Previously I had briefly mentioned and highly recommended a cleanser from Clarins.
Clarins is not a brand I hear many people speaking about in much regard outside their lip perfectos and random creams here and there, but I think I found something that I will be quite loyal to for quite some time to come.
The Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed
I admit tingly purchased this during their GWP purchase season and tossed it into my bag.
A Cleanser designed for normal to combination skin types.
It was approaching winter and my skin was quite normal at the time so I thought "Why not?"
This cleanser costs $21 dollars in the US but lasted me nearly 9 months, so I do believe it is not very expensive considering how long it lasted me.
It comes out a white thick cream. You only need about a big pea size for your whole face.
The lather is great, and when you start applying it to the skin, you can really feel it cleaning.
It’s not super intense, as in squeaky clean, but you can feel it’s getting the dirt out.
I will note I only use this cleanser in the morning.
Having sensitive –ish skin I felt no harshness nor had any adverse reactions to this product.
It works beautifully with the Clarasonic if you prefer that method.
The reason why I regarded this so highly was because though I purchased this in the winter when my skin was normal, and used it in spring when my skin remained normal, and finished it off during summer while my skin REMAINED normal and I realized, I hadn't use powder for about 6 months. I didn’t need it anymore.
With toner and adjusting moisturizers throughout the year, this cleanser really seemed to assist in normalizing my skin and keeping it balanced.
The cleansers abilities I believe does work because I’ve had far less acne this year, most likely due to lack of oil production as a direct result from this product.
I would repurchase this as I am just about out of it, but when I originally purchased this cleanser (unknowing that it would last 9 months) I also purchased the oily skin version which has micro beads.
I may use that next, though fall is approaching to see which I prefer, but if you are new to Clarins, I believe this may be an outstanding first product to try.
I also recommend for those who have this product to cut open the tube when you feel the product is done.
I was able to scrape out enough product for an additional month!