Great skin starts with using the right tools and a great foundation begins with cleansing! With so many different types of cleansers, it’s important to find the right fit for your skin and what job you want it to perform.
Facial Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils are your first port of call for cleansing. It is a technique that works by attracting like with like. This includes oils and sebum (our owns skin protective barrier), dirt, make up, sunscreen and skincare products etc. A cleansing oil will help bind all these dirty oils to the cleansing oil to help loosen, break up dirt and debris and bind to these oils ready for removal.
This cleanser can be your only cleanser or your the first step in your double cleanse and makes a wonderful makeup remover. It’s going to remove thick foundation, sunscreen, waterproof mascara, as well as all the environmental pollution from the day etc. It’s gentle, nourishing and effective. Smells like a gorgeous pampering spa session with calming green herbaceous essential oils that boast of cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Will it work for my skin?
Yes, absolutely! It works wonders on every skin type. Especially as a make up remover.
For those with oily and acne prone skin using a cleansing oil can help to balance oil production. Our blend of gentle nourishing plant oils like Camellia, hypoallergenic Jojoba and Sunflower help to cleanse in a calm and soothing way. Cleansing and restoring essential oils of Juniper Berry, Clary Sage and Frankincense help to deeply cleanse for clear and soft skin.
“This cleanser is amazing!!! I was suffering from perioral dermatitis and this has been a lifesaver. My skin was extremely inflamed and itchy and this has helped so much. It did not irritate my skin at all!!! My skin feels moisturised all day long.” – Kristy
Oily/Acne prone skin
“I love this cleanser so much! I always had super oily skin and this completely balanced it out.” – Sara
Whether you find cleansing at the end of the day a chore, or just want a delicate yet hard working, make up remover, this super nourishing cleanser leaves skin balanced and calm without stripping the skin – this is the cleanser for you.
“I LOVE this product! I would never have thought that an oil would be the best cleanser but I can’t believe I used to struggle with face wipes and make-up removers that left my skin angry and red afterwards. Although taking off make-up is still my most-hated activity, at least it’s now easy with this cleanser. I love to use a warm flannel on my face afterwards. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling hydrated and happy – goodbye angry red skin!
Highly recommend!” – Amy
Gentle Foaming Cleanser
The perfect light velvety cleanser. This is the cleanser if you’re used to a more traditional cleanse but doesn’t dry the skin out. Gentle Foaming Cleanser is silky yet hardworking, especially if you’re not used to an oil cleanser or don’t wear a lot of makeup and want something lightweight but effective at cleansing.
It’s great as a simple, quick morning cleanse while working perfectly as a second cleanse at night to remove residual cleanser, dirt and makeup etc.
A combination of active fruit and botanical extracts include White Willow, Papaya and Quandong, which contain gentle enzymes and antimicrobial properties work to loosen debris, clear congestion and deeply cleanse pores. Antioxidants and vitamins help to feed and nourish the skin to reduce redness and improve the skin’s texture and tone. This promotes a clearer and brighter complexion.
Will it work for my skin?
We recommend it for all skin types as it’s gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. It isn’t drying and is excellent for combination/acne prone skin.
“I am loving my new foaming cleanser. My skin is very sensitive and it is so gentle. Hasn’t caused any irritation at all. Love my Babs products.” – Debbie
“This product is amazing, I tried it on my mid 40s skin and my 14 year old daughter tried it. It’s cleared her acne up in 2 uses.” – Cherie
Does it remove makeup?
While it will help to remove your basics, like foundation, concealer, BB & CC creams and the like, it is not a make up remover. We recommend using a specific makeup remover like our Facial Cleansing Oil as your first cleanse/make up remover which will make easy work of removing thicker/heavier products – like mascara and lip sticks, especially if they are waterproof.
NOTE – Recently, I was reminded of something I had researched a while ago when I look at what’s new/recommended/next hottest thing etc. It’s an interesting take and could be seen as somewhat of a controversial tip/hack that I’ve been trialling.
It’s always good to remember that our skins individual needs can change throughout the year – different seasons, hormones, diet and stress can all be contributing factors to how our skin reacts and responds.
This tip is to skip the AM cleanse. This refers to not lathering your face with your chosen cleanser but rather to keep it simple and use a damp warm face cloth to freshen up skin in the morning.
This works if you haven’t sweated during the night or drooled through your dreams and if you feel like your skin just needs a little freshen up.
It works on a theory that as we sleep, our skin hasn’t gotten too dirty and so just needs a light wipe over with warm water as to not disturb our acid mantel.
I’ve been trialling it for a week and spritzing with our Babs Rose & Geranium Face Mist in the morning and using a warm face cloth to wipe over my face before I head off to the beach for a walk and swim. It’s a really nice way to feel like you’ve taken off the night, that is hydrating and enough to refresh and wake up.
If you’re skin is feeling like it needs a little more but not a big clean, you can try using less cleanser and focus on the T zone or where you feel you need it.
It’s a nice reminder to try something new and see what works for you and your skin. What works for someone else may not work for you. By being intuitive and aware of what your skin needs means doing what is best for your skin and you’ll see the glowing benefits. So mix it up and see how your skin feels.
The Gentle Foaming Cleanser comes in a 150ml foaming pump bottle and has a 200ml refill glass bottle option.
Facial Cleansing Oil comes in both a 50ml and 100ml glass bottle.
Rose & Geranium Face Mist in 100ml glass bottle.