Friday, 16 November 2012
My favourite Hydrating Face Wash
Winter equals time to chuck away those moisture stripping, blackhead blocking, oil balancing face washes at the very end of the vanity and switching them for more nurturing, skin feeding and repairing ones that comfort, heal and calm the skin from all things sharp and chilly the wind pushes at our faces throughout these months.
Regardless of brands, I tend to opt for more creamy, foam based, mousse like formula's rather than gels as they instantly feel nourishing, not to forget quite luxurious to lather up. As can be very clearly seen, hot cloth cleansers seem to be a favourite of mine especially during the colder months as they are the most hydrating formula you can find in the market when it comes to a face wash.
Of course I love my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish truck loads but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, No 7's Hot Cloth Cleanser and more so Superdrug's Vitamin E range have fabulous ones too that work just as well. It goes without saying that they make superb evening cleansers too when used with a muslin cloth.
The Barefoot Rosafina Creamy Face Wash is a gem of a product as it is organic and naturally sourced I believe and caters for sensitive skin with eczema and rosacea which is a great plus! It smells delish and contains rose oil as its main ingredient. The effects are calming, refreshing yet nourishing and it's also meant to gently tone and exfoliate. It's the most hydrating of them all in my opinion and perfect for very dry skin.
If you don't want to fork out a tenner but still want to shake up your skincare routine to cater for the season, I'd recommend Amie's Morning Clear Purifying Face Wash as it contains natural sugars, cocoa butter and almond oil to provide skin with the moisture it has lost during the day (damn you heaters!). With a nice thick and creamy formula, this PH balanced face wash will work well with normal-combination-oily skin types that still want to subtly hydrate their skin in the winter.
If you have any favourites, let me know in the comments below!