April 24, 2014 - Skincare
Gel cleanser have a bit of a no-no reputation in the beauty world. It's probably due to the fact that for many gel cleanser = foaming = bad. But that's not always the case and I'm here to tell you about one of those, rare, but wonderful exceptions.
The thing is, foaming cleansers aren't the best for your skin as they tend to dry them out and can worsen acne. I've actually come across one slightly foaming cleanser that seems to be an exception to that, and I've written a little somethin' about it here. However, if you're like me, you want to use something lighter in the morning than a balm cleanser, a non foaming gel cleanser can be a great option. Say hello to Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser, a gel cleanser that doesn't foam in the slightest.
I love Alpha-H, they make products for people who suffer from acne, and they make them well. I especially love Liquid Gold, which I've written an ode to. But this cleanser is also good. It's light, smells fresh and cleans well without drying your skin out. It also contains aloe vera, cucumber and thyme. Thyme oil has actually been used as a antibacterial solution for centuries, and there have been studies that show that it might be beneficial from acne. Good right?
I don't know all that, but what I do know is that on days when my skin is feeling slightly dry and I don't want anything heavy, this is what I reach for. And that has to be a good sign...