Saturday, May 7, 2016

Current Cleansers: Laneige, First Aid Beauty, Clinique, Tatcha

[* is a GWP, and ** was provided for review by PR. All other products were purchased by me, and all opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post, and there are no affiliate links.]

I have some great things to share with you (more Ilia, more NUXE, some Vita Liberata in time for summer), but for some reason, what I really wanted to talk about today was: cleansers.
Laneige is available at Target - that's where I get mine.
In the morning, I wash my face with a cleanser. I know everyone says water is fine, but eh, I'm just kind of used to it. I feel a little fresher, like I can start with a clean slate, and don't have residue from my hair all over my face. I typically use the same cleanser in the AM and PM, and my current favorite is Laneige's Multi-Cleanser. I had a mini trial size that I used to travel with, and I liked it enough to buy a full size. It's a bit grainy, but not rough, and doesn't leave my face feeling stripped (like Shiseido's White Lucent does) or greasy. I was using Neutrogena for a while, but I was still getting occasional breakouts, so I switched to something a little more rigorous.
At night, before I shower, I remove my makeup with Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil. I used to use their cleansing milk, and liked it, but I just went with the oil to change it up. It's really good. One pump takes off a full face (even with foundation and eye liner); I massage my whole face with dry hands before jumping in the shower and washing it off.
Finally, the occasional ones, and I've reviewed both of these already (link on the name)- First Aid Beauty's Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay, and Tatcha's Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder. I don't do these on a schedule or anything, just once or twice a week, in the evening (instead of Laneige), or when I feel like I had an excessively sweaty day, or wore full foundation. The FAB was a sample that lasted a long time, and it is just about to run out, so I will go ahead and purchase a full size. I think S uses it as well, ha. It's a deep cleanser that somehow feels really gentle and cushiony - I love it. And the Tatcha rice powder is still my favorite scrub - nice and exfoliating without being stripping.

What are your favorite cleansers? 

And...I know I have so many posts to catch up on, and I miss everyone! Things are finally starting to get a bit back to normal now (and S and the dogs are here with me, now!), so hopefully I have more time to blog and communicate with everyone again.