Facial cleansing September 14 2015, 0 Comments

We all know the importance of a good facial cleansing routine but many people shy away from using oil based cleansers - especially if they are prone to greasy skin.

So why should we use oil based cleansers:  In the first instance harsh, non-oil-based cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils which then prompts the skin to produce more oil (sebum) often making oily skin more oily.

A cleanser that removes dirt and make-up but doesn't leave the skin feeling parched and tight is best.  A cleanser that cleans and moisturises at the same time is most beneficial to the skin.

Jojoba oil makes a wonderful ingredient in a facial cleanser and is an oil that people with a tendency to greasy skin do not need to fear.   Jojoba oil has a very light texture and has a chemical structure that resembles the natural oil produced by the skin - sebum.   If jojoba oil is used on the skin to cleanse it the natural ph balance of the skin is not upset and so the skin does not produce extra sebum to compensate.  

Jojoba oil is full of antioxidants and is rich in vitamins and minerals.  It is suitable for all skin types, is very kind to sensitive skin and is soothing on inflamed and irritated skin.

Calendula petals are also a valuable addition to any skin cleansing product. 

Calendula petals are the petals of the marigold flower and are well known for their skin care properties. Oils that have been infused with calendula are ideal ingredients in skin care products as the soluble properties of the flowers are released in to the oil.  The properties of the petals are known for their soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory qualities. 

A skin cleanser that contains the skin-care properties of calendula and jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types.   

Give our Calendula Cleansing Balm a try!