What We're Loving: Cleansers

Posted on October 19, 2012 by Terresa Clark | 7 Comments

We receive a lot of email asking us to recommend skin care that works well with Alima Pure mineral makeup.  Usually, we aren't to specific with these because we haven’t made a point of trying lots of different things.  Each of us tend to find something that works for our skin and to stick with it for a while.  But we like to be as  helpful as possible, so we recently asked around the office to see what everyone is currently liking.  Keep in mind that your results may not be the same as someone else's, so these are just suggestions of things you might consider.

Hannah has normal, sensitive skin, so she prefers products that are gentle, natural and fragrance-free.  “I look for vegetarian/vegan formulas, with organic ingredients and no animal testing.  I’ve used a lot of natural products on the market over the years, but these are the items I currently use.  Aubrey Organics Vegicol with Aloe Facial Cleansing Lotion is basically the Cetaphill of natural cleansers.  It is perfect for all year round, especially the dry winter months.  I've used it for years and love it!  Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser is a slightly more heavy-duty cleanser, but still gentle enough for my skin.  It is great to remove excess oil and makeup without striping your skin of its natural oils."

Alyson has very dry skin, so she gravitates to milky or oily cleansers.  “Right now I alternate between organic cold pressed olive oil in the morning and the Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser at night. The Eminence cleanser smells like a tropical desert so it's always a treat to use it.   With both cleansers, once or twice a week I will use a muslin cloth and gently rub the cleanser off for a little exfoliation.”

Sara and Terresa swear by an unusual cleanser from Green Valley Spa in Utah.  Ashes Cleansing Grains are a powdered cleanser, made of potato, mineral salts and citric extract.  The grains foam when combined with water, and leave the skin feeling clean, but not stripped of moisture.  Some may be put off by the slight potato scent that the cleanser has, but Sara and Terresa find that oddly charming.

When she’s in more of a hurry or traveling, Sara also likes Willa On The Go Facial Cleansing Facial Towelettes in Lavender.  When she’s at home, she rinses with water after using, but they are also great on a plane when you just really want to wash your face!  They leave her skin feeling soft and refreshed.

If you don’t feel that your cleansing is complete without a toner, Alyson recommends Fig and Yarrow Complexion Water  because it smells heavenly, and doesn’t dry out her skin.  Hannah prefers witch hazel, like Dickinson’s Cleansing Astringent.

For deeper cleansing, Hannah has two masks she likes.  One is more for adding moisture, the John Masters Organics Calendula Hydrating and Toning Mask, which really helps her skin in the winter.  The other one, Aztec Indian Healing Clay, is more of a drying mask.  Hannah says, “When I'm having issues with breakouts this is the magic mask that actually works.  I mix it with organic apple cider vinegar to help adjust the ph level in my skin.  It is a bit intense, but works so well, your face will actually pulsate as it dries.  It is also great for spot treating areas as well.”

In a few weeks, we'll let you in on some of our favorite treatments and moisturizers, but in the meantime we would love it if you would share your favorite cleansing products in the comments!

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Jan
Jan

October 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing this information. I have been using (and love) the cleansers by Duchess Marden brand of organic products. For some variety, I occasionally use Aubrey Seaware with Rosa Mosqueta facial cleansing cream- very gentle. I love both lines- they are very gentle and organic cleansers and my skin (56 yrs old) has done very well with both. For a toner, I use the Duchess Mardess rose water toner, and I also occasionally use Dickinson’s witch hazel toners. Am so glad I changed from mainstream products to organic products!

Taryn
Taryn

October 26, 2012

Thanks for sharing your recommendations. I use Nahla Beauty products for cleansing, toning, and mositurizing. They are the best products that I have found and they make my skin feel amazing not to mention that they just make me glow!! =)

Geri
Geri

December 10, 2012

My favorite cleansers right now are Suki Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Weleda Pomegranate Body Wash, which works great on the face. I’m 53 and have always had oily skin but sensitive and prone to eczema, which for the last year has been the worst it’s ever been. These cleansers both clean well, rinse off well, and leave my face feeling clean and creamy soft, not dry.

Leann Schuering
Leann Schuering

October 19, 2012

My favorite is a plain, clear glycerin bar, or a glycerin bar with essential oils like jasmine. Glycerin is non-drying, it removes the minerals effectively but gently, and it is really inexpensive, too! I usually find them really cheap at health food and alternative lifestyle stores.

Trish
Trish

October 19, 2012

The best way to care for your skin that I’ve tried is by livinglibations.com Pure oils that are the perfect complement to alima, and equally pure – you could eat them. No cleansers, no chemicals, no artificial anything. They don’t dry or clog your face, and you can use their Best Skin Ever on your whole bod. It corrected my skin breakouts beautifully and balances everything out. One product generally does it all, kind of like your foundation! (No, I don’t in any way work for them, but I really believe in their philosophy and have truly had amazing results!)

Angela Sparks
Angela Sparks

October 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing your regimens! I’ve been cleansing with 75% castor oil mixed with 25% olive oil and lavender essential oil for fragrance. This really pulls out impurities and opens up pores. I’m toning with Flora’s Glow Tone. In the morning, I rinse and then moisturize with coconut oil and a little jojoba and lavender mixed in.

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