I have mentioned time and time again that it is not often that I reach for a foaming facial wash as typically I find them to be both stripping and drying on the skin. I'd imagine for those with normal skin this won't be much of a problem but for those like myself with oily skin it just further promotes imbalance (by drying out my skin it over compensates and becomes more oily), and of course those with a dry complexion could only result in more dry areas. Lovely. I have however been on the lookout for a few gentle foaming cleansers to recommend and joining my list alongside Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap is Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash.
"Origins gentle, frothy face wash carefully does both jobs without cancelling each other out. It helps to seek out oil, soaks it up then keeps it well in-check, while it balances and protects dry prone zones. And Broadleaf Kelp breaks down dirt, disperses excess oil and sends dullness down the drain. Skin feels comfortably refreshed after cleansing, never tight, pulled or parched."
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash a soft, minty scented face wash which has a creamy consistency that is technically a foaming facial cleanser but isn't at all sudsy. Frothy really is the best way to describe this, when combined with water this produces gentle and soft, small bubbles that gently cleanse the skin without irritation. I can also vouch that even with continued use Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash does not dry out the skin, rather it leaves my skin feeling soft, well cleansed and oddly blemish free which may be due to the oil control aspect. In all honest I can not say that the cleanser has in any way brightened my skin and I have been trailing this since October but if you are looking for a quick, non-drying and easy way to cleanse you really could do a lot worse! I will be purchasing a full sized bottle in the coming weeks (I bought a mini/travel sized version in Sephora) which I guess is testament to how well it preforms considering I never purchase foaming cleansers - full stop!
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash £18.50/150ml via Boots - link.
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