Four Ways to Think Beyond Foaming Face Wash
Facial wash doesn’t usually get the same amount of attention as sexier skincare items like high-tech antiaging serums, dermatologist-branded peels, or whatever letter of the alphabet we’re currently on with the latest multifunctional creams (have we made it to QQ yet?). But we’ve noticed a batch of new cleansers that don’t fit the sudsy, soap-in-a-pump mold that we’re used to. Could the beauty world be in the midst of a cleanser revival? Here are four alternative formulas that piqued our interest.
Avène Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar
Classic cold creams are known (and loved) for being a gentle and highly moisturizing way to deep clean the skin. Avène has hijacked that old-school concept and put it into a simple bar formula. It’s perfect for those who don’t like tissue-off textures and can’t be bothered with a thick cream that requires a substantial amount of splashing to rinse off.
Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar
Marula oil, super fruit, exotic mud, and bamboo are ingredients that often pop up in high-end serums and masks, but you’ll find all of that packed into this earthy cleansing bar. Bonus: It sloughs away dead skin cells and brightens, too.
Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Remover Towelettes
Once makeup artists started publicly confessing to using baby wipes as on-the-go makeup removers, mass brands pounced on the opportunity and began churning out their own, properly marketed versions. Lately we’ve noticed more high-end brands like Clé de Peau elbowing their way into the space, and we will gladly make room in our bathroom. Luxury plus convenience? Yes, please.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
I associate the word butter with so many wonderful things (pound cake! Popcorn! Croissants!), so I might be naturally inclined to like this product just based on the name. But even if you shun carbs and dairy, the sensual texture and subtle floral scent will be enough to sway you.