I genuinely don’t get people whose cleansing routine consists of a cursory sweep with wipes (terrible) or some cotton pads soaked with micellar water (slightly better). Ok, this is definitely an improvement on not washing your face or taking off your makeup at all (grim!) but it doesn’t cut it for me.
Cleansing is the foundation of my skincare regime, in the morning it’s the first stage of prepping my skin for makeup and when it comes to the evening, it gets off the daily grime leaving my face perfectly primed for the rest of my lotions and potions.
When I went vegan and I started switching all of my products to cruelty-free alternatives, I worried that I’d spend ages finding a new cleanser, but I got lucky fairly quickly and found a cleansing tag team, with products that work really well for me (no matter how my skin is behaving).
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
This cleanser makes me so very happy. I was looking for something that was hard-working, luxurious and vegan and in my opinion I hit the bloody jackpot with Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel! The vitamin-enriched cleanser starts out as a light pink gel but melts into an oil that easily massages into the skin. It feels like it lifts up makeup and gets my skin clean with hardly any effort at all; no mean feat for someone who goes for a high coverage foundation.
My favourite thing about the Oskia cleanser is that even before I put on any serum or moisturiser my skin feels nourished, soft and smooth. The downside? It’s fairly pricey at £29.50 for 100ml, but it does last a long time; I have to repurchase roughly every 3-4 months.
Foreo Luna Mini 2
Around twice a week, usually when I’m in the shower, I’ll put a second pump of the cleanser on my face and neck and glide over the Foreo Luna. The Luna’s sonic pulsations and silicone nodules (possibly aided by some witchcraft and wizardry) supercharge the Oskia cleanser and since using them together my skin has looked noticeably healthier. Don’t get me wrong, I still get the odd skin blip (like the one I’m having as I write this post) but i’ve still noticed a real difference. Downside? Again it’s the price for me, it’s hella expensive, but you know what, it works and assuming it lives up to the anti-ageing claims I’ve heard, I won’t be looking for a replacement any time in the next few years.
Obviously being a bit of a skincare addict I’m not going to stick with just one or two cleansing products forever, but right now, this duo works really well for me.
What skincare products have you found that work well for you?
Sharon | That Stargazy Vegan