Meet my favorite skincare product of the moment, Acure Facial Cleansing Creme ($12.94 for 4 oz). This creamy face wash is designed cleanse normal, combination and dry skin without stripping away
moisture. It has a smooth, rich texture, an unusual greenish gray color, and a very light mint scent. It foams up just a little bit with water, and leaves my skin feeling very clean, without any tightness. I especially love it because even on heavy makeup days, it washes it absolutely everything with ease. But it's still super gentle on the skin. No stinging my eyes!
Another important feature is that it is formulated to preserve the skin's acid mantle. Why is this important? Blissoma's blog had a very informative article on the topic that I strongly recommend checking out. As a quick summary, the skin naturally is on the acidic side (low pH). Many cleansers are soap-based, and have a high pH. This can disrupt your skin's acid mantle that protects it from the enviorment. Some people will be able to use facial soaps without issue, but if you have acne prone or irritated skin, it's a good idea to use something that is made to maintain that balance. Luckily, most cream cleansers, including this one, do just that.
Like all Acure products, this cleanser comes at such a reasonable price point, despite its clean ingredients and beautifully designed packaging. Not to mention, only a small amount is needed, so this stuff lasts for a very long time. I can't even remember how long I've had this, but it's been months, and I still have a good amount left. Because my skin sits somewhere between combo and normal, I have also tried the Cleansing Gel from Acure. That one was great, but I like this one even better. I love the rich texture, how extra gentle it is, and I am super partial to the minty smell. It keeps my skin feeling clean and happy. I definitely recommend this one!
Ingredients: Organic Curoxidant™ Blend (Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Calendula ocinalis (Calendula), Organic Matricaria recutita (Chamomile), Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Aspalathas linearis (Rooibos), Decyl Glucoside (Sugar soap), Organic Aloe Barbensis (Aloe vera) Leaf Juice, Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Olivoyl PCA, Sodium PCA, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Olea europaea (Olive Oil), Glucono Delta Lactone (Fermented sugar), Organic Chlorella pyrenoidosa (Chlorella Growth Factor), Cetearyl Glucoside, Vitamin E, Marrubium vulgare (White horehound) stem cell culture, Echinacea stem cell culture, Fermented Resveratrol Extract (Probiotic), Organic argania spinosa (Argan) oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Olea europea (Olive leaf) extract, Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil, Essential oils of Salvia ocinalis (Sage), lavandin, Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass), Mentha spicata (Spearmint).
Where to buy: iHerb, Vitacost, Spirit Beauty Lounge and Acure Organics.