do you ever feel like the skincare cocktail you’ve been using religiously to the tune of beautiful results will sometimes turn on you suddenly and just stop working? it’s the worst and i’m always torn between staying the course / powering through and risking a reaction by trying something new. last week i reached a breaking point and sought out a new cleanser-toner combination to soothe some seriously congested skin. the results have been better than i could have imagined (which, for the record, only fuels my sickness. something could be working great, but isn’t there always something better?) and i’m enjoying the closest to clear skin that could easily go makeup-free than i’ve had since experiencing my very first breakout as a teenager.
here are the two products creating the magic:
i’ve been clearing the day away with first aid beauty’s skin rescue deep cleanser with red clay. i use about a quarter-sized amount and mix it with a drop or two of water before applying it to my skin that’s still covered in the day’s makeup. the grippy cleanser hangs on to makeup, dissolving all traces of foundation and unclogging my pores. it washes off easily without a lot of tugging, so i’m able to get my skin cleaner while also being more gentle. while most deep cleansers can be a bit drying, that’s not the case here thanks to added glycerin. my skin is left spotlessly clean and comfortable.
after cleansing, i follow up with first aid beauty’s facial radiance pads. i love this concept so much more than pouring toner onto a cotton pad – it’s one less step and so travel friendly. these little pads have lactic and glycolic acids for chemical exfoliation, but they do not sting or irritate like other acid-based products can. they work to sweep away any lingering traces of makeup (which i have to tell you are very few after using my new favorite cleanser!) and also to tone the skin. in the mornings, my face is less dull and dry without any redness or added grease.
first aid beauty has definitely proved themselves as the sensitive skin experts with these two, because i didn’t think a deep cleanser or renewal pad could ever play nicely with my delicate visage – but i have never been happier to be wrong.