First up... skincare.
The active ingredients include Jojoba Oil to calm and soothe the skin, Shea Butter to moisturize and regenerate the skin, Safflower Oil to hydrate, Rose Hip Seed Oil to soothe with fatty acids, Grape Seed Extract, and finally, Hyaluronic Acid to support water retention by holding up to 1000 times its weight in water.
So when I said it isn't the most cleansing cleanser, I'll tell you what I meant. This isn't the best multi-purpose cleanser in that it doesn't remove makeup like others that go in and remove everything in one fell swoop. On the flip side, the great thing about this is that this is a very conditioning cleanser and does not dry out the skin at all. The key is to use it after makeup has already been removed with another product. How do I use it? I remove my makeup completely, then use this cleanser with my Clarisonic about three times a week. The other three nights, I use an exfoliating cleanser (that is another one of my favorites!). Every morning, I use this cleanser and really massage it into my face to wake up my skin and start the circulation. The scent helps wake me up and it cleanses my skin well (since it's clean from just sleeping through the night) while giving it hydration for the day. It's pretty awesome.
here and I'm glad to report that I absolutely love it. It's supposed to increase hydration and radiance. Yes and yes. You've got to check out the ingredients... it includes amazing things like gold and truffles. I mean come on. Well, it works.
Now for my makeup favorites...
If you read this post, then you shouldn't be surprised that this is one of my current favorites.