As far as facial cleansing goes, I’m still loyal to LUSH’s 9-5 for a morning rinse and Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser for evening makeup-removal and a deeper clean. On especially warm and sticky days of the summer, however, I’ve been using Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company’s Buttercream Cleansing Cream once or twice a week when I need a little extra something to wash away the day’s sweat and grime.
Buttercream Cleansing Cream is a thick, waxy product packaged in a glass jar. When you scoop out a small amount and work it onto damp skin, however, it alters into a thin, liquid-y cream with light foam. It’s actually a combination of soap with moisturizing ingredients, so it cleans without leaving my face feeling tight and dried out.
Here’s the ingredients list: Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter; Organic Coconut Oil; Organic Unrefined Avocado Oil; Aloe Soap; Organic Jojoba Oil; Organic Mango Butter; Organic Virgin Shea Butter; Organic Virgin Palm Oil; Organic Essential Oils Of Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Eucalyptus.
I’ve been working Buttercream Cleansing Skin into my skin with my Liz Earle muslin facial cloth before rinsing it off, just to make sure that all my makeup (long-wear foundation!) gets removed. Then I finish my nighttime routine with a spritz of rosewater and one of my favorite facial serums. I go to sleep with my face feeling soft and cleansed and healthy.
Overall, a success! I’ve gone through two small pots of this project and I’ll be investing in a larger jar soon.
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