My current facial cleanser. What are you washing your face with these days?

I’ve found a new face cleanser! This is a big deal, y’all. Despite being a beauty blogger, I am far from a product junkie. I stick with what works and while I may review a ton of skincare products, I usually stick with the same ones until they run out. What I review and don’t use, I often donate and pass over to those who I know who I know will use them. I just hate being wasteful, ya know?

A few weeks ago I was roaming through Chamberlin’s Natural Foods store here in Orlando and found myself venturing in the skincare lanes. I’m so ridic. I can MAKE my own skincare products but still feel the need to “buy” some. I’m no Mama Clumps. I don’t have the patience to make my own stuffs. And soooo I buy. This go ’round, I picked up a cleanser from a brand that I’ve never heard of.

Dr. Woods, uh? Is this Dr. Bronner’s cousin? Ha! I vigorously scanned the ingredients list and LOVED that there wasn’t any artificial fragrances in it. Too many times brands say a product is natural but then dump a ton of artificial fragrances in it. Which always annoys me.

This cleanser is so wonderful, y’all. So wonderful. I’ve found a keeper and don’t see myself venturing away from this one any time soon.


-Contains tea tree oil. My favorite all-natural pimple bustin’ agent.
-Includes peppermint oil and that makes the skin feel rejuvenated.
-A little goes a long way.
-Has a mint-y/tea tree oil smell to it. Which I really like but I can see how it may turn off others.
-Nice clear consistency. I prefer clear cleansers over creamy ones. Even though they may not be the best for my dry skin, I feel like they do a better job at drying out those pimples.
-Minimal ingredients!


-Can dry the skin out. You have to apply moisturizer quickly!
-Pretty pricey in stores. I paid almost $12 for it but saw that you can get it online for as low as $4.69!

So yeah, I love everything about this cleanser. And I love that I can get it online for almost HALF of what I paid for it. Between this cleanser, my Weleda Almond moisturizer and Boscia masks, I have a nice line-up of preservative-free facial care products.

I love featuring ALL products here on Clumps but for every day use? I stick to all-natural, baby. With my acne flare-up’s, gentler is better, ya know?

What cleanser are your currently using these days?

  • A few products…but either phyto and clean and clear products :)

  • Celine

    I use the Clinique redness solutions line because I have such dry skin, and always have had red in my face which I hated until I found the right products for me.

  • I actually use two products. For mornings I use my cheapy Rite Aid version of Cetaphil, and evenings I wear makeup I have a volcanic ash cleanser. If I don’t wear makeup, it is my generic Cetaphil.

  • My Holy Grail Facial Cleanser is Philosophy Purity Made Simple. It removes all my makeup, including water resistant eye makeup, is not drying, and does not sting my eyes. Love it! I’ve been using this for at least 5 years.

  • I use Purpose Gentle Cleansing facial wash (wash face with hands) in the am and Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleaning Pads (the pads are great) at night. . . and I let my face drip dry lol…. i just recently learned that my skin HATES anything with salicylic acid

    in undergrad all i used was a dove soap bar. . . oh how my skin has changed =(lol

  • I use CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. It has no SLS (unlike Cetaphil), and contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid (non-comedogenic mositurizers). Totally non-drying, yet gets my skin very clean. Removes eye makeup pretty well, too, if I can’t be bothered to get that off separately. A bottle is $11 and it lasts FOREVER.

  • Hmmm…I’m not a fan of drying effects.

  • victoria

    Clinique Facial Soap for Oily Skin, and the Clinique Clarifying Lotion for Oily Skin. This combo cured my acne instantly years ago, after spending money on a dermatologist who wasn’t able to help me one bit!

  • I use the Clinique line in number 4. I have used Clinique since high school and this works very well for my skin.

  • I use Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser (bought from Sephora), but it’s about to finish, so I’m going back to this organic brand I used to use: Skin Naked Face Unscented Wash…I love the fact that it’s gentle, has minimal ingredients, and is all natural! :)

  • Mia D

    I use Purpose right now. It is made by Johnson & Johnson and I’ve looked at the ingredients compared to the baby wash. It’s pretty much the same thing. So when Purpose is gone I’ll just put baby wash in the pump bottle.

  • Janel

    I definitely need to see if they have this cleanser at my health food store; I’m a bit concerned about it being drying but I have a moisturizer that should take care of that pretty well. I’ve been using the Say Yes to Tomatoes moisturizer they sell at Walgreens, and I LOVE it. Might look into their facial wash as well…

  • I only use Dove soap and an Oil O’lay moisturizer. My granny told me about this many years ago and I still use. Works perfectly!

  • Clean&Clear Morning Burst. I love how it makes my skin feel happy. :3

  • Lizzy

    Would you say this cleanser helps with acne? I’ve been having some bad breakouts lately and I’d like to try something that is free of all the bad stuff, like SLS, etc.

    • Brittany

      This cleanser has definitely been helping with my acne.

  • I’m ALWAYS trying new skincare but right now I’m trying out Simple. It’s very gentle and I think almost too gentle for my oily, acne-prone skin.

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