Who Wins The Cleanser War?

You’ve heard of the cola war? If you haven’t, that a sure sign you weren’t alive and/or paying attention in the 80’s. See back in the 80’s there was full on assault between Coke and Pepsi to win the cola war!

Coke had the cute polar bears at Christmas and they sponsored the Olympics. Pepsi needed to a win - so they enlisted the super hyped fame of Michael Jackson. Then there was the blind taste test, the ever famous #PepsiChallenge, where Pepsi tried to prove they were just as good ask Coke. Come on, that’s clearly a 2nd place strategy.

What does Coke + Pepsi have to do with skincare? There’s an ever present war in skincare too! The Great Cleanser War. - Cream or Gel? The great cleanser war in the spa world is real! Dry skin? Oily skin? Winter? Summer? Personal Preference? Mature Skin? So many variables to consider. It’s so hard to decide what is real and what is folklore.  

We’ve all heard the stories Cleopatra bathing in milk for better skin. Really? She lived in the dessert, can you imagine the smell? I mean, it’s all fun and games until your in the tub pouring bottles of milk over yourself - praying it will take the crow’s feet away! What about aloe vera gel? Ever have anyone tell you that all they use is aloe vera gel to care for their skin?

Folklore, old wives tales, myths be damned! There really are some valid reasons to use a cream based cleanser! Many of them have some exceptional calming benefits which is great to treat Rosacea. April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so here at Lipgloss + Aftershave, we want to showcase products that will calm and soothe the skin. Creamy cleansers are a great way to soothe and calm!

4 Creamy Cleansers That Win The War! 

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 Replenishing Cleanser- Saian Natural Skincare

Replenishing Cleanser- Saian Natural Skincare

Replenishing Cleanser - Saian Natural Skincare

This milky cleanser’s gentle and natural formula removes surface impurities and all traces of make-up, leaving skin moisturized and supple. Aloe Vera and Chamomile are hydrating, softening, calming, as well as anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Hypoallergenic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, artificial color-free, and unscented. Replenishing Cleanser is perfect for aging and sensitive skin.

 Botana- Cream Cleanser- DMskincare

Botana- Cream Cleanser- DMskincare

Botana-Cream Cleanser - dmSkincare

A gentle cleanser formulated with botanical ingredients to cleanse the skin without drying or irritation. Soothing and hydrating, this cleanser features calendula and sativa oat, along with powerful antioxidants from cranberry and pomegranate which also contribute to the refreshing scent. Sodium PCA and Safflower Seed Oil provide moisture and support skin cell integrity without being comedogenic, making this cleanser ideal for sensitive skin types as well as anyone who enjoys the luscious texture of a creamy cleanser.

 Quiet Wash- Hale & Hush

Quiet Wash- Hale & Hush

Quiet Wash - Hale & Hush

A cleanser that does much more than clean, Quiet Wash gently showers skin with an expert blend of botanical extracts that combat the inflammation, irritation, itchiness, and redness common to reactive, sensitive skin and exacerbated by environmental toxins. Quiet Wash leaves skin clean, comfortable and calmly receptive to successive products for excellent sensitivity correction results. Knocks out unsightly inflammation and redness and leaves skin feeling fresh. Gently fortifies cells and supports barrier function. Properly cleanses and hydrates while guarding skin from environmental toxins.

 Botanical Moisturizing Cleanser- Sesha Skincare

Botanical Moisturizing Cleanser- Sesha Skincare

Botanical Moisturizing Cleanser - Sesha Skincare

This hydrating, moisturizing cleanser is formulated with nourishing botanical extracts such as Rosemary, Green Tea, Melon, Ginger, that gently cleanse skin without stripping skin of natural oils. This cleanser is ideal for normal to dry/dehydrated skin types and gentle enough for a sensitive/sensitized skin as well. Lather, Rinse, and repeat performing 2 cleanses is ideal to remove all traces of dirt and makeup from skin.

Regardless of your reasons for choosing a creamy cleanser over a gel cleanser, these are some terrific options! The soothing and calming benefits of the Hale & Hush cleanser is go gentle it’s Oncology approved. The Botanicals in Shesha’s creamy cleanser hydrate and moisturize. dmSkincare’s creamy cleanser is filled with antioxidants to add protection while nourishing and finally Saian Skincare’s creamy cleanser includes some aloe vera and to give you the best of both worlds. Take your pick and enjoy!

Thank you to Sesha, dmSkincare, Saian, Hale & Hush for sponsoring this post!