I’ve tried a lot of facial cleansers over the past few years. As you age and your skin changes, your facial cleanser has to change along with it. I have noticed that the texture of my skin is not as resilient as it used to be, but one thing that has remained the same is my skin type – I have oily/combination skin that is prone to breakouts when I’m stressed. One cleanser I keep coming back to is the Kate Somerville Purify Clarifying Cleanser. It is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE face wash, and I am on my 4th or 5th tube.
This is a cream face wash, and it has salicylic acid to help exfoliate and balance oil production. The key ingredient for me is peppermint oil – this face wash FEELS and SMELLS incredible. I personally love the fresh, cooling smell and sensation of peppermint, and this face wash makes me feel so refreshed and clean. I even look forward to using this in the mornings, because I find that it helps me feel more awake. I use it with my Clarisonic Mia in the evenings when I shower, and it feels like a mini spa experience.
Kate Somerville’s more popular cleansers are her Detox Daily Cleanser and Gentle Daily Wash, which both come in jumbo 16oz containers (note to Kate Somerville: can you please make the Purify in a 16oz container too??). I’ve tried Detox Daily Cleanser and only thought it was ok; I couldn’t wait to use it up so I could get another tube of the Purify Clarifying Cleanser (note that it used to be called the Purify Exfoliating Cleanser, but the formula seems to be the same).
I HIGHLY recommend this face wash to anyone who loves the cooling sensation of peppermint and has oily/combination skin. At $32, it’s not inexpensive, but as a product I use twice everyday that has therapeutic benefits, it’s worth it to me!
Have you tried this before? What’s your favorite face wash?