What to look for (and avoid) in a facial cleanser

What is a facial cleanser?

Designed to deeply clean your face, facial cleansers have a creamy, gel-like texture. They contain ingredients that nourish, soothe, and moisturize the skin.

Why use a facial cleanser?

Keep your skin fresh, retain moisture, and remove impurities (such as make up and airborne pollutants). Anyone can use a facial cleanser.

What ingredients are good in a cleanser?

Look for gentle, non-irritating, non-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial natural ingredients. Use of kaolin clay helps create the creamy lather (and helps calm and soothe irritated skin).

What should I avoid?

Definitely avoid chemicals that are carcinogens and environmental pollutants (such as parabens and microbeads). 

If you have sensitive skin be wary of irritants (such as fragrances).

Check the shelf life and use of a natural preservative that is strong enough to kill fungi and bacterial.

Peony Cleanser oil free gentle

What makes Pure Peony Cleanser good for sensitive skin?

Designed for sensitive skin, including eczema prone skin, we only use gentle, non-irritating, non-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients.  The unique peony root extract is skin calming and anti-bacterial and is paired with other natural ingredients to help maintain skin health as well as deeply cleanse your face. We use a natural preservative that provides at least 12 months shelf life.