Despite being a total skincare junkie, I confess that I often don’t give too much thought to how I’m cleansing my face. My primary concern is to remove sunscreen and makeup, so a simple cleansing oil followed by whatever gel cleanser I found in my shower was my usual routine. Since the product is on my face for such a short period of time, I erroneously wasn’t paying it much mind. That changed the minute that I was introduced to HoliFrog Cleansers.
I think what hooked me most about these cleansers (all four of them!) is that each and every single one feels like it’s really doing something. They’re chock full of nourishing and active ingredients to treat the skin. Better yet, they leave out fragrant botanicals, drying alcohols, and other inflammatory ingredients. Sign me up!
Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash ($38) is arguably the most gentle yet effective cleansers that I’ve tried in recent memory. It feels impossible to choose a favorite from this line since they’re all so impressive, but I’ve definitely found myself reaching for this one the most.
Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash ($42) is a reparative salve that also cleanses. It quickly dissolved my makeup and sunscreen, but instead of my skin feeling tight and stripped afterwards, it was nourished and happy. Use this as your first step in a double cleanse when you want to take off a full face, or alone when your skin is feeling extra dry or angry.
Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash ($38) is designed for people wanting to address breakouts, congestion, large pores, and dullness. I reach for this active cleanser after a super sweaty workout class, or around my time of the month. Skin feels brighter and smoother, but not at all dry or overly cleansed.
Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash ($36) is an all-purpose wash for anyone who wants a deep clean. Personally, I’ve been like this cleanse in the morning to wake my face up, or as as a second step when I double cleanse at the end of the day after wearing a full face of makeup.
No matter what your cleansing needs may be, you can’t go wrong with this brand’s offerings. Ta-ta, generic and basic cleansers of the past. I’m now convinced cleansing is just as important as the rest of my extensive routine!
-Written by Casey Sharbaugh