Sep 242014

Our reader sent us the following question:

I’m traveling to India next month and looking for a good face wash. The air there is very polluted. Lots of dirt and grime in the air. I saw ur post about top beauty products but did not see face cleansers. Do you have any suggestions? I have normal skin.

Here are a few suggestions of organic face cleansers we find would suit normal skin in polluted environment:

Organic face cleansers for normal skin

1. Suki Creamy Foaming Cleanser 2. Dr Alkaitis Purifying Organic Cleanser 3. Antipodes Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Organic Cleanser 4. Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser 5. Trilogy Cream Cleanser 6. Pai Skincare Camelia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser 7. Therapi Orange Blossom Cleanser 8. Santaverde Aloe Vera Cleansing Emulsion

A much praised Therapi Orange Blossom Cleanser for normal skin (you can read our review here) would be our first suggestion. It’s gentle, yet pretty effective with cleansing the skin.

Pai Skincare Camellia and Rose Organic Cleanser, as the name suggests, consists of camellia oil known for its effective cleansing properties, while universally excellent ingredient that is rose oil, hydrates and rejuvenates the skin. The cleanser also consists of another great natural cleansing oil – that is sweet almond oil.

Trilogy Cream Cleanser consists of rosehip oil, gentle yet effective when it comes to cleansing, as well as being known to smooth the skin. This cleanser consists of almond oil as well, along with sebum-identical ingredient that is jojoba oil and chamomile oil, known for its calming properties. Carrot oil consists of Vitamin A.

Antipodes Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Organic Cleanser consists of patchouli oil, known for its refreshing properties. It also contains carrot oil. It’s created for dehydrated skin and even normal skin needs hydration.

Dr Alkaitis Purifying Organic Cleanser is a gentle yet thorough cleanser. The ingredients include sebum-identical ingredient jojoba oil, along with coconut oil and shea butter. The cleanser is also rich in vitamins A and C.

Suki Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion is a versatile cleanser, suitable for most skin types. Avena Sativa has softening properties, while kaolin – clay has mild exfoliating and purifying properties.

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser is another great cleanser, which also works as an exfoliator. Made with brown sugar, which mildly foams upon mixing it with water, it also consists of natural salicylic acid found in White Willow Bark.

Santaverde Aloe Vera Cleansing Emulsion consists of aloe vera and apple juice providing moisture, while coconut and sesame act as cleansing agents. The cleansing emulsion is for demanding skin, which your skin would be in polluted environment.

Which would be the favorites of Nature of Europe? Therapi Orange Blossom Cleanser, Trilogy Cream Cleanser and Suki Exfoliate Cleanser.

We would also suggest you use a toner after using a cleanser, as it cleanses the remaining dirt, as well as freshens and rejuvenates the skin, along with making the skin more susceptible for absorption of the face cream or serum.

A few toners we’d suggest for normal skin:

Toners for normal skin

1. Santaverde Aloe Vera Toner 2. Therapi Orange Blossom Toner 3. Bodhi & Birch Rosa Rosa Hydrating Toner 4. John Masters Organics Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist

Another option is a cleansing oil. Cleansing oil is a mix of carrier and essential oils with cleansing properties. We would recommend a travel trio from Mel Millis (review coming soon), which consists of a daily cleansing oil, mist tonic and a face oil.

Mel Millis Travel Trio and Konjac Sponge Company

Konjac Sponge might also prove to be useful: it’s perfect for travel due to its small size and has great cleansing properties, being infused with skin-cleansing green clay.

Which cleanser have you been using thus far? Do any of the suggested cleansers sound like they’d be suitable for your skin? Let us know which one you’ve picked.

Hopefully this was helpful. We wish you a safe trip. And don’t forget to send us a virtual postcard.


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