What is the best way to cleanse your face?
Aside from removing makeup, we cleanse our face to remove impurities that have accumulated throughout the day. With this in mind, it makes no sense to use harmful products from unnatural sources to cleanse our skin.
That is why Natural Instinct’s products contain only natural, botanic ingredients and are 100% free from over 400 synthetic chemicals commonly used in skincare products such as facial cleansers.
The best way to cleanse your face is to firstly pick a cleanser according to your skin type and needs. You can even pick two cleansers and use them to double cleanse. Double cleansing is the process of using two cleansers to thoroughly clean your skin. This method is especially great for makeup removal. It is important to use cleansing products that do not strip your skin even when double cleansing.
What type of facial cleanser should you use?
Natural Instinct have a selection of facial cleansers in different forms designed to suit varying requirements and skin types.
Our newest facial cleansing product, the Gentle and Soothing Facial Wipes, are ideal for sensitive skin. They are perfect for use when travelling or for a quick cleanse first thing in the morning or removing make up at the end of the day.
They contain Aloe Vera and Chamomile to soothe and calm sensitive skin, Rosehip and Argan Oil to nourish and hydrate plus Cucumber and Green Tea to infuse the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. They will gently remove dirt, oil and make-up on all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, they don’t provide exfoliation or deep pore cleansing which is why we have different forms of cleansers.
If you prefer a water soluble cleanser that lathers, the Refreshing Foaming Cleanser is for you. It also hydrates the skin for up to eight hours and contains Goji Berry to deeply cleanse pores and gently remove impurities.
For a deeper, more nourishing cleansing ritual, opt for our Skin Refining Cleansing Oil. It is a pure cleansing oil blend of six botanical essential oils which gently cleanse your skin, refine your pores and nurture the skin. It removes makeup gently, even dissolving waterproof eye makeup and leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished. You can use this cleanser alone or follow with the Refreshing Foaming Cleanser for a double cleanse.
If you love your cream cleansers, then the Replenishing Cream Cleanser gently cleanses and nourishes the skin whilst delivering eight hours of continuous hydration. It is enriched with the powerful, natural ingredients Rosehip Oil and Kakadu Plum which improve skin tone and boost skin cell renewal.
To rid the skin of dead cells which can block pores, use the Invigorating Facial Scrub. With finely ground walnut shells and an anti-ageing formula, it gently exfoliates your skin to refine and smooth the texture. Keep in mind, an exfoliator should only be used once or twice a week to boost your cleansing routine.
So, you are spoilt for choice with our beautiful range of plant-based cleansers created to suit your skin and your lifestyle.
Why should you use natural facial cleansers?
Our natural facial cleansers contain powerful anti-aging and hydrating ingredients derived from natural, plant-derived sources such as Rosehip Oil, Aloe Vera, Kakadu Plum, Goji Berry, Walnut Shells, Argan Oil and Rosemary extract.
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids, these botanical ingredients are not only safe to use on your skin but are potent protectors against free radicals which cause damage and visible ageing to your skin. These ingredients provide support and nourishment at a cellular level, improving cell renewal and visibly reducing wrinkles and pigmentation while improving elasticity.
Many botanical ingredients in Natural Instinct’s facial cleansers have been used as skincare products for centuries by ancient cultures such as the Greeks, Romans and Chinese. They have proven themselves to be safe, effective and beneficial to our skin.
How often should you cleanse your face?
Ideally it’s best to cleanse your skin twice a day. In the morning, cleanse your skin to remove excess sebum that your skin produces overnight. Sebum attracts dust and impurities that can clog your pores. Cleansing in the morning not only gives you a clean canvas to apply makeup but also refreshes you at the start of your day. At night, cleanse your face to remove makeup, sunscreen, dirt and environmental pollutants that accumulate on your skin during the course of the day.
When you use soap to cleanse your face, it strips your skin of natural oils, leaving it dry, tight and uncomfortable. Over time, many have come to accept this as normal but is it really? Another consideration is your skin absorbs what you put on it, so would you think twice before using a soap or cleanser full of nasties such as sulphates, parabens, PEGs and many more harmful, man-made chemicals?
Using 100% natural, plant-derived products such as ours won’t damage your skin so you can relax knowing it is safe to cleanse your face as often as you need with our gentle cleansers and also leave your skin feeling comfortable, hydrated and nourished.