Two Face Cleansers I'm Loving
For the past two months, I’ve been playing around with some upgrades and changes to my skincare routine. A little while ago, I consistently utilized the oil cleansing method. I saw wonderful results with this way of washing my face (I truly believe that this is what helped heal the hyperpigmentation I experienced), but it got to be a bit too intensive & time-consuming. I wanted something effective, yet quick and easy. That’s when I switched to washing my face with raw honey -- I loved doing this, and I highly recommend it to anyone. You can read more about that here.
The only problem that I found with this change to my routine, though, was that raw honey is not super transportable. I tried carrying it in small little tupperwares (that are made for salad dressing) to the gym, since I shower/get ready there in the morning before work. I realized that, no matter how sealable the tupperware, the honey always leaks out of the side, making whatever bag I carry it in all sticky. No thanks. And so commenced my research for a natural, portable, moisturizing, exfoliating, gentle cleanser -- this is when I came across the vegan skincare brand, OSEA, and their face cleansers.
I absolutely love how OSEA uses minerals and ingredients from the sea in all their products, and nowhere is this more apparent than in their Ocean Cleanser! It has a light, fresh scent, quite reminiscent of the ocean, and the cleanser itself is filled with algae, lime, clay extracts, mineral salts, and vitamin E. I enjoy using this face wash when it’s been a long day (and my skin has gotten dirty), or when I have to take off my makeup at night. It feels smooth, yet active and exfoliating. For me, though, this cleanser can’t be an every morning + every night face wash, as it is a little too strong for my sensitive, easily-dry skin. I found that, although it cleanses my face extremely well, my skin often feels a bit too dry after use. If you have oily skin, this would likely be a perfect option for you. I love how this one smells and how it can easily clean away all impurities.
OSEA’s Ocean Cleansing Milk has become my go-to, everyday cleanser, and I am so happy that I’ve found a product that works THIS well for me. Coming to the realization that I do in fact have sensitive skin helped me to find this one, as I used to always go for the harsher, filled-with-“exfoliating”-beads cleansers that are stocked at every CVS. The Cleansing Milk is a gentle, soothing, and moisturizing face wash, and because I’ve started to honor my skin’s sensitivity, I’ve seen such better results when I wash my face with this as compared with those drugstore bottles. My skin is softer, more dewy, significantly smoother, and redness-free. The Cleansing Milk is fragrance-free, creamy, and anti-inflammatory. It’s crafted with water lily extract, seaweed, algae, chamomile, Vitamin C, and witch hazel. I love to use this one after my face has gotten all sweaty at the gym, as it soothes my face while making it soft & smooth again. After washing with either the Ocean Cleanser and the Cleansing Milk, I love to rejuvenate my skin with the OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream. This combo does legitimate wonders for my skin's health, glow, and clarity.
OSEA offers these products in full-size as well as travel-size (which are $16) on their website, and let me tell you...I have the travel-size of both of these, and they’ve lasted me for two months..and counting! I don’t use the Ocean Cleanser every single day, but I do use the Milk one each morning, and I’ve still got at least a few months left of use out of it. For a typical wash, I use 3 little pumps of the product. It’s the perfect amount, and the travel-sized bottle is ideal for carrying to the gym...and for traveling, too, I suppose.
I never promote products that I do not truly use and love, so you can trust that these are my honest opinions and experiences. Hooray for no more honey-sticky gym bags and for (chemical-free, vegan, and cruelty-free) store-bought cleansers that are incredibly effective. And safe for our skin. Thank you, OSEA!
P.S. This post is not sponsored -- I'd tell you if it was.