Ep 91 – Are You Washing Your Face The Right Way?

November 13, 2019

Because your cleansing step is the foundation of your whole skincare routine, today we’re talking about everything to do with washing your face! First, we get into a few best practices for washing your face, including the gone-viral #60secondrule, which temperature is best, and the benefits of washing with a wash cloth over plain ol’ fingertips. Then we get into some science-y stuff.

We’ve got Lab Muffin’s Michelle Wong on the line

And for that, we’re introducing our first ever, “Call a Chemist” segment, featuring the wonderful Lab Muffin! Michelle Wong schools us on the difference between soaps and soap-free cleansers. The Australian-based chemist also tackles the big, ‘to SLS or not to SLS’ question, and whether ANY foaming surfactants are less stripping on skin. Then, we get into which ingredients to avoid and the optimal pH you want to keep your natural moisture barrier in tact—but may not find on the label.

Finally, are you team multi-step like Jill or team #lazyslashbusy like Carlene? We give you our personal #Damngoods run down on the cleansers we use to make our complexions sparkle without any tight feeling at the end. Sponsored in part by Queens of the Deep Cleanse, Foreo, we’ll start with our top shelf cleansing tool, and then get into the eye makeup removers, double-cleansing oils, gel cleansers, foaming formulas and delicate cleansing creams and balms we trust to (gently) do the dirty work all year ‘round.

Products mentioned in this episode: Foreo Luna 3; Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover; L’Oréal Paris Gentle Eyes & Lips Makeup Remover for Waterproof Mascara; Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Remover; DHC Cleansing Oil; Biossance Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, REN Evercalm Cleansing Gentle Milk, Sisley Radiance Foam CreamDrunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, Garnier Micellar All-In-1 Cleansing Water; Valmont Purity Bubble Falls Foaming Cleanser, Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser, Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

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