Cult Cabinet: 4 Fresh Approaches to Cleansing
January feels like a great month for trying new things and considering a fresh take on your routine. – Here in NYC, where temps are hovering in the lowest digits and skin is at it’s driest, it’s also an opportune time to ditch harsh cleansers for a gentler approach!
If you’ve found your skin tiring (or tightening …) of the ultra-popular spin brushes, here are 4 completely different approaches to cleansing that marry gentle exfoliation and smoothing with gentle deep cleansing. From cult classics to the new and exotic, each feels like a new sensation …
1. Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($18) This vegetable material feels like nothing you’ve touched before – unless you’ve been deep sea diving lately! Ever-popular in Asia, it’s naturally detoxing properties pair with your favorite cleansing to create a gently foaming, smoothing effect.
2. Eve Lom Cleanser ($80) For the price of a single facial, you can invest in the cult nightly routine that many swear has changed their skin. Unfurl Eve’s soft muslin cloth and her map-like instructions as to how to apply, massage, and remove her ultra-luxe cleansing balm (it’s the most relaxing ritual ever), and you may find your routine, and possibly your mental state, changed for life. Tip: if you already have a favorite cleansing balm or oil, take a tip from Eve and pick up a muslin cloth (aka cheese cloth) – you can buy them at the supermarket!
3. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser ($24.50) If you’ve ever been given a warm cloth at the beginning of your sushi meal, you know how refreshing and relaxing something so simple can be! In the winter months, nothing is more soothing than this cult British facialist’s creamy cleanser, washed clean with the included cloth soaked in hot water and wrung out in her “polishing” step. At a third of the cost of Eve Lom, it’s a great alternative to try a similar ritual for less.
4. Wondercloth ($9.20) If you’re now convinced a cloth may change your life, at Cult of Pretty we recently discovered this oddity, which deep cleanses with just water (seriously) and rinses clean without soap. Watch in awe as your makeup slides off you and this new-fangled material – we don’t understand it either, we just know it works! If you’ve wanted to experiment with dropping cleanser from your routine to let your skin rebalance, this is an amazingly simple way to give your skin a break.
What are your favorite cult cleansing tools, tips and tricks?