Face Cleansers: A Caution & Recommendation
Face cleansers are an important step in any skin care regimen. We need to clear our skin of makeup and dirt daily, but could your skin problems be caused by your face cleanser? There’s a difference when it comes to face cleansers, and we should choose them with caution. Some face cleansers boast about leaving you with a super clean face, but the long-term effects of over-cleansing with the wrong face cleanser will be premature signs of aging of the skin. This is why we recommend only organic face cleansers.
Buyer Beware of Deep Cleansing Products
Not all facial cleansers are created equal.
The skin care ads would have you believe that the “deeper” or more fully you clean your skin, the better—but that is not our approach to skin care. Your skin is a living organ that knows how to naturally detoxify and renew itself. Any product you use on your skin to cleanse it should work in harmony with these natural processes without becoming aggressive.
There are natural, protective oils and nutrients on our skin that should be left intact. While a deep clean on your face skin can be achieved periodically through nurturing methods, your daily face cleanser should never give you a “squeaky clean” feeling.
Avoid sulfates as they will strip your skin of its natural lipid barrier and cause more skin issues as well as long term health issues.
When Should I Use My Face Cleanser?
Organic cleansers are best used once per day.
Some individuals with sensitive or dry skin may get best results when cleansing their face just at night. In the morning, a face bath of warm water followed by an organic skin toner is ideal to prepare skin for moisture and the day.
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Best Ingredients For Cleansers
We always recommend organic cleansers with natural ingredients like DMAE, MSM, and organic fruit extracts. These youth molecules deliver the most benefit to the skin without the burden of toxic chemical which create disharmony in the body.
Always choose organic ingredients that work with your body’s natural instincts for renewal, hydration, protection, and detoxification.
In an organic cleanser, DMAE works wonderfully to strengthen the skin at the cellular lever, and deliver anti-aging benefits.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Coconut is a great emollient and has cooling properties which help with irritated skin and is greatly effective for cleansing the skin. Coconuts unique ability of naturally penetrating deep into the skin helps pull away toxins while moisturizing it at the same time.
Organic Tea Extracts, Vitamin E
These are powerful antioxidants that help protect, strengthen, and nourish our face skin, and reduce oxidative stress.
Organic Pomegranate Oil
Several polyphenols (such as catechins, gallic and ellagic acids) andanthocyanidins (such as delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin) go to work to brighten and nourish the skin while you cleanse. Pomegranate oil is a must have for mature skin to keep an even complexion.
Organic Papaya Extract (Carica papaya)
The enzyme papain is a wonderful addition to a cleanser as it has powerful exfoliating properties that work in harmony with your skin’s natural instinct to renew itself. Cell turnover promotes skin radiance, reduces the development of age spots, and fortifies the skin against other signs of aging.
Organic Pineapple Extract (Ananas comosus)
The extract made from organic pineapples has a variety of positive effects on the skin and contains amazing acids, enzymes, and age-defying molecules. It promotes elasticity while removing dead, damaged skin. It improves hydration and the skin’s ability to retain precious moisture after cleansing..
The natural alpha hydroxy acids make pineapple a great addition to your cleanser and promote beautiful youthful skin.
Face Cleanser Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Olea europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Aspalathus linearis (Organic Rooibos Tea) Extract, Emulsifying Wax NF, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Punica granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Extract, Carica papaya (Organic Green Papaya) Extract, Ananas comosus (Organic Pineapple) Extract, Carica papaya (Organic Papaya) Extract, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex), Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Oil, Oenothers biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot) Oil, Polysaccharide gum (Xanthan Gum)