Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream

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Ok, I admit I haven't had this product for very long, but Dr. Hauschka's Cleansing Cream has quickly filled a missing gap in my skincare routine. Since grabbing the last one in stock at my local Whole Foods (apparently, I'm not the only one who became addicted), I've been using it twice a day and noticing positive results. 

This thick, granulated paste is intended for gentle exfoliation, a step I neglect far too often. A mixture of essential oils melts away impurities, while sweet almond meal gently sloughs away dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil. It also contains clarifying witch hazel and calming ingredients such as calendula, chamomile and St. John's wort. Based on other reviews I've read, the smell is quite controversial; I like it, but I'm easily won over by anything almond-y! 

After removing my makeup with a gel cleanser like my derma e one, I apply a tiny (1/2 inch) amount of the Cleansing Cream onto wet skin and then work it around my face using the "press and roll" motion described in the instructions. It took me a few tries to get the hang of this technique; I found this YouTube video helpful. Though it's tempting to use it like a scrub, don't; a gentler application should be enough to remove dead skin cells without damaging healthy ones. Unlike some thicker cleansers that leave behind a greasy residue (and break me out after a few uses), the Cleansing Cream rinses away so my skin is left feeling clean and comfortable. My skin looks visibly calmer, smoother and healthier since using this.

I'd suggest trying Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream if you're on the hunt for a gentle exfoliant, or if (like me) you love the idea of cream cleansers but struggle to find the right one. Though natural (all) skincare is highly subjective, this product seems to work for quite a few different skin types.

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, $24 (£15) at lookfantastic.com