that depending on the formula you will need a separate eye makeup remover (if using as an evening cleanser).  Although not all are created equal, in my opinion a cleanser doesn't stay long enough on your skin to penetrate therefore I'm from the school of thought that a fancy expensive cleanser is not money well spent. In no particular order I've listed my favourites, price points vary but I am sure you can easily find one of the above in your area and price range.

  1. Aveeno Ultra Foaming Cleanser; oil-free cleanser, fragrance-free. Its claim to fame, contains Feverfew (related to Chamomile). I've repurchased this many times, an old staple of mine.
  2. Vichy Purifying Foaming Water; soap and paraben-free, no alcohol, its one of the few foaming cleansers that actually removes eye makeup.  Your actually suppose to apply this with a cotton pad on dry skin and no rinsing necessary. However, I prefer to apply to dry skin and message into skin followed by a rinse. Repeat if taking off eye makeup. 
  3. Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Wash; you don't have to have acne to use this oil-free cleasner! Contains 2% Salicylic Acid, great for unclogging pores.
  4. Philosophy Purity High-Foaming Daily Cleanser; contains aloe! Another cleanser where water is not needed but I prefer to apply on dry skin & rinse afterwards. Slight drying effect therefore great for oily to combination skin types.
  5. Live Clean (Fresh Face) Foaming Daily Cleanser; in general I am a huge fan of Live Clean products; great, inexpensive, eco-friendly products that delivery quality. Live Clean recently added the Fresh Face line; facial skincare. Contains Orchid extract, Vit C, and many other goodies. This cleanse is "free" of so many harmful ingredients refer to link to read the list, impressive! 
  6. Dermaglow Foaming Cleanser; an old favourite (a repeat fave on Originally recommended to me by a co-worker which I'm glad because this soap-free cleanser is super gentle. No parabens, no dyes or fragrances. 

Do you love pump style foaming cleansers too? List your favourites!


  1. My husband and I both use the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. Their products smell so great.

  2. I've never tried the Caudalie cleanser, will have to check it out:)

  3. I'm definitely one of those gals with skin that's usually too sensitive for anything that foams. I'll be sure to give Dermaglow a try! :)


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