We have two natural face cleansers for you to choose from; the Aloe Herb Cleanser and the Citrus Mint Cleanser. The first of the two facial cleansers in our line was the Aloe Herb, a creamy natural facial cleanser that offers a gentle clean. This is awesome for skin that’s dry and for everyday dirt, but sometimes we need a little bit more umph in our face wash.
Enter the Citrus Mint Cleanser. This is one of our favorite products and we want to share a little bit more about this pH-balanced, purifying formula.
Intentional, hand-selected ingredients
Like all of our products, the Citrus Mint Cleanser is made with amazing ingredients. We infuse hydrating aloe vera juice with calming and clarifying herbs, add saponified coconut oil and a little bit of suds along with antioxidant rich essential oils and a witch hazel distillate to give it those extra deep cleansing properties you look for. Here’s a closer look at some of those ingredients in this natural face cleanser:
Sodium lauryl glucoside carboxylate
We wrote an article comparing this ingredient to its dangerous cousin, sodium lauryl sulfate, but we wanted to give another shout out to this added cleansing and foaming element. It helps get a deeper clean without impairing the skin’s mantle so even sensitive skinned beauties can use this face cleanser.
The herbal infusion
You already know that most companies use water in their cleansers and that we use aloe vera because it is awesome for your skin (so hydrating, so soothing) but did you know that we really take it to the next level by infusing herbs into that aloe?
- Calendula and lavender keep the infusion soothing and calming while adding extra deep cleansing properties.
- Rosemary adds extra antioxidants and an invigorating element to the clean feeling.
- Neem is an amazing herb that clarifies and promotes an even skin tone.
Witch hazel distillate
This is part of what makes the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser so great for oily skin. We use this distillate to keep it gentle enough for sensitive skin while maintaining amazing toning action.
When to use the citrus mint natural face cleanser
For oily and combination skin
We always recommend Citrus Mint Cleanser for people that are experiencing oily skin because it’s a gel face wash, so it has more deep cleansing properties than cream facial cleansers do (we talked about the differences between a gel and cream here). But there are other great reasons to use this facial wash, too!
While most cleansers for oily skin strip the excess oil with each use, the Citrus Mint Cleanser helps to balance oil production over time—so this is going to be the best facial wash for oily skin. That's why it's important to understand your skin so you can choose the best natural face cleanser for it.
For clogged pores, regardless of skin type
Yes, it offers deep cleansing, but it’s also gentle! If you’re experiencing any type of clogged pores, or if you have blemish prone skin, this is the best facial cleanser to use. It helps get in deep and clears out the gunk without stripping your acid mantle. So even with sensitive and dry skin, if you’re experiencing any burdened skin, this is a great product to use. Just make sure that you follow up with the right serum and face moisturizer for your skin.
After a workout
Do you sweat when you work out? That’s the best time to use Citrus Mint Cleanser! It feels so good to get the blood pumping and sweat out the stress—but that increases sebum production, which makes workout sweat a little bit stickier. We're talking grime that can get trapped in the skin and cause impurities. But this face wash totally annihilates that post-workout blemish risk.
Aub is a certified clinical herbalist and content strategist/creator. She is the co-founder of Dandelion Branding, a digital marketing company that works with brands that are focused on revolutionizing their industries. When she's not working on a project, you can usually find her nosing about in the forest or giving congratulatory high fives to every plant in her house for growing.