I am back after a month-long hiatus where I finished school, worked like a maniac aaaand managed to squeeze in a trip to Romania to see family for a couple of weeks.
I am so excited to get back into gear and to blog my little heart out.
Today's (well, technically yesterday's... since this is a skincare related post) topic is a type of facial cleanser that has absolutely been rocking my world for the past couple of months.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had visited a dermatologist prior to my Silk Peel and one of the things she gave me to try was a Hydroxy Foaming Cleanser that she produces at her spa. Sadly it's only carried at her office and not able to purchase online but after getting my hands on a bottle and studying the ingredients - it's pretty much identical to the Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash.
The Dermalogica option actually ends up being cheaper than what I paid for at my med spa so rest assured I will be purchasing it soon.
Nonetheless, this post is about active ingredients and the type of cleanser - it is a gentle foaming cleanser that contains a small dose of salicylic acid combined with lactic acid. It leaves the skin feeling extremely refreshed and clean. It is most suitable for normal/oily skin types that are prone to acne and I have noticed a dramatic difference in how quick my breakouts clear out and how nice my overall skin texture has been. Especially during the summer when we all tend to get more oily, cleansers like these seem to be just what the doctor ordered (in my case... literally!)
PS: Obagi and SkinCeuticals also make similar foaming cleansers geared to maintain a clear complexion. I should also add that while these are foaming, the foaming action is very gentle and they do not contain SLS.