More Ways to Cleanse - With Oil!
Yay! You have made it though another day. Trust me, sometimes that's a feat worth celebrating. Anyways, it's time to wind down and get ready for bed. That means washing your face again of course!
Are you wearing makeup? Was your day particularly greasy and grimy? If it was, you will benefit from "double cleansing". Double cleansing involves an oil cleanser that doubles as a makeup remover. It also helps remove oil and grime that a foaming facial wash may not remove. Remember, your science/chemistry classes and the phrase "like dissolves like". Basically, since oil and water get along together like, well... oil and water, you need a go-between to allow water to wash that oil away. That's where soaps, detergents, emulsifiers and other surfactants come in. I won't get into the chemistry of it all, but just understand that is why a cleanser works at removing oil, dirt, and most other things.
Makeup is tricky though, it is specifically made so that it doesn't come off easily with just water. Sometimes, it even resists other cleansers. Especially the waterproof variety. That's where an oil cleanser really works it's magic. Hammer Soaps' Clean Rinse Oil Cleanser is your answer stubborn makeup and dirt that has bonded to the oil in your pores and on you skin. It also rinses away without leaving an oil slick in your sink or tub. Oh, and don't freak out about adding oil to your face, we will be washing it away.
Clean Rinse Oil Cleanser
You could just use straight up oil on your skin to cleanse it, but then you are left with a greasy face (and if you try to rinse it, an oil slicked bathroom) and it kinda defeats the purpose of using extra oil to rid your face of extra oil. Hammer Soaps' Clean Rinse Oil Cleanser is different. It's made with gentle, skin conditioning additives that make it a bit more like a gel, so its not a runny mess, and also turns the cleanser into a lotion on contact with water. That magical emulsion action allows water to rinse away the excess oil and dirt thoroughly. When you follow up with our Gentle Foaming Cleanser, you won't have to scrub harshly to remove any makeup or grime, it'll just wash cleanly away.
Directions: With dry hands, apply a quarter sized amount to your dry face. Gently massage over the face to loosen makeup and grime. Add water, continue massaging until oil is creamy and milky, then rinse thoroughly. Follow up with a Hammer Soaps' Gentle Foaming Cleanser.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Fruit Oil, Squalane (Olive), Argan Nut Oil, Sea Buckthorne Pulp Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Ester, Mixed Tocotrienols (Vitamin E), Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Monocaprylate, Glyceryl Monoudecylenate, Lavender Oil, Geranium Leaf Oil, Chamomile (Cape) Oil, Palmarosa Leaf Oil, Patchouli Leaf Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Orange Blossom Leaf OIl, Chamomile (Roman) Flower Oil, Australian Sandalwood Heartwood Oil, Calendula Extract. May Contain: Silica
Oil Free Day Lotion
Your face is clean, toned, treated, and your eyes are refreshed and revitalized. You should be seeing some improvements in your skin's softness and tone already, just from giving it a little TLC. On to the moisturizer! This is extra important if you have dry skin. Now, the Anti-Oxidant Day Serum is pretty hydrating, and there is a chance that any more product will make you feel just a bit too dewy. With my normal/combo skin, I don't add any extra daytime moisturizer in the summer months when it's hot and humid, or any time I'll be extra active (I don't skip the SPF though!). I sweat quite a bit on my face and if I'm going to workout, I just can't deal with a sweaty, lotion-y face. But, if you live in an arid climate, or it's winter time in the Midwest, your skin will be begging for extra moisture. If you are applying products correctly, ie. applying gently in very thin layers making sure each layer is absorbed before moving on, you shouldn't have a problem with having too much product on your skin.
Sometimes less is more. By using concentrated ingredient and limiting the amount of "filler" or "carrier" ingredients, with Hammer Soaps' face care products, a little goes a long way. The Oil Free Day Lotion is a light lotion that glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly. The addition of natural plant absolutes and essential oils lends a pleasant fragrance that is a bit floral and just a little fruity. This delicious fragrance is grounding to the mood (and just a little bit sexy) while still being moisturizing and protective to the skin.
DIRECTIONS: Dab a small amount of lotion around face. Then, gently spread the lotion, starting at your T-zone, work outwards towards your hairline and down your neck. Dab and pat lotion using the tips of your fingers. Do not vigorously rub or pull on your skin. Avoid getting product in eyes and mouth.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Chamomile Extract, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oat Kernel Powder, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Myristyl Myristate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Glyceryl Stearate, Gluconolactone, Allantoin, Sodium Benzoate, Chamomile (Morrocan) Flower Oil, Bee Balm Flower Oil, Geranium Leaf Oil, Palma Rosa Leaf Oil, Lavender Flower Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Chamomile (Cape) Flower Oil, Chamomile (Roman) Flower Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Lotus (White) Flower Absolute, Vanilla CO2 Bean Extract, Bees Wax Absolute, Honey (Bees) Absolute, Coriander Seed Oil.
Julie Hammer is the owner of Hammer Soaps Bath & Body.