Finding a New Cleanser

I can’t say I have had a whole lot of luck with cleansers. I don’t have any horror stories to share but nothing really has worked very effectively to clear my skin up. I am on the hunt for something miraculous like my Vichy Normaderm Night Detox cream or the Oxy Natural Action Oil Absorbing Lotion but in a cleanser form. There are a few things I hope for in a cleanser: Removes make up (because if it can’t do that, how well is it ‘deep cleaning’?), doesn’t feel tight or drying afterwords, smells pretty good, noticeably clears out blackheads and doesn’t bleach my towels (I am looking at you Clean and Clear…). This time, i am going to put the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea foaming cleanser to the test. I received this a while ago when I was going through my Ole Henriksen cleansing cloth obsession in a travel size. It is a foam cleanser which is a bonus I think and smells exactly like the Ole Henriksen Truth line of products: a very orange/citrus smell.   
How does this product perform though? The past 2-3 sample face washes I have used did not remove my make up in the slightest (and one was an exfoliator) so I was really hoping this one would. Guess what? It does! I am able to get pretty much all of my face make up free with the exception of my mascara which is always a bit of a pain anyways. This is a very soft feeling formula but obviously is heavy duty enough to remove the layer of make up I wear. I haven’t noticed that it has done any kind of bleaching either which was a big pain with a few other cleansers I have used in the past and my skin didn’t dry out or feel bad in any way after using this product. In a pinch, it also works very well to clean brushes, leaving them smelling very sweet! 
I think it is a little early to say whether it actually does any blackhead clearing. I have been breaking out pretty bad lately but I don’t think it is because of any products I have used (more like all of the sugar I have been eating lately). Once this little spell of acne is gone, I will be able to really see the difference it makes in my skin.
The full size is $38 but I would be willing to pay it if it checks off all of the boxes on my list. Have you found your perfect cleanser?
Til next time, ttfn x

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12 thoughts on “Finding a New Cleanser

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  5. I’m currently loving the Cera Ve Foaming Face Cleanser! Takes all my makeup off and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight. I have acne-prone, sensitive, combination skin and I haven’t experienced any breakouts as result of using it for the last month! I’m not sure it does anything for blackheads but I’m impressed with everything else it does! 🙂

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  6. I am obsessed with Boscia’s Black Detoxifying cleanser. It is super gentle and warming when you massage it on your skin! I haven’t had any breakouts thus far and I probably wouldn’t switch to another unless you paid me! Hah!

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