“Cleanser shouldn’t strip skin, it should add something back and make skin feel even better than before.”
Call me crazy (many have), but one of my favourite parts of any facial is the cleansing process, which I could happily lie and have done to me all day! I’m incredibly fussy when it comes to cleansers for home use as well, and really like to take my time giving my skin a good massage and then compressing and wiping with a fresh muslin cloth.
With all of the above in mind, it takes a lot for a cleanser to really impress me, but one I’ve just started using really has – and then some. It’s the newest skincare release from the always-amazing Bobbi Brown, and goes by the name of Soothing Cleansing Milk. A cleanser-oil-lotion hybrid, it was reportedly inspired by the brand’s founder’s belief that beauty starts with healthy, glowing skin – and who can argue with that? She is a woman that knows what she’s talking about, and who was applauding natural, you-but-better beauty looks long before it became de rigueur.
Infused with Chia Seed Oil - a major superfood that also works wonders as a skincare ingredient - and a unique blend of Narcissus and Lavender Flower Complex, Soothing Cleansing Milk gently cleanses and conditions skin without stripping away the good stuff, and feels so light that at first you think it will barely make a dent in the likes of makeup and dirt. It is deceptively grunty however, refreshing and rehydrating skin in the morning, and effectively dissolving makeup and grime at night.
Its unique blend of Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Avocado Oils (emollient ingredients that won’t clog pores) means that the super light formula works to gently breakdown makeup and remove impurities, rather than just stripping everything off. I use just a little massaged well into wet skin morning and night, and even after an evening double cleanse it still leaves my skin feeling comfortable, never tight, dry or irritated. My skin is quite reactive at the best of times, so I love that it has ingredients in there like Jasmine Flower to help reduce the appearance of redness, and the aforementioned Chia Seed Oil, which acts as a potent anti inflammatory. So great for all skin types, including sensitive.
Sound like a bit of you? This beauty has an RRP of $85 and is available right now at all Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Counters and online from www.smithandcaugheys.co.nz/BobbiBrown and www.farmers.co.nz/BobbiBrown.Tweet