Whether you're a makeup wearer or prefer the "au naturel" look, we recommend that you cleanse your face twice a day with a light cleansing in the morning and a more thorough double-cleanse 3 or 4 times per week in the evening. Our skin is constantly excreting wastes and shedding dead skin debris which makes daily cleansing a beauty must. We recommend using a mild and natural cleanser. If you wear makeup, it’s imperative that you remove this layer before going to sleep in order to avoid the possibility of clogged pores, blocked tear ducts, blackheads and potential acne. Even if you don’t wear makeup, the sebum on the surface of your skin readily attracts atmospheric pollutants and dirt like a magnet.
During the first step, use an oil-based cleanser to rid skin of surface dirt and residue from moisturizers and sunscreens. We recommend our Tangerine & Lemon Facial Cleansing Oil for this phase. Contrary to popular belief, oil based cleansers will not aggravate acne or cause new breakouts. They are much gentler to the skin than conventional cleansers with sulfate-based detergents. Massage the oil based cleanser onto your dry face with your fingertips to dissolve the dirt. Rinse or remove the oil from your face using a face cloth and warm water. This speeds up the cleansing routine by getting rid of most of the oil before moving on to the second phase of cleansing.
When you have melted away the dirt and makeup from your face, rinse and apply the second cleanser. This time the job is to purify the skin, not to remove makeup or debris. A good choice for this second phase of cleansing would be to use our Oats & Goat's Milk Cleansing Grains or the Honey & Licorice Daily Daily Cleansing Grains to remove any lasting residue and to soften your skin. Using mineral water or one of our hydrating mists, make a thin paste with your cleansing grains and massage onto your skin in soft, circular, upward motions to stimulate circulation and relax tense muscles that can cause development of lines. Finish with a cool rinse of water and gently pat dry with a clean facial towel. For morning cleansing, we recommend our very gentle and refreshing Chamomile & Lavender Facial Cleansing Spray. Since you won’t be removing a day’s worth of makeup and day’s debris from you face, a quick, one step cleansing is sufficient. Follow your cleansing routine with a facial mist, serum and moisturizer and your face will set for the day!
Botanic Organic’s cleansers were specifically designed to be used for the double cleansing method.
Chamomile & Lavender Facial Cleansing Spray is a quick, gentle and non-drying facial cleanser perfect for at home or on the go.
Tangerine & Lemon Facial Cleansing Oil is a gentle and effective oil cleanser that rids skin of makeup and daily residues without drying.
Oats & Goat's Milk Cleansing Grains is a non-irritating, preservative-free daily cleanser, perfect for all skin types. Oatmeal gently exfoliates, drawing impurities from your skin and unclogging pores, while the lactic acid in goat’s milk works as a gentle exfoliant allowing new healthy skin cells to emerge, revealing vibrant, glowing skin.
Honey & Licorice Root Daily Cleansing Grains is a gentle, preservative free and all natural daily cleanser that will repair and brighten your complexion leaving your skin feeling incredibly soft, moisturized and protected.