PRODUCT REVIEW: THE FACE WASH BATTLE
Hello my awesome lovelies!!
One thing I’ve vowed to do better this year was staring my faults/weaknesses in the face and focusing on turning them into strengths. With that being said, I have a confession…..I’m a product junkie. Wow, there, I said it. I’ve tried rehab, meditation, hypnosis, support groups, and nothing has worked thus far so I figure it is what it is and I should embrace this ‘love for skincare products’ habit. So here I am with a review for 3 facial cleansers that I have been using for a while. In the left corner we have Fabulous Foaming Fash Wash by Bliss. In the middle we have Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser and in the right corner we have Origins Check and Balances Frothy Face Wash.
A good quality about all 3 is that they arent drying to the skin. You know how some facial cleansers strip all of the oils out of your face leaving it sooooo tight that you can’t smile at the super hot neighbor that just popped up by surprise to introduce himself. Now he thinks you are stuckup because you wouldn’t, well couldn’t smile at the guy. So can you see how important it is to choose the right facewash??!! Ok so lets get back to the battle.
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Bliss is a 2 in 1 gel cleanser and exfoliator. It always leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, and the exfoliating factor is a gentle one. I mean it is just enough. I like the skin softening passion flower extract and the rose hips extracts which help to promote tissue regeneration which is beneficial for scars, burns and wrinkles. The Ole Henriksen contains vitamin C and other brightening citrus extracts, which helps to fade dark marks and blemishes over time. Last but not least the Origins Checks and Balances is suppsed to balance dry and oily skin types. I have combination skin, and this wash seemed to balance me out.
ROUND 1: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS
I personally like facial cleansers that have exfoliating properties. This means that my initial review would claim Bliss as the winner. However, I wrote a piece regarding microbeads and how they contribute to pollution a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the Bliss famous face wash contains polyethylene beads which I have taken a stand against. So until Bliss joins the Microbead Free movement, I will have to disqualify them from the battle.
ROUND 2: DO THE PRODUCT CLAIMS MEASURE UP
On with the next. It’s important to know what type of skin you have before choosing a face wash. Some facial cleansers will list their specialty up front such as ‘good for oily skin.’ That statement brings me to the next face wash under the scope. Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser. The claim to this facewash is ‘skin brightening.’ By way of the vitamin c and other citrus extracts. I love the citrusy smell of this face wash, and it foams…. I love foam. You can purchase a 7oz bottle of this for $30, which is a good buy in my book especially since it does what it claims to do. But you have to stay consistent with it. Next up is Origins Checks and Balances. This wash is not frothy as advertised but more so a creamy cleanser. I’m not to giddy about the smell as it almost smells like old spearmint gum, but I guess I’m glad that it isn’t strong to the point of eye watering madness. You can purchase a 5oz bottle for $21.50.
AND THE WINNER IS.....
Alright so who won the battle… in all fairness it’s a tie between Ole Henriksen and Origins mainly becauase they target 2 separate issues and both are effective at what they claim to do. Sooooo lets give a round of applause to Origins Checks and Balances and Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser.
Until next time,
The body is a precious commodity. Nourish it. Love it!