What Natural Face Wash Should You Use?
By Coach Antonia
Have you been shopping around for a new face wash and aren’t sure which one is the best natural option for you?
The market is flooded with products that are advertised as natural and organic, but how do you know for sure what’s good?
Here’s where you ask an independent expert!
In this post we’re going to break down some of the best options on the market today and help you select which one will make your morning and evening routine even cleaner and brighter! Explained by organic beauty entrepreneur and health coach, Coach Antonia!
In addition to being a Health Coach, I am also an organic beauty entrepreneur and run my own organic beauty start-up where we make skin and body-care products. Today I’m going to take my experience in the natural and organic cosmetics world and apply it to face washes, giving you my own personal feedback and recommendations on four of my favorite all-natural face washes!
Juice Beauty’s Organic Facial Wash is the only USDA Organic Certified Facial Wash on our list, which is why it’s in first place today. It is good for morning and evening use, and costs $22.
It smells citrusy and flowery/fruity, and feels like an aloe vera gel on the skin. It does not foam, and rather slips and slides on your skin. It does have a bit of an astringent quality, so it can be drying to dry, sensitive and maybe combination skin. For my combination skin I found it too drying, but that may be because I used it with the dry and harsh water that’s locally available to me and live in a dry environment. If you live somewhere with strong humidity and softer water, this may be the refreshing cleanser you’ll love. I would recommend this product as it is a solid choice overall, and a good place to start with natural facial washes.
“I can imagine using this when I need to take off a lot of makeup, truly cleanse my skin underneath it, and not feel like my skin has been stripped of its essential moisture and natural oils – all in one go. “
Shiva Rose Pearl Milk Cleanser is $45 and is all about adding oils back to the skin. According to the founder, “(she uses) all natural ingredients some that are harvested locally and some that herald from my favorite sacred places.” This Pearl Milk Cleanser smells like sweet roses and is a light, creamy texture. It is not too thick or heavy and therefore glides easily on your skin with a silky finish. It feels very soft and moisturizing while washing your skin, and in my experience leaves it feeling tender and dewy. For those with dry, sensitive and combination skin this may be the ideal solution. Especially if you live in a dry environment, or have harsh and drying water, this can be the gentle way to wash your face without it feeling tight and stripped.
Juice Beauty’s Exfoliating Cleanser costs $22, and can be bought online or at a local WholeFoods store.
The consistency of the product feels like a cream, but with some gel-like qualities, like the cooling sensation it has when applied to the skin. It is thicker and heavier than the Shiva Rose Milk Cleanser, and it also has a unique feature: exfoliating beads of jojoba. The smell of the product is lightly-herbal and soothing, and can have a nurturing aromatherapeutic affect. I can imagine using this when I need to take off a lot of makeup, truly cleanse my skin underneath it, and not feel like my skin has been stripped of its essential moisture and natural oils – all in one go. The dissolving jojoba beads are a great choice of exfoliant because they are not too harsh and avoid contributing to accidental skin damage, even at a microscopic level, that can happen to the over-zealous face scrubbers among us.
“You can follow me in my approach of getting several face wash options, and alternating them based on the needs of your skin for that day.”
Neil’s Yard Purifying Palmarosa Facial Wash comes from a natural brand in the UK, and costs £16 online. Their company has 30+ years experience in the organic and natural sector, and was founded in London, England. They include certified organic ingredients in their Palmarosa Facial Wash, which is a gel-like face wash especially crafted for Oily and Combination Skin, and is comparable to the Juice Beauty Organic Facial Wash. One clear difference is that when you rub the Neil’s Yard Facial Wash on your skin, it takes on a white-colored appearance and a slightly creamy/milky consistency. Perhaps that is why it feels less astringent and tightening to the skin once washed away. It should be a good option for those of us who like a squeaky-clean feeling on their skin, and like refreshing gel-like cleaners, with some of the nourishing qualities otherwise found in milk cleansers.
How to choose:
- If you have skin that appreciates an astringent gel cleanse, like a watery-gel texture that doesn’t lather, and are passionate about organic certification then Juice Beauty Organic Facial Wash is your match.
- If you like a squeaky clean feeling but still need nourishment to be part of the process, prefer a more traditional gel texture that even gets a bit creamy, are happy with some certified organic ingredients, then Neil’s Yard Purifying Palmarosa Facial Wash is your choice.
How to choose:
- If you want something for everyday use that is silky and made in small-batches with high quality ingredients and truly feels luxurious (and don’t mind a slight splurge), then it’s Shiva Rose Pearl Milk Cleanser. *It also smells heavenly.
- If you would like something with stronger cleansing support via exfoliation then its Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleanser, which is also more affordable while still including a handful of certified organic ingredients.
Do you still not know how to choose? That’s cool too! You can follow me in my approach of getting several face wash options, and alternating them based on the needs of your skin for that day!
We all know that beauty is in fact not only skin deep, and in fact you can radiate beauty from the inside out. A good way to get that inner glow is to check out what our founder, Saida has learned from happy people, and adopt some of those routines as beauty habits too!
Furthermore, if you believe that beauty is an expression of your health, then try optimizing your skin from the inside out physically by hacking your own biology and learning the newest of health trends that we learned from attending a BioHacking conference!
To Your Infinite Beauty and GLOWING Skin!
*Featured Image for article by: Ryan McGuire from Gratisography