Monday, December 28, 2015

Skin Care Collection - Cleansers

I decided to break up into my skin care stash into 3 posts.

No judgments please.

I actually forgot I had one of these cleansers until I went through everything. Oye. It's good to pull out what you have and take an inventory.

Here we go!
  • Ambi Even & Clear Foaming Cleanser
    • I've mentioned this before. I got this in a set again and it's ok. Right now I'm using it as my morning cleanser. I'll use it up but I don't plan on purchasing it on its own or the set that it came in again. *knock on wood*
  • Ambi Black Soap with Shea Butter
    • I've used this on and off. I can't really say whether or not it has helped my skin. Black soap is supposed to be good for drawing impurities out of the skin. I've mainly used it on no makeup days in the evening. I think I may go and put it in my shower so that I can use it on a more consistent basis. I'll try to report back on it.
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser
    • This is the one I forgot that I had. I've only used it a few times. I can't remember if I like it or not. I got it as a potential dupe to the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser ($32). I plan to use this after I used up the Ambi cleanser.
  • Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
    • I've used this before in a sample size. I got another sample from Massage Envy after a facial. I do like this cleanser. I typically use it in the morning. I don't plan on purchasing a full size since it's $36!
  • Paula's Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
    • I'm using this now as my evening cleanser with my Clarisonic but I have used it in the morning. I like it but I'm not wowed by it. It does irritate my eyes some when I try to use it to remove my eye makeup. Once I use it up, I don't plan on repurchasing it.
  • Noxzema Classic Clean
    • This is an old school favorite that I had not used in years! I picked it up after reading a post about it and I've really enjoyed having it back in my stash. I would definitely repurchase it. I may get in the the pump next time. I mainly use this in the morning but I have used in it the evening on no makeup days. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using it
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple
    • Of all the cleanser listed, THIS is my absolute favorite. I used to use this a few years and for whatever reason I stopped. I started using it again back in June and have thoroughly enjoyed using this cleanser. I've used this morning, night and with my Clarisonic. In a pinch during a work trip, I shaved with this and it worked perfectly. It also does not irritate my eye area when I use it to remove my eye makeup which is a HUGE plus. I plan on keeping this in my rotation. It's just so good. Right now I do have it under my sink since I'm trying to use up the Paula's Choice cleanser. But once I'm done with Paula's Choice, its right back to Purity!
Of all the cleansers listed, the two that I plan on keeping in my rotation are Noxzema and Purity. I'm trying to pair down my stash and use what works for skin and stick with it.

Next up moisturizers and serums!


  1. Hey Jen! This post came right on time as I'm heading to Target. I use Clinique acne solution at night after removing my makeup. I need a morning cleanser due to my skin getting dry if I use the Clinique twice a day. I think I'm going to pickup the Noxema for my morning cleanser.
    Great post!


Let's chat!