Hello ladies, your favorite cleanser snob is at it again! You’d think that finding the right cleanser would be the easiest thing ever, because there are just so many out there. But if like me you have very specific criteria, this seemingly easy task can be a daunting one. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, so those who are new to Glamorable will find more details on why I choose cleansers will neutral pH in this blog post. Long story short, there is enough evidence to convince me that alkaline cleansers, which make up the vast majority of the market, are actually aging your skin instead of helping it. In many cases simply switching to a better cleanser can significantly improve acne and dryness without changing anything else in the routine.
High pH cleansers are not just another fad for skincare hipsters to hate on like parabens, mineral oil, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I know there are people with individual allergies and sensitivities to those ingredients, but there is just so much misinformation and pseudo-science spread about some ingredients that a lot of people take it as a fact. I fell victim to those fads too, until I had a nice talk with a cosmetic chemist who explained to me in detail why in many cases those controversial ingredients cause less harm than the alternatives.
Anyway, knowing how much proper cleansing matters for the skin’s overall appearance, I am always happy to introduce you guys to products that pass the test. And today I wanted to turn your heads to Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 In 1 Cleansing, Toning And Eye Make-Up Removing Emulsion [$24, available here]. In a nutshell this is a non-foaming milky cleansing emulsion that can be used alone or after pre-cleanse oil.
The ingredient list boasts several softening and moisturizing oils and extracts that don’t all go down the drain, because this isn’t a foaming cleanser:
- Greek Yogurt Concentrate nourishes and moisturizes the skin with two and a half times more protein than regular yogurt
- Eyebright Extract reduces the appearance of redness, swelling, and irritation
- Macadamia and Sunflower Oils seal in the moisture and protect from free radicals in tap water
On its own Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 In 1 Cleansing, Toning And Eye Make-Up Removing Emulsion didn’t work for me as a makeup remover. Instead, it smudged my makeup around and left it sitting on the skin’s surface. I always double up with a pre-cleanse oil, though, regardless of my second cleanser so it’s not like I’d ever use it alone. When used on damp skin, this emulsion gets slippery and can be hard to wash off. However, the suggested use is to massage a generous amount into dry skin and tissue off. Using this method gave me the softest skin and removed the need to follow up with a toner afterward. I think people with dry and sensitive skin types will really appreciate this cleanser, but it works for all skin types: mine is combination/dehydrated and I’m loving it!
You can purchase Korres Greek Yoghurt 3 In 1 Cleansing, Toning And Eye Make-Up Removing Emulsion at Sephora.
Have you tried using a cold cream or another no-rinse cleanser before? Do you have a favorite Korres product? Do you prefer foaming or non-foaming cleansers? Let me know in the comments below!
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